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  1. Mainland firms see 400b yuan bonanza

    Posted Apr 06th 2007, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Combined earnings of listed companies soar in wake of jumbo IPOs The total profits of companies listed in Shanghai and Shenzhen probably jumped almost two-thirds last year, driven by the listings of large corporates and the country's fast-growing eco ...

  2. Weak sentiment sustained

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... A street poll conducted by the Property Post reveals that confidence in the property market and the general economic situation has not been fully restored. Au Yin-kwan, 70, housewife 'There is more liveliness in the city as I walk through streets of ...

  3. Pioneer IPO starts mainland gold rush

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Christine Chan

    ... The first flotation of a mainland gold firm has attracted huge interest, with investors snapping up 824 times the available shares. The response to Zhongjin Gold Co's domestic initial public offering (IPO) reflects the underlying stock market liquidi ...

  4. Higher deduction cap could boost donations

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... candidates to choose their stock codes in exchange for donating money to the Community Chest.' Bernard Chan, chairman of the Council of Social Service, also said he believed companies would ... it will eventually reduce the government's expense on social welfare,' Mr Chan said. HSBC, one of the city's biggest charitable donors, welcomed the proposal but could not confirm whether ...

  5. Asia Financial eyes hospitals

    Posted Mar 28th 2007, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... for HK$140 million after selling its banking unit. The venture is partly owned by the family of Asia Financial president Bernard Charnwut Chan. After-tax profit from continuing insurance ... the bank's book value, in February last year. The group also booked a HK$49 million net profit from Asia Commercial Bank's first four months of operation before the deal was completed. Mr Chan ...

  6. Underwriters that don't actually do any underwriting isn't right

    Posted Apr 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bernard Charnwut Chan likes to call a spade a spade. He would also like to call an insurance company an insurance company. Our executive councillor friend, who represents the insurance ... and maids' insurance, received little publicity because they were fairly small. But Mr Chan pointed out that the businesses were only acting as middlemen and were, in fact, not insurance companies. ...

  7. Bank deal sets new benchmark

    Posted Feb 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or 1.58 times historical book value. Asia Financial president Bernard Charnwut Chan, meanwhile, joined the debate on the valuation of local banking stocks in the wake of Wednesday's deal ... Small lenders may continue to benefit from top price fetched by Asia Commercial, writes Maria Chan Shareholders in small and medium-sized banks in Hong Kong could continue to reap ...

  8. Board members spread too thin, says Webb

    Posted Aug 20th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... where some industry guidelines seek to limit how many board seats an individual can hold. Bernard Charnwut Chan, executive councillor and legislator for the insurance sector, who is a director ...

  9. Auditors chop IPO forecasts amid euro woes

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Auditors are slashing their forecasts for initial public offerings in Hong Kong this year as the euro-zone crisis continues to cast a pall over mega-size ... prediction in January of 100 IPOs this year, including 90 main board listings, fetching HK$200 billion to HK$230 billion. PwC partner Edmond Chan said market conditions in the second half would ...

  10. Mainland defies global sell-off

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com China's attempts to boost the A-share markets paid off yesterday as Shanghai and Shenzhen stocks staged their biggest rebound in two months, even though ... 1.06 per cent. Vincent Chan, the head of China research at Credit Suisse, said the QFII's impact on the A-share markets could be short-lived in the absence of strong company earnings ...




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