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  1. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    Western sanctions force Russian firms to look to Hong Kong and East Asia

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 09:38am by Toh Han Shih and Agencies

    ... Toh Han Shih and Agencies hanshih.toh@scmp.com Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore are taking over as destinations in the wake of Western economic measures imposed on the Kremlin Sanctions ... of Russia's top mobile operators, converted 40 per cent of its cash of US$1.3 billion into Hong Kong dollars, and Norilsk Nickel, the world's largest nickel producer headquartered in Russia, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1583483/putin-kicks-gas-pipeline-china
  2. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    China ETF back in favour amid hopes for stimulus

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 01:29am by BLOOM

    ... have helped drive assets of the iShares China ETF up 24 per cent to US$5.9 billion. While China's economic growth accelerated to 7.5 per cent in the three months to June following ... that was sparking the rally was actually making equities less appealing as leverage rose and free cash flow dwindled. Fluctuations in economic growth added to investor concerns about a hard landing earlier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1581888/china-etf-back-favour-amid-hopes-stimulus
  3. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Expat investors launch suits against advisers, trustees and insurance firms

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:51am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... there is a lot of reputational risk at stake if the providers get it wrong but this doesn't seem to apply in the expatriate world," said Ian Ashleigh, the head of Compliance Matters UK, a firm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/article/1581400/expat-investors-launch-suits-against-advisers-trustees-and-insurance
  4. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    Foreigners keener on Chinese stocks than direct investment

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 09:59am by Reuters

    ... there were outflows equivalent to 9.9 per cent of assets under management. Foreign direct investment has increased each year since China joined the World Trade Organisation in 2001, hitting a record ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1581378/foreigners-keener-chinese-stocks-direct-investment
  5. Business - Companies - INVESTMENT

    Investment firm Fosun shopping overseas for insurance firms

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:08am by Toh Han Shih, Langi Chiang

    ... will use its Portuguese insurance firms' kitty of €12.6 billion (HK$128.9 billion) to invest in property and stocks in Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development countries to reduce ... of investment funds." The Shanghai-based investment firm would use funds from US insurer Ironshore, in which it acquired a 20 per cent stake this month, to make investments around the world, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1581050/fosun-insurance-revenue-8294pc
  6. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Learn from Shinzo Abe and get out of bonds, says CLSA

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:27am by BLOOM

    ... the world's largest pool of pension assets, to bring forward steps to alter the allocation of its 126.6 trillion yen (HK$9.44 trillion) investment portfolio, 55 per cent of which was in domestic bonds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1580960/learn-shinzo-abe-and-get-out-bonds-says-clsa
  7. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    'Good news' shock may dampen bullish mood in equity market

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 01:06am by Reuters

    ... shock may dampen bullish mood If bad economic news continues to translate into good news for investors, any sharp acceleration of the world economy could well kill off the long-running equity ... interpretation of negative or subpar economic reports as a reason to buy stocks and bonds has been a feature of financial markets of recent years. So far this year, shares on Wall Street and the 10-year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1579491/good-news-shock-may-dampen-bullish-mood-equity
  8. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Norway sovereign fund slows expansion in emerging markets

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:21am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Oslo Norway slows expansion in emerging markets Norway's US$880 billion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, is slowing its expansion into emerging markets ... into stocks in 1998, emerging markets in 2000 and real estate in 2011 to safeguard the wealth of the world's seventh-largest oil exporter. At the end of June, 9.9 per cent of the fund's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1578690/norway-sovereign-fund-slows-expansion-emerging
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - INVESTMENT

    Buying property in international markets turned one man to books

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:21am by James King

    ... as houses. The degree of truth in that wisdom varies with geography and circumstances: the US housing market collapse of 2007 was the worst in history; the economic catastrophe in Greece has seen ... as a negative social influence- a vulture. Here, it's an accepted way of making money." Having covered the Landed world, Dillon plans to narrow his focus. "A book on British Columbia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1577031/buying-property-international-markets-turned-one-man-books
  10. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Ontario teachers hit jackpot with bet on JD.com

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 01:27am by BLOOM

    ... stakes in Chinese e-commerce operators to benefit from surging online shopping in the world's largest pool of internet users. JD's shares gained 4.3 per cent last week, bringing ... [listing] have highlighted to investors the strong trends in e-commerce in China." Los Angeles-based Capital World Investors owns 11.9 million of JD's American depositary receipts, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1576296/ontario-teachers-hit-jackpot-bet-jdcom

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