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Stock

WHAT THE BROKER SAYS

Merrill Lynch has lowered its recommendation on HSBC to 'neutral' from 'buy' and revised down slightly its cash pretax profit forecast for 2004 to US$19.9 billion.

Sunday, 26 December, 2004, 12:00am

WHAT THE BROKER SAID

About a year ago DBC Vickers Securities said that all engines were fired up for growth at City Telecom and reiterated its 'buy' recommendation on the stock. The company had just announced that annual net profit surged 183 per cent to $258 million over 2002, which was 10 per cent more than expected.

5 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

ESC Sequences

Here are sites for the small screen to help you find a wine for any meal, track that FedEx package on your phone and get information on the market whenever you need it.?

Wine for all

15 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Manila shapes up as next big thing for foreign funds

Foreign buyers are snapping up assets as Philippine benchmark outperforms

Many brokers and analysts say investors who have been looking around the region's markets for next big thing may have found it - in the Philippines.

24 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Shanghai tells state firms to quit stocks

The Shanghai municipal government has ordered state companies under its control to halt trading activities on the mainland stock markets by Wednesday, in an effort to reduce their risk exposure and to stem irregular practices among brokerages.

28 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

White asparagus from Landes with Maltaise sauce and mixed herbs jus

Menus are made to match the month. Some of Hong Kong's top chefs serve up their favourite seasonal recipes

Sebastien Ehret

Chef de cuisine

Restaurant Petrus, Island Shangri-La

Ingredients

28 stalks of white asparagus from Landes, France

30g butter

Maltaise sauce

50ml white wine

16 May 2004 - 12:00am

Minsheng forms panel to probe tampering

China Minsheng Banking Corp will form an independent team to investigate the falsifying of a document in its domestic listing in 2000.

The move is seen as an attempt to prevent the issue casting a pall over the lender's looming US$1 billion listing in Hong Kong.

27 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Upgrades and downgrades

BUY

10 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Soaring stocks near one-year high

Hong Kong stocks soared to a near one-year high yesterday as fresh funds entered the market. Strong tourist arrivals and improving sentiment towards the property market spurred big buying of shares in property and leisure-linked firms, which have staged a strong comeback in recent trading sessions.

14 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Shares extend fall despite government sell-off denial

Chinese stock indices resumed their slide yesterday despite official statements denying plans to dump state-owned shares in listed companies on to the stock market.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index grouping the yuan A shares and foreign-currency B shares slipped 0.58 per cent to finish at 1,493.45 points - its lowest close in three weeks.

25 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Ask the chef

A cake recipe required me to toast some hazelnuts, rub off the skins and grind the nuts in a food processor. When I tried this it turned to a thick paste and the oil floated to the top. What went wrong?

8 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Henderson plan voted down

Henderson Land Development suffered an unexpected setback yesterday after its bid to privatise Henderson Investment was voted down by the subsidiary's minority shareholders.

Analysts said shares of Henderson Investment could plunge by more than 20 per cent to below HK$6 per share from HK$7.20 before its suspension as a result of the defeated privatisation.

3 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Shrinking stocks

Manila's stock market is way down, while investment scams are up. A lot of cash is floating about these days, frantically searching for an investment vehicle, and it is not just the stock market that has proved to be a loser.

5 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Monitor

IT CERTAINLY GAVE me a warm feeling last week to see Justice Anthony Rogers, the chairman of the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform, saying the same things about the stock exchange that I have been saying in this column.

28 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Team readies HKEx board re-election

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) has set up a three-man nomination committee to prepare the groundwork for the scheduled re-election of its board members in March next year.

The committee is chaired by HKEx chairman Charles Lee Yeh-kwong, and includes a broker director and a government appointed member.

30 Sep 2002 - 12:00am