China Huarong’s Worsening Bond Rout Stokes Market Contagion

Growing panic over the financial health of one of China’s largest bad-debt managers spilled into the broader market, as traders circulated a Caixin report that openly considered the worst-case scenario for the company. China Huarong Asset Management Co.’s $300 million 3.375% bond due May 2022 tumbled 13.1 cents on the dollar to 76.1 cents, while… Continue reading China Huarong’s Worsening Bond Rout Stokes Market Contagion

HKEX Plunges Most Since 2015 on Stamp Duty Increase

Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. shares plunged as the city unveiled its first increase to the stamp duty on stock trades since 1993. The shares lost as much as 9.3% on Wednesday, the biggest decline since a bubble in China’s stock market was bursting in 2015. The Hong Kong Economic Times said in a… Continue reading HKEX Plunges Most Since 2015 on Stamp Duty Increase

CSOP kicks off launch of Hong Kong’s Star Market ETFs

A Chinese asset manager has launched the first Hong Kong exchange traded fund to track China’s Star Market, a Shanghai-based science and technology board that has drawn huge interest on the mainland since it was established 18 months ago. CSOP Asset Management’s launch comes as fellow Chinese managers, E Fund Management (HK) and Bosera Asset Management, are also… Continue reading CSOP kicks off launch of Hong Kong’s Star Market ETFs

Tencent’s $251 Billion Rally Triggers Frenzy in Shares, Options

Hong Kong’s equity traders can’t get enough of Tencent Holdings Ltd., the $950 billion giant that’s on pace for its biggest ever monthly gain. They’re paying up for bullish derivatives tracking the Chinese internet firm, buying thousands of January call options that expire Thursday. The price of one Tencent contract — which bets the stock… Continue reading Tencent’s $251 Billion Rally Triggers Frenzy in Shares, Options