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Hang Seng Index

Established in 1969, the Hang Seng Index is the benchmark stock market index, monitoring changes in 48 constituent blue chip stocks. It is maintained by Hang Seng Indexes Company, a unit of Hang Seng Bank, which is controlled by HSBC Group.

Loan scandal sees ports tumble 43pc

It was an ugly scene as high-end fashion group Ports Design plunged a record 43 per cent yesterday after its chairman quit for failing to disclose connected transactions.

Wednesday, 23 May, 2012, 12:00am

Sell in May and go away? You'd be lucky to break even with this index-linked legend

There is some well-worn advice that goes 'sell in May and go away'. This piece of folk wisdom holds that markets tend to drop during the summer months as fund managers go on holiday.

14 May 2012 - 12:00am

Key index slides for fourth day

The Hang Seng Index saw its fourth straight day of losses yesterday, led by yet another steep drop for the beleaguered Sun Hung Kai Properties.

The key index slid 0.16 per cent to 20522.26 while Sun Hung Kai Properties fell 2.18 per cent to close at HK$94.4, topping the mainboard in terms of turnover.

3 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

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

Investor jitters on China growth

Hong Kong stocks posted their biggest single-day decline in three months, losing more than 2 per cent, as stock markets in the region retreated after Beijing sparked fears of a slowdown by cutting its economic growth forecast to below 8 per cent.

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Index will measure expected share price volatility over 30 days

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx), the operator of the city's stock market, is launching an index futures product based on the performance of the Hang Seng Volatility Index, a barometer of forward volatility expected in local share prices.

13 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Euro woes too dire even for HK's Overkiller Man

'You need decisive action. You need overkill. You need to inspire confidence.'

Donald's advice to Europe SCMP, Jan 29

Yassuh, they calls him Donald the Overkiller Man. Proved it, too, back in '98 when he whupped dem speculator folk right outta town. Saw the backs of their hides, he did, in the shootout at the HKEx Corral.

31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Market calls

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (388), the listed corporate owner of Hong Kong's stock exchange, had a sluggish 2011. Stock trading turnover - from which the exchange derives most of its income - was up just 1 per cent from 2010, while fund raising from initial public offers was down 42 per cent year on year. The exchange had a bad December and analysts are bearish on the stock.

30 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Turnover recovers as worries linger

Turnover on the Hong Kong stock exchange is recovering as investors return to the market, but worries about the outlook for the mainland economy and euro-zone concerns are casting a pall over the blue-chip Hang Seng Index, which closed 0.73 per cent firmer yesterday.

Turnover was HK$57.39 million, up from HK$47.52 million on Monday.

11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

HK stocks start new year on a positive note

Hong Kong stocks rose 2.4 per cent yesterday on the first day of trade in the new year, lifted by news of an increase in manufacturing activity on the mainland and in India, the two major global economic growth drivers, as well as positive economic data from the United States.

4 Jan 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

Corporate bonds good bet for 2012, says HSBC

Investors unsure of their strategies for the next year amid volatile markets could consider corporate bonds and equities - especially those from China and other emerging markets - HSBC analysts say. Low valuations and solid company earnings made them good options for long-term investors, they say.

15 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Chow Tai Fook loses some lustre in HK listing

All that is gold does not necessarily glitter.

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery's mega initial public offering lost some of its shine among investors yesterday, with shares priced at HK$15 each, at the bottom of its price range, Reuters reported.

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Stock market forecasts look absurdly over-optimistic

It's that time of year again when Hong Kong's army of stock market analysts try to drum up a little interest by publishing their forecasts for the next 12 months.

It has to be said that their record over recent years has hardly been a model of accuracy.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Esprit slips 10pc following CFO's decision to quit

Esprit Holdings shares suffered their biggest decline in nearly two months yesterday following the resignation of the company's chief financial officer amid a restructuring plan to revive earnings.

But analysts remained optimistic about Esprit's prospects and advised investors to focus on the retailer's reforms and business performance.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am