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STOCK EXCHANGE BOSS Kwong Ki-chi is one of my regular targets in this column but it is always under my name when I have a go at him. Unlike some people who have been targeting him recently, I do not hide.

Monday, 19 August, 2002, 12:00am

Good faith

I do not think we can blame anyone for the penny-stock crash last month.

No one should be held responsible for what happened.

6 Aug 2002 - 12:00am


I HAVE NOT had a good gnaw at the hand that feeds me for a long time but a description of penny stocks as a 'disgrace to the market' in one of our leaders yesterday (South China Morning Post, July 29) gives me my opportunity for a bite.

30 Jul 2002 - 12:00am


THERE ARE TWO questions, one a why question and one a what question, that have puzzled me for some time about this proposal by the stock exchange to de-list penny stocks. The answers are now becoming plain.

29 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Investors beware

The Securities and Futures Commission wants to tighten up the regulations over research done by stock market analysts. Without giving precise details, it is saying it will watch how other markets deal with the issue, before deciding what is appropriate in Hong Kong.

15 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Upgrade and downgrade

QPL International Holdings Merrill Lynch cut its price target yesterday to HK$4.93 per share from $6.08 previously but kept its 'strong buy' recommendation as that price still represents an upside of more than 50 per cent.

7 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Exposure to stocks unhealthy

Mainland investors have put a sum equivalent to 23 times their average annual income into stocks, according to a recent survey sponsored by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

16 Apr 2002 - 12:00am


A HEATED DEBATE over whether reporters should have the right to attend shareholder meetings is raising temperatures in mainland stock markets.

3 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Sewco stock rises on debut

Shares in Sewco International rose 10.9 per cent to 61 HK cents on their first trading day. The initial offering price for the shares was 55 HK cents. More than 107.98 million shares changed hands and the transaction amount was HK$69.02 million.

7 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

What the broker said ...

Hong Kong-listed Kingboard Chemical Holdings manufactures high-technology laminates - sheets of wafer-thin copper foil with backing - which are used by printed-circuit board makers.

The company had a very good year in 2000, but after rapid high-technology growth, Kingboard was suffering along with the rest of its sector from a downturn at the beginning of last year.

3 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

State may dispose of shares by tender

Mainland authorities may allow investors to bid for non-tradeable 'state shares' in publicly owned enterprises, according to a China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) proposal.

28 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

SOEs to choose model for sale

The authorities will let publicly listed state-owned enterprises (SOEs) choose between two models how they would like the Government to dispose of state shares in the company, according to a report.

The stock market has been waiting to see how the Government will price the state shares when it resumes the selling of its stake in state-held firms.

22 Jan 2002 - 12:00am


TUT, TUT. What a thing to see in this day and age that a reputable company should still indulge in such a perverse form of elitism. PCCW directors pay dwarfs rivals, said our headline last week.

8 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

The veal deal

Although Saif Rahman hails from Bangladesh, he specialises in Mediterranean cuisine. The chef came to Hong Kong in 1995 and later helped to found Portofino Mediterranean restaurant in Sai Kung and Basilico on Wyndham Street. He is now executive chef for both places. At his home in Mid-Levels, he makes the popular Italian dish, osso bucco.

Osso bucco alla Milanese

30 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Simsen eyes return

Simsen International has applied to the stock exchange for a resumption of trading from today. Shares of the company were suspended on November 16 due to a discussion related to new-share subscription in Simsen and possible change in control.

22 Nov 2001 - 12:00am