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China's big spenders on infrastructure must generate better returns

Fixed capital formation stands at a record high of 46 per cent of gross domestic product in China. A free bottle of Scotch goes to the first person who can show me any country with a higher ratio.

Sunday, 2 June, 2013, 3:59am 2 comments

City's small-cap firms to set to see flood of capital from China

Beijing's long-standing plans to allow mainlanders to invest overseas is expected to release large capital inflows into small-cap companies in Hong Kong as retail investors on the mainland seek to take advantage of lower valuations in Hong Kong markets, a veteran Chinese banker said.

21 May 2013 - 5:04am

Slowing down the yuan

Derivatives traders are scaling back bets that the yuan will appreciate, as record capital inflows prompt mainland authorities to investigate possible fraud relating to export data and to require banks to boost their holdings of foreign exchange.

17 May 2013 - 4:06am

U.K. banks told to raise an extra £25b

Banks need to set aside more money to cover bigger potential losses on commercial real estate and from the euro area, possible fines for mis-selling and stricter risk models, the Bank of England said following a report by the Financial Services Authority.

28 Mar 2013 - 5:52am

Deutsche Bank's €2b loss is 8 times analysts' estimates

The bank's co-chief executives, Juergen Fitschen and Anshu Jain, are restructuring operations and bolstering capital levels, the lowest among Europe's biggest investment banks, in their first year in charge, to help meet stricter banking rules.

1 Feb 2013 - 5:38am

No easy answer to how much fixed capital China requires

If there's one question bothering China analysts at the moment, it has to be: 'How much investment is too much?'

Naturally, there are two opposing views, and as ever, the gap between them is a mile wide.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

China's rapid growth risks destroying economic value

The way most people tell it, China's recent economic performance has been a resounding success story.

To many, the way the mainland has maintained its rapid growth rate despite the slump in the developed world is little short of miraculous.

12 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

School costs pricing HK out of market for talent

Debenture costs at some of the city's leading international schools have hit the stratosphere and beyond. As we report today, the Independent Schools Foundation Academy has set what is believed to be a record price for an international school with its new issue of corporate debentures costing a whopping HK$1.6 million.

6 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Obstacles to change

Professional worriers in Hong Kong recently worried themselves when the State Council endorsed Shanghai's ambitions to become a financial centre. They need not have been troubled. A closed capital account and concerns about the rule of law remain in the way.

30 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

BOOK (1867)

Das Kapital

by Karl Marx

16 Nov 2008 - 12:00am