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Monday, 25 February, 2013, 2:27am

Mainland stocks still look attractive

The mainland's A shares are still among the most attractive in Asia-Pacific even after a strong rebound over the past three months, given their low valuations and big re-rating potential following key political conferences next month, according to Allianz Global Investors.

21 Feb 2013 - 6:07am

Real estate - safe as houses, or overblown balloon?

There has been a lot of talk about the housing market bubble in Hong Kong and that interest rates rises may precipitate a price collapse soon. I disagree and here's why.

18 Feb 2013 - 4:26am

Sinopec's share issuance puts faithful investors at disadvantage

Shareholders' rights and interests often take a back seat in Hong Kong. And so it proved to be again when state-owned oil giant Sinopec shocked the market by offering to sell HK$24 billion worth of new shares to a handful of privileged investors at a steep discount.

17 Feb 2013 - 1:59am 2 comments

Year of the Snake is a year to buy gold

The Year of the Snake, according to fung shui master Wong Man-chiu, will continue to be a volatile year in both the macro economy and the stock and property markets.

12 Feb 2013 - 5:08am 1 comment

Beware of mixed economic signals

Investors should heed conflicting economic signals. If they had predicted last week where the next negative sign was coming from, many would have said Europe, which is unlikely to emerge from its debt woes without another mini-crisis or two. But it turned out to be the US, where the economy contracted 0.1 per cent in the December quarter, against market expectations of more than 1 per cent growth. Conflicting signals emerged by the end of the week, with revised figures showing the US economy added many more jobs than thought in the December quarter, sending the Dow Jones index above 14,000 for the first time since 2007.

4 Feb 2013 - 3:02am

New Year objectives

The week approaching the Lunar New Year seems like a good opportunity to go back to basics. This is a time for reflection and aspiration. Here, however, we must modestly confine our thoughts to the world of investment.

4 Feb 2013 - 4:37am

S&P sounds alarm on China's overinvestment

"China has the highest investment-to-GDP ratio in the world - a downturn in its investment cycle would not only adversely affect its economy but also those of others, and global commodities prices," S&P said in a report yesterday.

1 Feb 2013 - 5:23am

Talking points

Lawmakers may say 'no thanks' to CY

30 Jan 2013 - 2:12am

Green economy cannot bloom without incentives

According to new estimates, US$100 trillion is required by 2030 to finance infrastructure needs worldwide. This investment needs to be made greener - its design must rely on less carbon and fewer natural resources - if we are to avoid an unsustainable increase in global temperatures of 4 degrees Celsius or more in the coming decades.

29 Jan 2013 - 4:36am