Archive for January, 2013

Asian Stocks Boosted By Smartphone Sales

January 30th, 2013

Asian stocks generally rose this past week; Hong Kong and Australian markets remained high in anticipation of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s new policy choice, while a number of Japanese shares increased as a result of smartphone exposure.

The Hong Kong Hang Send Index climbed 1 percent after reaching its highest level since May of 2011. The Shanghai Composite Index made slow but definite progress as well, growing 0.2 percent.

In Japan, the Nikkei Stock Average increased 1.2 percent. Outlook on earnings actually buoyed the Japanese market over the past week. For example, Yahoo Japan Corp. grew a whopping 15.7 percent after updated their fiscal-year prediction to a 10-11 percent gain.

Telecoms saw significant earnings-related purchasing as well after the Nikkei reported a 10 percent gain forecast thanks to the company’s iPhone sales. Similarly, KDDI Corp. revealed a 40 percent gain in operating profit after evaluating their iPhone sales.


Seth Fischer: Hong Kong Investment Opportunities

January 20th, 2013

Recent news in the field of investment capital is extremely positive for Hong Kong.  There are various interesting investment opportunities that boast solid return profiles, attractive to potential investors. For those looking to benefit the environment for example, recent opportunities include investing in clean technology companies in China, in particular those that could help to reduce air pollution in the long-term.  This follows recent news of the polluted air in Beijing that became hazardous.

Northern Light Venture Capital, a firm based in China, also recently announced that it is beginning to target air-treated companies.  It is now thinking about investing into Beiang – a Chinese air-purifier company.  The goal is that this will be able to remove inhalable particles.