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Xi Jinping's security commission to also tackle financial industry

Beijing will create a ministerial-level division dedicated to financial industry security within the new National Security Commission to be chaired by President Xi Jinping.

Tuesday, 28 January, 2014, 8:57am 1 comment

Son-in-law of Chinese vice-premier sets up Hong Kong fund

Vice-Premier Wang Yang's son-in-law recently launched a Hong Kong-based hedge fund focused on mainland equities, joining a growing number of young family members of top officials who have set up asset management businesses in the city.

18 Jul 2013 - 8:39am 6 comments

Japanese stocks tumble as Abenomics loses its lustre and investors take fright

The Nikkei 225 stock index dived 6.35 per cent to finish at 12,445.38 yesterday, erasing almost all its gains since the Bank of Japan unveiled a plan on April 4 to double the size of the country's monetary base.

14 Jun 2013 - 5:12am 1 comment

Baring Asset Management sees value in Japan stocks after sell-off

Investment firm Baring Asset Management is buying more Japanese equities as it prepares for another rally in the market after its recent sell-off.

11 Jun 2013 - 3:25am

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

For once it may not be wise to sell in May

"Sell in May and go away." Will this be the year that the old investment adage, arising from a long-run statistical underperformance of stocks from May to October versus the period from November to April, proves wrong?

20 May 2013 - 4:18am

Investors bullish about US, Japan markets: Bloomberg poll

More than half of those contacted said the US will be among the markets offering the best returns over the next year, a 15-point jump from the last poll in January and the highest rating for any country since the survey began asking that question in October 2009.

17 May 2013 - 4:06am

Asian stocks near 5-year high on back of US rally

Asian stocks closed near a five-year high yesterday, tracking a strong performance in the United States market and buoyed by better-than-expected home sales in the world's largest economy, amid indications that global central bankers will continue implementing easing measures.

1 May 2013 - 4:27am

A decade of growth but no sign of a fair share

The mainland economy is five times as big as it was 12 years ago but Shanghai's stock market has gone nowhere amid barriers to profitability.

30 Apr 2013 - 4:28am 4 comments

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