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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.
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.
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.
Lack of clarity on future policy may keep the Chinese market trading in a narrow range on Thursday.
Investors may stay sidelined as the cabinet meeting on second half economic policies is expected to be held Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.