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  1. Business - Money

    The Week Explained: Polls and Share Prices

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines moneypost@scmp.com When markets dance to presidential drum Demoralised Republicans had one piece of good news as results poured in confirming a second term in office for US ... in American stocks have seen the average value of their portfolios rise by 92 per cent, including dividends, equivalent to an annual return of 19 per cent. However, it seems that the political ...

  2. Rate concerns plus political uncertainty weaken momentum

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... PAUL PONG The market seems to have lost some momentum over the past two weeks in the face of growing political uncertainty and shrinking liquidity. Speculation over Tung Chee-hwa's ... rates of return on the US dollar are draining capital from the territory. My reading of the interbank lending rates or Hibor suggests that local rates should begin to rise during the next few ...

  3. Political hazard is still a big obstacle

    Posted Aug 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It has often been said that China is different. And it is. In few other markets is there such a degree of political presence permeating just about every facet of society. ... Intimate ties between politics and business, high levels of connected transactions and the cosy practice of selecting company directors from a limited pool of insiders are all issues that fall ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - SECURITY

    Xi Jinping's security commission to also tackle financial industry

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:30am by George Chen, Teddy Ng

    ... the mainland's central bank has already banned domestic financial institutions from trading. Beijing is also worried the tapering off of the US Federal Reserve's bond-buying programme may add ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Stock market under Guo shows how politics clashes with reform

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Hopes were high when Guo Shuqing was appointed to head the China Securities Regulatory Commission, but politics soon got in the way … Stock market story shows how reform clashes with politics Hopes are riding high that China's new leaders will live up to their promises and press ahead with much-needed economic reforms. But a look at the mainland's stock ...

  6. Business - Money

    Investors bullish about US, Japan markets: Bloomberg poll

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Almost half of survey's respondents down on Europe; most favoured asset class is stocks Investors bullish on US, Japan markets: poll International investors are the most bullish they have been on the US and Japanese markets in more than 3½ years as both countries' economies are seen as improving, according to a poll. More than half of those contacted ...

  7. Why tycoons are up in arms over the extended trading ban

    Posted Jan 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... to the commission and the government by refusing to back down. Given the political interests at stake, it's hard to imagine the government staying firm. After all, this will not be the first time. ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - FUND MANAGEMENT

    Son-in-law of Chinese vice-premier sets up Hong Kong fund

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... Nicholas Zhang has become the latest family member of a top mainland political official to start an asset management business in the city Vice-Premier Wang Yang's son-in-law recently ... industry he has known for a long time Zhang, now in his late 20s, worked briefly for Soros Fund Management in Hong Kong, the Asian arm of US billionaire George Soros' investment empire, after ...

  9. US data boosts industrial stocks

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by David Robinson

    ... an improvement in the overall market as investors ignored concerns over political instability brought about by the Article 23 furore. The Hang Seng Index rose for a third day to close at 10,027.41 - up ... at $3.25. 'Most of the past favourites like property stocks and blue chips only expected single digit or even negative earnings growth, while the recent political uncertainty also helped spur ...

  10. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Asian stocks near 5-year high on back of US rally

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... 5-year-high on back of US rally ...




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