Stock Market Index

Emerging markets could see the return of funds

Fund managers could return to emerging market equities this year, despite the added risk, as they go in search of yield in a lacklustre global market, analysts said.

Monday, 9 January, 2012, 12:00am

Tracks of the trade

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have much to recommend them. They are well regulated and transparent instruments that are easy to trade. They offer exposure to diverse assets that would otherwise be out of reach to everyday investors.

22 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Sub-par first-half results by mainland funds

Poor returns generated by China's mutual fund managers in the first half of the year could trigger another crisis of confidence among investors, following a series of insider trading scandals that have rocked the sector.

4 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Investors not ready to cash in their chips

Asian investors are still not ready to cash in their chips and give up on the market, clinging to hopes that regional economic growth will create more returns and withstand monetary tightening, according to recent surveys.

1 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Lai See

China fund you want to invest in, it's been crash-tested

Citi has come up with a new wheeze for enticing you to invest your money. It's a Greater China fund, or to give it its more exotic title, the China StormRiders Fund.

13 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

HSI drops 3pc as market jitters extend sell-off

Hong Kong stocks dropped yesterday for the sixth time in the past seven trading days, as skittish investors shunned the battered market amid mounting concerns about the slowing global economy.

12 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

US recession fears mar market start

HK stocks retreat on first trading day of the year, overshadowed by economic outlook

Hong Kong stocks had their first negative start to a year since 2002 as heightened concerns about a recession in the United States cast a sour note for New Year investors.

3 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Negative signals send HK shares plunging

Record 1-day points drop for stocks on news mainland investment in city's bourse will be delayed or limited

The Hong Kong market posted the largest one-day points drop in its history yesterday following Premier Wen Jiabao's comment that a plan to allow individual mainland investors to buy Hong Kong stocks directly might be postponed.

6 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Retail investors take profits on bubble fears

Skittish investors initially pushed Hong Kong stocks higher yesterday but beat a hasty retreat in the afternoon as some retail customers chose to lock in profits rather than stay in such an uncertain market.

9 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Stocks extend losses but analysts remain bullish

HSI drops 1.84pc while turnover shrinks in volatile session

A skittish Hong Kong stock market, after seeing sharp gains in the past two months, slid for a second day yesterday with turnover dropping from a record on Wednesday.

5 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Hang Seng Index cracks 22,000 level

The Hong Kong stock market broke the psychological 22,000-point level for the first time yesterday, as investors continued to buy local shares despite the mainland sell-off.

23 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Hong Kong stocks ride record close on Wall St

Hang Seng Index recovers above 20,000 as banking and property stocks lead rally

Hong Kong stocks rebounded strongly yesterday, recouping a huge portion of last week's losses, mainly on the back of gains in the United States and other overseas markets.

16 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

CCB makes Hang Seng history

Mainland bank becomes first H share to join the benchmark index in the biggest blue-chip revamp in its 37-year history

12 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

H shares' weighting set to rise as HSI adjusts

The Hang Seng Index will change the way it calculates the weighting of its constituents today, reflecting the growing importance of mainland companies on the stock exchange.

HSI Services, the index compiler, is set to announce the biggest reform in the gauge's 37-year history after the market closes today.

30 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

HK stocks surge as concern on rates eases

Fed chairman Ben Bernanke's message about US economy kick-starts region

The Hong Kong stock market posted its biggest gain in almost two years yesterday as interest rate concerns eased following remarks by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke that the United States economy can withstand rising energy costs.

17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am