Yahoo! Finance in Hong Kong gets a new look

Yahoo! Finance in Hong Kong gets a new look
We are very excited to launch a brand new look for our Yahoo! Finance site in Hong Kong. The revamped site provides the audience with financial news of the day, hottest topics in the finance sector as well as insightful columns by experts. Cartoon inserts are another new feature to spice up the financial data.

To mark the launch, an online survey was also conducted to find out what people in Hong Kong think about the economic trends in the second half of 2010.

The survey was conducted on the Yahoo! Finance site. 2200 people took part in the survey by answering simple questions via a poll. 39% of the respondents are female and 61% are male.

60% of the 2,200 people surveyed shared that they will hold off on buying or selling properties in the second half of 2010. 70% of the respondents will buy property if it costs less than HK$3 million or US$385,000.

Other key survey highlights include:

  • On foreign currencies, over 65% of Hong Kong users think the Renminbi (RMB) will continue to perform well; while 85% think the Euro will continue to be weak and fluctuate
  • Hong Kong users are cautious and prudent in making investment decisions. Female investors in particular listen to investment experts before making decisions. Male investors, on the other hand tend to trust their own research and instincts.
  • On the China property market, Hong Kong users think there will be price adjustments of about 1% to 10%.

The survey reveals that, overall, Hong Kong users are positive about the economic performance of Hong Kong in the next six months.

Check out the new Yahoo! Finance Hong Kong site and let us know what you think!

Alfred Tsoi
VP & Managing Director, Hong Kong