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Market Open:Hong Kong stocks seen flat ahead of China GDP

Investors may remain cautious on Tuesday ahead of  crucial gross domestic product (GDP) data to gauge the extent of slowdown in the world's second largest economy.

Tuesday, 16 October, 2012, 11:05am

Market Open:Hong Kong stocks seen higher on easing hopes after disappointing China PMI

Hong Kong stocks may open higher after a two-day National Holiday break on speculation that more easing measures could be in the pipeline to revive growth 

3 Oct 2012 - 9:57am

Hong Kong stocks flat as CNOOC retreats, offsetting gains in consumer sector

Hong Kong stocks ended virtually flat on Tuesday, as  oil producers fell after a disappointing interim result from heavyweight CNOOC, but consumer counters were lifted by promising earnings and by speculation that more mainland cities could follow Chongqing’s example and launch stimulus packages to boost local spending.

21 Aug 2012 - 5:41pm

Put no stock in ballot box

This is a big year for elections: France and Greece have just held polls yielding dramatic results, the United States will have presidential and legislative elections, and there are general elections coming in Egypt, Iceland and Mexico. Even polls-challenged Hong Kong had a small election and is due for a bigger legislative vote later.

14 May 2012 - 12:00am

Going upmarket

Think tanks have been sweating out ideas to fight poverty. But, so far, they have come up dry. It never occurred to them to look to wet markets as a solution to poverty or even wealth creation. These public places have a hidden potential for entrepreneurial success.

2 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

'SOFT landing'

A year after the implementation of the special stamp duty (SSD) on residential properties at the point of resale, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah says the property market may have achieved a 'soft landing'.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Pitching for foreign projects

As the property market enters a wintry mood in Hong Kong, real estate agents are increasingly turning their attention to foreign sales.

26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Rules on flat sales are important

Hong Kong people invest in the property and stock markets for future security and prosperity. Sentiment in one market is reflected in the other. They have a legitimate expectation that transparency and ethical codes of conduct apply to both markets. This is far from the case in practice.

4 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Buyers' bonanza

In Australia, sellers of top-end real estate lean towards the 'off-market' sales method, where discretion is paramount. Many among the rich and famous don't want it known that they're selling, or buying, says buyer's agent Rich Harvey, managing director of Sydney-based www.prestigepropertybuyer.com.au.

8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

'Chocfinger' and friends are bad news for the world's poor

Five years ago the South China Morning Post had what diplomats like to call a robust exchange of views with veteran investor Jim Rogers.

Rogers was expounding his now familiar view that commodities were at the beginning of a long-term bull market and that investors should fill their boots if they wanted to earn superior returns.

20 Jul 2010 - 12:00am