Norway's US$660 billion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, plans to invest about US$11 billion as it enters the US real estate market.Wednesday, 5 December, 2012, 4:29am
China's new leaders face the challenge of reining in the dominance of state-owned enterprises that has helped drag stock valuations down the most among the so-called BRIC bloc - leading emerging market economies - in the past decade.3 Dec 2012 - 4:26am
Pre-IPO research has once again been in the spotlight in two recent Hong Kong transactions. In both, the issuers were said to have been leaning on brokers to produce valuations that met their expectations.3 Dec 2012 - 4:26am
Many of us have bought life insurance, but what about buying shares in life insurance companies?
The industry is a black hole to investors who struggle to see how such companies create value and make money.3 Dec 2012 - 4:26am
Beijing is throwing its financial muscle behind the listing of the People's Insurance Company (Group) of China (PICC), which has received record buy orders for shares from state-controlled firms.29 Nov 2012 - 4:49am
As the global economy resets, the prospects are for lower returns and increased volatility. The US stock market took 25 years to regain its highs after 1929. Japanese stocks (down 75 per cent from their peak) and property markets (down between 50 per cent and 70 per cent) have still not recovered 1989 levels.26 Nov 2012 - 2:17am
New rules enabling members of Hong Kong's Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) to transfer their contributions to a provider of their choice have increased the range of funds.
But with more than 460 from which to choose, you could be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed. Matters are not helped by jargon used to describe the funds.26 Nov 2012 - 2:17am
My investment portfolio already covers shares, bonds and property, and I'm ready to add something a bit different. What are your thoughts, for a beginner, on investing in collectable postage stamps?26 Nov 2012 - 2:17am
Our love affair with bonds grows more intense by the day. From investment grade conglomerates in Hong Kong to high-yield energy companies in Kazakhstan, our appetite for credit risk - apparently - is unconditional and indiscriminate. We love them so much, there's not enough to go around. For every dollar issued, there's an average eight dollars of demand.26 Nov 2012 - 2:17am
With Christmas fast approaching (have you noticed how that process somehow accelerates in November) the time has come for the financially minded to focus on gifts that will not only please but increase in value.26 Nov 2012 - 2:17am
How much money do you need to make you happy? It's a reasonable question that is damned hard to answer yet the people at Skandia International have conducted one of those surveys that purports to provide a response.26 Nov 2012 - 2:17am
Trading action on Wall Street is likely to retain its tentative edge over the new year, as uncertainty over the United States' financial future and its economy casts a pall over the market.26 Nov 2012 - 9:06am
Mandatory provident fund schemes run by non-profit organisations could be an option to drive down management fees, the head of Hong Kong's pension fund regulator says.
Anna Wu Hung-yuk cited trade unions and industry associations as an example of possible alternatives to the current scheme providers from the finance industry.25 Nov 2012 - 3:35am 11 comments
Families join forces to grow wealth, writes Andrea Li.19 Nov 2012 - 1:27am
Etrade offers investors direct access to buy and sell online with no third party execution, writes Anna Healy Fenton.19 Nov 2012 - 1:27am