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U.S. jobs data lifts markets in Asia

The Hang Seng Index may settle above the 20,000-point level in the coming weeks after Friday's US jobs data sent stock markets soaring across Asia yesterday.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:07pm

Hang Seng eyes new index to track smaller ripples

Hang Seng Indexes will launch an alternative version of its benchmark index in the middle of the year to reflect more closely how smaller players are affecting the stock market.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

E.U. loan rush hits Asian stocks

Asian stocks fell across the board yesterday after the European Central Bank lent more money than expected to euro-zone banks, shattering the optimistic view that the region's debt crisis might finally be under control.

23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Hang Seng index down 4.38pc on recession fears

The Hang Seng Index hit a two-and-a-half-year low yesterday amid fears of global recession, with short selling of Hong Kong stocks now the highest in terms of turnover since 1998.

The Hong Kong benchmark plunged 770.26 points, or 4.38 per cent, to close at 16,822.15 points - underperforming the rest of Asia.

4 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

If you're brave enough to buy stocks, history is on your side

It's 'risk off' time again in the financial markets.

As traders and investors bail out of anything seen as remotely risky and head for the perceived safety of US Treasury bonds, Asian stocks, currencies and commodity markets are all plunging in unison.

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Index to track foreign firms' performance

New Hang Seng indices will be launched next Monday to track foreign companies' performance and to measure Hong Kong and mainland companies' corporate sustainability.

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Division grows over stock market's need for speed

The Hong Kong stock market's benchmark Hang Seng Index is now updated every 15 seconds and its compiler is studying even faster updates to catch up with other stock markets around the world. But there is some division over the need for greater speed.

20 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Liquidity cycle promises a bumpier ride for 2011

As Asia's investment analysts are struggling amid uncertain conditions to come up with their forecasts for the coming year, many are looking to the past in the hope that history can provide a reliable guide to what 2011 may have in store for the region's markets.

7 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

System 'resilient' despite trading disruption

Hang Seng Indexes, which manages the Hang Seng group of indices, said the technical glitch in its system which disrupted trading late last month was caused by an unusual sequence of events.

Updating of major indices for half an hour on January 22 was disrupted by the glitch and the group said it was carrying out a study to identify possible areas for improvement.

13 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Stock market gains of the past year cannot be repeated

It has been a remarkable year for equity investors. Over the past 12 months, Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng Index has more than doubled in value.

But bullish investors hoping for similar gains over the next 12 months are likely to be disappointed. The rally of the past year is not going to be repeated any time soon.

27 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Stock turnover thins in edgy market

The Hang Seng Index may have hit a one-year high on Friday, but investors seem to have lost their appetite for stocks as trading turnover levels have tumbled to a five-month low amid surging valuations and hiccups in the global economic recovery.

16 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

letters

Need for re-think on risky investments

Hong Kong's investors are very worried about the slumping stock markets.

Everybody should know that stock markets have their ups and downs.

When the Hang Seng index topped 30,000 for the first time ever in 2007, people who knew very little about stock trading rushed to buy shares.

26 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

letters

Need for re-think on risky investments

Hong Kong's investors are very worried about the slumping stock markets.

Everybody should know that stock markets have their ups and downs.

When the Hang Seng index topped 30,000 for the first time ever in 2007, people who knew very little about stock trading rushed to buy shares.

26 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Valuations say buy, but the fearful doubt their validity

The recent wild volatility in the Hong Kong stock market (see the first chart below) reflects the current tug of war in investors' minds between greed and fear.

3 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Feel HK's pain with the Monitor Misery Index

It's official: gross domestic product figures for the third quarter confirm that Hong Kong is in recession.

The trouble is that the GDP numbers released on Friday only tell us about the change in Hong Kong's overall economic output.

17 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

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