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Jun 22, 2015
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Weaker shareholder rights a bad omen for Hong Kong

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Democracy has had a bad few days in Hong Kong. First the former British colony shelved its pledge to grant citizens universal suffrage. Now the Hong Kong stock exchange is getting ready to ditch its long-held principle that shares should carry equal votes.

Jun 22, 2015
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Weaker shareholder rights a bad omen for Hong Kong

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Democracy has had a bad few days in Hong Kong. First the former British colony shelved its pledge to grant citizens universal suffrage. Now the Hong Kong stock exchange is getting ready to ditch its long-held principle that shares should carry equal votes.

Jun 17, 2015
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China’s stock boom is not so different this time

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The four most dangerous words in finance are “this time it’s different”. China’s soaring, $10 trillion stock market has evoked memories of boom and bust in 2006-2008. Many of the same themes are present, while the differences aren’t sufficient to suggest a happier ending.

Jun 17, 2015
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China’s stock boom is not so different this time

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The four most dangerous words in finance are “this time it’s different”. China’s soaring, $10 trillion stock market has evoked memories of boom and bust in 2006-2008. Many of the same themes are present, while the differences aren’t sufficient to suggest a happier ending.

Jun 10, 2015
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MSCI lets fund managers ignore China a bit longer

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Western asset managers can breathe a sigh of relief: they don’t have to start chasing inflated Chinese stocks just yet. Index compiler MSCI has decided the pumped-up $10 trillion equity market is not quite ready for inclusion in its global benchmarks. Even so, fund managers can’t ignore China for much longer.

Jun 10, 2015
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MSCI lets fund managers ignore China a bit longer

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Western asset managers can breathe a sigh of relief: they don’t have to start chasing inflated Chinese stocks just yet. Index compiler MSCI has decided the pumped-up $10 trillion equity market is not quite ready for inclusion in its global benchmarks. Even so, fund managers can’t ignore China for much longer.

Jun 9, 2015
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HSBC continues to wind back the clock

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

HSBC keeps going back in time. Four years after Stuart Gulliver started pruning the global bank, the chief executive has unveiled plans to cut risk-weighted assets by a quarter and shed tens of thousands more employees. After he has finished, HSBC will have gone a long way towards reversing decades of international expansion.

Jun 9, 2015
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HSBC continues to wind back the clock

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

HSBC keeps going back in time. Four years after Stuart Gulliver started pruning the global bank, the chief executive has unveiled plans to cut risk-weighted assets by a quarter and shed tens of thousands more employees. After he has finished, HSBC will have gone a long way towards reversing decades of international expansion.

Jun 1, 2015
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Jack Ma turns Reorient into free-money factory

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Jack Ma is becoming the equivalent of a free money factory. The Alibaba chairman appears able to turn ordinary companies into stock market stars just by lending his name to them. It’s a skill that mainly seems to benefit a select group.

Jun 1, 2015
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Jack Ma turns Reorient into free-money factory

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Jack Ma is becoming the equivalent of a free money factory. The Alibaba chairman appears able to turn ordinary companies into stock market stars just by lending his name to them. It’s a skill that mainly seems to benefit a select group.

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      "Peter is Asia Editor of Reuters Breakingviews, based in Hong Kong. He oversees coverage of financial services and regulation. Prior to joining Reuters, Peter spent 10 years at the Financial Times. From 2004 to 2009 he was the FT’s banking editor, leading award-winning coverage of global banking during the credit crunch. Between 2000 and 2004 Peter reported for the FT from New York. He played a leading role in the paper’s coverage of the 9/11 attacks. Follow Peter on Twitter @Peter_TL"
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