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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - COMMENT

    Acquisitions no easy way for Singaporean banks to win in Hong Kong, mainland China

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com OCBC sees opportunities with high-price deal for Wing Hang but it needs to outdo rivals Acquisitions no easy way to more business Can Singaporean banks win more business in Hong Kong or even in the much bigger mainland market simply through high-cost acquisitions? Some analysts ask if the HK$38.4 billion Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp, ...

  2. Poly raises HK$3.1b in placement to fund acquisitions from parent

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Mainland developer Poly (Hong Kong) has launched a HK$3.08 billion top-up share placement, partly to fund the property acquisitions from its parent firm announced last month. The rest will be used for future investment opportunities. Poly placed 380 million shares at HK$8.10 each, at the top of the price range of HK$7.80 to HK$8.10. The price represents an 8.9 per cent ...

  3. Business - Companies - ANALYSIS

    Citic's mega takeover deal comes as win-win for Beijing and Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:40am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Acquisition marks mainland's resolve to reform state sector while boosting the city's hub status Citic takeover deal comes as win-win for Beijing ... steel-to-property conglomerate, is more than just a mega-sized acquisition; it means the beginning of a new round of government-led reforms on its major state-owned enterprises through completely new ...

  4. Business - Companies

    Appetite fades for corporate purchases

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Survey shows lower interest among Hong Kong firms for growth through acquisition Appetite fades for corporate purchases The appetite for acquisitions among ... of the latest round of austerity measures was one warning sign for the euro zone. The share of local firms planning to pursue acquisitions fell to 18 per cent this year, the lowest level since 2008, ...

  5. CKI to raise up to HK$2.38b in placement

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and HK$47.62 per share, a discount of 3.3 to 6.3 per cent to its closing price of HK$49.25 yesterday, Reuters reported. 'We believe CKI is eyeing some meaningful acquisitions,' Standard ... said. It would be the first acquisition of overseas airports by Hong Kong's richest man, and JPMorgan expects the acquisition would increase CKI's earnings per share by up to 5 per ...

  6. URA acquires 66pc of Kwun Tong properties

    Posted Mar 31st 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The Urban Renewal Authority had acquired 1,088 property interests, or about 66 per cent, for its Kwun Tong Town Centre project when the 90-day offer period ended yesterday. The authority's director of acquisitions and clearance, Joseph Lee King-chi, said the acquisition rate was encouraging and the authority would continue negotiations on a case-by-case basis. ...

  7. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The report, 'Ocean Park under fire over whale exhibit' on C2 on September 6 said the park's animal-acquisition plan cost taxpayers HK$160 million, a fund approved by the Legislative Council in 2005. We would like to clarify that the money was loaned by the government and private sector and will be repaid in full. ...

  8. HK firms in buying frenzy on mainland

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Hong Kong remained a key market for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in 2011, as Chinese companies snapped up Hong Kong firms and Hong Kong companies shopped ... M&A deals this year dropped 9 per cent to US$78.1 billion, while M&As for the overall region fell just 6 per cent to US$574 billion. But acquisitions by Hong Kong companies across ...

  9. Business - Money - LISTING

    Proview faces more requirements to resume trading in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... with new listing requirements, as the company plots an acquisition of an undisclosed electronics firm to kick-start its operations and resume trading of its shares in Hong Kong. The failed computer ... trademarks on the mainland. In a filing at the weekend, Proview International chairman Sun Min said the Hong Kong stock exchange's listing committee told the firm that its proposed acquisition ...

  10. Asian buyers see big returns in European assets

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... continued to make acquisition and investment plans despite the economic uncertainties. 'The euro-zone debt crisis posed excellent opportunities for acquisition of valuable assets. Western ... followed by North America. Mergers and acquisitions in developed nations are a preferred option for investors seeking to acquire technology or brands, while in less developed countries, greenfield ...




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