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SCMP (South China Morning Post) ist eine englischsprachige Tageszeitung in Hong Kong. Neben der Printausgabe bietet der Verlag verschiedene digitalisierte Produkte, sowie zahlreiche kostenlos zugängliche News an.
 
27.03.17 - 16:06
Chinese brokerage Guotai Junan to raise HK$16b in Hong Kong IPO (SCMP)
 
China’s third biggest brokerage by assets, Guotai Junan Securities, plans to raise HK$16.04 billion in an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong, the company said on Monday. The company’s decision to offer 1.04 billion new shares at a...
27.03.17 - 14:48
China′s private hospitals struggle to attract top physicians (SCMP)
 
China’s health care sector, expected to become a US$1 trillion a year business by 2020, has long been favoured by investors. However, a shortage of quality doctors could hinder the sector’s growth and further dent the country’s driv...
27.03.17 - 14:42
Sinopec to spend big on refining and chemicals at Beijing′s behest (SCMP)
 
China Petroleum & Chemical (Sinopec), the world’s second largest oil refiner and a major producer, has budgeted for a 63 per cent increase in spending on oil refineries and petrochemical plants to conform with a national policy to bolster c...
27.03.17 - 14:37
China′s Ourgame eyes expansion into social casino games, eSports (SCMP)
 
Chinese online games operator Ourgame International Holdings is looking to step up its expansion into the US$4.5 billion social casino gaming market in the United States this year, after reporting stable net profit and revenue for last year. Beijing-...
27.03.17 - 14:37
SFC enforcement actions jump 55 pc in 2016 (SCMP)
 
The Securities and Futures Commission has stepped up enforcement action against individual bankers and directors, with data showing a 55 per cent rise in 2016. The securities regulator imposed fines or other penalties on 85 senior executives or broke...
27.03.17 - 14:24
HSBC lays off 120 technology staff in Hong Kong in cost-cutting plan (SCMP)
 
HSBC laid off 120 staff in its technology department in Hong Kong on Monday, part of the bank’s ongoing programme for reducing its global headcount by 25,000 and slash costs. Employees of the bank’s IT department were told that they were ...
27.03.17 - 14:06
China′s PBOC ′persuades′ Shanghai banks to slow monthly mortgage growth (SCMP)
 
Banks in Shanghai are slowing mortgage loan growth amid the tighter stance by the People’s Bank of China to keep deleveraging the housing market, industry sources said. Lenders in the most populous mainland cities are being asked to scale back ...
27.03.17 - 13:24
Vanke delays board re-election to hold Baoneng at bay (SCMP)
 
China Vanke Co., the country’s second-largest developer and target of a hostile takeover last year, said it will refrain from appointing a fresh board of directors even as their tenure ends, dealing a fresh blow to the acquirer Baoneng Group&rs...
27.03.17 - 12:24
Chinese carmaker Great Wall worries investors as it spends 1b yuan on SUV discounts (SCMP)
 
Great Wall, China’s biggest maker of SUVs, has raised investor concerns over its heavy discount promotion policy amid intensifying competition, even though it posted 30 per cent earnings growth in 2016. Price cutting is “unavoidable&rdquo...
27.03.17 - 12:01
Are Yangpu′s planners throwing 12 billion yuan after bad ideas? (SCMP)
 
Unlike other hi-tech zones, which offer tax and land concessions to young companies, Yangpu plans to go a step further. Late last year, officials from the district said they would compensate investors in local start-ups if they incurred losses. -- SC...
27.03.17 - 10:54
China′s leaders are too obsessed with the GDP growth rate, says S&P chief economist (SCMP)
 
China should shift its focus from short term growth to building up a framework to sustain long term economic development, says ratings agency Standards & Poor’s chief economist Paul Sheard. “China loves a lot of planning, whether it b...
27.03.17 - 10:24
Huadian Fuxin boss sees higher profit this year amid power pricing pressure (SCMP)
 
Huadian Fuxin Energy, the alternative energy unit of China Huadian Group – one of the nation’s big five power generators – is expected to see profit growth continue this year despite ongoing pressure on power prices, according Fuxin...
27.03.17 - 09:06
Japan′s top-down corporate culture may be poised for change ” this office shows it (SCMP)
 
In a nation known for long working hours and a firm top-down corporate culture, one company is rethinking how it does business. CBRE, one of the world’s largest real estate firms, has redesigned its offices in Japan, doing away with permanent ...
27.03.17 - 06:18
Yuan jumps as PBOC raises fixing to one-month high (SCMP)
 
The Chinese yuan rose sharply on Monday morning, after the People’s Bank of China raised the daily fixing to the strongest level in more than a month. Meanwhile the greenback came under heavy selling pressure as investors grew increasingly doub...
27.03.17 - 05:07
Rich Chinese rush to get US investor visas before costs may soar (SCMP)
 
As members of Congress in Washington debate raising the minimum required to obtain a US immigrant investor visa from US$500,000 to US$1.35 million, concern about the rise has set off a scramble among wealthy would-be participants in China. “Som...
27.03.17 - 05:01
Chinese developer Kaisa jumps 87 per cent as trading resumes after two years (SCMP)
 
Chinese property developer Kaisa Group, the first developer to default on its overseas bonds, saw its shares jump as much as 87 per cent on Monday morning as trading resumed after two years of suspension. Kaisa surged to HK$2.92 in early trading befo...
27.03.17 - 04:49
Hong Kong stocks seesaw as investors re-evaluate Trump rally (SCMP)
 
Hong Kong stocks seesawed in early trading on Monday after Wall Street finished last week weaker, as investors re-evaluated the Trump-inspired rally in the wake of his failed attempt to replace Obamacare. The Hang Seng Index opened 0.5 per cent lower...
27.03.17 - 04:24
It′s sink or swim time for President Trump and global financial markets (SCMP)
 
You can bet your bottom dollar Donald Trump was hoping for a fairy-tale start to his presidency. All fanfare, folkloric feats and derring-do. Yet 70 days in, it is more like a cautionary tale straight off the pages of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Chri...
27.03.17 - 03:36
Socially responsible companies? Hong Kong lags Singapore, India (SCMP)
 
More companies in Hong Kong may be practising corporate social responsibility (CSR), but they still lag behind counterparts in other markets. The recently launched 4th Hong Kong SME Business Sustainability Index shows a growing acceptance for CSR, a ...
27.03.17 - 03:32
Enjoy the rally in emerging markets while it lasts (SCMP)
 
For an indication of how investor sentiment towards emerging markets (EMs) has fared since the victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential election on November 8, look no further than the Mexican peso. In the eight weeks following Trump’s tr...
27.03.17 - 02:26
Chinese banks feel pinch from falling interest income (SCMP)
 
China’s large state-owned banks are expected to disappoint when they report earnings for 2016 this week, according to analysts. Of the Big Five state-owned banks, Agricultural Bank of China is expected to post the largest profit decline, of 2 p...
27.03.17 - 02:06
Short seller Carson Block says he has a Hong Kong stock in sight (SCMP)
 
Muddy Waters Research Group, which has gained notoriety for exposing accounting frauds at publicly traded companies and subsequently profiting from their plunging stock prices, said it is taking aim at another Hong Kong company and is poised to launc...
26.03.17 - 17:18
China′s HNA pays US$446 million for stake in Old Mutual′s US unit (SCMP)
 
Chinese conglomerate HNA Group agreed to buy a 25 per cent stake in Old Mutual’s US asset management unit for about US$446 million, adding to a US$30 billion spending spree since last year. Old Mutual is selling down its holdings in OM Asset Ma...
26.03.17 - 17:18
Chart of the day: Yen in pole position (SCMP)
 
Since the beginning of this year, all currencies have strengthened against the US dollar despite the much-heralded interest rate rise by the Federal Reserve, giving the lie to the theory that rate differentials determine foreign-exchange rates. Leadi...
26.03.17 - 16:42
Sinopec profit jumps 44 per cent on cheaper crude and pipeline sales (SCMP)
 
China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec) reported its first profit gain in three years as the world’s largest oil refiner got a boost from cheaper crude and took a one-time gain from pipeline sales. Net income in 2016 rose 44 per cent to 4...
26.03.17 - 15:19
China Vanke profit climbs 16 per cent, beating forecasts (SCMP)
 
China Vanke, the property giant which has just emerged from a 16-month shareholders’ battle, announced a better than expected 16 per cent net profit growth for 2016. Net profit for the year amounted to 21.02 billion yuan (US$3.05 billion), or 1...
26.03.17 - 14:38
Cathay Pacific is a flawed business model in a changing world (SCMP)
 
Cathay Pacific Airways has lost its glamorous and exclusive image because it is no longer a glamorous and exclusive business. “Arrive in better shape” was their old slogan. Today, it means “Lost in transit.” Their business mod...
26.03.17 - 13:49
Mainland-Hong Kong bond connect is just the first step, says forex chief (SCMP)
 
China is planning more bond market infrastructure improvement beyond the mainland-Hong Kong trading connect scheme, the head of China’s foreign exchange regulator said. Pan Gongsheng, head of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, told t...
26.03.17 - 13:42
SHKP puts Cullinan West prices up 9 per cent as latest batch of 312 units sells out (SCMP)
 
Sun Hung Kai Properties sold all 312 units that went on sale at its Cullinan West development over the weekend and raised the price of the next batch by 9 per cent, as homebuyers appeared unfazed by the recent interest rate rise. All 312 units at Cul...
26.03.17 - 10:55
Bank of Jiangsu launches ABS funds as financing demand rises (SCMP)
 
Bank of Jiangsu, a mid-size lender in China, has raised a combined 40 billion yuan (US$5.8 billion) for two investment funds slated for the buoyant asset-backed securities (ABS) market, as mainland financial institutions increasingly resort to securi...
26.03.17 - 10:36
China General Nuclear vows to meet new deadline for world′s first EPR reactor (SCMP)
 
China General Nuclear Power Corp (CGNPC), the parent of listed CGN Power, is “very confident” it will meet the twice delayed commercial commissioning timetable for the world’s first nuclear reactor to be built using an advanced Fren...
26.03.17 - 10:32
China′s artificial intelligence sector in danger of becoming a ′bubble′, experts warn (SCMP)
 
Artificial intelligence (AI) is on the verge of becoming a ‘bubble’ in China as a large influx of money and talent heat the market, analysts and experts warn. “For the job market in China’s AI sector, I see a bubble already ex...
26.03.17 - 10:25
Stock sales put the spotlight on Huishan Dairy chairman (SCMP)
 
The buying by directors rose for the sixth straight week based on filings on the Hong Kong stock exchange from March 20 to 24 with 21 companies that recorded 77 purchases worth HK$99.7 million. The number of firms and trades were sharply up from the ...
26.03.17 - 09:49
Hong Kong′s Q1 merger deals shrink 19pc, hurt by China′s capital controls (SCMP)
 
Hong Kong’s first-quarter mergers and acquisitions declined by 18.7 per cent to US$33.7 billion, according to data by Thomson Reuters, as China’s capital control measures deterred offshore purchases, taking their toll on deal-making among...
26.03.17 - 08:24
Money can′t buy you happiness (SCMP)
 
Some coincidences are simply too delicious not to savour. Last week offered a marvellous example. Within days of the United Nations releasing its world happiness report, both Forbes and the Hurun Report unveiled their annual updates on the world&rsqu...
25.03.17 - 16:36
Hong Kong flats snapped up despite interest rate warning (SCMP)
 
Hong Kong residents’ unceasing demand for new flats allowed Poly Property Group to shrug off last week’s disappointment by selling at least 75 per cent of units at its latest residential project. Poly, the Hong Kong-listed arm of state-ow...
25.03.17 - 12:31
Postal Savings Bank′s first post-listing profit beats estimates (SCMP)
 
Postal Savings Bank of China’s 2016 net profit rose 14 per cent from a year earlier, delivering its first set of post-listing financial results that beat analysts’ estimates. The bank, operating China’s largest branch network of sav...
25.03.17 - 08:07
Hong Kong′s outgoing leader warns city′s autonomy at risk if Beijing doesn′t trust successor (SCMP)
 
Outgoing chief executive Leung Chun-ying has sent a warning to Hongkongers that the city’s high degree of autonomy is at stake if someone without Beijing’s full trust is elected his successor on Sunday. Weighing in on the election 24 hour...
25.03.17 - 07:18
FTLife to leverage technology, expertise of mainland parent in fintech push (SCMP)
 
FTLife Insurance Company will leverage the technological and capital strengths of its mainland parent to help forge ahead in the development of innovative fintech solutions, according to regional chief executive Lennard Yong. Yong was appointed to ru...
25.03.17 - 07:06
Chinese funds find sweet spot in city′s insurance sector (SCMP)
 
Hong Kong insurance companies remain attractive acquisition targets for mainland entities, a trend that has helped to inject fresh capital into the local industry, yet one which also ushers in new regulatory and management challenges, according to in...
25.03.17 - 06:31
New York displaces Hong Kong as world′s top IPO destination in Q1 (SCMP)
 
Hong Kong lost its crown as the world’s top destination for initial public offerings (IPOs) during the first quarter, as an absence of blockbuster listings allowed the city to be overtaken by New York, Shanghai and Shenzhen, according to Thomso...
25.03.17 - 05:06
Hong Kong′s future: a bridge from China to Southeast Asia (SCMP)
 
Hong Kong has long been at the forefront of globalisation, exposed and vulnerable to its disruptive forces; a bellwether city struggling to stay ahead of an ever-changing curve. Yet its importance is too often relegated to a mere footnote in the gran...
25.03.17 - 01:06
Hong Kong agents feed illusion of demand to bolster property sales (SCMP)
 
Last weekend, three apartment projects opened for sale across Hong Kong, with a total of 1,000 units on offer. The sale, the first since the Hong Kong Monetary Authority raised the key lending rate, garnered huge interest, with up to 23 buyers on ave...
25.03.17 - 01:01
US, global stocks mostly down as health bill failure taken in stride (SCMP)
 
US shares pared losses to end slightly lower on Friday after Republicans pulled their bill to overhaul the US health care system due to a shortage of votes, dealing a blow to US President Donald Trump, while European shares fell ahead of the decision...
25.03.17 - 00:54
China′s Baidu increases US presence with new Silicon Valley office (SCMP)
 
Baidu plans to double its footprint in Silicon Valley with a second research and development facility, seeking to gain an edge in artificial intelligence technology. China’s largest search engine provider will add capacity for 150 employees, th...
24.03.17 - 19:48
China′s Zhonghong buys Blackstone′s stake in SeaWorld (SCMP)
 
Investment firm Blackstone Group has sold its 21 per cent stake in SeaWorld to a Chinese company. The deal with Zhonghong Group gives SeaWorld a path into the growing Chinese tourism market and a partner with experience in theme-park development ther...
24.03.17 - 15:18
Blockchain applications unlikely to take hold in business sector anytime soon, say finance experts (SCMP)
 
The development of blockchain technology in China is in its infancy and its application in business is unlikely to happen in the near future, according to China UnionPay president Shi Wenchao. Standardisation of blockchain is in the early stages in C...
24.03.17 - 14:13
Beijing should let foreign firms list, says Kazakhstan metals firm seeking Chinese ′New Silk Road′ money (SCMP)
 
Kazakhstan government-backed Eurasian Resources Group, which is seeking Chinese finance for four metals projects involving total investment of US$6 billion, has called on Beijing to open up China’s stock markets for foreign firms to raise funds...
24.03.17 - 14:07
Meitu eyes purchasing power of selfie lovers after losses narrow (SCMP)
 
Selfie app maker Meitu posted narrower losses after weeks of volatile stock trading as the company continues to look for ways to monetise its beauty-savvy user base. The adjusted net loss last year was 540.5 million yuan (US$78.5 million) compared wi...
24.03.17 - 12:24
Air Products abandons takeover plan of China′s Yingde Gases (SCMP)
 
Air Products & Chemicals Inc said it’s pulling out of its bid to buy control of Yingde Gases Group Co., dropping a takeover which would have given it as much as 22 per cent share of China’s market for industrial gases. “It is no...





































 

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