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Even at the best of times, financial markets can be awfully fickle.

Friday, 14 February, 2014, 4:28am 4 comments

Hong Kong mediation centre aims to end Lehman minibonds investor pain

Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah of the Financial Dispute Resolution Centre says mediation can solve investor-broker disputes. Photo: David Wong

Although the taxpayer-funded Financial Dispute Resolution Centre has handled far fewer cases than expected in its first 10 months of operation, industry players say it has made banks and brokers handle client complaints more seriously.

20 May 2013 - 4:18am

Market-beating monkeys give hope to retail investors

Market-beating monkeys give hope to retail investors

It's now official. Even monkeys can beat the stock market index. Cass Business School researchers in London simulated 10 million portfolios of US stocks selected at random.

27 Apr 2013 - 3:31am 1 comment

Chinalco Mining tumbles 6.3pc on trading debut

Retail investors may have overlooked the fact that copper mining in South America was much more profitable than steel smelting in China, resulting Chinalco Mining's sharp price fall. Photo: Bloomberg

The sharp price fall might have been caused by retail investors, who tended to have a short investment horizon and were not familiar with the company's operations and outlook, analysts said.

1 Feb 2013 - 8:24am

Countdown begins to QDII2 scheme

The People's Bank of China said work on a trial run of QDII2 was under way. Photo: Reuters

Beijing will soon issue a new rule governing individual mainland investors' direct investments in Hong Kong stocks, according to two people with knowledge of the plan.

They said financial regulators were giving priority to the implementation of the qualified domestic individual investors (QDII2) scheme, which could spark a multibillion-yuan outflow into the city's market.

25 Jan 2013 - 4:56am

Standardised disclosure system urged

Regular fund reporting helps enhance investor protection.

A new study by the CFA Institute has concluded that harmonised standards for reporting the performance of investment funds are needed to enhance investor protection and rebuild trust in the retail fund market.

18 Jan 2013 - 5:27am

Talking Points: China A Shares

A recent study showed that 77 per cent of mainland retail investors have yet to make a profit on their shares. Photo: AP

Is now the time to buy China A shares? It's the question on everyone's lips after the Shanghai Composite rose 4 per cent last week, ostensibly on supportive market reforms announced by the government, but in reality on hopes that the mainland's dormant volcanoes - retail investors - are finally ready to start buying.

17 Dec 2012 - 5:31am

Mainland bosses 'feel brunt' of stock slump

Liang Wengen

Retail investors might not be the worst-hit victims of the mainland's stock market downturn, new data suggests.

In fact, the top bosses of listed firms might have borne the brunt of the slump, their personal net worth shrinking dramatically.

8 Dec 2012 - 3:46am

China's faithful still waiting for reward from blue chips

An investor has lost about 20 per cent of his stake but he says it is not a reflection on the regulator who had advised investors to buy top quality stocks. Photo: Reuters

After a year of waiting, the doubts in the minds of China's equity investors have hardly been laid to rest.

What's more, they have been further befuddled by the top regulator's advice to buy blue-chip stocks.

4 Dec 2012 - 3:10am

Fear not the retail investor - for now

Fear not the retail investor - for now

Institutional investors were most welcome, he [CSRC chairman Guo Shuqing] said, as they were more mature and had more expertise than individuals, who make up 84 per cent of the mainland's stock market participants and whose irrational transactions exacerbated price fluctuations.

SCMP, November 12

15 Nov 2012 - 5:02am 1 comment

Shanghai property firm CIFI Holdings to check market's IPO appetite

CIFI Holdings is selling about 1.3 billion shares to retail investors to buy land and repay bank loans.

Shanghai property developer CIFI Holdings is planning a pre-listing roadshow as early as next week, following the listing of Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical last week.

6 Nov 2012 - 12:06pm

Retail investors less hungry for dim sum bonds

Retail investors in Hong Kong are showing less appetite for dim sum bonds this year, as expectations of rapid gains in the value of the currency diminish.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Fears of inflation plague firms

Previously, we have written about inflation and its effect on retail investors and the common people.

10 May 2011 - 12:00am

Vitar shoots up 10.48pc on first day of trading

Shares of Vitar International Holdings, a designer and provider of insulation and heat-resistance materials, jumped 10.48 per cent on their first trading day yesterday, the best debut in about four months.

Vitar, which had set its offering price at HK$2.10 each, rose 22 HK cents to close at HK$2.32.

13 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Xtep drops 6.17pc on trading debut

Shares of mainland fashion sportswear maker Xtep International Holdings dropped 6.17 per cent on their trading debut yesterday.

The shares, which were priced at HK$4.05 each, the bottom of the offering's indicative range, to raise HK$2.23 billion, fell 25 HK cents to close at HK$3.80.

4 Jun 2008 - 12:00am