Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
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Kakao bids for net bank
Kakao Corp, the operator of South Korea's largest mobile messaging app, said Tencent Holdings (0700) and eBay Inc have joined its bid for a new South Korean internet bank license.

Defying the odds
Several firms are rushing to get listed on the local bourse despite lackluster market conditions and a holiday mood that tempers demand.

Bears should not be allowed to call shots
With equities in the United States closing higher for two days and China's long holiday under way, we may see Hong Kong stocks rebound today.

New flats lure droves as owners cut prices
The National Day holiday saw large numbers of people flocking to new residential developments, while in the secondary markets owners had to slash prices to spark sales.

European, US manufacturers slow
Euro-zone manufacturing growth weakened slightly last month, while US manufacturers expanded at their slowest pace in two years.

Hard landing warning
China's poor growth prospects - and how they will impact the rest of the world - have emerged as a key topic of concern among global commentators.

Confidence at 6-year low
The confidence mainland entrepreneurs have in their national economy has hit a six- year low, a quarterly survey by the People's Bank of China has found.

Alarm bells being heard from factories
China's private manufacturing data is the worst in 6 years, setting off alarm bells among small and medium-sized enterprises.

Crash `unlikely' despite woeful third quarter
The Hang Seng Index is unlikely to crash this month following a 5,403-point, or 20 percent, slump in the third quarter its worst quarterly performance in 14 years analysts said yesterday.

Old doubts cloud latest figures
As once-stellar growth rates start to dip, watchers of China's mammoth economy worry that it could be worse than it looks because the official figures might not be telling the whole story.

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