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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.
 
24.04.17 - 07:12
11 exclusive events around the world where you′re most likely to spot a billionaire this summer (SCMP)
 
The world’s richest people spend much of their time working to earn their fortunes. But they also make time for fun, and that often includes making appearances at some of the world’s most exclusive events. Wealth-X, a company that conduc...
24.04.17 - 06:01
Australia approves Chow Tai Fook′s Alinta Energy buyout (SCMP)
 
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery, the major unit of the Hong Kong conglomerate controlled by the city’s third richest family, dropped almost 3 per cent in Monday morning trading after media reports said its parent won Australian regulatory approval to a...
24.04.17 - 05:31
Government life support is the only thing stopping the economy from sliding into another Great Depression (SCMP)
 
Nobody likes uncertainty, least of all financial markets, so any kernel of optimism must be a welcome treat for global investors, especially when they have an abundance of ready cash to put to work. So the latest prognosis by the International Moneta...
24.04.17 - 04:19
Hong Kong stocks gain ground in early trading, tracking regional advance on French election news (SCMP)
 
Hong Kong stocks kicked off the week on a higher note on Monday, in line with gains in other Asian markets, bolstered by positive sentiment after France’s first round of president election result on Sunday pointed to a more stable political sit...
24.04.17 - 04:01
Now is the time to invest in Berlin property (SCMP)
 
[Sponsored Article] Berlin is a popular city for investors, but this year saw the German capital reach new heights when it was named the hottest tip for residential property in Europe by international consulting and auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoop...
24.04.17 - 03:24
Gold tumbles, euro jumps in wake of first round elections in France (SCMP)
 
Gold suffered its biggest drop in two months on Monday while the euro shot to a five-month high on indications pro-growth independent centrist Emmanuel Macron has taken the lead in the first round of voting in the French presidential election. Macron...
24.04.17 - 03:01
It′s far too early to write off the global reflation trade (SCMP)
 
Is the much-hyped reflation trade fizzling out? Over the past month or so, a flurry of economic data and market indicators have convinced many strategists that the nine-month-old repositioning of investors’ portfolios in anticipation of stronge...
24.04.17 - 02:36
How Trump and Turnbull dealt a double whammy to Indian techies (SCMP)
 
For a while this year it seemed like US-based Indian techies were kicking up a fuss over nothing. Their highly publicised panic that the newly minted President Donald Trump would abruptly cancel their work visas appeared melodramatic. After all, the ...
24.04.17 - 02:36
Chinese electric car start-up Future Mobility edges closer to taking on Tesla (SCMP)
 
Future Mobility Corp (FMC), an electric car start-up considered one of China’s “Tesla challengers,” said it will unveil its first concept smart car in the second half of this year before starting mass production in 2019. It is the l...
24.04.17 - 02:36
Van Cleef & Arpels CEO Nicolas Bos remains optimistic despite downturn in luxury (SCMP)
 
It’s the season for grand openings in Macau. Last month, the US$4.2 billion Wynn Palace – Macau’s most expensive resort – opened and with it came the opening of a new Van Cleef & Arpels boutique, the luxury jeweller’...
24.04.17 - 01:36
Hong Kong′s a rip-off, even if you′re rich (SCMP)
 
It is said that the rich man thinks only about money. But, in truth it is the poor man who can think of nothing else. In “Asia’s (most expensive) world city”, you would be surprised who considers themselves to be poor. You can&rsquo...
23.04.17 - 14:18
Transport, property stocks to gain from southern China′s Big Bay Area (SCMP)
 
Transportation and property sectors are set to become the winners of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Big Bay Area, a regional development plan that’s most likely to be led by Hong Kong, analysts said. “There are three world-class port citie...
23.04.17 - 14:12
Chart of the day: Upside potential for British pound (SCMP)
 
With the first round of the French presidential election over the weekend, its final round in May and a British general election in June, there is a lot at stake for both the euro and the pound. The weekly chart of the pound and the euro shows a comp...
23.04.17 - 13:06
China′s obsession with SUVs is about to have a big effect on the outlook for crude oil (SCMP)
 
China’s demand for crude oil is expected to continue rising for the next decade, amid an expected doubling of registered vehicles on the road and a preference among new car buyers for sport utility vehicles [SUVs] over smaller petrol cars and e...
23.04.17 - 12:48
China′s insurance regulator tightens scrutiny in wake of chief watchdog′s dismissal (SCMP)
 
China’s insurance regulator has issued guidelines highlighting industry risks for the second time in a week as it continues to ratchet up its scrutiny following the dismissal of Xiang Junbo, the sector’s most senior watchdog. Insurance co...
23.04.17 - 10:42
Trump′s trade U-turns are good news for Asia′s banks (SCMP)
 
“Donald Trump’s policies will be good for banks” was an oft noted remark a few months ago. In Asia this prophecy may be starting to come true, though not in the way that anyone would have expected; for it is a surprising surge in re...
23.04.17 - 10:18
Behind Fast & Furious 8: How Hollywood flops become hits in China (SCMP)
 
A random tour around Chinese cinemas these days gives anyone a clue of Chinese movie goers’ sensibilities, and how Hollywood franchises built upon muscle cars and fictional orcs are igniting the world’s most populous nation. Portraits of ...
23.04.17 - 09:48
In a bullish sign, these five companies bought back their own shares in recent weeks (SCMP)
 
Insider activity was basically flat this past week with 44 companies recording 197 transactions based on filings to the Hong Kong stock exchange. However, the trading week of April 18 to 21, which was cut short by the Easter Monday holiday, saw trans...
23.04.17 - 08:42
China′s big-cap stocks still favourites after market run-up (SCMP)
 
Chinese investors should stick to blue-chip stocks, even though some of them have recently risen to records, according to analysts. Larger companies with solid earnings prospects could be the few safe havens for investors as the ongoing regulatory cl...
23.04.17 - 08:06
United Photovoltaics bucks slowdown in solar farms with expansion plans (SCMP)
 
United Photovoltaics, a solar farm developer partly owned by financial services-to-property conglomerate China Merchants Group, aims to raise its generating capacity by 46 per cent this year, according to its chief executive. This is despite an expec...
23.04.17 - 07:48
EU′s future hangs in the balance as French candidates race for the Elysee Palace (SCMP)
 
Whatever the outcome of Sunday’s French presidential election, the likelihood is that we have woken up this morning to a Europe that is in the process of being redefined. As we pause for the second-round run-off on May 7, we are stepping into a...
23.04.17 - 07:01
The county at the centre of a Chinese debt crisis (SCMP)
 
The dusty streets of Shandong’s Zouping county present a picture of a roaring Chinese economy, with yellow-helmeted construction workers moving in groups, tankers with liquefied aluminium shuttling between factory gates and coal trucks forming ...
23.04.17 - 00:54
IMF and World Bank drop protectionism and climate change from closing statement (SCMP)
 
Global finance leaders on Saturday dropped a sharp condemnation of trade protectionism and references to climate change from a closing statement that wrapped up the spring meetings of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Thi...
22.04.17 - 22:06
ECB will back banks if unrest erupts after French presidential vote (SCMP)
 
European Central Bank officials signalled that their liquidity facilities remain available to counter any market tension that may arise in the aftermath of France’s presidential election, the first round of which takes place Sunday. “The ...
22.04.17 - 21:55
Japan says adjusting exchange rates not enough to fix trade imbalances (SCMP)
 
Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Saturday trade imbalances cannot be fixed through exchange-rate adjustments alone, pushing back against Washington’s calls to have more rigorous IMF scrutiny of currency moves. Earlier, US Treasury Se...
22.04.17 - 06:37
Carmakers unveil electric ambitions for China despite subsidy cuts (SCMP)
 
The atmosphere at Shanghai’s annual motor show is always electric. But this year, that statement has taken on extra meaning as carmakers unveil aggressive plans to boost their electric car offerings in China. Even as policymakers drastically cu...
22.04.17 - 02:01
SUV sales will outpace sedans on China′s roads, carmakers say (SCMP)
 
Sports utility vehicles (SUVs) are the fastest-growing category of new cars on Chinese roads, attracting every major marque to throw their design, development and marketing resources behind this segment in the world’s largest vehicle market. Fr...
22.04.17 - 02:01
PBOC official said market for investment products needs more than just government support (SCMP)
 
A top Chinese central banker said the nascent market for investment products denominated in Special Drawing Rights needs more than just support from governments and policy makers to succeed, even as the nation helps get it started. “If you just...
21.04.17 - 22:12
World finance chiefs fret over results of French presidential race which may bring Le Pen to power (SCMP)
 
The global economy is rolling with the punches thrown by political populists in Europe and America -- at least until this weekend. The first round of the French election on Sunday that has the potential to put anti-euro candidate Marine Le Pen within...
21.04.17 - 19:06
Brat packer and actor Rob Lowe is the new pitchman and colonel for Kentucky Fried Chicken (SCMP)
 
Call it St. Elmo’s fried chicken. Actor Rob Lowe will debut as KFC’s new colonel on Sunday, the chain announced Friday. The Brat Packer turned “Parks and Recreation” star is the latest to don the white suit, black string tie g...
21.04.17 - 18:48
Federal Reserve vice-chair sees two more US rate increases the rest of 2017 (SCMP)
 
The US Federal Reserve remains on track for two more interest rate increases this year despite some weak recent economic data including a drop in inflation, Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer said on Friday. “We’re feeling that way. So far I ...
21.04.17 - 17:01
Auto makers tap China′s middle class as car sales set to slow (SCMP)
 
With car sales widely expected to lose their momentum in China this year, manufacturers have decided the middle class’s growing appetite for SUVs and clean-energy vehicles is their best bet. Following a robust 15 per cent growth in 2016, sales ...
21.04.17 - 15:19
China Unicom sees recovery on track as quarterly profit balloons (SCMP)
 
China Unicom, the world’s sixth-largest mobile network operator by subscribers, put investors on notice that its recovery is on track after posting on Friday a 79.3 per cent jump in first-quarter net profit. The company reported after the marke...
21.04.17 - 15:13
Chinese regulator fined half a billion yuan for trading shares under in-laws′ names (SCMP)
 
A regulator responsible for reviewing initial public offerings in China has been banned for life and fined almost half a billion yuan for trading stocks under his mother-in-law’s and sister-in-law’s names. Feng Xiaoshu, a former member of...
21.04.17 - 14:48
Hong Kong firms urged to sharpen focus on cybersecurity (SCMP)
 
Many private and public organisations in Hong Kong continue to lag in cybersecurity, raising the spectre of potential new breaches as advanced technologies like artificial intelligence and the so-called internet-of-things become mainstream applicatio...
21.04.17 - 14:42
Influx of ′red capital′ raises fears for editorial independence in Hong Kong media (SCMP)
 
The restructuring of cash-strapped pay TV firm i-Cable Communications underlines the growing mainland Chinese presence in Hong Kong’s media sector. While mainland investors are forbidden from holding a controlling interest in television station...
21.04.17 - 14:42
Beijing regulators order Apple to tighten scrutiny over live-streaming apps (SCMP)
 
Regulators in Beijing have urged Apple to tighten up scrutiny over apps available in its App Store after a recent crackdown on several live-streaming services providers. In a joint crackdown by three local government agencies, three live-streaming we...
21.04.17 - 14:18
Shanghai Auto show draws the automotive world to China′s motoring advances (SCMP)
 
The 17th biennial Shanghai Auto Show opened on Wednesday and runs until April 28. In the city’s clover-leafed National Exhibition and Convention Centre, car manufacturers are feeling pretty lucky with 113 world premieres on display. Visitors ar...
21.04.17 - 13:25
Adidas eyes double-digit growth in China as it deepens reach in lower tier cities (SCMP)
 
Adidas said it expects double-digit growth in China this year as the German sportswear giant continues to expand in its fastest growing market while deepening reach among young consumers in lower tier mainland cities. Most brands, including multinati...
21.04.17 - 11:12
Hong Kong dollar is Asia′s worst performing currency as Chinese yuan stabilises (SCMP)
 
Hong Kong’s dollar has weakened modestly this year even as the yuan has been stabilising and other Asian currencies rallied, but the softness in the city’s currency reflects a flushed banking system rather than signs of economic weakness,...
21.04.17 - 11:01
Can the world′s largest credit excess be unwound? Luckily, Beijing has a plan (SCMP)
 
From a global macroeconomic perspective, we encourage readers to consider that the world is experiencing an extended, rolling process of deflating its credit excesses. It is now simply China’s turn. For context, Japan started deflating their cr...
21.04.17 - 11:01
Bank managers must regularly test their cybersecurity defences (SCMP)
 
Dear bank executive, how secure do you think your banking system is? Probably not secure enough. Accenture research shows that while many senior bank executives are confident about their cybersecurity strategy, a lack of comprehensive, practical test...
21.04.17 - 10:48
CSRC chairman Liu Shiyu pivots to stability over reform ahead of autumn political meetings (SCMP)
 
China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) Chairman Liu Shiyu made an oblique reference to his planned reform path last weekend which could offer clues on what to expect from China stocks this year. The mainland’s top securities regulator to...
21.04.17 - 10:36
China begins to loosen capital controls as yuan stabilises (SCMP)
 
China relaxed some of its capital controls this week, scrapping a restriction on banks processing outbound yuan payments, but analysts cautioned that the move wasn’t a signal to sell yuan assets. The People’s Bank of China had required co...
21.04.17 - 09:54
Up to 200 jobs at broadcaster i-Cable likely to be axed, white knight consortium reveals (SCMP)
 
The white knight of Hong Kong broadcaster i-Cable has revealed that it might lay off up to 200 employees as part of a rescue plan designed to save the ailing TV station HK$200 million in a one-off cost cutting exercise. “Inevitably we may have ...
21.04.17 - 09:36
Safety first: building a ′safety climate′ is key to avoiding marine accidents (SCMP)
 
Located at the gateway to southern China and the centre of the fast-developing Asia-Pacific trading basin, the Hong Kong port has always played a key strategic role in the economic development of the city. In 2016, Hong Kong was ranked as the fifth l...
21.04.17 - 07:42
Yuan strengthens for a second day despite weaker PBOC fixing (SCMP)
 
The yuan strengthened against the US dollar for a second day on Friday morning. In the spot market in Shanghai, the US dollar bought 6.878 per yuan, down 0.06 per cent from 6.8822 late Thursday. In Hong Kong, the offshore yuan also rose, as the dolla...
21.04.17 - 05:24
China Vanke pays 3b yuan for stake in secondary home agent Homelink (SCMP)
 
China Vanke, the country’s second-largest developer, will pay 3 billion yuan (US$435.6 million) for a minority stake in privately held Homelink Group, the nation’s largest secondary home agent, underscoring the vast potential value of Chi...
21.04.17 - 05:12
Duet says bid by Li Ka-Shing′s Cheung Kong Infrastructure approved by Australia (SCMP)
 
Billionaire Li Ka-shing’s A$7.4 billion (US$5.6 billion) takeover bid for power provider Duet Group has won foreign investment approval from the Australian government, paving the way for the Hong Kong tycoon to diversify away from his reliance ...
21.04.17 - 04:54
We should look to Prince Harry, among others, for this important reset (SCMP)
 
What do Lady Gaga, Prince Harry, and Sesame Street’s Julia all have in common? They are all in their separate ways trying to bring the stigmatised problem of mental health out of the closet. For those that missed these outpourings, coinciding w...





































 

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