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  1. Political factors far outweigh financial gains in yuan bonds

    Posted Sep 04th 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... Hopewell Holdings, the first non-financial foreign firm to issue a yuan bond, has no problem paying in yuan, because it operates several toll roads in southern China. And McDonald's sells ... the State Administration of Foreign Exchange. Yes, it's true that the People's Bank of China has said institutions are free to do yuan business outside the mainland, and the issue of yuan ...

  2. PetroChina chief tipped for role as Yunnan governor

    Posted Apr 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... usually seen as a qualification for the governorship of a smaller or less developed province or deputy governorship of a politically significant one. It is not unusual in China for the chief ... Cary Huang in Beijing A top state oil executive is tipped to become governor of the southwestern province of Yunnan as political jockeying continues in the run-up to next year's ...

  3. PetroChina invests in Qatar natural gas project

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the project's operator, owns 75 per cent. This is the third overseas investment in four days by China's state-backed oil and gas firms, which have a political mandate to enhance the nation's ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com PetroChina has agreed to acquire a 40 per cent interest in an oil and gas exploration project in Qatar, the latest in a string of overseas investment deals ...

  4. ENN 'can boost China Gas profit'

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng in Beijing eric.mpng@scmp.com ENN Energy, which has joined hands with state-backed China Petroleum & Chemical (Sinopec) to launch a HK$16.7 billion unsolicited takeover bid for rival China Gas, says profit can be boosted by 30 per cent if its merger succeeds. Wang Yusuo, the chairman of the piped-gas distributor ENN, said this would be possible through improving ...

  5. China to target more foreign aviation firms

    Posted Apr 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... May Chan The Aviation Industry Corporation of China and China Construction Bank International are set to raise capital for a joint investment fund targeting foreign assets related ... called the China Aviation PE Fund, which targets private-equity investments in aviation or aviation-related businesses on the mainland. It has raised more than 10 billion yuan, more than one ...

  6. We need to calm down about China's outward investments

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... commentators in politics and the media- took a deep breath, calmed down, and adopted a level-headed approach to China's outward investments. There are too many misconceptions around as it is. ... by the Asia Society, China is likely to make more than US$1 trillion in foreign direct investments between now and 2020. Such a huge recycling of money should be invigorating for the global economy. ...

  7. Past lessons should guide China Eastern shareholders

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... shareholders' interests and respect for the market, Beijing can still manage to arm-twist corporations into a unified voice if there is a strong political will. China Eastern's confidence in the deal is based on this. However, as Air China skilfully drums up the share price of China Eastern, the political will in Beijing is withering and two political taboos kick in. The first ...

  8. Goldman prepares for ICBC share sale

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen and May Chan george.chen@scmp.com Goldman Sachs is considering selling a big chunk of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) shares it owns, to help the US bank ... to some Asia-focused asset managers with a long-term view, this year could mean a good opportunity to buy the stocks, he said. 'The market outlook for China remains robust on a relative basis ...

  9. Some 'gifts' only give so much and come once a bigwig visits

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... were they not announced at an appropriate time in the market cycle instead of in the run-up to the handover anniversary celebrations? The announcement's timing points to a political agenda ... are planning is a big foray into the local equity market. But China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) vice-chairman Yao Gang said the moves were intended to increase the integration of the Hong ...

  10. China giants tap foreign firms in resources hunt

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim LeeMaster PetroChina, Shenhua lead billion-dollar search for much-needed raw materials Some of the mainland's biggest natural resource companies, including PetroChina and China Shenhua Energy, are considering setting up big new investment funds in conjunction with international partners to buy overseas assets to help satisfy China's fast-expanding demand for raw ...




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