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  1. CCB counts on acquisitions for Hong Kong expansion

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu No3 mainland lender eyes sizeable target at right price to speed up overseas push China Construction Bank (CCB), the mainland's third-largest lender, wants to make acquisitions ... in assessing any acquisition target, CCB executive vice-president Fan Yifei said in Hong Kong. 'With the passage of time, our interest in acquiring a bank in Hong Kong will grow.' Major ...

  2. Acquisitions dent Techtronic's profit

    Posted Apr 13th 2006, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toolmaker sees margins squeezed by finance costs but remains optimistic despite further hits from rising rates Acquisition costs hurt Techtronic Industries' net profit margin last year, and rising interest rates are expected to squeeze the power toolmaker's results this year. 'Our acquisitions incurred administrative expenses that affected our net profit, which ...

  3. Party chief sets rules on land acquisition

    Posted Jan 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Huang and Chan Siu-sin Three 'taboos' outlined for projects in a bid to avert mass protests in Guangdong Guangdong party chief Zhang Dejiang has issued a stern warning to provincial officials overseeing land requisitions to ensure paperwor ...

  4. StanChart seeks acquisitions after raising US$743m from issue

    Posted Dec 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the funds to be used for general purposes including acquisitions. The London-based lender has issued 7,500 ADSs, with each ADS representing one preference share, each share with a paid-up amount ... above the three-month London interbank offered rate per year, the lender said. Last month the bank completed its US$1.2 billion acquisition of Hsinchu International Bank, the seventh-largest ...

  5. Beijing moves to limit foreign acquisitions

    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing New rules will ban deals that are seen as affecting national economic security Beijing has enacted new rules which for the first time ban any foreign acquisition ... on tightening supervision of foreign acquisitions. An official from the Ministry of Commerce, which oversees foreign investment, said the new rules highlighted the significance of protecting national ...

  6. Lai Sun eyes HK$524m share sale to fund land acquisitions

    Posted Nov 18th 2006, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Wong Ka-chun and Carol Chan Lai Sun Development, a medium-size Hong Kong property owner, is selling HK$524 million worth of new shares through a top-up placement to fund land acquisitions ... for the acquisition of a site in Wan Chai, which Lai Sun and AIG Global Real Estate Investment (Asia) agreed to buy in September. The acquisition was the firm's first land purchase in Hong Kong since ...

  7. Johnson Electric acquisitions lift operating profit 77pc

    Posted Dec 05th 2006, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Micromotor maker sees first-half net earnings jump 22pc to US$65m Johnson Electric Holdings, whose micromotors are found in cars, power tools and audio-visual equipment, reported a 77 per cent gain in its first-half operating profit as acquisitions made last year contributed to higher revenue. Net profit rose a slower 22 per cent to US$64.75 million in the six ...

  8. CCB International seeks growth through acquisitions

    Posted Sep 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has held talks with at least three investment banks in the past six to nine months, including Hong Kong-based Goldbond Capital and Taiwan's Core Pacific International. Acquisitions ... for acquisitions, they look for deals cautiously,' a source close to the investment bank said. Goldbond, founded by former BNP Paribas Peregrine chairman Alex Ko Po-ming, is asking for 'more than ...

  9. Aeon may sell shares to fund acquisitions

    Posted Oct 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in two smaller rivals- acquisitions that will increase its share of the nation's US$1.1 trillion retail market. Aeon said it is in exclusive talks to acquire a 15 per cent stake in Daiei, Japan's third-biggest retailer, from Marubeni Corp. The company may also buy 20 per cent of supermarket operator Maruetsu from Daiei, raising the combined cost of the acquisitions to about 75 ...

  10. IPO hopeful Computime plans acquisitions

    Posted Sep 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Computime Group, a specialist manufacturer of electronic controls and automation devices, will target acquisitions and focus on research and development after completing its ... at potential new acquisitions or joint ventures that will allow us to help our customers meet their future requirements.' About 74 per cent of Computime sales come from North America and South ...




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