Go with the cash flow

Go with the cash flow

Income funds predominate in a risk-averse, yield-seeking era. Jeanny Yu examines how such funds are built.

Tuesday, 20 November, 2012, 4:30pm

A fair deal for the small investor

A coal mine owned by Puda Coal, Shanxi province. In February, the US Securities and Exchange Commission referred to a GeoInvesting report when it alleged that Puda Coal chairman Zhao Ming effectively looted the company and left shareholders with nothing. Yet investment banks and bigger research houses make big fees. Photo: Reuters

Dan David exposed fraud by Chinese companies, writes Kevin McQueen.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Family planning for succession

William Ahern: links good governance and long-term family wealth. Photo: Edmond So

As Hong Kong entrepreneurs from the 1960s pass retirement age, their families are faced with the often difficult problems of succession. Liana Cafolla talks to both business experts and family therapists.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Hideaway holidays

Chalet Lune is a four-bedroom luxury chalet available through The Hideaways Club in the Swiss resort of Nendaz. Photo: SCMP

Exclusive shared-ownership deals unlock a world of luxury properties without the hassle, writes Liana Cafolla.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The way ahead is asset spread

Marc Faber calls art an asset, but thinks it can go out of fashion and drop in value, in much the same way as cash does. Photos: Jonathan Wong

Sell Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia to invest in China, finance guru Marc Faber tells Martin Merz.

19 Nov 2012 - 1:27am

Yuan products - a shopper's guide

 "Yuan futures and derivatives is another area we expect to see growth," says Alex Kobler, head of investment products and services Asia-Pacific for UBS

There has been an expansion in the number of ways retail investors can gain exposure to China's currency, writes Kevin McQueen.

17 Jan 2014 - 4:19pm

Blue blood banks

Blue blood banks

Jasper Moiseiwitsch offers a guide to private banking in Hong Kong.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A brief history of scandal

Former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers is escorted out of the FBI office in New York in March, 2004. Photo: Bloomberg

Financial disgraces are as old as money itself, the only difference today being a matter of scale, writes Stephen Vines.

18 Sep 2012 - 4:32pm

Bargains in Emerald Isle

Unfinished homes sit abandoned at an estate in Keshcarrigan, County Leitrim, in Ireland - silent monuments to greed and unchecked bank lending during a boom. Photo: Bloomberg

Expatriate investors tend to monitor property prices in their home countries carefully. Anna Healy Fenton looks for signs of a recovery in the battered Irish housing market.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Balance of payments

Illustration: Harry Harrison

The PE ratio comes up short for many analysts as they seek to determine returns, writes Jake van der Kamp.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Glittering prize

The sun rises over the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, symbolic of Myanmar's emergence from political and economic isolation since a civilian government took power last year after decades of military rule. With the West easing sanctions and businesses closely watching reform, Myanmar is preparing for an increase in investment and tourism. Photo: AFP

Myanmar is rapidly emerging as the new darling of the investor set. UBS analyst Carl Berrisford considers recent developments and evaluates the country’s investment potential. While his findings are upbeat, he urges caution following disappointments in other Asian frontier markets which flattered to deceive like Vietnam and Mongolia.

18 Sep 2012 - 4:32pm

Double stamp duty on non-residential premises will hit businesses hard

Photo: AP

With limited supply and rife speculation, the cost of property in Hong Kong is notoriously high, which seriously challenges the city's economic development and the public's standard of living.

16 May 2013 - 2:47am

Democracy no barrier to investment

Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying (left) takes oath in front of Chinese President Hu Jintao during the inauguration of the new government in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

Anson Chan gave an excellent talk recently about the future for democracy in Hong Kong.

The Basic Law defines universal suffrage as the right of each citizen to vote and to be elected to public office.

10 May 2013 - 4:50am 2 comments

African companies in fear of China's corporate invasion

Xi Jinping with South African leader Jacob Zuma. Photo: EPA

Bafana Ndendwa has conflicting feelings when he sees the increased presence of Chinese companies in Africa. On one hand, the managing director of a construction company in South Africa believes companies such as his can learn from their Chinese counterparts who are doing business in the continent. On the other hand, those companies are cutting into his profits.

7 May 2013 - 5:39am 1 comment

Chongqing showing Hong Kong it's back in business after Bo scandal

Huang Qifan

Chongqing mayor Huang Qifan will lead a large business delegation to Hong Kong early next week to attract new investment as the mainland city seeks to rebound from the scandal-tainted era of its former party boss Bo Xilai.

10 Apr 2013 - 5:50am