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  1. Ailsa Easton

    Posted May 11th 2008, 12:00am by Suzanne Dennis

    ... elements of my dream into my work. I live on the English coast and do a three-hour commute to and from work [at the Tussauds Group Studios] in London each day, but I use that time to think of scary ... and this further promotes friendships among us long-haul commuters. The studio I work at is based in West London, where the creative resources for the whole Madame Tussauds group are based. I have ...

  2. Don't just stand there, rats, Madame Tussauds is free today

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. If you're a rat, then today is your day at the Peak Galleria's Madame Tussauds wax museum. The museum is offering free admission today, which is People's Day- the seventh day of the Lunar ...

  3. Excuse me, but haven't we met each other somewhere before?

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen could be forgiven for thinking he was seeing double yesterday. He has joined President Hu Jintao and other figures whose likenesses are on display at Madame Tussauds on The Peak. Mr Tsang has the honour o ...

  4. Bargains await wealth fund, says Blackstone chief

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... financial meltdown, the chairman of Blackstone Group (HK) said yesterday. Antony Leung Kam-chung, the Greater China head of the US private equity firm, was a key figure in China Investment Corp's decision to invest about US$3 billion in Blackstone's initial public offering in New York last year. CIC was launched in September last year to manage part of the mainland's ...

  5. Blackstone bags 13.5pc discount in revised Shanghai property deal

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito United States private equity company Blackstone Group has clinched a 13.47 per cent discount for the Shanghai property it agreed to buy four months ago, taking advantage of the financial turmoil and weakening real estate market. Hong Kong-listed VXL Capital announced yesterday it had revised an agreement with Blackstone for the sale of a 95 per cent stake in Changshou ...

  6. Blackstone buys Shanghai project in first mainland deal

    Posted Jun 07th 2008, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li United States private equity fund Blackstone Group is making its first foray into the mainland property market by acquiring a commercial project in Shanghai for 1.1 billion yuan ... government measures to curb speculation. Blackstone is about to buy from Hong Kong-listed VXL Capital a 90 per cent stake in Changshou Commercial Plaza in Putuo district, China Securities News ...

  7. Eight bid for stake in PCCW's HKT

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the majority of the bidders appear to be backed by foreign capital. Private equity funds including Providence Equity Partners, TPG, Macquarie, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Blackstone Group planned ... Frederick Yeung Telecommunications giant PCCW has received proposals from eight bidders for its 45 per cent stake in HKT Group valued at up to US$2.6 billion, sources said yesterday. ...

  8. Blackstone scraps 1.1b yuan Shanghai property deal as markets worsen

    Posted Oct 13th 2008, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito and Tim LeeMaster A 1.1 billion yuan (HK$1.25 billion) Shanghai property deal has been scrapped by United States private equity fund Blackstone Group, while a second remains ... a new shopping centre in Shanghai- Skymall- for more than 4.5 billion yuan from mainland developer Super Ocean Group. It was reported to be the second property investment by Blackstone ...

  9. CIC puts HK on its agenda for investment

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... million on the initial public offering of China Railway Group in Hong Kong. Mr Wang yesterday defended the company's decision to buy the Blackstone stake, saying the private equity fund ... said. The fund made a surprise US$5 billion investment in Morgan Stanley in December for a stake of just under 9.9 per cent. That came after a US$3 billion deal for 9.3 per cent of Blackstone ...

  10. CIC taps global fund firms to diversify portfolio

    Posted Mar 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... year, it paid US$3 billion for a 9.3 per cent stake in Blackstone Group's initial public offering. Since then, Blackstone shares have lost more than 40 per cent in value. CIC in December ...




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