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  1. Business - China Business - LENDING

    Offshore spree by mainland firms helps to increase lending in Asia

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... and the US, from metal markets to cereal companies, are driving a 56 per cent increase this year in acquisition-related lending in Asia. Some US$2.8 billion of loans used to fund purchases ... US$1.15 billion purchase of a majority stake in Weetabix are some of the biggest loan-backed acquisitions in Asia this year. Corporates in the world's second-biggest economy are expanding ...

  2. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Foreign M&A deals in China down 42pc

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com M&As another casualty of slowdown Mergers and acquisitions plunged by a third in China in the first six months from last year as the economy slowed ... mergers and acquisitions from China, however, maintained their momentum. Deal numbers were flat year on year but values nearly tripled compared with the first half last year and are on track ...

  3. Help for private sector to make acquisitions overseas

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng A private enterprise body on the mainland backed by the central government is in the advanced stages of setting up an association to help the private sector make acquisitions ... government will mobilise policy banks to help fund overseas acquisitions. 'In recent years, some state-owned enterprises have had difficulty making acquisitions overseas and private firms have ...

  4. Beating the slowdown by banking on S.O.E. reform

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... IPOs but could provide the right climate for mergers and acquisitions. The two markets are not linked,' Kwan said. 'We are here to help SOEs restructure, dispose of assets, or find potential merger and acquisition opportunities as well as assist Western and Asian companies seeking SOE assets. 'When the market is slow, it could be a good time for both buyers and sellers ...

  5. Chinese investors receive warm welcome in Europe

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the EU accounted for about 80 per cent of China's mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the first quarter, Andre Loesekrug-Pietri, chairman of A Capital, said. He said Europe accounted ... in acquisitions in Europe.' Loesekrug-Pietri said: 'A lot of the EU's problems stem from perception. The perception of risk has become a real risk, and this is serious. 'There ...

  6. Investment opportunities abound amiddevelopment

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by DISCOVERY REPORTS

    ... "Foreign companies, for example, can issue their sukuk here while local companies can provide Islamic financing overseas. We can facilitate cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As)." ...

  7. Tsingtao faces test of confidence

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'Sun has been endeavouring to fulfill a 10 million kilolitre sales volume target in 2014 by nurturing a second brand and by acquisition,' it said. Jin led Tsingtao's internal consolidation after its aggressive acquisitions in the 1990s. But volume growth has slowed since 2001, and from the second half of 2010, the brewer has devoted more energy to achieving higher sales ...

  8. Malaysia snapping at HK's heels

    Posted Jun 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... investors providing 44 per cent. Merger and acquisition activity in the Asia-Pacific region, excluding Japan, has fallen to US$223.3 billion so far this year- down 29.5 per cent from a year ago, ... the second quarter of 2009. The US is the most active non-Asian acquirer of Asia-Pacific firms, having announced 185 acquisitions worth US$8 billion. China remains the most targeted nation by both ...

  9. SOEs set to team up with private equity investors

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... stubborn inflation. Mainland companies have grappled with regulatory hurdles in the past to complete overseas acquisitions because of foreign political opposition. Andre Loesekrug-Pietri, managing ...

  10. Foreign acquisitions may not benefit bank investors

    Posted Aug 09th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Pettis

    ... investment bankers around the world. If this signals the beginning of a major acquisition spree by cash-rich Chinese banks with their high stock market valuations, it will mean a surge of business ... will not benefit from an acquisition spree, no matter how well managed. Current shareholders of large Chinese banks will almost certainly see the value of their holdings drop if the banks they own make ...




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