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The worry though is that they also represent the financial risks building inside Thailand and elsewhere in Asia amid signs of economic slowdown and tighter lending markets. I've been in Asia long enough to remember how messed up Thailand was, "said a veteran Asia investment banker in Hong Kong, recalling the 1997 Asia financial crisis."
*Hengdeli jumps after China cut import duties on Swiss watches. HONG KONG, May 28- Hong Kong shares rose on Tuesday with heavyweight China Taiping Insurance surging nearly 12 percent after it announced a $13.3 billion restructuring plan while its rivals slipped on a downgrade.
HONG KONG, May 16- Chinese shares appeared headed for their best daily gain in two weeks on Thursday, lifting the Hong Kong market, as investors chased a rally in property, brokerage and technology-related counters.
HONG KONG, May 14- Hong Kong shares were set to open higher on Tuesday after suffering its worst one-day loss in a month, with strong U.S. retail sales data likely to provide some respite. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan's Nikkei was flat, while South Korea's KOSPI was up 1.1 percent at 0100 GMT.
HONG KONG, May 13- Hong Kong shares suffered their worst loss in almost a month on Monday as Ping An Insurance fell sharply after regulators slapped a three-month ban on its brokerage unit for helping list a fraudulent Chinese company. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong slid 2.1 percent.
HONG KONG, May 13- Hong Kong shares were knocked off a near three-month high on Monday with Ping An Insurance falling sharply after a three-month ban was imposed on its brokerage unit for helping list a fraudulent Chinese company.
HONG KONG, May 13- China shares posted a second loss in three sessions, as Ping An Insurance fell sharply after a three-month ban was imposed on its brokerage unit for helping list a fraudulent Chinese company. The CSI300 index of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings closed down 0.4 percent on Monday.
TOKYO, May 13- Oil and gold prices fell on Monday as the dollar strengthened, weighing on Asian shares, but Japanese equities outperformed on the back of the yen's slide to a fresh 4-1/ 2- year low against the U.S. currency.
*China due to post more April data in afternoon trade. HONG KONG, May 13- Hong Kong shares were knocked off a near three-month high on Monday as China's biggest underwriter by revenue, Ping An Insurance, fell sharply after a three-month ban was imposed on its brokerage unit for helping list a fraudulent Chinese company.
HONG KONG, May 3- China shares produced their best day in more than a week on Friday, supporting the Hong Kong market, as investors cheered official news reports that pointed to greater foreign investment in mainland markets.
*Hang Seng Index outperforms H-share index in April. HONG KONG, April 30- Hong Kong shares rose to a seven-week high on Tuesday and looked headed for their first monthly gain in three, helped by strength in financials ahead of China's official April manufacturing data.
*TPG executives in Tokyo for further talks with SMBC. HONG KONG/ TOKYO, April 27- Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp is in advanced talks to buy a $1.2 billion stake in BTPN, an Indonesian lender backed by TPG Capital, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
*Trade data showed unexpected China deficit in March. *China brokers A-shares hurt by reported IPO fraud. HONG KONG, April 10- Hong Kong shares rose in anemic turnover on Wednesday with mainland China markets sluggish after data showed the world's second-largest economy unexpectedly had a trade deficit in March.
HONG KONG, April 5- Hong Kong shares could start higher on Friday as markets reopen following a public holiday, bolstered by the Bank of Japan's unprecedented monetary expansion.
HONG KONG, April 5- The mystery lender behind a Thai billionaire's $9.4 billion purchase of a stake in China's No.2 insurer was UBS, which offered a last minute and complex financing package known to only a few involved, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
HONG KONG, March 15- Hong Kong shares ended their worst week in three on a tepid note on Friday, with Chinese developers hit by official media reports that property curbs will be strictly enforced. The China Enterprises Index of the leading Chinese listings in Hong Kong dropped 0.7 percent. China Resources Land dropped 5.4 percent.
HONG KONG, March 14- Hong Kong shares eked out their first gain in three days on Thursday as strength in banking stocks offset a fall in the property sector after leading lenders raised mortgage rates for the first time since 2011..
*China Mobile, Ping An Insurance slip pre-2012 earnings. HONG KONG, March 14- Hong Kong shares were headed for a third-straight daily loss on Thursday, led by local property developers after two of the territory's leading lenders raised mortgage rates for the first time since 2011..
*Citic Pacific hit by broker price target reductions. HONG KONG, March 1- Hong Kong and China shares trimmed this week's gains after official data on Chinese manufacturing activity was slightly below expectation and at its weakest since September.
HONG KONG, Feb 6- Hong Kong shares regained some of the ground lost in Tuesday's tumble to a one-month low, thanks to strength in China Mobile and other defensive counters that showed investors remain cautious.