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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Watsons float little reason for Hutch investors to celebrate

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... style. Reports suggest he is more interested in raising cash to fund acquisitions in Europe's telecommunications and infrastructure sectors. But whether selling Watsons to buy such assets ... by the acquisition of weaker players will further boost cash flows. Even so, the sector's future capital expenditure needs are daunting, and operating margins will remain tight. Compared to margins ...

  2. Business - Companies - MONITOR

    ParknShop merger will prove Hong Kong's competition law is a joke

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... on the acquisition, requiring the merged company to divest a number of its stores to ensure competition wasn't damaged. But if you are expecting the same sort of regulatory scrutiny in Hong Kong under ... dominance do not apply to mergers and acquisitions. The only exception is in the telecommunications sector, where anti-competitive deals between players were already forbidden anyway. This exclusion ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Less toxic than before, but Cinda still isn't a great buy

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... that Cinda's capacity to repay 247 billion yuan (HK$312.8 billion) in bonds it sold to China Construction Bank in 1999 to fund the acquisition of CCB's bad loans will still be tied to its ability ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Despite setbacks, the long-term outlook for copper is bright

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Despite demand from China's electricity industry and problems faced by key producers to expand mines provide support for the metal's price Despite setbacks, the long-term outlook for copper is bright In August last year, in the wake of the acquisition of the London Metal Exchange by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, Monitor examined the outlook ...

  5. Business - Companies - MONITOR

    ParknShop sale looks a solid deal for Hutch shareholders

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... together with electronics and appliance chain Fortress. But after a spate of acquisitions in the early 2000s, including Superdrug in Britain, Rossmann in Germany and the upmarket Marionnaud chain ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    There's only one way to solve the Diaoyu/Senkaku dispute

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... The historical treaties both like to cite are largely irrelevant, the principles involved - the doctrine of acquisitive prescription, for example - are too fuzzy, and the legal precedents too various. ...

  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    If Huawei is blameless, it should clear its name

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... history, ownership, operations, financial arrangements, or management". As a result, the committee said Huawei should be barred from government contracts and from making acquisitions ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Government just throwing good money after bad

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... HK$17 billion acquisition of the London Metal Exchange, originally financed with bridging loans. Among the offering's eager buyers was Hong Kong's financial secretary, who scooped up ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Hyenas play a vital role in financial markets, too

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... acquisitions, the company's share price plunged 20 per cent (see the second chart). In response Silvercorp denied the allegations, commissioned a report from accountancy firm KPMG which supported ...



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