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  1. Business - China Business - TRADE

    Nansha team nets 235b yuan in deals

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Nansha team nets 235b yuan in deals An official delegation from Nansha district signed 17 co-operative agreements with deep-pocketed Hong Kong enterprises, universities and other entities yesterday. The contracts, requiring total investment of 234.8 billion yuan (HK$296.4 billion), covered commercial services, energy projects and film productions. Nansha, ...

  2. Business - Money - CURRENCY

    Yuan investments

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... a handle on yuan The yuan appreciation story is back on the boil. After a steady drop in the volume of yuan deposits held in Hong Kong over the past year and declines registered by the currency (against the US dollar in the middle of the year) on concerns about a decelerating mainland economy, last week the yuan somewhat surprisingly hit a 19-year high. Investors believe the economy ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Domestic investors' confidence in redback counts more than foreigners'

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... holdings of yuan denominated investments and I have done reasonably well. I did not invest in them as any gesture of national loyalty. I did it purely for reasons for greed. I reckoned that Beijing would maintain a policy of strengthening the yuan against the US dollar and so it has proved. The interest rate return is also higher than on the US dollar or Hong Kong dollar. But I am a fair ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    Yield demand deters dim sum debt issuers

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI AND RAY CHAN

    ... Kanis Li and Ray Chan Financial firms shun offshore yuan market because of the higher premiums they will have to pay for the notes, especially for longer tenors Yield demand deters dim sum debt issuers Bond issuers are finding raising offshore yuan less attractive because of the higher yields they are having to offer buyers these days. The cost of funding the so-called dim sum ...

  5. SFC studying applications for three more yuan ETFs

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The Securities and Futures Commission is in the process of approving three more yuan-denominated exchange traded funds (ETFs) that will allow Hong Kong investors to bet on mainland stocks. Just two weeks ago, the regulator approved the first yuan ETF, a five billion yuan (HK$6.07 billion) fund issued by China Asset Management (CAM). Alexa Lam, ...

  6. Yuan push may open door to fund market

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Foreign fund houses expect greater access to the mainland market this year as Beijing moves to internationalise the yuan, fund managers say. Stuart Leckie, ... it launched the US dollar-denominated QFII programme for selected international investment firms to invest in the A-share market under a quota system. Similar QFII schemes denominated in yuan ...

  7. Boost for yuan's globalisation

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the yuan and boost the A-share market. The increase of almost HK$450 billion in investment quota marks a further opening of its capital markets. The China Securities Regulatory Commission said ... billion. The quota for investments under the yuan-denominated Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor scheme will rise by 50 billion yuan (HK$61.4 billion), to a total of 70 billion yuan. Quota ...

  8. Green light for hedge funds to raise yuan capital

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... management firms to apply to set up yuan-denominated hedge funds. Such funds often place short-term bets and are therefore speculative by nature. Many foreign hedge funds have found it more difficult ... is attractive because it will give the hedge funds another avenue for cash, even if it comes with potential foreign-exchange risks from converting yuan to other currencies such as US dollars, ...

  9. Founder Securities in 10b yuan IPO

    Posted May 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Founder Securities, a mid-sized mainland brokerage, plans to launch an initial public offering on the Shanghai Stock Exchange that is expected to raise about 10 billion yuan (HK$12 ... size for the offering. It will be the first mainland brokerage to go public this year. Based on the valuations of listed brokerages, it could net about 10 billion yuan on the market, analysts ...

  10. Zero2IPO targets 5b yuan fund to tap buyout market

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Beijing-based consultancy Zero2IPO plans to launch a 5 billion yuan (HK$5.95 billion) fund of funds, a further sign of a strong buyout market on the mainland following an investment frenzy among private equity and venture capital groups. Zero2IPO said yesterday that it aimed to initially raise 2 billion yuan for the new fund- Zero2IPO Investment Fund- ...




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