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  1. BOC keener on business models than cheap assets

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

    ... Woods Lee and Jane Cai in Tianjin The Bank of China is interested in business models and operations in overseas acquisitions rather than assets whose prices have slumped in the financial crisis, vice-president Zhu Min said yesterday. The mainland's l ...

  2. UBS buys into BOC in co-operation pact

    Posted Sep 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the mainland and for Chinese clients. Rather than joint ventures, it is understood the arrangement will focus more on selling UBS's advanced securities products through BOC's extensive branch ... management with the Chinese lender, according to BOC. 'We regard this agreement as a natural development of our long-term relationship with Bank of China,' UBS chief executive Peter Wuffli ...

  3. CCB deal threatens Temasek BOC bid

    Posted Aug 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of China (BOC) was in question after the Chinese banking regulator approved its investment in another major mainland lender, China Construction Bank (CCB), sources said yesterday. Already ... to owning stakes in no more than two established mainland banks. Temasek is understood to be determined to continue the stake purchase talks with BOC, taking the chance that any deal ...

  4. BOC Life aims to sign up more bank clients

    Posted Jun 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan BOC Group Life Assurance, the life insurance arm of Bank of China (Hong Kong), aims to double the percentage of the bank's customers using its products in the next three to five years through a sales push. BOCHK acquired 51 per cent of BOC Group Life from its parent for HK$900 million last year as part of the bank's plan to strengthen its wealth management ...

  5. BOC seeks final approval for its US$8b share sale

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not yet been launched. New World Development chairman Cheng Yu-tung yesterday said he planned to subscribe US$200 million to US$300 million worth of BOC shares. The arrangers of the share sale, ... Commission vice-chairman Gao Xiqing yesterday said it was very likely that BOC would issue A shares this year. Sources said BOC was planning a domestic listing after a share sale in Hong Kong ...

  6. BOC earnings surge amid tax cut and economic boom

    Posted Mar 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Amy Gu Profit expected to top 38.9b yuan after mainland lender reports growth of 50pc, sparking rally in stock Bank of China, the nation's No 2 commercial lender, said last year's profit surged more than 50 per cent, benefiting from the mainland ...

  7. Fund managers, regulators feel pressure ahead of BOC offering

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... with liquidity? What about the 18 trillion yuan of savings sitting in the banks? How could even a jumbo 20 billion yuan IPO pose such a threat? The BOC offer should be seen as the last straw. ...

  8. China theme underpins World Bank bond fund

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of China's major trading partners. It is the second retail fund to be launched by the World Bank, which set up a Japanese retail fund in 2005. This time, the World Bank chose BOC (HK) as its ... Bank's country director for China, Mongolia and Korea, said as he co-hosted a launch ceremony at BOC (HK) headquarters in Central. 'China used to be a poor country 30 years ago, but now ...

  9. New Yorker factors risk into Beijing

    Posted Oct 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a New York native, as the first CCO of the Bank of China (BOC), the country's second-largest commercial bank. Not only was Mr Dounn the first CCO appointed at the Big Four state bank, his is the most senior position a non-mainlander has held among the formerly wholly state-owned lenders. Mr Dounn spent his 30-year career before joining BOC in various parts of HSBC, starting in New York ...

  10. Bank of China gets ready to rumble

    Posted Apr 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... float, market sources said. According to standard practice, a formal listing hearing is likely to follow in one or two weeks' time, which means BOC can start pre-marketing its float early ... and sponsor duties. Sources said the size of the fund-raising by BOC had yet to be finalised but the deal size would be about US$7 billion if the lender sold 10 per cent of its enlarged share capital. ...




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