Stock market action from around the world, with a focus on Hong Kong, China and the rest of Asia.
A raft of China data from over the weekend didn't paint a very positive picture of the world's second-largest economy. It could add pressure on Beijing to ease policy.
Director activity plunged, based on filings on the Hong Kong stock exchange in the first week of August, with 15 companies that recorded 80 purchases worth HK$48.6 million against six firms with 19 disposals worth HK$46.3 million.9 Aug 2015 - 11:40pm
Property stocks performance hit by weakening spending mood10 Aug 2015 - 12:24am 3 comments
Next week in Asia, a string of indicators out of China, Singapore reports Q2 GDP, and the Hong Kong stock exchange and Tencent report first half earnings.
After Monday's massive plunge in Shanghai, Chinese equities saw more volatility in Tuesday trade even with a large additional liquidity injection from the central bank. (Photo: AFP)
Barings’ analysis shows emerging market assets returning 25pc less to investors over the next decade.
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China’s economy beat expectations of below 7 percent growth in the second quarter as better June data shows signs of a rebound despite the recent stock market rout. (Photo: AFP)
China's heavy-handed approach to its stock market troubles has given Hong Kong a fresh financial boost as some start to question how Beijing handles a crisis. (Photo: Xinhua)
The steep correction in the market prompted a surge in director buying last week, with 124 companies that recorded 703 purchases worth HK$2.26 billion. The figures were sharply up from the previous week's four-day totals of 40 firms, 161 purchases and HK$339 million.13 Jul 2015 - 7:14am
China gives an indication on the pace of growth for the second quarter of 2015, while India reports trade and the Bank of Japan announces its latest rates decision.(Photo: Xinhua)
Global stocks broke their losing streak Thursday as China rebounded and hopes of an improvement in the Greek debt crisis lifted stocks. (Photo: EPA)
Stocks closed sharply lower as markets turned their attention to China, eclipsing the focus on Greece. Trading was halted for much of the day on the NYSE, but continued on other exchanges. (Photo: Reuters)
The plunge in Chinese stocks and suspension of new share listings could hurt $32 billion worth of "take-private" deals in the U.S., M&A experts said. (Photo: Reuters)
Mainland China stocks bounced back moderately on Monday, ending the Shanghai Composite index’s three-week losing streak, after 21 Chinese brokerages over the weekend pledged billions of dollars to form a 120 billion yuan (HK$150 billion) stock rescue fund.6 Jul 2015 - 6:24pm 1 comment
Despite reassurances by regulators that margin debt in China’s stock markets remains manageable, total leverage could be as much as US$645 billion - magnifying risks not just for retail investors, but also the thinly stretched corporate sector.1 Jul 2015 - 8:22am