Dow Jones & Company

Dow Jones Asia head fired in latest purge at News Corp unit

Dow Jones chief Lex Fenwick and Christine Brendle, who was fired.

The shake-up at Dow Jones & Company moved to Hong Kong yesterday after chief executive Lex Fenwick fired Christine Brendle, the firm's Asia-Pacific managing director and publisher at Wall Street Journal Asia.

Saturday, 10 November, 2012, 5:05am


Newspaperman by Warren Phillips Audible (audiobook)

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

October's market storm warning is still in force

At the very bottom of last October's panic-driven selling in global stock markets, Monitor stuck its neck out.

Just because markets were in undoubted overshoot territory, with equity valuations plumbing their lowest levels in years, did not necessarily mean that shares offered a great buying opportunity, argued the October 28 column.

23 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Mainland stocks surge 7.6pc on stimulus hopes

JP Morgan report helps Shanghai index rise most in 4 months

Mainland stocks yesterday rallied the most in four months as a JP Morgan report saying Beijing is mapping a multibillion-yuan economic stimulus package sparked a buying frenzy.

21 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Strategic PR embarks on overseas growth as competition heats up

Strategic Public Relations Group, Hong Kong's largest financial public relations agency, wants to double revenue from its overseas offices this year.

The company is adopting a 'go out' strategy to expand its regional network to compete with international giants such as WPP Group and Omnicom Group.

2 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Shanghai stocks hit lowest in 9 months

Expected stamp duty cut fails to materialise

Mainland stocks fell to their lowest level in almost nine months yesterday after investor expectations the government would cut stamp duty during the weekend were dashed.

25 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

HK stocks follow sell-down in Asia

Hang Seng Index slips 3.07pc as investors take cue from Wall St dive amid bad news

Hong Kong stocks joined a rout across Asia yesterday, tracking a sharp drop on Wall Street on Friday after a slew of bad economic and corporate news signalled the worst is yet to come for the global economy.

4 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Bank chairman denies knowledge of SEC deal

Bank of East Asia chairman and chief executive David Li Kwok-po said he had no knowledge of a report yesterday claiming he had reached a tentative agreement with US regulators to pay more than US$8 million to settle insider-trading allegations.

'I have no knowledge about the reported settlement,' Mr Li told the South China Morning Post last night in a telephone interview.

29 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Insider-trading case postponed in the US

A multimillion-dollar insider-trading case against a Hong Kong couple with links to Bank of East Asia chairman and executive councillor David Li Kwok-po has been postponed by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

20 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

the five Ws

Your primer to an issue in the news


Hong Kong's share market breaks through the 31,500 mark.


Monday - and analysts expect it to continue rising.


A rate cut is expected later this week - this pushed up property stocks and led to Monday's increase.

31 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Which way now?

Already the victim of cutbacks in recent years, Dow Jones' Asian operations, including The Wall Street Journal Asia, face an uncertain future with Rupert Murdoch's US$5.6 billion takeover of the US media company.

2 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

BEA shares fall further on worry David Li could face US action

Bank of East Asia shares continued to slide yesterday after a brokerage advised investors to sell the stock amid concern chairman David Li Kwok-po could face prosecution in the United States over alleged insider trading.

BEA slipped more than 1 per cent during trading before closing down 0.328 per cent at HK$45.60, while the benchmark Hang Seng Index rose to a record high.

21 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Quotes of The Week

'It was to knock down the monopoly of a dominant ideology that the sex column was introduced. It was to emancipate the vulnerable from the oppression of this dominant discourse.'

From Chinese University's Student Press, defending its publication of a sex survey asking student readers if they had ever fantasised about making love to their parents, siblings and/or animals

12 May 2007 - 12:00am

Dow Jones insider dealing mystery grows

Share account transfers revealed

The mystery surrounding the circumstances which led to a Hong Kong couple being accused by US authorities of insider dealing in Dow Jones stock ahead of a proposed bid for the company by News Corporation deepened yesterday as further details of the legal action emerged.

10 May 2007 - 12:00am

Transactions diary

April 13, 16, 17 Wong Kan-king and Charlotte Wong buy 200,000 Dow Jones shares for US$7.17 million

April 18, 20 They receive US$3.19 million and US$3.99 million respectively from Mrs Wong's father and an unknown individual with a Belgian account to settle the payments

10 May 2007 - 12:00am