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Ray Heath

Euroland ponds advised for avid bottom fishers

EUROLAND? Or Disneyland? Has the great European economic renaissance turned into a fairy tale? Investors looking for a market which has been left behind this year and so offers some hidden value need look no further than the continent of Europe.

Sunday, 18 July, 1999, 12:00am

Euroland ponds advised for avid bottom fishers

EUROLAND? Or Disneyland? Has the great European economic renaissance turned into a fairy tale? Investors looking for a market which has been left behind this year and so offers some hidden value need look no further than the continent of Europe.

That is where some of the worst-performing funds in the first half of this year are centred.

18 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Some investment wisdom on choosing mutual funds from Alice the Bag Lady

THE search for investment wisdom can take newcomers to the world of unit trusts down unexpected roads, or even on to the streets.

However, the Doonesbury cartoon strip would seem one of the most unlikely advice centres of all. But Alice, the suddenly wealthy bag lady, appeared to know what she was talking about last week when faced with investing her newfound millions.

1 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Unit trusts will do until he gains experience or the golf swing improves

This is the second in an occasional series of conversations in which an old hand provides basic answers to frequently asked questions about fund investing.

AULD Mac is quietly enjoying his evening scotch whisky at the golf club when he is surprised to see young Helen striding across the bar, looking worried.

19 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Auld Mac sees unit trusts as one way to conquer life's financial handicaps

THIS is the first in an occasional series of conversations in which an old hand provides basic answers to frequently asked questions about fund investing.

12 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

When it comes to funds, the cheque probably isn't in the mail

IN good old laissez-faire Hong Kong, the rules on flogging everything from cures for baldness to instant weight-loss treatments are pretty open. But there is, or should be, a limit. Cures for cancer, for instance, are banned.

Also under severe restriction are claims about investing in unit trusts. There are sound historical reasons for this.

28 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

New column for investors in unit trusts

Family Money this week launches a column called Focus on Funds. Each week, Ray Heath will tackle issues of interest to retail investors in unit trusts.

Comments and suggestions can be faxed to him at 2565-2475 or e-mailed to rayheath@scmp.com.

The column starts on Page 11 today.

10 May 1998 - 12:00am

EIU forecasts zero growth for HK economy

IN one of the gloomiest reports yet, issued on the Hong Kong economy, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) says 1997 will be a year of zero growth and stagnant private consumption.

The unit spotlighted the 1997 factor as a major influence on the economy, with emigration rising and investors exercising caution ahead of the takeover.

6 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

A model shareholder

DETAILED discussions of a company's affairs are not what annual general meetings are normally about in the territory.

A quick run through the agenda, unanimous agreement on all proposals, and it's off for dim sum for shareholders - if any turn up - and shark's fin for directors.

16 May 1995 - 12:00am

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