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  • Sep 2, 2014
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Short Selling

Chinese mothers beat Wall Street to force gold price rebound

Taking advantage of the steepest drop in three decades, Chinese mothers have shored up prices by splashing out on gold for their daughters' weddings in the past couple of weeks, foiling the plan of finance gurus who have been short selling the precious metal in the hope of pushing it lower.

Friday, 3 May, 2013, 8:48am 4 comments

Talking points

Almost 60,000 applicants are eagerly waiting to find out if their number has come up in the ballot for flats in the Housing Society's latest project. Some 988 flats will become available at Greenview Villa in Tsing Yi.

28 Feb 2013 - 3:37am

Short-selling eases as Block loses interest

Carson Block says it's become too difficult to short Chinese equities in the US as bets on stock declines drop by 50 per cent from a year ago.

29 Nov 2012 - 3:46am

China to begin tests on expanded short selling system

The mainland's securities regulator is expected to begin testing a new technical system for expanded short selling in the coming weeks, a move likely to exacerbate the bearish sentiment on markets.

15 Nov 2012 - 5:02am

Playing by Hong Kong's new rulebook on short selling

What's new?

Short sellers of Hong Kong-listed securities are now required to report their short positions to the Securities and Futures Commission, which publishes the data. To discourage free-riding and herding, where investors blindly follow a big-name short position holder, names of the short sellers are not revealed and the data is aggregated for each stock.  

10 Oct 2012 - 5:39am

Hyenas play a vital role in financial markets, too

There are many animals that people find repulsive which actually play a vital role in sustaining their ecosystems.

Take hyenas: reviled for feeding on carrion that even vultures leave behind, these grotesque creatures (the female spotted hyena even sports an organ known as a pseudo-penis in place of more conventional genitals) support many far more picturesque species.

18 Sep 2012 - 3:45am

Education stock rises after boss retaliates

Shares in New York-traded New Oriental Education & Technology Group rebounded after it hit back at allegations from short seller Muddy Waters that it had made fraudulent financial statements.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Market gamblers caught short by casinos' rebound

The same rule applies whether you are playing the tables or the markets: betting against the house can pay big until, all of a sudden, it doesn't.

Short sellers who bet against shares of Macau casino operators amid the massive rout that began last Friday paid the price yesterday, as gaming stocks rebounded across the board by 15 to 26 per cent.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Critics short-sighted about short selling

No one likes short-sellers. These are people who profit when stock markets crash, leaving big holes in your investment portfolio. Since August, governments in South Korea, France, Spain, Italy and Belgium have moved to restrict or ban shorting.

5 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Muted response to brokers' call for short-sales ban

Seven brokerage bodies yesterday lobbied the government to follow the example of some European and Asian markets and ban short selling, citing the benchmark Hang Seng Index's more than 25 per cent loss over the past two months.

5 Oct 2011 - 12:00am