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China markets can't shake volatility

China markets can't shake volatility

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) 

Tuesday, 28 July, 2015, 6:12pm

Why Southeast Asia’s emerging markets are where I’d put my money

There are still plenty of problems in Indonesia but the government is willing to take the bull by the horns. Photo: AFP

Barings’ analysis shows emerging market assets returning 25pc less to investors over the next decade.

SCMP headline, July 16

22 Jul 2015 - 12:30pm 1 comment

Chinese GDP stable at 7 percent growth

Chinese GDP stable at 7 percent growth

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)

16 Jul 2015 - 12:15pm

Investors like Hong Kong after China's stock slide

Investors like Hong Kong after China's stock slide

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)

15 Jul 2015 - 4:00pm

Hong Kong company directors rush to boost holdings after market slump

The buy-back by Zoomlion was made on the back of the 39 per cent drop in the share price since June from HK$6.69. Photo: Reuters

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

Asia Week Ahead: China unsteady ahead of Q2 GDP

Asia Week Ahead: China unsteady ahead of Q2 GDP

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)

10 Jul 2015 - 4:51pm

Global stocks find support as China rebounds

Global stocks find support as China rebounds

Global stocks broke their losing streak Thursday as China rebounded and hopes of an improvement in the Greek debt crisis lifted stocks. (Photo: EPA) 

10 Jul 2015 - 8:38am

New York Stock Exchange halts, China fears hit Wall St.

New York Stock Exchange halts, China fears hit Wall St.

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) 

9 Jul 2015 - 8:39am

As Chinese stocks plunge, $32 billion of U.S. deals at risk

As Chinese stocks plunge, $32 billion of U.S. deals at risk

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) 

8 Jul 2015 - 11:55am

China shares bounce back on rescue fund talks

Turnover in Shanghai jumped to 943.4 billion yuan on Monday from 643.5 billion yuan on Friday. Photo: AP

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

Leverage risks heightened for Chinese companies in market rout

People go in and out of the Shanghai Stock Exchange building as leverage risk is increasing in China, especially when the market suffers a severe downturn. Photo: Reuters

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

China stocks slide despite easing boost

China stocks slide despite easing boost

China’s interest rate cut over the weekend after the second Friday in a row for stocks, didn’t help calm nerves and investors had one of most volatile trading sessions ever. (Photo: Xinhua) 

30 Jun 2015 - 9:24am

China markets continue to slide

The Shanghai Composite Index was down 3.13 per cent Friday morning. Photo: Reuters

Shanghai and Shenzhen markets fell the most in six weeks due to regulatory concerns while Hong Kong also hit a weekly low on Friday morning in step with weak overseas market sentiment on worries over the Greek debt crisis.

26 Jun 2015 - 12:52pm 1 comment

China, Hong Kong markets shrug off reform vote

A trader manning the desk in the Hong Kong stock exchange as debate over a political reform plan hangs like a cloud over the market. Photo: AFP

A weaker close in mainland Chinese markets amid new listings had little impact in Hong Kong where the government's failure to pass an electoral reform package barely registered in stock movements.

Strong selling in the afternoon on Thursday saw the Shanghai Composite Index finish 3.67 per cent lower at 4,785.36 points.

18 Jun 2015 - 11:35pm

Hong Kong stocks rebound but investors show caution

Investors keep track of the performance of their stocks in the Hong Kong stock exchange as they rebounded on Wednesday after falling previously to a two-month low. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong stocks bounced backed from a two-month low on bargain hunting on Wednesday, though low turnover suggested some investors were still waiting on the sidelines.

18 Jun 2015 - 1:18pm 1 comment

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