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  1. PetroChina set for big gas deal in Canada

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng PetroChina is poised to make a huge natural gas deal in Canada, agreeing to pay C$5.4 billion (HK$42.27 billion) in what could be the largest acquisition in the so-called ... and gas producer, China National Petroleum Corp, said in a statement it had signed an agreement with Encana, Canada's largest natural gas producer, to buy a 50 per cent interest ...

  2. Mercantilism is alive and well in the mainland and Canada

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... stay poor. But the teacher was wrong. Mercantilism is not past and gone. It is alive and the dominant theory of economic reality in both China and Canada today. The major difference between the two is only that in China they keep you poor by paying you low wages while in Canada they keep you poor by charging you high taxes. As evidence of the continued prevalence of mercantilism, ...

  3. Hedge fund stalking eSun after lucrative Canada foray

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... with Shirley Yam We've read a lot about how a San Francisco-based hedge fund, Passport Capital, is preying on the Lai Sun empire. The fund has spent more than HK$400 million accumulating 28 per cent of the core company, eSun Holdings, only 8 per cent ...

  4. Canada's Talisman, CNOOC discuss joint listing of assets worth US$10b

    Posted Sep 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim LeeMaster Canada's Talisman Energy has approached China National Offshore Oil Corp, the third-largest oil company on the mainland, over a joint listing of assets in Hong Kong with a potential valuation of as much as US$10 billion, market sources said. A successful tie-up would see both companies contribute assets, potentially worth between US$7 billion and US$10 billion, ...

  5. Victor Li's reputation on the line in Air Canada gamble

    Posted Jan 20th 2004, 12:00am by Stephen Craig

    ... Craig Stephen Craig.Stephen@scmp.com Last year, Canada and Hong Kong shared the dubious distinction of being two of the worst Sars-affected areas outside the mainland. Perhaps ironically, the resulting fallout sent Air Canada, Canada's largest airline, into bankruptcy protection and now into the arms of white knight Victor Li Tzar-kuoi- deputy chairman of the Cheung Kong Group ...

  6. Air Canada stand-off tests Victor Li

    Posted Mar 24th 2004, 12:00am by John Gray

    ... part of Air Canada was hailed as the salvation of the struggling national airline. After rancorous negotiations about the terms of that investment, Air Canada's unions are having second thoughts about Mr Li- and the billionaire is having second thoughts about Air Canada. The dark cloud in the background is the April 30 deadline when Air Canada is due to emerge from bankruptcy ...

  7. Pension spat may ground Li's bid for Air Canada

    Posted Feb 11th 2004, 12:00am by John Gray

    ... John Gray in Toronto An unexpected fight with Air Canada's trade unions over the structure of a future pension scheme is threatening to wreck the plans of Victor Li Tzar-kuoi to buy ... for Mr Li's Trinity Time Investments rocked the unions last week with a surprise demand for a major change in the pension scheme for Air Canada employees. Don Johnson, the pilots' ...

  8. Victor Li clinches Air Canada deal

    Posted Nov 10th 2003, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Cerberus Capital Management in their tussle to rescue debt-laden Air Canada, triggering what could be the Li family's maiden foray into airline management. Mr Li's privately held Trinity Time Investments was selected to invest in Air Canada, the flag carrier said in a statement over the weekend. Mr Li is the eldest son of billionaire Li Ka-shing, whose business empire includes ...

  9. Air Canada venture set for timely take-off

    Posted Nov 11th 2003, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... into the airline sector at the weekend may be a well-timed entry into a recovering market rather than an ill-conceived flight of fancy into one of the world's glamour industries. Shares in Air Canada ... proposition than it was six months ago,' a Hong Kong-based analyst said. Air Canada's shares closed at C$1.08 on Friday, down more than 80 per cent in the past year and almost $20 from its ...

  10. Communication a key concern during Sars crisis

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... The Hospital Authority finds the key problems during the outbreak were in management Management and communication problems across the Hospital Authority were key concerns arising from the spread of Sars in public hospitals, a review panel said yesterday. ...




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