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  1. Business - Money - ACQUISITIONS

    Dealmakers get creative as global acquisitions surge

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 01:45am by BLOOM

    ... quarter of the year was the busiest for acquisitions since the third quarter of 2007, with the value of deals nearly twice the quarterly average of US$555.6 billion in the past five years. ...

  2. Business - Companies - FUNDRAISING

    HKT to trim debt after CSL New World acquisition with HK$7.9b rights issue

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:19am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... arm HKT, which comprise the telecommunications assets under Richard Li Tzar-kai's PCCW, plan to reduce their debt load and refinance bank borrowings used in their latest acquisition ... of rival CSL New World Mobility from Australian parent Telstra Corp and New World Development. That acquisition has made HKT, already the city's largest fixed-line network operator, its ...

  3. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Nestle wants a bigger bite of luxury chocolate, may consider acquisitions

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:29am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Zurich and London Analysts expect acquisitions after chief reveals 'frustration' over lack of high-end presence Nestle wants a bigger bite of luxury chocolate Nestle ... to have to find ways to go around that," he said. The easiest way for Nestle to move upmarket in chocolate would be an acquisition, and rumours of its interest in Switzerland's Lindt ...

  4. Business - China Business - ACQUISITIONS

    Qihoo 360 expects big things from small acquisitions

    Posted May 30th 2014, 01:10am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Technology is the mainland's fastest-growing online search service and undisputed No1 internet security provider, but its acquisition strategy remains small, conservative and focused on the world's biggest internet market. Chairman and chief executive Zhou Hongyi said that approach will not change in the foreseeable future amid high-profile mergers and acquisitions ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Citic Pacific's acquisition of Citic Group is merely state sleight of hand

    Posted May 17th 2014, 01:56am by Shirley Yam

    ... Shirley Yam It is billed as a pioneering move to promote reform and make a square appear to be round, but the reality is that the square remains a square Citic Pacific parent acquisition is merely state sleight of hand The mainland's new round of state-owned enterprise reform has brought much excitement. Yet, if Citic Pacific's acquisition of its parent Citic Group ...

  6. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Berkshire eyes more energy deals after C$3.2b AltaLink acquisition

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:00am by Bloomberg

    ... of transmission lines, Berkshire said. Buffett's power unit, renamed this week as Berkshire Hathaway Energy from MidAmerican, has been growing through acquisitions under Greg Abel, chief executive ... Jain and railroad head Matt Rose, fuelling speculation that he could eventually replace Buffett. "The acquisition of AltaLink represents a great long-term opportunity to invest ...

  7. Business - China Business - FUNDRAISING

    Lenovo primed for new acquisitions after bond issue

    Posted May 01st 2014, 01:27am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Mainland computer maker adds US$1.5 billion to acquisition war chest after bond market debut Lenovo eyes purchases after bond issue Lenovo, the world's largest supplier of personal computers, looks set to make more strategic acquisitions after raising US$1.5 billion from its bond market debut. In its Hong Kong stock exchange filing yesterday, ...

  8. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    CNOOC sees oil and gas sales increase by 6.9pc thanks to Nexen acquisition

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 12:50am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Nexen purchase sees CNOOC's sales revenue rise CNOOC, China's dominant offshore oil and gas producer, posted a 6.9 per cent year-on-year rise in unaudited oil and gas sales revenue to 59.15 billion yuan (HK$74 billion) for the year's first quarter. The growth was driven by the acquisition in February last year of Canada's Nexen, ...

  9. Business - Companies - SHARES

    Citic Pacific agrees to asset acquisition from parent

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:09am by Eric Ng

    ... on to asset acquisition Citic Pacific has agreed to buy almost all of its parent's assets not already under the Beijing-backed steel-to-property Hong Kong-listed firm for 227 billion yuan ... television operator Citic Guoan Information, and some early-stage environmental protection businesses. The acquisition price, assessed by China Enterprise Appraisals at the end of last year, ...

  10. Business - China Business - ANALYSIS

    Baidu cautious on acquisitions as giants rush to strike deals

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:50am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com While Tencent and Alibaba set the pace on acquisitions, the search giant is easing up as it hones a strategy that favours controlling stakes Baidu keeps a cool head on deals China's internet sector recorded its busiest period for mergers and acquisitions last year as cash-rich online giants Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu led the way with a spate ...




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