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  • Why Asia’s Retail Investors Are Ditching the Market Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 9:35 PM ET
    A Chinese investor monitors screens showing stock indexes at a trading house in Shanghai on June 1, 2010.

    A 30-year-old trader at a Hong Kong-based hedge fund has slashed  his holdings in equities from 25 percent of personal savings to near zero over the past one year, making him one of many individual investors in Asia who have been pushed to the sidelines owing to extreme market volatility.  

  • Are the Boom Days for Hong Kong Property Over? Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 2:31 AM ET

    Hong Kong’s residential property market, which has seen dramatic price gains over the past decade because supply has not kept up with demand, is set for a slowdown as the new administration comes good on its pledge to increase land supply for housing, says an industry expert.

  • China Investors to Focus on Europe, Key PMI Data Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 10:59 AM ET

    Tuesday's trading in the Chinese market may be affected by the July HSBC flash PMI data, the earliest monthly indicator of China's industrial activity, due out at 10:30 Beijing time, and growing worries about the euro zone.

  • The Chinese market has gained for three consecutive sessions, despite the fact that the benchmark index is still trading near six-month lows.

  • China Market May Trade in Tight Range Amid Uncertainty Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 11:08 AM ET

    Lack of clarity on future policy may keep the Chinese market trading in a narrow range on Thursday.

  • China Investors Sidelined Ahead of Cabinet Meeting Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 10:48 AM ET
    Flag of the People's Republic of China

    Investors may stay sidelined as the cabinet meeting on second half economic policies is expected to be held Wednesday.

  • China Market Sentiment Near ‘Freezing Point’ Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 10:16 AM ET

    Market sentiment has reached what's described in Chinese media as "freezing point" on a combination of concerns about neverending initial public offerings, an upcoming over-the-counter market, and disappointing corporate scorecards.

  • The Sun Hung Kai Centre building in Hong Kong, China

    News that Sun Hung Kai’s billionaire co-chairmen have been charged for bribery has cast a pall over the stock and prompted a downgrade from Barclays on Monday, as investors continue to weigh the extent of the fallout from the scandal on Asia's largest developer.

  • Asian Firms Look Beyond Stock Sales to Raise Funds Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 3:05 AM ET

    A drought in the IPO market has more Asian firms looking into alternative ways to raise capital, with many tapping private equity and debt markets.

  • Asians Are World's Biggest Risk Takers Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 8:02 PM ET
    An investor smiles at a stock exchange hall on August 10, 2011 in Shenyang, Liaoning Province of China.

    A survey by Nielsen shows Asian consumers are more likely to stay invested during this period of volatile markets. What’s more — they are also more likely to put their cash in high-risk assets than their peers in Europe and the U.S.

  • No Bottom in Sight for China Coal Prices: Analyst Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 3:22 AM ET
    A bag of coals picked out from gangue stockpiles at a coal-chosen factory in Chifeng of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.

    Coal prices in China have fallen almost 20 percent since the beginning of the year, with analysts expecting further declines as inventories remain high and coal mines in China continue to ramp up production.

  • Local Pension Funds to Boost Asian Equities: HSBC Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 4:13 AM ET
    An employee of a securities company walks past a stock index board in Seoul, South Korea

    Asian equity markets, which have so far been dominated by either foreign institutions or short-term trading by local individual investors, are set to see a big increase in investments from local pension funds, which will lead to higher stock prices and lower volatility, according to a new report from HSBC Global Research.

  • Hong Kong Exchange Defends $2.2 Billion Price for LME Sunday, 17 Jun 2012 | 11:15 PM ET
    Hong Kong Stock Exchange

    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKex) has defended its purchase price of $2.18 billion for the London Metal Exchange, after some analysts voiced concerns about the amount it was paying.

  • Hong Kong skyline

    Hong Kong’s property market is set to stabilize following a volatile 2011, with home prices projected to rise 10 percent this year, a moderate increase compared to the huge gains seen in 2009 and 2010, industry watchers tell CNBC.

  • Traders sit at their desks at the Stock Exchange in Hong Kong.

    Asian stocks have lost most of their gains of the year and May will likely end as the worst month for equity markets in more than three years, but some strategists tell CNBC this is an "amazing" time to accumulate stocks. 

  • The Upside to Asian Stock Declines? Better Dividends Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 12:48 AM ET
    Hong Kong Stock Exchange

    Large cap Asian stocks such as banks and property developers in Hong Kong and Singapore have declined so much over the past 12 months that they are now paying their best dividends in years, traders say.

  • The Sun Hung Kai Centre building in Hong Kong, China

    While the corruption case against the joint chairmen of Asia’s biggest developer Hong Kong’s Sun Hung Kai Properties will lead to share price volatility over the next 12 months, analysts say the company remains a buy based on its high-quality asset base and solid income stream.

  • China's Stagnant Bank Lending Spooks Investors Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 2:02 AM ET

    Chinese bank stocks fell on Thursday in Hong Kong after a report by Shanghai Securities News that new lending by China’s four biggest state-owned banks was flat in the first two weeks of May.

  • Where Are the Investors? Turnover in Asia Plunges Monday, 14 May 2012 | 10:58 PM ET
    Hong Kong Stock Exchange

    Trading, measured by the turnover in Hong Kong and Singapore equities, fell in the first four months of the year on concerns over Europe’s debt crisis and as investors seek alternative investments to stocks after recent corporate scandals and the 2008 global financial crisis.

  • Hong Kong Stock Exchange

    Hong Kong, the hottest initial public offering (IPO) market in the world in 2011, has seen a precipitous slowdown in listings because of market uncertainty and low valuations.