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  1. Business - Economy - SHIPPING

    Lenders hold fire on ailing shipping firms

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Lenders hold fire on ailing shipping firms Sanko Line, Korea Line and subsidiaries of Berlian Laju Tanker are among a steady stream of Asian and Western shipping companies that have sought bankruptcy protection in recent months, victims of weak freight rates and haemorrhaging cash reserves. But the expected surge in corporate shipping failures has yet to occur, despite mounting losses ...

  2. Underwriting the risks of the shipping business

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on the way to the office. I pay attention to news about shipping, trading, economics, legal updates and issues affecting the insurance business. I also check my e-mails on my phone. What does your ...

  3. Financing shortage looms over ship orders

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis in Shenzhen keith.wallis@scmp.com Hong Kong and foreign shipowners are expected to need between US$126 billion and US$150 billion to finance all the ships that are on order ... cent of shipping respondents said a shortage of cash was the greatest threat to their business. Andrew Hampson, the managing director of private equity house Tufton Oceanic, estimated the total ...

  4. Residential property construction slumps

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Construction of private residential units has fallen to a record low, a sign tightening supply may help the property market ride out the impact of the worsening US subprime crisis. Transport and Housing Bureau figures released yesterday showed construction was started on 300 units in the first three months of the year, compared with 1,100 in the same period last ...

  5. China Construction float raises liquidity fears

    Posted Jun 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai The planned mammoth initial public offering by China Construction Corp could present another pressing problem for the mainland's precarious stock market, ... another 40 billion yuan (HK$45.03 billion) from the already weak market, exacerbating uncertainty, analysts said. China Construction aims to sell 12 billion A shares, or 40 per cent of its ...

  6. China Railway Construction gets green light for initial share sale

    Posted Feb 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai China Railway Construction Corp, the nation's second-largest railway builder, has won regulators' approval to sell 2.8 billion A shares on February 25, a mammoth offering that will further put pressure on the weakened equity market. The China Securities Regulatory Commission's green light clears the way for the construction contractor's ...

  7. China Railway Construction delays listings

    Posted Feb 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wong Ka-chun and Tim LeeMaster China Railway Construction Corp, one of the nation's largest railway builders, had delayed its initial public offerings in Hong Kong and Shanghai ... billion yuan by selling 2.8 billion A shares on the Shanghai market. Funds raised from the offering have been earmarked to expand the company's construction capabilities and invest ...

  8. Construction Bank lowers mortgage limit for second homes in Chongqing

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China Construction Bank has begun limiting second-home mortgages in Chongqing to 60 per cent of the purchase price from 70 per cent previously amid soaring property values in the city. ... not unveil the exact number. Andy Lee Yiu-chi, a general manager at Centaline's Shenzhen branch, said since last month mainland banks, including Construction Bank, had lowered the loan ratio ...

  9. Company profile- China Construction Bank Corp

    Posted Jun 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China Construction Bank Corp's principal activities are the provision of corporate and personal banking services, conducting treasury business and corresponding banking business, and the provision of asset management and trustee services. The group has 13,977 branches and sub-branches in 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government. ...

  10. Construction Bank expects profit rebound

    Posted Apr 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Lender plans credit-card venture to boost income China Construction Bank Corp, the mainland's fourth-largest lender, expects to swing back to net profit growth this year. To enhance earnings, it plans to expand into new areas, such as credit cards, for which it wants to set up a joint venture with its 8.5 per cent stakeholder Bank of America Corp. Construction Bank ...




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