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Investors may take risky path, says UBS

Investors may consider increasing riskier investments like stocks when inflationary pressure is mounting. Photo: EPA

Investors might consider adopting a riskier strategy in the second quarter, investment bank UBS said yesterday.

It said it expected the rebound in the A-share market to be sustainable owing to the economic recovery on the mainland.

Friday, 22 March, 2013, 4:19am

Investing in wine a tricky business

Investing in wine a tricky business

A traditionalist might argue that wine is too difficult to price and of too uncertain a provenance to be a sound investment. In fact, one asset manager, who refused to be named, implied that the strength of the wine investment market in Hong Kong was due to "too many gullible investors". Recent controversies around fake wine might seem to confirm that view, but advocates of wine investment point to a growth in prices that has averaged 13 per cent a year since the 1950s.

22 Mar 2013 - 10:04am

Forget Angry Birds - invent a better mousetrap: eBay co-founder

The world is failing to look beyond computing and software to broader practical applications, according to Peter Thiel, the co-founder of eBay, who sees the technology revolution as overrated.

“I don’t think the tech revolution that’s happening to date has been enough for the western world,” Thiel told a Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference luncheon.

19 Mar 2013 - 9:37pm

BlackRock goes for industrial counters

The fund managed by Jing Ning has reached US$1.46 billion.

Jing Ning, BlackRock's top China fund manager, told the South China Morning Post in an exclusive interview that the firm had sold some mainland property and bank stocks earlier this year and was now investing more money in firms in the industrial and health-care sectors.

20 Mar 2013 - 5:29am

Retirement savers should heed judge's compensation ruling

HSBC stock qualifies as a "widows and orphans" blue chip. Photo: AFP

A recent court case was a warning to people saving for their retirement that they should invest at least part of their portfolio in equities instead of putting all the money in bank deposits or bonds.

19 Mar 2013 - 4:16am

ASMI to sell stake in Hong Kong-listed arm

ASMI to sell stake in Hong Kong-listed arm

ASM International fell up to 16 per cent after saying it plans to sell a stake in Hong Kong-listed ASM Pacific Technology in an effort to increase the value of its combined businesses.

14 Mar 2013 - 7:47am

Beijing to ease rules over securities firms

The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) is also contemplating a trial to allow Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwanese financial institutions to hold a stake of as much as 51 per cent in mainland securities firms in Shanghai, Shenzhen and other designated cities.

14 Mar 2013 - 7:47am

Oi Wah Pawnshop could be a sign of the times

Oi Wah Pawnshop Credit

The initial public offering by Oi Wah Pawnshop Credit is tiny at just HK$98 million. But just for being the first pawnshop in Hong Kong to go boldly where no pawnshop has gone before, it has attracted the attention of investors. The IPO was 1,085 times oversubscribed and shares surged 34 per cent on the first day of trading on Tuesday. But the share price plunged almost 7 per cent yesterday as the broader markets fell.

14 Mar 2013 - 2:59am

Wahaha looks overseas to fill demand for milk powder supplies

Zong Qinghou says enterprises should help reduce the wealth gap.

Hangzhou Wahaha, the mainland's leading beverage producer, is seeking to invest in dairy farms and milk powder factories overseas to secure raw material supply, amid continuing concern over food safety.

"Our biggest problem is milk powder," said Wahaha's chairman, Zong Qinghou, revealing that the company needed a huge amount of milk powder - 150,000 tonnes - every year.

9 Mar 2013 - 6:30am

CIC president cautious but warming to US

Gao Xiqing, vice chairman, president and chief investment officer of China Investment Corp. Photo: Bloomberg

China's US$500 billion sovereign wealth fund is more optimistic about the United States economy than those of Europe and Japan, although it is generally cautious about the outlook for major economies.

7 Mar 2013 - 6:17am

Investment still key to China's growth, says NDRC chairman

Zhang Ping. Photo: Reuters

National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) chairman Zhang Ping's comments suggest the authorities may follow last year's practice and maintain a fast pace of project approvals to spur growth.

7 Mar 2013 - 5:18am

Should investors buy property, property stocks or both?

Bricks and mortar is one way to play the market. Photo: Reuters

From time to time, one may read debates in news media among investors and commentators about which of the above approaches offer better returns. Real estate agents tend to favour investing in bricks and mortar, while stocks traders would say equities offer better expense ratios, especially if all the stamp duties are taken into account.

6 Mar 2013 - 4:40am

Top stock picker Derek Kwong says 'be boring'

Derek Kwong, co-founder and CIO of Basic Asset Management, prefers 'boring names' to hot stocks. Photo: Jonathan Wong

For Derek Kwong, one of the best-performing China-focused asset managers, it is more important to pick the right stocks than to forecast the upper limit of the stock index.

4 Mar 2013 - 8:27am

How tycoons' IPO 'losses' may hide profits at herd's expense

How tycoons' IPO 'losses' may hide profits at herd's expense

Tycoons are supposed to be smart. Yet, over 80 per cent of their investment in public offerings in the past four years is way below the offering price. How could they be that dumb?

Last week a good explanation arrived from the least expected source - the Hong Kong stock exchange.

2 Mar 2013 - 7:13am 1 comment

Beijing now offers permanent residency at a group discount of HK$125m

Since last year, Beijing has offered a second track to permanent residency in the city. Between investment requirements and limited availability, only 45 people have made the cut so far.

28 Feb 2013 - 11:51am