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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Malaysian bank uses RBS assets to grow in Asia

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen, Ray Chan

    ... George Chen and Ray Chan CIMB believes this will help it become a player in the Asian century, says chief Nazir Razak Malaysian bank uses RBS assets to grow in Asia CIMB Group is keen to use its recent acquisition of some Asian assets from Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to help it expand rapidly outside its home market, focusing on Southeast Asia and China. Nazir Razak, chief ...

  2. Riding the gravy train of Asia's top stocks

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... of 2008. According to UBS research, this represents a 26 per cent share of Thailand's mortgage lending market. South Korea's large caps are among the more expensive stocks in Asia ... be looking at? Despite dropping off occasionally, Asian markets have seen gains overall. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index has gained 15 per cent, and the index excluding Japan has risen more than 33 per ...

  3. Asia still key market for ICBC's overseas growth

    Posted Sep 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the world's largest bank by market value, said it would continue its overseas expansion and Asia remained a key market for its 'going-out' policy. Senior executive vice-president Yi Huiman said the bank had advantages in terms of cultural links in Asia. 'Capital is not our main concern, but we have to consider if we can ...

  4. CRA in south China push

    Posted Mar 04th 2005, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Convenience Retail Asia, the operator of 205 Circle K stores in Hong Kong, has bought a stake in a franchised chain in Dongguan- a strategy that allows it to speed up expansion ... the investment cost or any financial data of Sun High, but said the chain aimed to achieve turnover of 80 million yuan in the next financial year by opening a further 120 franchised stores in south ...

  5. Bank of East Asia shares surge 15.2pc as investors bet on potential takeover war

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra and Maria Chan Bank of East Asia shares surged the most in a decade yesterday as investors bet on a potential bidding war between its long-time owners and a Malaysian ... as the bank's second-largest shareholder after Spain's Criteria CaixaCorp. 'People think that BEA may somehow come into play,' Howard Gorges, a director at South China Brokerage, said. ...

  6. HK keen to land AirAsia, says airline

    Posted Jul 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... a spokeswoman told the South China Morning Post. She declined to comment specifically on AirAsia. Previous talks between the two parties have been inconclusive and negotiations ended in acrimony in May ... Toh Han Shih The Hong Kong Airport Authority met with Malaysian budget airline AirAsia yesterday and was keen to grant the low-cost carrier landing rights, according to chief executive ...

  7. Grand Alliance expands Asia-US cargo

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... move coincides with its 150,000-teu boost to services on the Asia-Europe trades, with the focus on goods linked to China and South Korea. The 3,160-teu capacity OOCL Fidelity left Dalian over ... this year a comparative 50 per cent over the 1.6 million teu (20ft equivalent units) which moved through the Panama Canal from Asia last year. If 50 per cent growth is reached for the full year, ...

  8. Local animators' soccer series gets an airing everywhere but home

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Although Hong Kong's soccer team didn't make it to South Africa, a group of animators has added a local flavour to an official World Cup production being aired ... in France, dubbing was done by Malaysia's Creative Fuzion Entertainment and Peppermint Productions in Germany and Malaysia handled distribution. The series is being aired in Germany, South ...

  9. On the lookout for trouble at sea

    Posted Jul 08th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... of Australian exports to Asia and the United States- including tankers laden with LNG for Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and soon for mainland China and the west coast of North America as well. In March, ... of ships going to and from China via straits in Southeast Asia, where piracy is rife and terrorists have been active. Much concern has focused on the Malacca and Singapore straits, through which ...

  10. Business - Companies - TAKEOVERS

    Thai Beverage chief backs Heineken's Asia Pacific Breweries bid

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... fight to take control of Asia Pacific Breweries as billionaire stakeholder Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi's Thai Beverage pledged its support. Thai Bev and Charoen's TCC Assets will back ... in China, Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka, and Heineken from China to New Zealand. TCC, controlled by 68-year-old Charoen, offered S$9 billion on September 13 to buy the 70 per cent of F&N he did ...




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