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Markets 22 Mar 2018 | 9:08 AM

Tech firms drag down Hong Kong shares as trade war fears weigh

HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks extended losses to end lower on Thursday, hurt by a slump in shares of IT companies, amid rising trade war fears and as investors digested the impact of a rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Business 13 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hong Kong sees salvation from asset bubbles in weak currency

HONG KONG: Normally, when a currency is falling, a simple step exists to revive it: raising interest rates. But in Hong Kong there are no interest rates to raise, and that has created problems.

Forex 06 Mar 2018 | 6:27 AM

Cool that Hong Kong peg talk

HONG KONG: Rumours of the Hong Kong dollar peg’s impending demise have always been vastly exaggerated. This time is no different.

Business 14 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Banks use fixed-rate mortgages in Hong Kong ‘battlefield’

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s biggest banks are increasingly locking mortgage rates to lure customers from upstart rivals in the world’s least affordable housing market, where borrowing costs are soon expected to rise.

Banking 01 Feb 2018 | 8:59 AM

Hong Kong authorities on alert as ATM withdrawals surge

HONG KONG: Cash withdrawals at Hong Kong ATMs have surged, prompting scrutiny from monetary authorities, the banking industry and police amid media reports that mainland Chinese are withdrawing hundreds of thousands of dollars using up to 50 cards at a time.

Property 01 Feb 2018 | 4:19 AM

Hong Kong homeowners have zero negative equity as prices soar

HONG KONG: A rising tide lifts all boats, and nowhere is this truer than in Hong Kong’s unstoppable property market.

Business 20 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Building wealth management strategies for this year

Money & you by Yap Ming Hui
THE year is shaping up to be a challenging one.

Business 30 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

The quiet Singaporean’s loud global finance revolution

Ravi Menon is the architect of the most audacious makeover of Singapore’s financial system in 50 years

Corporate News 15 Nov 2017 | 12:00 AM

Singapore steps up fintech initiatives

SINGAPORE: The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) unveiled a raft of new initiatives to further the city’s push into financial technology (fintech), including a project to improve banks’ ability to detect money launderers and others on blacklists, and a tie-up with the Canadian central bank on cross-border payments.

Markets 28 Sep 2017 | 7:30 AM

Hong Kong courts US$483 trillion derivatives market as MiFID looms

HONG KONG: Hong Kong is gearing up to grab a bigger slice of the US$483 trillion global derivatives market as regulatory upheaval in Europe increases demand for alternative trading centres.