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Goodbaby shows mastery of risky derivatives is in its infancy

Goodbaby International, a maker of strollers and other children's products, issued a warning last week that its first-half profit would be hit by foreign-exchange losses associated with currency derivatives.

Friday, 20 July, 2012, 12:00am

Currency options open up market

Beijing has further liberalised the foreign-exchange market by allowing banks and companies to sell yuan options, a move to help them hedge against fluctuations in the currency's value.

12 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Hedging all bets

Government figures show inflation in Hong Kong has reached its highest level for 16 years - 7.9 per cent - and our purchasing power is shrinking by the day.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing grants Air China permission to resume hedging the cost of fuel

Air China says it has received approval from Beijing to resume hedging its fuel costs, a practice that was banned in 2008 after mainland carriers lost billions of yuan betting the wrong way on oil prices.

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Short selling back to 2008 crisis levels

The Hong Kong stock market is getting 'shorter' as investors turn bearish on equities because of fears of a recession which will hit corporate earnings and see share price falls.

29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I am happy and relieved

Former legislator Mandy Tam Heung-man, after being acquitted of inducing people to vote for her with a free seminar

John Edwards has done wrong in his life, and he knows it better than anyone, but he did not break the law

27 May 2011 - 12:00am

Bears on way back in HK markets

Investors are more bearish on Hong Kong stocks than they were at the beginning of the year, according to statistics compiled by Data Explorers.

The global provider of securities financing data produces an Equity LongShort ratio that shows whether a market is getting more or less 'short', and for Hong Kong, as of April 19, the ratio was 9.09, down from 11.11 on January 3.

22 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

If you are scared of a hard landing in China, hedge against a drop in the Taiwan dollar

London-based hedge fund manager Hugh Hendry caused something of a stir in financial circles last month when he explained how he is hoping to profit from a hard landing in China.

15 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Precision Magic points the way to TT riches

Precision Magic has taken more than a few runs to hit full stride, but has come right in his past three starts and again looks hard to keep out of the finish in the opening leg of Sunday's Triple Trio at Happy Valley, which is expected to reach a mouth-watering HK$48 million.

16 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Moving on from a year to forget

The year is drawing to a close and I am sure most of us can hardly wait to see the back of it. It has been a tough year in many ways, especially after the mayhem created by the demise of Lehman Brothers in September last year and the subsequent volatility in the global equity markets.

24 Nov 2009 - 12:00am