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China, Hong Kong benchmarks rebound, defying big sell-offs in region over Apple train wreck

China, Hong Kong benchmarks rebound, defying big sell-offs in region over Apple train wreck

China and Hong Kong stocks defied big sell-offs in Asia in Friday trading, with the Shanghai Composite capping its biggest gain in a month, as suspected state buying and bargain-hunting of beaten-down companies propped up equities reeling from the world?s worst performance last year. Apple suppliers in Asia, however, took […]

Citibank thinks Hong Kong stocks can claw their way back from painful slide. Here?s how

Citibank thinks Hong Kong stocks can claw their way back from painful slide. Here?s how

After a bloodbath in 2018, the Hong Kong stock market just got bullish vote of confidence ? Citibank is forecasting the Hang Seng Index will rebound to 30,000 by the end of the year. That would be a nearly 20 per cent rise from its close at 25,130 on Wednesday. […]

Market woes continue into 2019 as China, Hong Kong stocks kick off new year with losses amid fresh indications of slowdown

Market woes continue into 2019 as China, Hong Kong stocks kick off new year with losses amid fresh indications of slowdown

The stock markets in mainland China and Hong Kong kicked off 2019 with losses, after two gauges indicated manufacturing had contracted in China, the world?s second-largest economy, and added to concerns about a slowdown. On the mainland, the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dropped 1.15 per cent, or 28.61 points, to […]

Gold price rises above US$1,300 as investors rush for sanctuary amid the bloodbath in global stock markets

Gold price rises above US$1,300 as investors rush for sanctuary amid the bloodbath in global stock markets

Gold pierced the US$1,300 level to extend a new year rally. Investors flocked to the metal with global equities in retreat, signs of a slowdown stacking up, and the oldest of havens showing its mettle as exchange-traded funds draw in increased flows. Futures spiked as much as 0.4 per cent […]

Shanghai?s stock index ends 2018 as the world?s biggest loser as trade war, slowing Chinese economy weigh on confidence

Shanghai?s stock index ends 2018 as the world?s biggest loser as trade war, slowing Chinese economy weigh on confidence

Shanghai?s stock benchmark ended 2018 as the world?s worst market performer for a second year, falling 24.6 per cent over 12 months as an unprecedented trade war between China and the United States weighed on the Chinese economy and crimped corporate earnings. The city?s key stock index closed the year […]

Don?t worry about amount raised, get out first ? Chinese firms rush to list overseas, avoid 2019 headwinds

Don?t worry about amount raised, get out first ? Chinese firms rush to list overseas, avoid 2019 headwinds

Vivien Han?s company went public in New York this summer, grabbing headlines in the Chinese media, and was considered another rising star that had successfully tapped the fast-growing Chinese consumer market. Han and her colleagues, however, did not consider the initial public offering (IPO) a success. ?We had to cut […]

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 stocks track Wall Street losses to end lower on Christmas Eve, while China shares rise

Hong Kong stocks track Wall Street losses to end lower on Christmas Eve, while China shares rise

Stocks listed in Hong Kong declined during thinned out holiday trading on Monday, tracking Friday?s losses on Wall Street. In mainland China, however, shares rose on the promise of policy support for the economy. The Hong Kong market traded for half a day because of the Christmas holiday, and the […]

China stocks fall on Christmas after Japan?s Nikkei enters bear market, another day of losses in US

China stocks fall on Christmas after Japan?s Nikkei enters bear market, another day of losses in US

Shares listed in mainland China fell on Tuesday, tracking the steep losses in markets in Japan and the United States triggered by an intensifying row between the White House and the US Federal Reserve. The Hong Kong market will remain closed until Thursday. The Shanghai Composite Index dropped by as […]

Hong Kong, Shanghai stocks fall after US Fed defies investors? call and keeps aggressive pace of interest rate increases

Hong Kong, Shanghai stocks fall after US Fed defies investors? call and keeps aggressive pace of interest rate increases

Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks dropped in Thursday?s early trading, along with other Asian markets, as the US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell kept his aggressive pace of rate increases and ignored investors? calls for a slower clip. The Fed raised the key interest rate by 25 basis points for […]