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RQFII quota to be raised by 200 billion yuan

China will soon more than triple the quota for the renminbi qualified foreign institutional investor scheme to accommodate rising demand from Hong Kong investors, but restrictions on capital inflows and outflows will remain.

Monday, 12 November, 2012, 4:27am

Signs of caution as directors sell options-related shares

Directors remained cautious following the steep fall in the market with their buying contracting for the third straight week and the selling rising sharply last week, based on filings to the stock exchange from November 5 to 9.

12 Nov 2012 - 7:12am

Investing for abnormal times

The US stock market is close to all-time highs. Interest rate cuts and the demand for yield have generated strong returns in bonds.

Greek bonds recently doubled in "value" from around 13 per cent of face value to the high 20s, although they have fallen back a little.

12 Nov 2012 - 3:19am

Directors lose appetite for shares

Buying of their own company shares by directors fell for the second straight week, based on filings made with the stock exchange from October 29 to November 2, with 17 companies reporting 73 purchases worth HK$156.7 million.

5 Nov 2012 - 7:05am

Emerging nation stocks fall most since 2007

Five years after global equities peaked, valuations in developing countries have tumbled the most even as their economies expanded fastest.

5 Nov 2012 - 6:20am

China, Hong Kong stock markets buck falls in Asia

The mainland stock market, the worst performer among Asian markets this year, rose the most in the region yesterday after the nation's factory activity began to expand again last month.

Gains in both Hong Kong and mainland China bucked the downward trend in other Asian markets.

2 Nov 2012 - 5:30am

Can Hong Kong be friends with mainland exchanges?

The relationship between the Hong Kong stock exchange and its mainland counterparts entered a new chapter this week with a joint venture set up to boost co-operation. But there is a big question mark over whether the three can really become partners.

7 Nov 2012 - 2:05pm

Pegasus Entertainment's shares bomb in market debut

Film producer and distributor Pegasus' flop debut on the stock market yesterday came as yet more proof of the city's bleak IPO picture.

Pegasus, set up by veteran director and actor Raymond Wong Pak-ming, closed 8.9 per cent below its offer price of HK$0.91 on the first day of trading on the Hong Kong Growth Enterprise Market.

1 Nov 2012 - 4:48am

US$3b offering by state insurer PICC seen heating up Hong Kong market

A widely expected US$3 billion share offering by state-owned People's Insurance Co (Group) of China (PICC) might help revive IPOs this month, according to Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.

1 Nov 2012 - 4:48am

Hong Kong brokers seek institutional business

Hong Kong brokers who depend for their basic business on the city's small investors are gearing up to serve big institutional clients as retail transactions dry up on the stock market.

29 Oct 2012 - 5:08am

'Time ripe' for China firms to go private

The depressed valuations at which some Chinese companies are trading on stock markets in the United States may prompt their controlling shareholders to take the companies private, a top China banker says.

29 Oct 2012 - 5:08am

Outdated rule on lock-ups is one reason why Malaysia's IPOs outstrip Hong Kong's

Everyone knows that Hong Kong's IPO market is going through tough times. New deals are rare, depriving punters of a once favoured way of betting on equities and generating quick gains.

Less appreciated, however, is the extent to which arcane practices on cornerstone investors hold back primary issuance.

29 Oct 2012 - 2:22am

European stocks mixed, sterling gains as Britain exits recession

European stock markets posted mixed results on Thursday but the pound gained ground after data showed that Britain had marched smartly out of recession, news that offset a sharp drop in profit at Spanish banking giant Santander.

26 Oct 2012 - 3:11am

Chart of the Week: China share gap narrowest in eight months

Chinese companies traded on the mainland are priced at the smallest premium to Hong Kong-listed counterparts in eight months, a sign that local investors are becoming more bearish than foreigners on the nation's equities.

22 Oct 2012 - 1:54am

Picking the peak of Hong Kong property market a futile exercise

It's the age-old question that arises whenever property prices appear to have peaked: "Should I sell my home now, take the profit, and buy back later?"

Of course, it is not always easy to identify the peak, and the strategy could backfire badly if prices continue to rise after you make the jump.

16 Oct 2012 - 7:26am 5 comments