Equity Investment

Beijing set to pave way for new yuan investment funds

CSRC chairman Xiao Gang

The China Securities Regulatory Commission and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange have begun vetting applications for new renminbi qualified foreign institutional investor (RQFII) products following a three-month hiatus.

Saturday, 20 April, 2013, 5:44am

Shanghai stock exchange orders firms to boost dividends

The Shanghai authorities have been trying hard to breathe life into the stock market, with the latest measure requiring firms to share their profits with investors. Photo: Reuters

The Shanghai Stock Exchange, following in the footsteps of the country's securities regulator, is pushing companies to pay bigger dividends to their shareholders, in the latest effort by the authorities to boost the flagging stock market.

9 Jan 2013 - 4:08am

China to extend RQFII scheme to Hong Kong

The mainland is expected to extend the renminbi qualified foreign institutional investor (RQFII) scheme to Hong Kong-based financial institutions, the city's de facto central banker said in Beijing yesterday.

14 Dec 2012 - 3:00am

China's faithful still waiting for reward from blue chips

An investor has lost about 20 per cent of his stake but he says it is not a reflection on the regulator who had advised investors to buy top quality stocks. Photo: Reuters

After a year of waiting, the doubts in the minds of China's equity investors have hardly been laid to rest.

What's more, they have been further befuddled by the top regulator's advice to buy blue-chip stocks.

4 Dec 2012 - 3:10am

Equities at the ready in Hong Kong

Equities at the ready in Hong Kong

Giulia Liu, a retiree in her late 50s, got burned trading stocks last year. She put HK$1.6 million into the local market, trading individual shares with a focus on small-caps, and lost 60 per cent of her money when markets dived on the euro-zone crisis.

22 Oct 2012 - 1:54am

The constant chase for a quick profit in equities offers dim prospects for growth

At its height, the British empire was one of the largest in the world, with less than 1per cent of the population controlling one-fifth of the world's land area. One reason for the empire's longevity was its ability to adapt to changing conditions through an objective feedback mechanism.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

Insider trading the market's wild card

For mainland securities investment funds, the road to prosperity was convoluted.

On a speculators' market where small investors are often shortchanged by powerful institutions, mutual funds were once tagged as the evil of the securities industry.

21 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Mainland firms get stock play warning

Watchdog cautions on share speculation

Mainland companies are risking long-term earnings by relying on short-term investment gains made from speculating on the stock market while ignoring their core business, the securities regulator said yesterday.

30 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Mainland unveils new measures to cool stock market

The central government has stepped up efforts to cool the country's stock markets by strengthening rules to bar listed companies from using share-sale proceeds to buy stocks.

The move is also intended to cut investment risks taken by listed companies.

21 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Open markets 'way to draw foreign funds'

Asia faces an increasingly tough challenge for private fund flows from the developed world unless domestic equity markets open the door a crack wider, the International Finance Corp (IFC) says.

1 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Funds leave Europe for Asia-Pacific

International funds rolled into Japanese, United States and Asia-Pacific equities while exiting some major European equities late last year.

In a funds flow report for the final quarter last year Hong Kong equities were the seventh and eighth most popular holdings, by dollar value, among US and European investors in international or non-domestic equities.

7 May 1996 - 12:00am