Alan Greenspan

If Greenspan could get things so wrong, then what about us?

For the last couple of years Monitor has argued doggedly that there is no bubble in Hong Kong's property market.

Tuesday, 24 July, 2012, 12:00am

How the mighty have risen only to fail

The power and experience accumulated over a thousand years may be gone in a single morning. So goes a well-known Cantonese saying.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

The Age of Turbulence

The Age of Turbulence

by Alan Greenspan

Penguin, HK$145

5 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Hedge fund whiz deserves his US$3.7b, and our thanks

One [hedge fund] manager, John Paulson, last year earned US$3.7 billion. He reaped that bounty, probably the richest in Wall Street's history, by betting against certain mortgages and complex financial products that held them ...

... Even on Wall Street, where money is the ultimate measure of success, the size of the earnings makes some uneasy.

18 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Life in a brave new world

Former Fed chairman gives clear insights on the dynamics that drive global events and economies

Book The Age of Turbulence

Author Alan Greenspan

Publisher Penguin Press

26 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Mainland investors defy stock bubble warning

Greenspan ignored as markets extend rally to fourth day

Mainland stocks rallied for a fourth consecutive session yesterday, with investors ignoring a warning by former United States Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan that A shares are in a speculative bubble.

1 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Hong Kong stocks seen under pressure

Hong Kong stocks are expected to fall today as the market reacts to a warning on the mainland's stock bubble by former United States Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan.

Mr Greenspan's warning on Wednesday that 'there is going to be a dramatic contraction at some point [in mainland stocks]' came after similar comments by Li Ka-shing and others.

25 May 2007 - 12:00am

Warnings check mainland bull run

Greenspan, CSRC and OECD highlight China stock risks

The mainland stock market yesterday fell back from record highs after former United States Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan warned of a looming correction and the China Securities Regulatory Commission ordered brokerages to educate retail investors on growing risks.

25 May 2007 - 12:00am

sound bites

You've painted portraits of former US Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan, and the likes of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen and Secretary for Financial Services Fredrick Ma Si-hang. Why these faces?

Artist Erin Crowe:

2 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Divining those numbers, or why Saint Alan makes a good read

'He [Alan Greenspan] probably has some interesting anecdotes about the day he raised interest rates a quarter instead of half a percentage point, and I am sure there are people eager to read about it. But count me out.'

Peter Kammerer

SCMP columnist


13 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

A low interest rate

Back in the days before there were personal computers, there were books. People used to buy these objects, which were made of sheets of paper bound together, and curl up each day in a comfortable spot for a few hours of honest-to-God entertainment.

10 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Monetary policy and not bullying Beijing is key, Mr Greenspan

Alan Greenspan,

Board of Governors,

Federal Reserve System,

Constitution Ave NW

Washington DC

Dear Mr Greenspan,

I see that you are to go to Beijing this month as part of a high-powered delegation from your country, which wants to urge the leadership of China to reform its economic ways.

6 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Changing of guard at Fed worth more than passing interest

At the end of January, the most influential person in the economic life of Hong Kong is due to retire.

Before you pop the corks, Henry Tang is not quitting, nor Donald Tsang. And do not sell your shares in Hutchison and Cheung Kong; Li Ka-shing is not calling it a day.

20 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Markets see Greenspan's view as green light to buy

It could have been interpreted both ways, but equity markets decided the Federal Reserve chairman's assertion that the recent slowdown in consumer spending in the United States would be short-lived was a reason to buy.

22 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Looming Fed move triggers global reshuffle

When the world's central bank changes course, everyone else, it seems, has to follow. Expectations of more expensive money from the United States Federal Reserve are rearranging a range of asset classes as investors assess how much it is worth paying for future earnings or income streams.

11 May 2004 - 12:00am