The China Securities Regulatory Commission announced on June 21 tighter supervision of market-sensitive information shared using social media platforms, in particular Weibo, the mainland's largest microblogging service.Monday, 8 July, 2013, 8:45am
US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has sparked significant nervousness in the markets with recent hints of an end to the third round of quantitative easing.17 Jun 2013 - 4:23am
Emerging markets from Brazil to India took steps this week to stem an outflow of capital as concern mounted that developed nations are approaching an end to an era of pumping unprecedented liquidity into their economies.14 Jun 2013 - 3:49am
Since China's era of reform and opening up began, the country has experienced three instances of large-scale public-finance problems. In the late 1970s, it faced a debilitating fiscal deficit. In the 1990s, its corporate sector was plagued by "triangular debts". Later that decade, financial institutions were burdened by bad debts generated by state-owned enterprises.26 Mar 2013 - 3:28am
Fixed income was the hot asset of 2012, producing equity-like returns for debt-like risks. Within it, Asian bonds issued in US dollars produced stellar returns for investors. While Asian US dollar bonds produced a total return of 14 per cent, the high-yield sector within it outperformed it with eye-popping gains of 19 per cent.31 Dec 2012 - 4:58am
Hong Kong stock prices will will see growth in the low teens next year amid ample liquidity and a recovery on the mainland, say market players.
According to the median estimate of 13 strategists and fund managers polled by the South China Morning Post, the Hang Seng Index is likely to rise to 24,500 points by the end of next year.29 Dec 2012 - 4:58am
The mainland's central bank will ease its monetary policy next year, with the amount banks are expected to keep in reserve to be cut one or two times, the Bank of China forecast yesterday.13 Dec 2012 - 3:34am
A liquidity crisis has erupted in the mainland's steel trading industry, with about 20 cash-strapped steel trading firms sued by their creditor banks for missing loan repayment deadlines, according to state media.15 Aug 2012 - 11:08pm
Hong Kong banks began lowering yuan interest rates yesterday, after liquidity rose on the back of new measures introduced by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the de facto central bank.
The HKMA launched a yuan liquidity facility yesterday to offer one-week yuan loans to local banks in exchange for collateral, such as government bonds.16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Mainland developers are in for hard times this year, but a loan default by a cash-strapped homebuilder is unlikely despite tough operating conditions and a tight credit market, say analysts.19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am