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  1. PetroChina pencils US$36b gas contract in top-dollar deal

    Posted Sep 07th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... be worth up to US$36.7 billion. The accord, signed in Sydney in a ceremony witnessed by Australian Prime Minister John Howard and President Hu Jintao, could herald the mainland's first LNG ... to PetroChina for 15 to 20 years. Delivery is targeted at 2013 to 2015. According to Woodside's filing to the Australian stock exchange, chief financial officer Mark Chatterji said a full contract ...

  2. Banks home in on Hong Kong dollar bonds

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Nevin Nie

    ... Lenders expanding on the mainland need the funding, while European and Australian units like the liquidity here, writes Nevin Nie The Hong Kong bond market, Asia's second-biggest after Japan, is attracting more local banks and has just ushered in a new era of yuan-denominated bonds, but deal flows are still mainly supported by European and Australian banks ...

  3. Making sense of historic dollars

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Corporation), began issuing Hong Kong dollar banknotes. Later, the Hong Kong government began ordering coins in denominations of 10 cents and below from Britain in 1863. Three years later, the Hong Kong ... When the British trade dollar (a legal tender of Hong Kong since 1895) was abolished in 1937, Hong Kong's coinage was standardised and issued exclusively by the Hong Kong government. ...

  4. Two more reasons to doubt the alarm over the HK dollar

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland On Friday Monitor laid into Bill Ackman, the New York hedge fund manager who says he is betting on a 30 per cent upward revaluation of the Hong Kong dollar. Ackman is right ... to HK$6 to the US dollar outweigh the costs. Ackman maintains that 'the costs of acting today are low'. But as Friday's Monitor explained, a revaluation would hammer the local ...

  5. CLP's Australian unit powers rise in revenue

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... contribution from its Australian operation. The firm has invested in power projects on the mainland, Taiwan, Australia, India and Vietnam on rising demand in the world's fastest-growing regions. Revenue of its Australian unit, TRUenergy, soared 35.8 per cent to HK$19.2 billion as a gas plant in Victoria state was commissioned and fed strong demand between June and August. The core Hong ...

  6. What goes up...

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... whether you're parking your car at HK$32 an hour in Central or sending in a monthly rent cheque for thousands of dollars. This is a property town. 'Either you are paying your mortgage ... in March by Citibank, just more than one in 10 adult Hong Kongers is a Hong Kong dollar millionaire, with liquid assets of more than HK$1 million. In raw numbers, 558,000 people have that level ...

  7. Yuan deposits set to climb as HK dollar yields fall

    Posted Mar 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan The growth of yuan deposits in Hong Kong banks is likely to double this year after Hong Kong dollar deposit yields dropped to almost zero and as the mainland currency continues to strengthen, possibly by as much as 15 per cent this year, bankers said. The yuan rose to a new high yesterday after the People's Bank of China set the mid-price at 7.0512 to the US dollar ...

  8. Hang Seng Bank plans US dollar bond sale

    Posted Jun 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hang Seng Bank, the sixth-largest Hong Kong-listed lender by market capitalisation, plans to sell US dollar-denominated bonds to strengthen its tier-two capital, according to market sources. The preliminary target on the 10-year subordinated bonds was about US$500 million, although the final size would depend on demand and market conditions, sources said. The bonds ...

  9. HK dollar falls to 7.80 on interest rate plays

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan The Hong Kong dollar yesterday fell to HK$7.80 to the US dollar, the lowest level since August, mainly due to interest rate arbitrage. The Hong Kong dollar was at HK$7.8007 ... of the Hong Kong dollar was people taking advantage of the interest rate differential, he said. The overnight bank rate yesterday stood at 2.75 per cent in the late session while the one-month ...

  10. CCB float sends dollar, rates higher

    Posted Oct 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong dollar to two-year highs and forcing up short-term interest rates as demand for the local currency tightens credit market conditions. The two-week Hong Kong interbank offered rate ... according to sources. Such demand ensured that the Hong Kong dollar remained firm yesterday, holding near $7.7579 against the US dollar, levels not seen since October 2003. Stanley Wong Yuen-fai, ...




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