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  1. Shenhua profit up 48pc as output, prices rise

    Posted Oct 29th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China Shenhua Energy, the nation's largest coal producer, said third-quarter profit jumped 48.3 per cent after it increased output and raised prices. Net profit rose to 7.89 billion yuan (HK$8.94 billion) in the three months to September from ...

  2. Australia clears Yanzhou Coal's takeover of miner

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... the case showed mainland firms would continue to face restrictions when investing in Australia. 'Even though the ruling seems to be a conciliatory gesture on the part of Canberra, it still has strings attached to cap Chinese investment,' said UOB Kay Hian Securities analyst Karen Li. Australia's Assistant Treasurer Nick Sherry said yesterday that for Yanzhou Coal to gain ...

  3. Yanzhou Coal eyes miner in Australia

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... over the detentions will affect Australia's willingness to let mainland state-controlled firms invest in Australian firms. Mainland investors announced more than US$12 billion in investment in Australia in the first five months of the year, almost four times the amount they invested in all of last year, according to Reuters. Yanzhou Coal will offer A$3.7 billion for all ...

  4. Yanzhou Coal to buy Australia's Felix for US$3b

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Yanzhou Coal Mining has agreed to buy Felix Resources for just under US$3 billion, making it China's largest investment in Australia's natural resources sector. The deal ... Investment Review Board, which vets all foreign sovereign investments. A spate of Chinese natural resources deals in Australia are awaiting Canberra's approval. Felix, which has mines in New ...

  5. Uranium deal with Australia approaches

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu, Eric Ng

    ... Elaine Wu and Eric Ng China will for the first time be able to import uranium from Australia under an agreement expected to be signed during Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to Canberra ... Wales within the Australian Defence Force Academy, said: 'The agreement is significant because it indicates Australia's interest to develop closer economic relations with China, ...

  6. Steel giants invest in Australia mines

    Posted Apr 13th 2006, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Three big mainland steelmakers are seeking to reduce their exposure to surging prices of foreign iron ore by investing in mines in Australia as industry profits have been squeezed by lower steel prices and higher raw materials costs. Angang New Steel chairman Liu Jie said yesterday parent Anshan Iron & Steel Group had signed a preliminary agreement with Australia ...

  7. Chalco in talks on Australia venture

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Aluminum Corp of China (Chalco) is in talks with international mining firms to co-invest in an A$3 billion ($17 billion) bauxite mining and refining project in Australia, chairman Xiao Yaqing said. The world's second-largest alumina producer and China's aluminium smelter is to submit a final bid by May for the mining rights of bauxite deposits at Aurukun ...

  8. China Power turns to hydro energy amid output decline

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China Power International Development expects its output to fall 2 per cent this year amid depressed power demand, but is pinning hopes on the much-delayed acquisition of a major hydro-power project from its parent by the end of June. The smallest ...

  9. Shenhua Energy earnings rise 10pc

    Posted Aug 26th 2006, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Top mainland coal producer's net profit climbs to 8.6b yuan in first half as revenue tops 29.5b yuan China Shenhua Energy, the nation's largest coal producer, posted a 10.4 per cent increase in first-half profit due to robust growth in c ...

  10. British firm seeks productive gold mines in mainland

    Posted Sep 05th 2005, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... by Canadian and Australian firms. Of the 75 overseas players involved in the industry, so far only Australia-based Sino Gold and Britain-based Griffin Mining have managed to pull off productive ...




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