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China stocks slide despite easing boost

China stocks slide despite easing boost

China’s interest rate cut over the weekend after the second Friday in a row for stocks, didn’t help calm nerves and investors had one of most volatile trading sessions ever. (Photo: Xinhua) 

Tuesday, 30 June, 2015, 9:24am

Markets fall as Chinese production weakens

Markets fall as Chinese production weakens

The deteriorating outlook on the mainland sent Japan's Nikkei 225 stock average slumping 7.3 per cent, registering the deepest loss since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The Hang Seng Index dropped 2.54 per cent to 22,669.68, its biggest slide in seven weeks. The Shanghai Composite Index fell 1.16 per cent while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 Index dropped 1.99 per cent.

24 May 2013 - 3:47am

China market 'casino' scares off foreigners

The A-share market's poor showing has been blamed on overpriced stock offerings from the benchmark's start in 2000. Photo: Reuters

For 10 years, a yawning chasm has existed between the performance of the mainland's stock market and that of its economy, says a veteran China expert, who likens the market to a casino - with all the risk that that entails for foreign investors.

21 May 2013 - 5:09am

China Life sees profit slump on investment losses

China Life sees profit slump on investment losses

China Life Insurance, the mainland's biggest insurer, said profit slumped for a second consecutive year, with net income falling 40 per cent to 11.06 billion yuan (HK$13.68 billion), or 0.39 yuan a share.

28 Mar 2013 - 6:31am

Mainland stocks still look attractive

Mainland stocks are still attractive to investors. Photo: AP

The mainland's A shares are still among the most attractive in Asia-Pacific even after a strong rebound over the past three months, given their low valuations and big re-rating potential following key political conferences next month, according to Allianz Global Investors.

21 Feb 2013 - 6:07am

Shanghai shares in shaky start to Year of Snake

Investors believing a first-day gain in trading after the Lunar New Year bodes well were disappointed yesterday. Photo: Reuters

The Shanghai Composite Index declined 10.84 points, or 0.45 per cent, to 2,421.56 yesterday, the first trading day since February 8.

19 Feb 2013 - 5:10am

Big players bullish after Shanghai hits 8-month high

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The mainland stock market, which closed at its highest level in eight months yesterday, has turned bullish after three years of lacklustre performance, analysts said.

However, retail investors, who tend to lag behind institutions in sniffing out investment opportunities, are still in a wait-and-see mode, hesitant to increase equity holdings amid fears of an imminent correction.

30 Jan 2013 - 4:40am

ICBC fundraising worries investors

ICBC had a total capital adequacy ratio of 13.61 per cent at the end of September, exceeding the regulatory requirement. Photo: Bloomberg

The fundraising plans of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) cooled enthusiasm in the mainland stock market yesterday, as investors fretted about further capital raisings by lenders.

17 Jan 2013 - 4:19am

Shanghai stocks rise to 6-month high on news of reform

The Shanghai Composite Index rose 3.06 per cent to 2,311.74 points, the highest close since June last year. Photo: Xinhua

Mainland stocks rose to a six-month high yesterday after the market regulator said it would lift the quota for overseas investors investing in A shares by 10 times.

The Shanghai Composite Index rose 3.06 per cent to 2,311.74 points, the highest close since June last year. In Hong Kong, the H-share index gained 1.36 per cent.

15 Jan 2013 - 4:15am

Rebound hopes buoy Shanghai stock index

Rebound hopes buoy Shanghai stock index

The Shanghai Composite Index yesterday hit its highest level since June, led by health care and financial firms, on speculation that a rebounding mainland economy will help end a three-year bear market.

8 Jan 2013 - 4:21am

Tiny gains disappoint mainland investors

Shanghai stocks inched up 0.35 per cent yesterday, in contrast to the 2.8 per cent opening-day gain on Japan's Nikkei Index. Photo: Reuters

Mainland stocks yesterday failed to chalk up handsome gains on their first trading day of 2013, dampening investors' hopes that shares would follow a rally on overseas bourses which occurred during the three-day break on the local market.

5 Jan 2013 - 3:13am

Hong Kong stocks up 22.9 per cent over 2012

The benchmark Hang Seng Index closed 9.67 points lower to finish at 22,656.92 on turnover of 3.71 billion USD in half-day trade ahead of the New Year break. Photo: AFP

Last year was a profitable one for the Hong Kong stock market and hopes are high for this year.

The Hang Seng Index ended the year up 22.9 per cent as euro-zone worries ebbed and the leadership change in Beijing triggered hopes for greater economic reforms.

1 Jan 2013 - 3:49am

China stock slump highlights market flaws

A Chinese investor in Hefei, Anhui province. China’s economic growth hit a more than three-year low of 7.4 per cent in the third quarter. Photo: Reuters

Chinese stocks this year fell to levels unseen since the global financial crisis, as investors ignored a rebound in the world’s second largest economy and focused on fundamental problems with the market.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

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

Data shows mainland manufacturing expanding, prompting rally in shares

The HSBC Flash Purchasing Managers' Index rose to a 14-month high, easing lingering concerns that growth was slowing. Photo: AFP

The mainland's manufacturing sector expanded further this month from November, fuelling a surge on the Shanghai stock market, despite external weaknesses that cloud the outlook for recovery.

8 May 2015 - 9:46am