Concubine definition in Hong Kong inheritance ordinance

“Concubine” still appears in Hong Kong Inheritance Law

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When reading through the Hong Kong’s Cap 481 Inheritance (Provision for family and dependents) ordinance, I was quite surprised to find the words “concubine” and “concubinage” not only appears and is defined, but is used a total of 10 times in just this law. I’m in no place to comment any further on it, other […]

Hopewell Center

Hopewell is taking your shares private at 40% below book value, but about half of Hong Kong listed stocks trade at discounts anyway

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Webb-site.com recently wrote about the vote yesterday to take Hopewell Holdings (SEHK: 00054) private at a roughly 40% discount to book value. This is still a premium to its earlier trading price of more than 60% below book value, so investors in 00057.HK still made money, though not as much as if the whole book […]

Hong Kong Stocks Cheatsheet

Hong Kong Stocks Cheatsheet: Hang Seng Index Member Data Links

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This Hong Kong Stocks Cheatsheet is a list of links to AAStocks pages of data I wanted to make a few clicks easier to get to.  The stock list is redundant on the first 50 names, which are the components of the Hang Seng Index Finance, Utilities, Property and Commerce & Industry sub-indexes respectively, followed […]

Greater Bay Area GDP of Hong Kong + Shenzhen + Guangzhou over $ 1 trillion

Infographic: $1 trillion GDP of Hong Kong + Shenzhen + Guangzhou in the “Greater Bay Area”

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Today’s infographic comes from Bloomberg, whose article on the soon-to-be open bridge from Hong Kong to Macau and direct high-speed train to Guangzhou included a bubble map of the relative GDPs of the “Greater Bay Area”. At the turn of the century, I lived in San Francisco where I often heard the term “Bay Area” […]

Hong Kong listed ETFs

The top 25 Hong Kong listed ETFs I’m watching in 2018H2

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I’ve been speaking at several ETF conferences this year, and was a bit surprised to see at one event most of the audience raising their hand as users of ETFs, but then most putting their hands down when asked if they traded ETFs listed on any exchanges in Asia.  For easy reference, I wanted to […]

Hong Kong vs Singapore

Photo: DBS star ferry ad in Hong Kong captures UBS, AXA, and Pru in one shot

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When taking this quick snapshot of Singapore’s DBS bank’s “full boat” on Hong Kong’s star ferry this weekend, I noticed that by chance, the background also happened to include competitors ranging from Swiss bank UBS to French and British insurers AXA and Prudential, respectively. I wouldn’t say this photo alone is a sign that Hong […]

Honored to meet @HKEXGroup CEO Charles Li on Connect Hall (former HKEX trading floor) last night, where he called NYSE floor activity “fake”…

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… saying all real trading happens on computers now anyways. Thank you to my old CIBC colleague Elisa for the great photo!

Hong Kong Small Caps broadly underperform the Hang Seng Index, 2000-2018

In Hong Kong, Small Caps Broadly Underperformed Large Caps 2000-2018

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Hong Kong small caps are of particular interest to me because I live and work in Hong Kong as a professional investor of retirement portfolios, and am always looking to put together higher quality and better valued portfolios than those available from broad market cap weighted index funds and ETFs.  A “small cap” company is […]

Money Talk Xtra: Tariq explains convertible bonds on RTHK Radio 3

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Tune in Saturday, Feb 17th at 8:30am to RTHK Money Talk Xtra, where Peter Lewis and I explain convertible bonds and how every day investors can understand and decide whether to invest in them.

MPF vs ORSO

MPF vs ORSO: How to Decide, How Much to Put In

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When starting a new job in Hong Kong, some employers offer new employees the choice of MPF vs ORSO for retirement savings.  Many employers only offer MPF, and while I earlier posted some data on some of the best MPF plans in Hong Kong in lowering fees below 1% (still many times higher than many […]