22 minutes ago
Country Garden will issue HK$270 million worth of new shares to pay off the loans
Chinese real estate firm Country Garden Holdings has announced a plan to issue new shares worth about HK$270 million ($34.4 million) to pay off some of its loans.
The company said the new shares will be issued at 77 Hong Kong cents per share, a discount of 15.38% from the closing price of 91 cents on Tuesday.
The subscriber to the shares is investment holding company Ever Credit, which is wholly owned by chip maker Kingboard Holdings. Following the transaction, Kingboard will own a 1.25% stake in Country Garden through Ever Credit.
The company entered into a HK$1.88 billion term loan facility with Ever Credit in December 2021, and this payment will reduce its loan outstanding for the unit to just under HK$1.6 billion.
Country Garden said that the aim of issuing shares is to preserve its cash resources, reduce debts and enhance its financial position.
– Lim Hwi Ji
3 hours ago
Shares of Nio fell 8.3% after the electric car maker posted a broader net loss
Hong Kong-listed Nio shares fell 8.30% on Wednesday, a day after it posted a net loss of 6.06 billion yuan ($831.65 million) in the second quarter.
The loss was larger than the net loss of 2.76 billion yuan recorded in the same period last year.
The Chinese electric vehicle maker delivered 23,520 vehicles in the second quarter as it sold its latest flagship models at deep discounts. But the updated lineup is already achieving better results, with 20,462 vehicles delivered in July.
John Zeng, director of China forecasts at Globaldata, told CNBC that Nio could see deliveries “more than double” in the third quarter. “Quarterly deliveries will double in the third quarter which will help them improve their overall revenue.”
However, Zeng said the price cuts would put “pressure on its profitability in the coming quarters”.
– Sheila Chiang, John Rosevear
4 hours ago
Australia’s inflation rate eased to 4.9% in July, down from 5.4% in June
Australia – Consumer Price Index It grew 4.9% year-on-year in July, a slower rate than 5.4% in June and the third month in a row that the rate of inflation has slowed.
Excluding the prices of volatile items such as fuel, fresh food and holiday travel, the inflation rate was 5.8%, lower than June’s revised figure of 6.1%.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics said the main contributors to the annual increase for July were house price increases as well as food and non-alcoholic beverages.
– Lim Hwi Ji
6 hours ago
Chinese banks will cut interest rates on existing mortgages soon: Reuters
Some Chinese state-owned banks plan to cut interest rates on existing mortgage loans soon. Reuters reportedCiting three sources familiar with the matter.
If the cuts materialize, it will be the first time since the global financial crisis.
The sources told Reuters the size of the cuts would vary by customer and location, but could be as much as 20 basis points in some cases.
– Lim Hwi Ji
6 hours ago
CNBC Pro: Morgan Stanley’s Slimmon Says S&P 500 Will Close to 5,000 by Year’s End — Names 3 Stocks to Buy
Andrew Solomon, investment manager at Morgan Stanley, said he believed the markets were set for a “strong rally” by the end of the year.
The company’s managing director and senior portfolio manager told CNBC’s “Street Signs Asia” on Tuesday that he believes the S&P 500 will be “closer” to 5,000 by then. If it reaches 5,000, that’s about 13% up from Monday’s close of 4,433.
He requested three shares to buy.
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7 hours ago
Part of China’s consumer market is surviving a broad-based downturn
Authors David and Susan Schwartz found that Costco’s average daily traffic in China this summer was about 7,000 people — double that in the US — for stores of roughly the same size.
“What you’ll see is that the premium market will certainly continue to do well,” said Chris Reiterman, Ogilvy’s chief executive officer for Asia Pacific and Greater China.
However, he said companies are generally reluctant to spend on marketing amid uncertainty about overall future growth.
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– Evelyn Cheng
6 hours ago
CNBC Pro: “Trading the Pain”: UBS CIO Warns of Bear Trap as Chinese Stocks Rise
The recent rally in Chinese stocks could attract investors, according to UBS’ chief investment officer, who warned against “pain trading”.
This could lead to a “bear trap” – when traders open short positions, thinking markets will go down, but are forced to close those positions when markets go up, said Adrian Zurcher, UBS’s chief investment officer for Asia Pacific.
Professional subscribers can read more here.
— Lucy Handley
15 hours ago
The dollar reaches its highest level against the yen in 2023
The US dollar rose 0.5% against the Japanese yen, reaching 147.24, the highest level of the year. This marks the highest level for the dollar against the yen dating back to November 7, 2022 when it was trading as high as 147.56 against the yen.
The Nikkei fell -2.85% in August, marking the worst month of the year since December 2022, when the Nikkei lost -6.7%.
Japan Exchange Traded Fund (EWJ) It’s down roughly -4.6% month-to-date, the pace of its first negative month in six months. The decline was led by Sysmex, Yamaha, Olympus and others, which lost nearly 20% or more this month.
Hakyung Kim, Gina Francola
14 hours ago
The S&P 500, Nasdaq, and Dow are trading above their 50-day moving averages
All three major indices are trading above their 50-day moving averages on Tuesday.
The S&P 500 rose above the 50-day moving average for the first time in nearly two weeks. If this pace continues, the S&P 500 could close above the 50-day moving average for the first time since August 14th.
Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite and the Dow Jones Industrial Average are trading above their 50-day moving averages for the first time since August 24.
Brian Evans, Nick Wells
22 hours ago
US Treasury yields are falling as investors look ahead to key economic data
US Treasury yields fell on Tuesday as investors braced for a series of key economic data scheduled for release this week that will highlight the latest developments on inflation and the labor market, and could guide the Federal Reserve’s next monetary policy moves.
At 4:30 AM EST, the yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell more than 2 basis points, to 4.1922%. The two-year Treasury yield traded at 4.9979% after falling more than 1 basis point.
Yields and prices move in opposite directions and 1 basis point equals 0.01%.
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|US1M||US Treasury for one month||5.435%||+0.053||0.00%|
|US3M||US Treasury for 3 months||5.509%||+0.021||0.00%|
|US6M||US Treasury for 6 months||5.574%||+0.024||0.00%|
|US1Y||United States 1 year treasury||5.41%||+0.013||0.00%|
|US2Y||US Treasury for two years||4.921%||+0.031||0.00%|
|US10Y||US Treasury for 10 years||4.141%||+0.019||0.00%|
|US30Y||United States Treasury for 30 years||4.245%||+0.008||0.00%|
14 hours ago
Apple is sending out invitations to its launch event on September 12th
Apple just sent out invitations to its September press event, where it is expected to announce the iPhone 15 and new Apple Watches.
The new iPhone models, likely branded as the iPhone 15, are expected to use a USB-C charging port. It has been reported that some of the new devices that Apple will debut could be made of titanium.
Shares of Apple are up nearly 2% on the day.
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