Asian Markets Closed Higher on February 8 - Market Realist

After a brief pullback on Tuesday, China's Shanghai Composite Index regained strength and rose to the highest levels in one month. Despite the decline in foreign exchange levels, the Shanghai Composite Index rose. It was supported by a rally in the ...

Developers jump as Hong Kong stocks rebound to 3-month high - Nikkei Asian Review

HONG KONG (NewsRise) -- Hong Kong shares staged a strong rebound from intraday losses to close at a three-month high on Wednesday as an improved outlook propelled mainland property developers listed in the city. The Hang Seng Index finished the ...

Hong Kong stocks get boost from China property developers, brokers - Reuters

Feb 8 Hong Kong stocks erased early losses and closed at 3-1/2-month highs on Wednesday, boosted by shares of China property developers and brokers. The benchmark Hang Seng index ended up 0.7 percent at 23,485.13 points, while the Hong Kong ...

ASIA CREDIT CLOSE: Credit flat, Chinese developers outperform - Reuters

HONG KONG, Feb 8 (IFR) - Asian credit markets were little changed on Wednesday, however, Chinese property developers rallied on hopes that their earnings might beat analyst estimates. Traders and analysts said that investors snapped up stocks and ...

Hong Kong Stocks Sit Atop Asia This Year as China Fears Subside - Bloomberg

The city's benchmark stock gauge has climbed almost 7 percent in 2017, the best performance in Asia, and closed on Wednesday at the highest level since October. Large-cap companies listed in the city, from developers to automakers, are up by double ...

Hang Seng China Rises 1.1%: Why Are Property Developers Soaring? - Barron's (blog)

The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, or the H-Shares China Index, reversed the morning session's losses and jumped 1.1% as we head to the close, boosted by a huge rally in real estate developers. Blue-chip China Overseas Land & Investment (688.

Guoanbu flexes muscles in HK - Intelligence Online (subscription)

On the eve of the Year of the Rooster, January 27, China's Ministry of State Security, or Guoanbu, seized businessman Xiao Jianhua at Hong Kong's Four Seasons hotel. The disappearance of Xiao, who was protected by female bodyguards, like many other ...

The Disappearing Billionaire and the Hong Kong Property Market - Wall Street Journal

The most expensive housing market in the world has reached unsustainable heights. The mysterious disappearance of a mainland Chinese-born billionaire there could give it a slight push toward the edge. Local media reports emerged last week speculating ...

Another Hong Kong Disappearance - Wall Street Journal

When Chinese billionaire Xiao Jianhua disappeared from a luxury Hong Kong hotel last month, Hong Kongers shuddered. A year earlier mainland Chinese police abducted local bookseller Lee Bo from a downtown warehouse and grabbed his colleague Gui ...

Billionaire's disappearance a reminder of who calls shots in HK - TODAYonline

HONG KONG — The saga of Chinese billionaire Xiao Jianhua is the latest instance of China's intent to assert its authority in Hong Kong after the 2014 protests, and it is unlikely to be the last, said experts interviewed by TODAY. Mr Xiao's ...

Unanswered Questions Over Missing Tycoon - China Digital Times

The sources said Xiao had been negotiating with mainland authorities about returning to help with investigations, including ones covering bribery and stock market manipulation. Xiao was said to be allowed to contact his family and was able to direct ...

Why Are Asian Markets Weaker on February 7? - Market Realist

After starting the week on a stronger note, China's Shanghai Composite Index pulled back on Tuesday. The risk appetite in the market fell amid signs of the government taking steps to defuse credit bubbles in the economy. It strengthened the central ...

New Hong Kong airport hotel will profit from mainland Chinese tourism rebound, says Regal - South China Morning Post

Regal Hotels Group acquired the luxury hotel project at Hong Kong International Airport based on the belief that mainland Chinese tourists are returning to the city, a company executive said. Regal, one of the largest hotel operators in Hong Kong ...

First Beijing came for the booksellers, then the billionaire - Financial Times

The timing of Xiao Jianhua's seizure from Hong Kong by Chinese security agents was most unwelcome for the billionaire and his family, coming on the eve of the Chinese new year celebrations. Sample the FT's top stories for a week. You select the topic ...

Hong Kong equities: Big caps to outperform small caps - EJ Insight

As the global market is still flush with cash following nearly a decade of easy-money policy by major economies, a growing number of funds have targeted big caps. Also, the number of billionaires has expanded rapidly over the last decade. And they tend ...

China's billionaires should watch their backs - The Japan Times

It has all the makings of a John le Carre thriller: a Chinese billionaire snatched from a luxury Hong Kong hotel amid a swirl of international intrigue, shadowy financial dealings and politicians and tycoons alike ducking for cover. When the Xiao ...

Chinese Stocks Fall as Oil Decline Weighs on Energy Companies - Bloomberg

Chinese equities dropped, with weaker oil prices weighing on energy companies, and as investors fretted over data on the nation's foreign-currency reserves to help gauge the outlook for the yuan. The Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.1 percent to 3,153 ...

HK stocks flat as mainland demand offset by weakness overseas - Reuters UK

Feb 7 Hong Kong stocks were little changed on Tuesday, with buying interest from the mainland countered by weakness in global markets. The benchmark Hang Seng index dropped 0.1 percent, to 23,331.57 points, while the Hong Kong China Enterprises ...

China stocks fall on tightening concerns - Reuters

SHANGHAI Feb 7 China stocks pulled back on Tuesday on fresh signs the government was moving to deflate potential credit bubbles in the broader economy, reinforcing recent central bank tightening moves that have crimped investors' risk appetite.

The Chinese billionaire who rides the tiger can never get off - South China Morning Post

Beware of entering into partnerships with the state, as the rule of law may not be the only one that matters. It's the kind of business where occasionally people disappear. PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 07 February, 2017, 4:02pm. UPDATED : Tuesday, 07 February, ...