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Asian Markets Closed Higher on February 8 - Market Realist;

Asian Markets Closed Higher on February 8 - Market Realist

Market RealistAsian Markets Closed Higher on February 8Market RealistAfter 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 ...and more »

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

Developers jump as Hong Kong stocks rebound to 3-month highNikkei Asian ReviewHONG 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 ...and more »

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

Hong Kong stocks get boost from China property developers, brokersReutersFeb 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 ...and more »

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

ASIA CREDIT CLOSE: Credit flat, Chinese developers outperformReutersHONG 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 ...and more »

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

Hong Kong Stocks Sit Atop Asia This Year as China Fears SubsideBloombergThe 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 ...and more »

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

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

Barron's (blog)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.and more »

Guoanbu flexes muscles in HK - Intelligence Online (subscription)

Guoanbu flexes muscles in HKIntelligence 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 ...and more »

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

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

Wall Street JournalThe Disappearing Billionaire and the Hong Kong Property MarketWall Street JournalThe 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 ...and more »

Another Hong Kong Disappearance - Wall Street Journal;

Another Hong Kong Disappearance - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalAnother Hong Kong DisappearanceWall Street JournalWhen 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 ...and more »

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

Billionaire's disappearance a reminder of who calls shots in HKTODAYonlineHONG 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 ...and more »

Unanswered Questions Over Missing Tycoon - China Digital Times;

Unanswered Questions Over Missing Tycoon - China Digital Times

China Digital TimesUnanswered Questions Over Missing TycoonChina Digital TimesThe 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 ...and more »

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

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

Market RealistWhy Are Asian Markets Weaker on February 7?Market RealistAfter 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 ...and more »

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

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

South China Morning PostNew Hong Kong airport hotel will profit from mainland Chinese tourism rebound, says RegalSouth China Morning PostRegal 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 ...and more »

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

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

Financial TimesFirst Beijing came for the booksellers, then the billionaireFinancial TimesThe 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 ...and more »

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

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

EJ InsightHong Kong equities: Big caps to outperform small capsEJ InsightAs 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 ...and more »

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

China's billionaires should watch their backsThe Japan TimesIt 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 ...and more »

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

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

BloombergChinese Stocks Fall as Oil Decline Weighs on Energy CompaniesBloombergChinese 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 ...and more »

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

HK stocks flat as mainland demand offset by weakness overseasReuters UKFeb 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 ...and more »

China stocks fall on tightening concerns - Reuters

China stocks fall on tightening concernsReutersSHANGHAI 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.and more »

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

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

South China Morning PostThe Chinese billionaire who rides the tiger can never get offSouth China Morning PostBeware 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, ...and more »