China vows to prop up market to avoid full-blown crash after stocks …

China said on Monday it was prepared to buy shares to stabilize the stock market and avert “systemic risks,” after major indices plunged more than 8 per cent in the biggest one-day fall since 2007.The securities regulator also said market authorities would deal severely with anyone engaged in the “malicious shorting of stocks,” in Beijing’s latest attempt to stave off […]

How a 'stock market for people' is funding a shot at the next billion …

SAN FRANCISCO–If you can’t beat them, try beating them another way.In 2004, Greg Tseng and Johann Schleier-Smith launched a startup called Tagged. They hoped to outdo another nascent project, known at the time as “thefacebook,” in the then-wide open world of social networks.We know how that turned out. Facebook became the world’s largest social network, with 1.39 billion monthly active […]

SiamSquared Lands $800K To Help People In Asia Invest In The …

StockRadars, a Bangkok-based service that aims to demystify investing in Asia’s stock markets, has scored a deal of its own after parent company SiamSquared closed a Series A round from Japan’s CyberAgent Ventures and East Ventures.The deal is undisclosed, but TechCrunch understands that it is around $800,000 and at a $5-10 million valuation for the Thai startup. StockRadars currently covers the public markets in Thailand […]

Taiwan mulls cross-border stock trading with Japan|Economy …

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Poorer Countries Stand to Miss Out on the Big Data Boom | MIT …

The economic benefits of big data are no longer just hype—but many developing economies are set to miss out on them, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum.Data sets are “a new form of asset class,” which, with the right analysis, can be translated into economic wealth, say the authors of the 13th Global Information Technology Report. […]

Sanity And The Stock Market « The Dish

For a recent study, researchers in Taiwan examined the data of 469,000 patients who had been hospitalised with mental disorders, then “parsed those admissions against changes in the broad-based Taiwan Stock Exchange Capitalization Weighted Stock Index (TAIEX)”:The study found that a 1,000-point fall in the TAIEX (about two-thirds of its standard deviation) caused a daily increase of 4.71% in hospitalisations […]

Brokers remain doubtful about Hong Kong stock exchange's need …

Brokers balked at a stock exchange study that could lead to the introduction of circuit breakers to protect against flash trading of stocks – which can send shares gyrating wildly – saying Hong Kong has adequate suspension rules in place already.Securities and Futures Commission executive director Keith Lui told the South China Morning Post last week that the SFC supports […]

Growth hopes push shares higher; bribery investigation at Rolls …

Christine Lagarde, who said the IMF will raise its forecast for US growth . Photograph: FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERSGood morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of events across the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and the business world.And a rather quiet morning it is too. Especially in London where workers who haven’t clocked off for Christmas may struggle to […]