Placements - a capital idea or just another case of shares for the big boys?

Placings or block trades are a popular way for listed companies to raise equity from the markets. Commonly done overnight, these large share sales can quickly raise a lot of money for a firm.

Monday, 28 November, 2011, 12:00am

Unnamed bloggers uncover risky tales

Investors in Chinese firms have a new risk to grapple with.

Anonymous bloggers have begun posting research online alleging certain mainland companies are frauds.

6 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Fair play to HKEx when it comes to level playing field

English Premier League soccer club Manchester United has received permission from the Singapore Exchange for a planned US$1 billion listing in a deal that would include non-voting preference shares.

SCMP, Sept. 17

20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Not such a wild bunch

Is the younger generation in the workforce, with its disposable income, transferring funds at a share market near you? Are seaside property prices being hiked by those who participate in keggers and beach barbecues? To find out what the younglings and their fledgling accounts are up to, we gate-crashed Bisous in Lan Kwai Fong.

19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Swings and roundabouts for market without rudder

It was a directionless week for the Hang Seng, with investors absorbing many rounds of earnings news.

China Life on Tuesday announced a 28 per cent drop in first-half profit (year on year). The ensuing share price drop wiped out about US$4 billion of the issuer's equity value. It was by far the biggest disappointment of the week.

29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Consumer stocks top buyer's shopping lists

Mainland hypermarket chain Sun Art Retail, one of the most richly priced initial public offerings this year, surged 40.56 per cent on its debut, benefiting from a strong investor appetite for consumer stocks.

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Greed may win out over fear as investors eye cheap stocks

In the eternal battle between greed and fear, fear has had the upper hand over recent weeks.

14 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

HKEx proposes safety net fund

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing is proposing all brokers pay into a new margin fund to cover potential losses in the event they collapse or default on settlement.

'Local stock market turnover has grown substantially in recent years and we need a new risk management measure to prepare for extreme market volatility,'' said Charles Li Xiaojia, chief executive of the HKEx.

6 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Having a hard time seeing Sino-Forest for the trees

8 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Smart Money

Some helpful investing resources:

This site has sharp news and commentary on Asian investment banking, with comprehensive summaries of new deals. If you want to read about deals in the kind of language and analysis the professionals use, the website of Finance Asia is a great place to turn.

30 May 2011 - 12:00am

Another case of the SFC jumping on the little guy

The court found that between August 27, 2009 and September 2, 2009, [Yu Yau Ki] placed a series of buy and sell orders in relation to the shares of WLS Holdings Limited in a joint account with his wife. Almost all these transactions were wash sales and did not involve any change of beneficial ownership. As a result of these transactions, the nominal price of WLS shares rose about 5 per cent.

29 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Steady, sport. Singaroo not worth jumping up and down about

Singapore Exchange's decision to buy ASX, Australia's main stock exchange, signals its determination to dethrone Hong Kong as the leading financial centre in Asia.

SCMP Business, October 25

31 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Huge war chest a bigger rip-off than any small-fry shenanigans

A retail investor was today fined $27,000 after pleading guilty at the Eastern Magistracy to nine counts of chewing bubblegum in March last year.

Securities and Futures Commission

Press release, April 22

29 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Bossini chairman quits

Bossini International Holdings' controlling shareholder, Law Ka-sing, quit as chairman yesterday.

The company said in a statement to the stock exchange last night Mr Law, 59, was retiring, adding that he 'had no disagreement with the board and there is no matter relating to his resignation that needs to be brought to the attention of the shareholders'.

22 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Rumours of big ICBC stake sale weigh on stock

Shares in Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) came under pressure yesterday amid rumours that billions of dollars worth of the mainland lender's shares were about to flood the market.

Six Hong Kong fund managers reported they were called by brokers claiming to have a large block of ICBC shares to sell.

4 Apr 2009 - 12:00am