Hotting up

Financial experts say that the stock market is overheating, but there is no cause for concern. Do you agree with them that a repeat of the 1997 slump is unlikely, because investors are playing safe? Write to us.

Wednesday, 31 October, 2007, 12:00am

Regulators' denial steadies market

Mainland stocks close flat after Beijing eases fears about A and H-share arbitrage plan

Mainland stock markets stabilised yesterday as investors responded to the regulator's denial of a reported plan for swapping the A and H shares of dual-listed companies.

20 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Regulators warn of hidden risks in stocks boom

Signalling Beijing's growing concerns over the danger of a bursting share market bubble, two top mainland securities regulators yesterday warned that the booming stock market was masking numerous risks.

17 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

3 firms target HK$3.6b from share placements

Xinyi, Shun Tak among issuers

Xinyi Glass Holdings, Shun Tak Holdings and supermarket operator Beijing Jingkelong sought to raise a combined HK$3.62 billion from share sales yesterday, capitalising on the stock market rally.

28 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Lenders line up more QDII products to meet rising demand

The brake on plans to allow mainland individuals to have direct access to the Hong Kong stock market does not seem to be dampening investor appetite.

Banks are queueing up to launch products under the qualified domestic institutional investor scheme to meet the ever-growing demand for overseas investment.

27 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Key backers buy into Franshion

Franshion Properties (China), a property unit of state-owned Sinochem Group, has allotted 27.6 per cent of the shares available in its US$334 million initial public offering to three cornerstone investors, according to a sale document obtained by fund managers.

31 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Three companies tap market for HK$2.25b

Three mid-sized listed companies raised as much as HK$2.25 billion from share placements, capitalising on the market rally before any market correction.

Shougang Concord International Enterprise, a mainland steelmaker and property developer, has raised as much as HK$1.8 billion from a share placement to an institutional investor, sources said.

26 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Wuhan Boiler surges on Alstom green light

Shares in Wuhan Boiler jumped by their 10 per cent daily limit yesterday after it cleared the final regulatory hurdle opening the way for France's Alstom to buy control of the firm.

11 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Regulator gets a taste of market speculation

On Monday two weeks ago, intense speculation raged on the grapevine of the mainland's stock markets: Fan Fuchun , a vice-chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, had been detained for corruption.

9 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Shareholder row won't hurt China Oriental

Analysts focus on growth rather than impact of Diana Chen's hostile bid

A dispute between major shareholders of China Oriental Group will not affect the daily operations of the Hebei-based steelmaker, according to analysts.

25 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Lai See

Sneaky laymen better stock pickers than nosy newsmen

Let it be known that Lai See is not a good stock tipster. In fact, he is a lousy one - although he is often asked which shares he likes.

23 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Right way and wrong way to handle market intervention

Seldom has the financial world doubted the ability of Beijing officials; they may be slow, so the argument goes, but they know what they are doing. However, that confidence has been shaken by their murky handling of the stock market last week.

9 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Stock collapse ignites debate in cyberspace

The mainland stock market collapse has a sparked heated debate in internet chat rooms.

In the popular stock chat room on, more than a million people exchanged views on at least three topics. Ironically, one of the three topics is 'Let's share the profit of a bull market', but almost all comments went the opposite direction.

5 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Your money - Tony Woo Yik-man

Age: 23

Business: Project director of RSM Style Lab

Young Post: How did you get involved in your business?

Woo: I didn't start off as a partner. When I was in school, I worked as a junior designer and met with clients.

It was only after I started university that I invested HK$100,000 and became one of two partners.

2 May 2007 - 12:00am

Your money - Primo Yip Tsz-pui

Age: 23

Business: Director of the Greater China Academic Centre

Young Post: How did you start your business?

Yip: I've paid attention to financial news since I was young. I find out what's happening and why companies merge and so on. I also look up financial terms.

25 Apr 2007 - 12:00am