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  1. Citic Pacific wins HK$6b loan for ore project

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to US$3.41 billion, inflated by a surge in material costs, labour and management fees as well as the appreciation of the Australian dollar. Miscalculations by the contractor also contributed ... to notify them about hefty losses before borrowing HK$1.75 billion from them. Citic Pacific lost HK$15.5 billion on a wrong-way bet on Australian dollar futures in September 2008 but only made ...

  2. Down Under real estate looks affordable

    Posted Aug 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Philip Hargrave Investing in Australian bricks and mortar is a good option for expats who are buying for the future and want growth potential The real estate market in Australia slows down ... and indications are it will be a busy October and November. Many Australians want to invest back home where prices seem to be more affordable. Also, following recent comments by Reserve Bank governor Ian ...

  3. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Hong Kong stocks set for bullish start to the Year of the Snake

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... there were more than 385,000 visitor arrivals from the mainland in the four days to February 11, the second day of the Lunar New Year. Australian stocks hit their highest intraday level in nearly ... against the US dollar after a pledge by finance ministers from the world's major advanced economies to refrain from intentionally weakening their currencies. The Nikkei 225 was down 1.1 per ...

  4. Restructuring for 3G shapes as the billion-dollar question

    Posted Sep 05th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Chan

    ... Balancing business and public needs is a test for Beijing, writes Elaine Chan How to restructure? That is the multi-billion-dollar question hanging over the telecommunications industry, ... six telecommunications operators are controlled by Sasac. These operators are also lobbying hard for a speedy launch of 3G, having spent billions of dollars in an array of projects ...

  5. Dollars and sense

    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am by Mutsuko Murakami

    ... Mutsuko Murakami Hundreds of Japanese children spent the past summer getting smarter about an unfamiliar topic: money. That did not happen through the usual cram schools, or college classes on dry financial theory. Instead, it was a more practical form of ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - FUND MANAGEMENT

    Son-in-law of Chinese vice-premier sets up Hong Kong fund

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... dollars" in just a few months for initial capital, said another source. It is not known how much money the company raised. Zhang could not be reached for comment. The sources said Zhang, apart from ... Zemin's grandson Jiang Zhicheng, born in Shanghai and educated at Harvard, is a co-founder of Boyu Capital, a billion-dollar private equity firm based in Hong Kong and partly funded by Li ...

  7. Just hang in there

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... investors piled in as the price started its heady climb. In the currency market, many pundits began the year forecasting the downfall of the US dollar (and by implication the Hong Kong dollar since it is pegged to the American currency), but it turned out to be quite a reasonable year for the dollar, especially against the euro, but even against the apparently very strong Australian dollar. So, ...

  8. Nauticgreen puts IPO plans on hold

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... be stalled by the potential downgrade of the US dollar. The index closed another 0.49 per cent lower yesterday at 21,884 points. As one of the top-10 container-leasing companies in the world, ... by Australian billionaire Clive Palmer, pulled its US$3.6 billion IPO, saying market conditions continued to worsen around the world during and after its global road show. Chian Hanking, an iron-ore ...

  9. CKI in no rush to spin off Australian assets

    Posted Aug 30th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... deal to spin off its Australian-based assets, according to chairman Victor Li Tzar-kuoi. Investment banking sources have suggested the infrastructure flagship of property developer Cheung Kong ... to be part of CKI's assets to be spun off on the Australian stock market. ...

  10. Greek euro exit fears rattle stock markets

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Australian dollar dipped below parity with the US dollar for the first time since late last year, before climbing back to 99.83 cents last night. 17 The number of countries in the euro zone. All ...




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