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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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