Showing posts from July, 2012

Seven years on, Airocean ex-IDs get clean chit

Mr. Madhavan - This verdict has gone a long way to correct a grave injustice that all three of us suffered and this matter took a long, long time to resolve

Understanding High Frequency Trading


Wall Street: The Speed Traders


Aussie miner prepares for legal battle over Indonesian asset

Intrepid Mines forced to quit Java project worth US$5b

How China law interprets ‘misappropriation’ of funds

Analysts shed light on an issue close to the heart of many S-chip investors

Sinking orders for China’s shipyards

A mix of factors including overcapacity and low freight rates are setting the country’s shipbuilding industry on course for its worst year in a decade

China’s economy cools, shows need for policy action

China’s growth rate slowed for a sixth successive quarter to its slackest pace in more than three years, highlighting the need for more policy vigilance from Beijing even as signs emerge that action taken so far is beginning to stabilize the economy.

China’s slowdown spreads pain despite stimulus

China’s economic slowdown slammed into Li Fangliang, cutting sales at his Shanghai auto parts store by half.

Confidence is Everything! - Joe Fahmy

From all the reading I’ve done, amazing people I’ve talked to, and my own life observations, I’ve come to the conclusion that: Confidence is everything! No matter what you do in life, you have to believe in yourself and maintain a strong state of mind…especially if you’re a stock trader.

How Bernanke will cause the next crash before 2014

Rich will lose 50% in massive wealth destructionRead on...

Joining hands - but for how long?

Foreign firms are turning their attention to China’s hinterland, but now their mainland partners are not so needy - and tie-ups can easily go sour

China seeks to wrest offshore rig crown from Singapore, South Korea

China is emerging as a strong contender to the traditional offshore oil rig manufacturing powerhouses of Singapore and South Korea as shipyards such as COSCO Corp fight for a bigger market share in a deepwater exploration boom.

Equinix plots new investments in China

US-based data-centre provider is eyeing more Chinese cities, including expansion in Hong Kong, after a Shanghai acquisition

Arming leaders with the China quotient

Because the country is so complex, top executives need to grasp its political, social, cultural and historical paradigms when trying to unravel its economics, says LOW YEN LING

Independent US report points to pickup in China

Official data may lag behind findings of private survey based on Fed’s ‘Beige Book’ by one to three months

Time to ‘bottom fish’ commodity stocks?

Views mixed; some see firms doing better, others cite China uncertainty

Timing Your Investment In the Singapore Property Market

If you’ve been in the market long enough, you’d have noticed that property prices go up and down in stretches over varying periods of time. In markets as in real life, gravity rules – what goes up must come down.

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The battle to rein in wayward local officials

Jury is still out on who will win the all-important struggle for control of the property market

Short shrift for Chinese firms

Mainland companies looking to raise money on offshore exchanges increasingly run the risk of attracting the critical attention of short sellers

Lower interest rates may do little to boost China’s growth

With a decline in demand for new loans many analysts doubt that any further reductions on the mainland will do much to revive interest in bank lending

Big losses for more than a third of mainland investors

More than one-third of mainland investors say they have lost at least 30 per cent of their equity investments in the first half of this year, an embarrassment for chief securities regulator Guo Shuqing.

Wen pledge to keep property market curbs

Premier insists Beijing will not relax campaign to restrain prices and limit speculation in wake of central bank’s second interest rate cut in a month

Hit at home, China’s ghost fleet sails high seas

China’s huge fleet of coastal ships, usually confined to plying the Chinese seaboard, has sailed out of the shadows to seek international business in yet another sign that China’s economy is slowing.

Li Ning shares jump after CEO quits

China’s best known local sportswear group Li Ning Company Limited, grappling with a slowdown that has halved its share price in recent months, replaced its chief executive on Thursday and said it will focus more on its business in China.

Evergrande reports fraud claim to police

Evergrande Real Estate, the second-largest mainland developer by sales, has reported accusations made against it by United States-based short seller Citron Research to the Hong Kong police.

Barclays was desperate, Diamond says

The former boss of Barclays said yesterday that the British bank illegally reported low borrowing rates in October 2008 because other banks were reporting even lower ones, making Barclays look bad and threatening efforts to attract investment from Qatar.

A matter of great interest

The scandal over Barclays’ efforts to rig interbank rates has put the relationship between big banks and financial regulators under the microscope

The rate that sets the lending standard

The London interbank offered rate, or Libor, touches many aspects of people’s lives, from their investments to home mortgages.

Home prices pick up as demand rises

China, Singapore and Australia see home prices rise on the back of low interest rates and investors’ appetite for returns

Reminder of Macau’s violent past

The recent assault on VIP junket operator Ng Man-sun recalls the Macau casino industry’s less than savoury past, an era largely left behind as profits have risen

Da Vinci loses first lawsuit for deceiving customer

Consumers won their first lawsuit against a luxury furniture retailer as a district court in Hangzhou, Zhejiang ordered Da Vinci to pay 3.23 million yuan (HK$3.94 million) for making false claims about its goods.

Chongqing investors eye shops for best returns

The retail sector is seen as being more competitive as government cooling measures, including loan restrictions, curb demand and prices for homes

Dealing with a Double Whammy

In the past decade China gained Western jobs and exports markets, but the loss of both means that serious systemic flaws are being laid bare

Mixed picture on accuracy of China’s economic data

The true depth of the economic slowdown on the mainland has come under the spotlight following a report in the New York Times claiming that China had falsified data to understate the severity of the downturn.

A message in conflicting data from China

Two rival measures give different diagnoses of the mainland’s economic health but each has a point

To Save the Euro, Leave It

A better, bolder and, until now, almost inconceivable solution is for Germany to reintroduce the mark, which would cause the euro to immediately decline in value. Such a devaluation would give troubled economies, especially those of Greece, Italy and Spain, the financial flexibility they need to stabilize themselves.