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

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

Lenovo banks on mainland market to restore profitability

Lenovo Group expressed confidence the domestic market will improve this year but is less upbeat on a revival in western markets in view of the global downturn as the company struggles to return to profitability.

4 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Government should get out of wet markets

Wet markets are an integral part of Hong Kong's cultural fabric. They are where many of us get our fresh food and produce and catch up on gossip. Few other places are as colourful, vibrant or friendly. Yet government complexes set up decades ago to make an often chaotic sector more orderly are more often than not forlorn and empty - and increasingly so.

18 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Fewer buyers for jewellery fair

This year's Hong Kong International Jewellery Show has attracted a record number of exhibitors, more than 2,300, but far fewer buyers than last year as demand for jewels and precious stones dwindles due to the global economic downturn.

5 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Secondary transactions equal 12-month low in Hong Kong

Sales in Hong Kong's secondary property market equalled a 12-month low last week, with only 240 deals concluded.

The 240 transactions in the 50 key housing estates monitored by Ricacorp Property was the lowest since the week of August 13 to 19 last year, when the same number of units changed hands.

13 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Auction boycott hits pork supply

Several small wet markets will have no fresh pork to sell today after a sudden decision by main supplier Ng Fung Hong to auction live pigs sent prices to new highs, prompting at least 30 distributors to boycott the sales.

5 Dec 2007 - 12:00am