Issue: March 08, 2013   (Archive)
Friday, December 19, 2014   

Hungry crocodile
It is difficult to shake off the aura of a mainland private conglomerate. It would mean forgetting about everything, including a track record more than 20 years of solid investment and management. Fosun International (0656) co-founder Liang Xinjun knows this.



Mongolia eager to tap ties with SAR for growth
Mongolia will strengthen its cooperation with Hong Kong in the run-up to the listing more Mongolian firms in the SAR, consul general Yadmaa Ariunbold told Sing Tao, sister paper of The Standard, in a recent interview .

Golden time to load up
Several fundamental factors recently indicated an imminent rise in the price of gold. Japan's de facto currency devaluation, data showing record gold imports by China and Russia and Spanish sovereign debt reaching 146 billion euros (HK$1.474 trillion) should have triggered another spate of gold buying, raising the price of the precious metal.

US companies plan to boost spending
US companies' capital spending plans are holding up, and mostly exceeding Wall Street forecasts, in the face of policy concerns created by arguments in Washington over the fiscal cliff, the debt ceiling and now automatic spending cuts.

Global forex flows surge
After several lackluster years, the US$5 trillion (HK$38.9 trillion) foreign exchange market has bolted back to life with institutional investors leading the charge and banks standing to gain from the activity.

Staying put
The career scheme of Henry Hui Wing-choy would likely not impress the younger working generation.

Shale gas unlikely to wipe sheen off Russian shares
While most Asian equity markets have been rallying recently, they are no longer under-valued.

Future of cyber espionage: data mining
Big data mining is the future of cyber espionage. And data on open social network websites are most vulnerable.

Ready for the attack
Alice Ong Nga-lai is on a roll. The Hong Kong and Macau general manager of Lenovo Group (0992) is excited about the slew of products the company is introducing to survive the cut and thrust of the fast-changing tech industry.

Indian herbal guru seeks mainland foothold
india's top herbal cosmetic and beauty sales entrepreneur Shahnaz Husain is set to expand into Hong Kong and China.

Fresh frontiers lure locals
Hong Kong manufacturers have turned to emerging markets for more opportunities, as those in developed economies contract and western ones impose stricter rules.



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