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After year-long break, first wave of China IPOs to draw keen interest

The two mainland companies that will kick off a new season of initial public offerings in the country are set to attract strong investor interest, a good omen for dozens…

Chinese insurance regulator in bid to boost ChiNext market

The mainland’s move to allow insurance companies to buy ChiNext shares is meant to provide a fresh source of funds for the stock market, but analysts doubt insurers will be…

Retirement funds outshine HSI but challenges ahead

Returns of the 456 investment funds under the Mandatory Provident Fund grew 8.09 per cent last year, according to data provider Lipper. Markets & Investing feed…

Global fund managers look to new industries to sustain China growth

Top global fund managers see fresh investment opportunities on the mainland in sectors such as health care, insurance and information technology as the leadership harnesses new drivers to sustain growth…

2.12b yuan targeted in Shanghai listing

Neway Valve (Suzhou), a major industrial valve maker, aims to raise up to 2.12 billion yuan (HK$ 2.7 billion) from an initial public offering in Shanghai this week, becoming the…

Trim portfolio in emerging markets, advise top banks

Wall Street’s biggest banks say the slump in emerging-market assets that last year left equities trailing advanced-nation shares by the most since 1998 will prove more than a fleeting sell-off.…

Dividend growth to slow at Hong Kong-listed firms, report says

Dividends at Hong Kong-listed companies are expected to grow a little more slowly for fiscal 2013, levelling off from the sharp increases in the previous two years, a report from…

Scripless share proposal falls short, lawmakers tell officials

A government proposal for a scripless stock exchange does not go far enough, legislators said. Markets & Investing feed…

MPF funds gain 8.09 per cent in 2013, handily beating Hang Seng Index

The Mandatory Provident Fund’s 456 investment funds, which cover 2.4 million employees in Hong Kong, gained 8.09 per cent as a whole last year. Markets & Investing feed…

Worries over cost of digital shares

Efforts to take the Hong Kong market digital for share records are welcomed by brokers, but lawmakers are expected to quiz government officials over any cost burden for the industry…