PETER HARRISON, THE London-based head of global equities for JF Asset Management, and his colleagues across the globe have been holding daily conference calls since the United States was hit by terrorist attacks that dealt a body blow to an already unsteady world economySunday, 23 September, 2001, 12:00am
Does Hong Kong deserve its reputation of being home to a community of investor-savvy and street-wise types in the main, with an uncanny eye for making a quick buck?
But not right now, judging from a fatefully timed decision by some savers over the past 10 months or so to take money out of bank deposits and try to put it to better use in mutual funds.18 Aug 2001 - 12:00am
There is still trouble at the technology mill. You can probably guess that when technology fund managers no longer have any convincing stories to spin to sell their once-hot products.
No need to say it in words. Look at the pictures. The Nasdaq Composite Index was drop-dead sexy. Once.17 Aug 2001 - 12:00am
Companies: The market players are insurance companies, fund houses and banks. Banks usually offer more flexibility, such as a shorter lock-up period and lower charges.
Fund choice: In any one plan, you get to choose a number of funds within which to invest your money. The more choices offered, the more efficiently you can allocate your contributions.5 Aug 2001 - 12:00am
The country's private investment funds far exceed the originally predicted range of between 300 billion yuan (about HK$281 billion) and 500 billion yuan, a recent study conducted by the central bank has revealed.
Some experts had estimated that the funds would exceed 800 billion yuan.5 Jul 2001 - 12:00am
The controlling shareholder of Town Health International Holdings has been forced to cut the size of a share placement after the Securities and Futures Commission refused to approve it.
The medical clinic chain operator said yesterday controlling shareholder Origin would now subscribe to 34 million new shares instead of 50 million in a top-up placement.18 Jun 2001 - 12:00am
Nasdaq-listed Chinadotcom is expected to place 3.88 million shares potentially worth US$319.13 million late this month or early next month.
The offering would include 2.91 million new class-A common shares issued by the company and 970,000 existing shares by main investors.
The value of the placement is based on Monday's close of $82.25 per share.12 Jan 2000 - 12:00am
The first batch of five centrally approved direct investment funds targeting individual industries will soon be launched as part of Beijing's efforts to raise money to finance state-sector reforms, according to sources.4 Nov 1999 - 12:00am