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Investors bullish about US, Japan markets: Bloomberg poll

Japan ranked second in the May 14 Bloomberg survey of investors, analysts and traders, with one in three picking it as a market to favour. Photo: AP

More than half of those contacted said the US will be among the markets offering the best returns over the next year, a 15-point jump from the last poll in January and the highest rating for any country since the survey began asking that question in October 2009.

Friday, 17 May, 2013, 4:06am

Galaxy Securities IPO raises HK$8.3b

China Galaxy Securities has raised HK$8.3 billion from its initial public offering after pricing its shares at HK$5.30 each, near the bottom of its range. The state-owned brokerage firm hired a record 21 investment banks as bookrunners. Photo: Reuters

The state-owned brokerage firm sold 1.57 billion shares at HK$5.30 per share, near the bottom of its range between HK$4.99 and HK$6.77, after investor concern over its profitability and growth strategy in the highly fragmented mainland brokerage market.

16 May 2013 - 3:53am

Great Eagle begins public offering of units in Langham Hospitality trust

Lo Ka-shui, chairman of Great Eagle, says the company will be more aggressive in buying hotels and development sites. Photo: Felix Wong

The sale is expected to raise HK$3.96 billion to HK$4.57 billion. Great Eagle will control and own at least 51 per cent of the managers of the trust after the spin-off.

16 May 2013 - 3:53am

SFC reforms aim to boost safeguards for investors

 Ashley Alder. Photo: Sam Tsang

Under the proposals released yesterday for a three-month consultation, banks and brokers would be required to carry out suitability tests to assess if certain complex products are too risky for these clients.

16 May 2013 - 4:03am

Double stamp duty on non-residential premises will hit businesses hard

Photo: AP

With limited supply and rife speculation, the cost of property in Hong Kong is notoriously high, which seriously challenges the city's economic development and the public's standard of living.

16 May 2013 - 2:47am

Nansha team nets 235b yuan in deals

Hengqin is one of the two key development zones that Nansha will seek to foster closer co-operation with. Photo: Edward Wong

An official delegation from Nansha district signed 17 co-operative agreements with deep-pocketed Hong Kong enterprises, universities and other entities yesterday.

14 May 2013 - 3:32am

Outlook for second half: sweet with a dash of sour

Japan is to inject US$1.2 trillion into its economy over the next two years. Photo: AFP

If policymakers across the world were to highlight the single most important challenge facing them today, likely all would identify - in one form or another - the perplexing issue of growth. Europe has too little of it; China has too much of it; Japan has none of it; and, as usual, the mighty US economy appears to have not too much, not too little, but just about enough.

13 May 2013 - 3:25am

Japanese investor's writ claims HK$111m swindle

Japanese investor's writ claims HK$111m swindle

A businessman is claiming damages of more than HK$100 million in a Hong Kong court from two companies and two Japanese men in an alleged investment scam.

12 May 2013 - 7:55am

Democracy no barrier to investment

Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying (left) takes oath in front of Chinese President Hu Jintao during the inauguration of the new government in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

Anson Chan gave an excellent talk recently about the future for democracy in Hong Kong.

The Basic Law defines universal suffrage as the right of each citizen to vote and to be elected to public office.

10 May 2013 - 4:50am 2 comments

Yield demand deters dim sum debt issuers

Many companies are keeping their yuan for trade settlement.

The cost of funding the so-called dim sum bonds has risen as the swap rates between the yuan and the US dollar are at record lows, tempering the pace of investment-grade corporate bond issues by foreign issuers, industry experts said at a forum yesterday.

9 May 2013 - 5:15am

African companies in fear of China's corporate invasion

Xi Jinping with South African leader Jacob Zuma. Photo: EPA

Bafana Ndendwa has conflicting feelings when he sees the increased presence of Chinese companies in Africa. On one hand, the managing director of a construction company in South Africa believes companies such as his can learn from their Chinese counterparts who are doing business in the continent. On the other hand, those companies are cutting into his profits.

7 May 2013 - 5:39am 1 comment

If you're buying alternative investments, seek the lowest costs

Put your fund manager under pressure to disclose his expenses.

How many times have you heard someone speak of minimising costs in the investment process? It is sexier to discuss instead the wonderful returns from investing in residential property in Hong Kong and the United States, or gold, or a host of other areas. Yet efficient investing through tight cost management is one of the keys to success.

6 May 2013 - 4:38am

China a green energy leader? Don't make me laugh

In the air

Did you know that China is the greenest country in the world? I confess, it was news to me. And I am pretty sure it will come as news to the inhabitants of Beijing, where memories of January's two-week toxic coal smog linger like a foul smell.

1 May 2013 - 3:46am 3 comments

Car-sharing start-up wins investment members (from left) Joyce Kan, Thomas Wong, Alfred Lau and Christopher Yeung with their cheque at the CoCoon exchange.

Christopher Yeung and his team said last Friday that they needed investment of HK$620,000 to help get their start-up, off the ground. On Saturday, they made a small dent in that when they were handed a cheque for HK$20,000.

26 Apr 2013 - 10:47am 1 comment

Wild ride of gold prices is a lesson for investors

Wild ride of gold prices is a lesson for investors

The rollercoaster ride in the price of gold has spooked many investors. Early last week, it suffered a two-day rout of more than US$200, the steepest plunge since 1983, when the last bull market in gold was ending and the two-decade bear market began. So much for its reputation as a safe haven! It has since staged a recovery but is still down more than 10 per cent from the start of this month.

25 Apr 2013 - 3:03am 2 comments