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  1. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Lenovo poised to make its biggest acquisition with IBM server deal

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 11:49am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... acquisition. Nine years ago it bought IBM's personal computer business for US$1.75 billion. "I think the chances of a [server] deal happening this time around are higher, and probably ... Lenovo chairman and chief executive Yang Yuanqing said: "The company is in preliminary negotiations with a third party in connection with a potential acquisition." The announcement ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - ACQUISITIONS

    Doubts over Yue Xiu's 'expensive' acquisition of Chong Hing Bank

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:23am by KANIS LI

    ... Hing Bank As a mainland investment firm is set to complete the first acquisition of a local bank in Hong Kong since 2009, industry veterans are divided over one simple question- is the deal too expensive? Yue Xiu Group, an investment arm of the Guangzhou city government, is expected to announce its acquisition of Chong Hing Bank after months of talks with the smallest of Hong Kong's ...

  3. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    WWP buys digital-ad agency IM2.0 in fifth China acquisition of year

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... market researchers Miaozhen Systems and Sinotrust International Information & Consulting Beijing. Of the more than 40 acquisitions WPP made this year, 70 per cent are in emerging markets ... and Paris-based Publicis Groupe be completed. WPP took the throne after its 2008 acquisition of Taylor Nelson Sofres. Publicis and Omnicom announced the "merger of equals" in July, an all-stock ...

  4. Business - Money - ACQUISITIONS

    Citic Pacific shares fallon asset deal approval

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by Eric Ng

    ... parent Citic Group, and unveiled a planned 50 billion yuan share sale to finance the deal. Analysts said the planned sale at HK$13.48 a share and the acquisition price's lack of a discount ... analysts gave Citic Pacific a post-acquisition net asset value of HK$13.10, based on its Hong Kong-listed assets' market value and book value of its unlisted assets. It has a 12-month target ...

  5. Business - Commodities - ACQUISITIONS

    China's miners to step up overseas push

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:29am by Toh Han Shih

    ... clip. Industry data shows China accounted for nearly 14 per cent of all mining merger and acquisition activity by value last year, but the number of transactions slid to 21 from 34 and their value declined to US$5 billion from US$6 billion in 2012, according to a research report by PwC. Last year was one of the worst years for global mining mergers and acquisitions in nearly ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - ACQUISITIONS

    Japan's Orix eyeing Standard Chartered's PrimeCredit unit

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:21am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Japanese firm is said to be weighing a bid for the British bank's PrimeCredit business in HK Orix 'interested in StanChart unit' Orix, Japan's most acquisitive financial firm, is considering bidding for Standard Chartered's consumer credit unit in Hong Kong, two people with knowledge of the matter said. Orix may team up with another investor ...

  7. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Cofco buys Noble agricultural unit to broaden food supply

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 05:16am by Bloomberg

    ... forward the overseas acquisitions by Chinese companies," Ma Wenfeng, an analyst with Beijing Orient Agribusiness Consultant said before the deal was announced. The deal creates a venture ... with the food raw material processing assets owned by Cofco, Noble said. Agri-product imports are pushing forward the overseas acquisitions Ma Wenfeng, analyst Cofco will share the investment ...

  8. Business - China Business - ACQUISITIONS

    Wasu stake adds to Ma's TV interests

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 01:01am by Sophie Yu

    ... 64.3 per cent at the end of last year. The mainland's leading internet firms, including Alibaba, Tencent and search engine company Baidu, have been active in mergers and acquisitions since ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - ACQUISITIONS

    DBS buys private banking business of Societe Generale in Singapore and Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 03:53pm by KANIS LI

    ... of millionaires by 2016, said a report from the Royal Bank of Canada. Chng Sok Hui, chief financial officer at DBS, said the acquisition would raise the bank's earnings per share by 1 per cent in two ... The acquisition represents US$12.6 billion in assets under management. ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - ACQUISITIONS

    Developers’ caution in buying land could threaten local government finances

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 03:36pm by Langi Chiang

    ... is a word commonly used by mainland developers when talking about their land acquisition plans this year. That bodes ill for some local governments that are under pressure to refinance. Sentiment ... yuan on land acquisitions in the first two months of this year, up 8.9 per cent from a year earlier, according to National Bureau of Statistics data. The growth rate was much slower than ...




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