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  1. Politics and capital collide over Potash

    Posted Sep 07th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... a fascinating example of the adventures and misadventures, the opportunities and the considerable failings of global capitalism at work, especially as they involve China Inc. There had been rumours from ... are the main nutrients in producing fertiliser. China takes about 7 per cent of Potash Corp's output. Bill Doyle, the chief executive of Potash Corporation, in his terse statement rejecting ...

  2. Politics outweighs business in listing a state enterprise

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... The timing of its offering is no less a political compromise. Its three rivals- Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and China Construction Bank- have announced plans to raise ... with Shirley Yam To be or not to be... The market has been wondering whether China will go ahead with the flotation of its last unlisted state-owned commercial bank- Agricultural Bank ...

  3. Politically sensitive deal is designed to succeed

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... that the two managements share. The source said China Mobile picked a partner based on 'pricing and strategy'. What both skipped over is the partner's political connections. Far EasTone's owner, Douglas Hsu, is perhaps the best 'local guide' China Mobile could find in navigating through Taiwan's choppy political waters. Mr Hsu is an icon of what the local ...

  4. Trade links hostage to political hostility

    Posted May 11th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Operating in a hostile environment is nothing new to Japanese companies in China. The first call for a boycott of Japanese products was in 1915, when nationwide rallies protested against the '21 Demands' made by Japan for special rights in China to the government of Yuan Shikai. In 1927, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek levied fines of up to 150,000 yuan ...

  5. Few can muster the political courage to pop an asset bubble

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... price rises over the coming months, with Peng Wensheng, head of China research at Barclays Capital, forecasting the consumer inflation rate will climb to 4 per cent in the second half of next year. That will confront the authorities with a dilemma. As the first chart below shows, with China's one-year savings rate on household deposits currently at 2.25 per cent, last ...

  6. Political Animal

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leung Chun-ying. But, recently, an anonymous polling agency has thrown another name into the hat- Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. Political Animal failed to confirm which ... Chinese University political scientist Ma Ngok said. CPPCC delegates receive a rallying call On the mainland it is considered an honour to be appointed a member of the Chinese People's ...

  7. Mancunian candidates shun politics

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... acquisitions in Britain and Europe tend to have a much less political feel to them, due in part to the fact that politicians in those parts of the world do not see China as their main adversary ... every Chinese gentleman would add an inch to their shirttails. Today even the Manchester United football shirts are made in China and the city's leaders follow their football team ...

  8. Business - China Business - ACQUISITIONS

    China's overseas investment set to soar, minister says

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Chinese firms' outbound investments will match incoming flows in 10 years, Chen Deming says China's overseas investment set to soar, minister says China's outbound investment is set to rise in the coming years, with its size in the next five to ten years expected to match the foreign direct investment the nation attracts, ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Nexen deal shows how Chinese firms can do business in US

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by John Gong

    ... that direct investment capital flows from China are not always subject to political hijacking, as many on the mainland claim. This acquisition came under US jurisdiction because of the Canadian ... for the successful Complete Genomics acquisition, only two out of six major deals involving China since 2000 have been rejected by CFIUS. Still, the overall political landscape with respect to China ...

  10. US firms thrive on rising China investments

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Kristin Jones

    ... is within a two-day truck ride or a two-hour flight. 'We are opportunistic,' said Ken Stewart, who is in China this week to give seminars designed to attract investors. He said: ... the anti-China rhetoric reached fever-pitch in Washington before the Group of 20 meeting, it is a different story at the local level. Eager for Chinese money to revive jobs, American entrepreneurs, ...




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