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Market Sentiment

Mainland firms lead pack for 2013 debuts

A mainland property developer and an apparel retailer will be the first two companies to debut on the Hong Kong stock exchange in 2013, aiming to raise up to HK$1.01 billion in total.

Monday, 31 December, 2012, 4:58am

Sentiment rarely counts, but on Hong Kong property market it does

"Always wonder what sentiment would look like once you filter out movements correlated with stock market performance.."

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25 Oct 2012 - 5:01am 1 comment

Weak sentiment turns off new market players

The current weak market sentiment is driving more than investors away from the market. It is also discouraging new entrants to the industry, at least for now.

27 Aug 2012 - 5:04am

Bears target private mainland firms

Mainland companies have become short-selling targets as investors bet a slowdown in the economy and concerns over corporate governance will hurt market sentiment.

Several initial public offerings of mainland firms have been shelved or reduced in Hong Kong, with the latest, Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy, last night postponing its listing plan.

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Dull sentiment mars iMerchants debut

E-commerce enabler iMerchants made a less than auspicious debut on the Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) yesterday, closing only 1 per cent above its issue price.

The company, which provides e-commerce software and services, opened at a high of HK$1.90, or 28 per cent above the company's issue price of HK$1.48.

1 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

New World unit in dull debut as group shares receive blow

New World China Land has made a worse than expected stock exchange debut as investors dumped the stock in fear of a deteriorating investment environment amid the growing political cross-strait tension.

17 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Gem on track despite IPO flops

The failure of three initial public offerings this year would not derail the stock exchange's planned launch of the Growth Enterprises Market (Gem) in the fourth quarter, exchange senior executive director Lawrence Fok Kwong-man said yesterday.

10 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Outlook for firms picks up: survey

The economic outlook for companies has improved marginally, but concern remains about business prospects in the first half.

Of the 156 leading companies who responded to the second SCMP/Nomura Business Barometer in December, 18.7 per cent expected the business environment to improve, compared with 12 per cent in the inaugural survey in October.

11 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Hotung sale reflects market, say agents

The $728.88 million paid for the Hotung mansion on The Peak - about $51 million short of the $780 million reserve bid - is an accurate reflection of the market, according to agents.

'The price is about right,' said William Yung Ying-wai, investment sales manager with Colliers Jardine. 'The sentiment in the market has not been all that bullish lately.

14 May 1997 - 12:00am

Brighter outlook

Mild price rises were forecast for precious metals by the end of this year in a poll of market analysts conducted this week.

The poll showed a mean gold price of US$355.50 at year-end, against a $330-to-$380 range, more than the second and third-quarter means of $345.80 and $350.

25 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

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