Post Tagged with: "Hong Kong"

Why the Santa rally in stock markets may just be a little late

Why the Santa rally in stock markets may just be a little late

All financial analysts have to make confessions from time to time. And I am man enough to grovel to my readers.? In mid-November, I confidently leading up to Christmas. It was as expected as a government denial of incompetence. A weak October and November indicated that investors would turn the […]

Hong Kong companies need action, not talk, on diversity

Hong Kong companies need action, not talk, on diversity

Hong Kong competes on its reputation as a well but lightly regulated market. This philosophy is reflected in the Hong Kong stock exchange?s listing rules, which lay out a world-class standard of corporate governance but interpreted in a light-touch manner. Regulators try to avoid adding onerous requirements to compliance standards, […]

The danger in 2019: markets? dim view of the economy may become a self-fulfilling prophecy

The danger in 2019: markets? dim view of the economy may become a self-fulfilling prophecy

At the end of a calendar year, it?s natural to take stock of the past year and adjust one?s expectations for the future. At the close of 2018, that process was rather unpleasant for most of us and raised more questions than it answered. Why was 2018 so tough for […]

Sino Land agrees to revise property agents fees to 2 per cent from January 1 at Grand Central

Sino Land agrees to revise property agents fees to 2 per cent from January 1 at Grand Central

Sino Land said late Thursday that it would revise commission fees at its Grand Central project in Kwun Tong to 2 per cent starting from January, offering a partial concession to property agents angered by the developer?s decision to slash the fee last week. Management from Centaline Property Agency held […]

Qatar Airways takes 5 per cent stake in China Southern Airlines in sign that Beijing is encouraging more foreign investment

Qatar Airways takes 5 per cent stake in China Southern Airlines in sign that Beijing is encouraging more foreign investment

Qatar Airways has grabbed a stake in China?s biggest airline, in a sign that Beijing is encouraging more foreign investment while shaking up state-owned enterprises (SOEs). The Doha-based carrier announced on Wednesday it had acquired certain A and H shares in for an undisclosed sum on December 28 last year, […]

Are we in danger of taking technology for granted and losing the magic of innovation?

Are we in danger of taking technology for granted and losing the magic of innovation?

Technology has become truly pervasive. It is wide and it is deep. It transcends industries, professions, economies (developed and emerging) and straddles the globe, showing no respect for borders or passports. Technology has presented us with a somewhat eccentric narrative over the years. In the 1950s and 1960s, technology was […]

Defiant Taiwan president rejects Beijing?s proposal of ?one country, two systems

Defiant Taiwan president rejects Beijing?s proposal of ?one country, two systems

Taiwan?sPresident on Wednesday rejected the Chinese President Xi Jinping?s call for unification under a ?one country, two systems? approach. Tsai said her island of 23 million people would never accept the approach proposed by Beijing. ?China must face the fact of the existence of Taiwan, Republic of China, and not […]

Macau casinos rake in $37.6 billion gaming revenue in 2018

Macau casinos rake in $37.6 billion gaming revenue in 2018

MACAU: in rose 14 per cent in 2018, the second consecutive year of gain as demand to wager in the Chinese territory continued to rebound from a prolonged slump. December was also the 29th straight month where revenue in China‘s only legal hub rose versus the same month a year […]

Trexit ? the one thing Donald Trump can do to save the US and global markets in 2019

Trexit ? the one thing Donald Trump can do to save the US and global markets in 2019

It is often said that the darkest hour is just before the dawn. For eternal optimists, there is always hope that morning brings something brighter, more promising. Global markets have had a lot thrown at them in recent years, from the to the European debt crisis, but they have always […]

Correction in Hong Kong?s property market gathers speed as prices fall 3.5 per cent in November

Correction in Hong Kong?s property market gathers speed as prices fall 3.5 per cent in November

Prices of lived-in homes in Hong Kong saw the sharpest decline in a single month in November since the global financial crisis in 2008. The monthly home price index, which represents movements in the secondary property market, fell 3.5 per cent to 366.3 in November, compared to the 2.56 per […]