Date
18 January 2019

Markets

  • Tech plays shine in quiet year-end trading

    Dec 30, 2013 6:06pm
    Hong Kong’s stock market remained quiet on Monday, the last clearing day for 2013 for futures and other derivatives, with only a half-day session left for the year on Tuesday. The benchmark Hang Seng Index edged...
  • The US move to taper its quantitative easing program reflects its solid economic recovery

    US tapering offers China more opportunities than risks

    - Dec 30, 2013 11:51am
    The other shoe has finally dropped. The United States announced on Dec. 18 it would start winding down its quantitative easing (QE) policy in January. Generally speaking, the US move offers a chance for China to...
  • New measures to protect small investors, Xinhua says

    Dec 30, 2013 9:11am
    China unveiled on Friday a new set of guidelines that aim to strengthen the protection for small investors, Xinhua news agency reported over the weekend. The country will set up an insurance system to counter the risk...
  • General Economy Images Of China

    The Big Picture: INVESTOR PROTECTION

    Dec 30, 2013 8:17am
    China will strengthen the investor protection measures in a bid to ensure a transparent and fair capital market in the country, the State Council said in a statement on Friday. The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC)...
  • Tencent rides high despite sluggish post-holiday trading

    Dec 27, 2013 5:47pm
    Trading volume may have been thin due to the holiday mood but that didn’t stop tech giant Tencent (00700.HK) hitting a new high Friday. Tencent’s bar was raised a day after foreign counterparts Facebook and Yahoo...
  • Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is led by a Shinto priest as he visits the controversial Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Thursday. Photo: Reuters

    WEEKENDER: Abe shrine visit throws China relations to icy age

    - Dec 27, 2013 3:39pm
    More than a year after Japan’s nationalization of the Diaoyu islands (known as Senkaku in Japan) has sent China-Japan ties to the nadir, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s surprise visit to the Yasukuni Shrine on Thursday...
  • Vinum Assets says it is an 'opportune moment' to invest in fine wine. Photo: Vinum Asset

    Time to raise a cheer to fine wine, says Vinum Assets

    - Dec 27, 2013 6:00am
    The fine-wine market presents a good entry opportunity now after undergoing a correction recently, with the alternative asset likely to continue to offer solid returns to investors in the coming years, according to Vinum Assets, a...
  • Mainland stocks tumble as crash crunch looms

    Dec 26, 2013 6:22pm
    Investor fears of a looming liquidity crunch resurfaced Thursday as the People’s Bank of China stopped injecting liquidity into the market. The Shanghai Composite Index slumped 1.58 percent to 2,073 points and the Shenzhen Component Index...
  • HKTV surges 66% on Wong digital plan

    Dec 23, 2013 6:07pm
    Hong Kong Television Network (HKTV) (01137.HK) soared Friday as investors cheered Friday’s announcement by chairman Ricky Wong {王維基} that the company will launch internet TV services. The announcement came months after the government rejected its application for...
  • Bank shares drop as QFIIs shuffle positions, paper says

    Dec 23, 2013 9:18am
    Mainland bank shares fell Friday after some qualified foreign institutional investors adjusted holdings to reflect changes in the makeup of some overseas indexes, the Securities Times reported Monday, citing the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Bank shares shed...
  • About 37.5 bln yuan shares to be unlocked this week, Xinhua says

    Dec 23, 2013 7:59am
    About 37.5 billion yuan (US$6.13 billion) worth of shares from 20 companies will be unlocked and be available for trading on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges this week, Xinhua news agency reported over the weekend,...
  • Alibaba IPO problems have highlighted the need for Hong Kong to revisit its listing rules. Photo: Bloomberg

    HK must rethink its rules to lure new-age tech IPOs, experts say

    - Dec 23, 2013 6:45am
    Hong Kong should change its stock market listing rules to incorporate either a five-year-term requirement for company directors or a dual-class share structure with limited board rights if the city wants to attract more flotations of technology...
  • Mainland liquidity fears weigh on HSI

    Dec 20, 2013 5:41pm
    The Hang Seng Index was dragged down Friday by fears of a mainland cash crunch. Hong Kong’s benchmark index gave up 76 points, or 0.34 percent, to end at 22,812 for the day. The index has...
  • Mainland analysts say Xi Jinping's bigger role in economic reform has been driven by the need to wade into the so-called deep-water zone of vested interests. Photo: Bloomberg

    WEEKENDER: Xi takes economic helm to steer reform

    - Dec 20, 2013 4:46pm
    When the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee announced it was setting up two top-level committees at the end of its third plenum last month, the common view among China watchers was that the one on security...
  • Everbright Bank slips in HK debut on bad debt concerns, WSJ says

    Dec 20, 2013 3:06pm
    China Everbright Bank Co. shares fell on their first day of trading in Hong Kong Friday, reflecting investors’ concerns about mainland banks’ bad debt levels, the Wall Street Journal reported. The lender, which raised US$3 billion...
  • CSRC to study measures to support Shanghai FTZ, paper says

    Dec 20, 2013 10:02am
    The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) will study policies and roll out detailed measures to support the Shanghai free trade zone, including the launch of crude oil futures trading, Securities Times reported Thursday, citing the regulatory...
  • Kenneth Yeo, director and head of specialist advisory at BDO Financial Services Ltd. Photo: BDO

    HK to stay as top IPO venue for China firms, BDO says

    - Dec 20, 2013 6:00am
    Hong Kong will remain the favorite listing destination for Chinese companies in the years to come, despite a recent agreement allowing them to list in Singapore, according to accounting and professional services firm BDO Financial Services Ltd.,...
  • Bad news for property plays weighs on HSI

    Dec 19, 2013 6:11pm
    Hong Kong’s benchmark index had a choppy trading session Thursday as property developers tumbled on news that land supply will balloon next quarter. The Hang Seng Index climbed 261 points out of the gate in response to the...
  • Blueprint charts Beijing’s mission to find economic golden mean

    - Dec 19, 2013 9:51am
    Expectations going into the Central Economic Work Conference this month were not high. But the annual meeting that brings China’s top policymakers together to discuss economic direction contained at least two surprises, both of which offer...
  • HSI rises as Hutchison moves to spin off Watson

    Dec 18, 2013 6:27pm
    The Hong Kong benchmark Hang Seng Index (HSI) was buoyed by news that Hutchison Whampoa (00013.HK) has enlisted three banks to help spin off international retail unit A.S. Watson & Co next year. The subsidiary runs...

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