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  1. Bank of China turns focus to life insurance market

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan BOC lured towards more income, larger revenue streams The Bank of China has set its sights on the mainland's lucrative life insurance market, with a possible eye towards ... billion yuan, a 22.5 per cent increase, according to China Insurance Regulatory Commission data. Mainland banks are not allowed to run their own insurance businesses, except to act as agents ...

  2. PetroChina surges past GE as world No 2 by market value

    Posted Oct 16th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng PetroChina, the mainland's top oil producer, has overtaken General Electric to become the world's second-biggest company by market value after its shares jumped 13 per cent yesterday to a record amid high oil prices and a surging Hong Kong stock market. Shares in PetroChina gained HK$2.16 to close at HK$18.78, extending their two-month gain to 94.6 per cent. ...

  3. Air China aims for 50pc of Beijing market

    Posted Jul 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Air China hopes to grow its market share in Beijing to 50 per cent from a current 44 per cent after it moves to Beijing Capital International Airport's new third terminal next March. ... Air China signed a memorandum of understanding with Star Alliance last May, but some in the market believe the agreement may not proceed, since Cathay, which holds a strategic stake in Air ...

  4. Call for single China market finds broad support

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The call by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing chairman Ronald Arculli this week for the development of a single China market for shares has been welcomed by regulators, brokers ... in the mainland and in Hong Kong, said it was too soon to say whether the three markets would be merged, according to a China Securities Journal report yesterday. 'The increase of the Hong Kong ...

  5. China Investment Corp allays fears on role in world markets

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Al Guo and Tom Miller in Beijing Beijing's US$200 billion sovereign fund will be a stabilising force rather than a threat to the world's markets as it was created for the country's need to soak up excess liquidity, according to the head of the fund. China Investment Corp, which was established on September 29, has aroused concern from commentators in the United ...

  6. HKEx chief urges single China market

    Posted Sep 14th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Arculli blueprint eyes challenge to New York, Tokyo and London Hong Kong and the mainland should develop a single China market that could challenge the trading power of exchanges ... by the [central] government.' He said a more practical strategic move was to develop the concept of a single China market. Under that model, the three exchanges could have different shareholding ...

  7. VisionChina gets US$108m in cool market

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Sherman So VisionChina Media, an outdoor mainland advertising firm, has raised US$108 million in an initial public offering on the Nasdaq Stock Market, despite a lukewarm response. The company offered its shares at US$8, below its earlier forecast of US$9.50 to US$11.50 per share. The stock closed unchanged on its debut last Thursday. 'Market sentiment has changed,' ...

  8. Air China to tap market for 8.8b yuan

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter Air China has proposed to sell up to 400 million A shares, or 3.26 per cent of its total issued share capital, to help fund aircraft purchase. Its Shanghai-listed A shares rose 5.96 per cent to 22.05 yuan yesterday, giving the offer a value of as much as 8.82 billion yuan. Air China said it planned to use the fund raised from the share sale to partly finance its ...

  9. China Starch net soars 278pc but stock ends flat on market debut

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

    ... Andy Cheng Shares of China Starch Holdings closed at their offer price on their trading debut yesterday, ahead of the company's announcement that first-half net profit jumped 278 per ... in the first half of last year was 30.1 per cent. Shares of China Starch, which raised HK$333 million in a Hong Kong initial public offering, traded between HK$2.63 and HK$2.21 before closing ...

  10. China market forerunner still eager to grow

    Posted Apr 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and auditing practice in Hong Kong and Shanghai, established in 1902 and 1906, respectively. According to Frank Lyn, PwC China markets leader, the practice has grown to become the market leader in terms of size, market share, depth of expertise and geographical spread. The firm has 12 offices throughout Greater China: Beijing, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macau, Qingdao, ...




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