Global Investing

China Moves to Enable Individuals to Buy Hong Kong Shares

From Staff Reports  Beijing's decision to allow individual mainland investors to trade directly in Hong Kong-listed shares could funnel tens of billions of dollars into the Hong Kong market over the next year and could help fuel an ongoing bull market in stocks, experts say. Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE: DB) estimates the Monday policy shift, […]

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Wm Wrigley Capitalizing on Innovation, Global Reach

From Staff Reports Brokerage Bear Stearns Cos. (NYSE: BSC) yesterday (Tuesday) upgraded gum-and-candy maker Wm Wrigley Jr. Co. (NYSE: WWY) to “peer perform” from “underperform,” citing Wrigley’s better-than-expected competitive response to a competitive threat from rival Cadbury Schweppes (NYSE: CSG), as well as ongoing momentum in the developing markets and continued success with new products. […]

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Europe, Japan and U.S. Central Banks Inject More Cash Into Markets

From Staff Reports Central banks in Europe, Asia and the U.S. injected more cash into the global financial markets yesterday (Tuesday), in a continued campaign to allay investor fears, The Associated Press reported. The European Central Bank placed $370.6 billion in its normal weekly refinancing, adding to emergency maneuvers it’s undertaken over the past few […]

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In Japan, Bad News Could be Good News for Investors

By Martin Hutchinson Director of Global Investing Research When Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, suffered an election defeat recently, some investors at first thought it was bad news. You see, it was Abe who had followed the pro-market policies of the previous prime minister, Junichiro Koizumi, and in doing so pulled Japan out of its […]

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Fixed Asset Investment In China Rises to $747 Billion, a 26.6% Increase

By Jason Simpkins Investment in China’s fixed assets – factories, property and equipment – increased 26.6% in the first seven months of 2007, fueling concerns that China’s national economy could overheat. In a related development, inflation has reached a ten-year high, putting even more pressure on China’s central bank to raise interest rates, and slow […]

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Beware of the "Tipping Point"

From Staff Reports It’s called the “tipping point,” and it’s a term that strikes fear in the hearts of even the toughest global traders. Simply put, the tipping point is that specific place in time where there’s just too much bad news for an economic system to overcome. When that point is reached, the market […]

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Virulent Pig Virus Viewed as "Threat" to China, Global Business

From Staff Reports A virulent swine virus is “sweeping” China’s pig population – causing pork prices to spike, and spawning fears of a pandemic that could race through this huge country’s pig farms, according to a report in the International Herald Tribune newspaper. This is a development investors should watch, for if it ends up […]

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The Second Quarter Votes are in: Global Gains Trump Domestic Pains

By William Patalon III And Mike Caggeso When Deere & Co. yesterday (Wednesday) reported a 23-jump in quarterly profits, the agricultural-equipment maker said that a 5% sales slump in its North American market was more than offset by a 30% revenue gain in the company’s overseas markets. The Moline, Ill.-based Deere (NYSE: DE)  – known […]

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