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  1. Politics may skew investment tool

    Posted Nov 18th 2007, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... has been welcomed by some analysts as an additional source of liquidity that will underpin demand, but raise alarms among others who fear that political agendas may be pursued on financial ... report Regional economic outlook- Asia and Pacific, with China accounting for the bulk of this year's growth because of its surging trade surplus (see table). Reserves of this level were ...

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    Foreign M&A deals in China down 42pc

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... security by diversifying away from politically unstable regions such as the Middle East. If successful, it will mark China's largest overseas acquisition. Chinese outbound deals accounted ... Mergers and acquisitions plunged by a third in China in the first six months from last year as the economy slowed down, but such deals are expected to pick up in the second half. A study, ...

  3. Yang Chao retains China Life post

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing Wu Yan named next PICC chairman in last-minute switch China Life Insurance chairman Yang Chao narrowly avoided being transferred to the helm of PICC Property and Casualty, the country's largest non-life insurer, in what sources say is a display of his personal star power and high-level political connections. Instead, the China Insurance Regulatory ...

  4. China Life still keen on M&As after dropping bid for AIA

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing and Natalie Chiu China Life Insurance, the country's largest insurer, said it remained interested in foreign acquisitions after pulling out of its bid for American International Group's Asian unit. Speaking on the sidelines of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, China Life chairman Yang Chao said the company was actively seeking ...

  5. China needs global partners in its embrace

    Posted Dec 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The political outcry in the US two years ago over state-owned oil firm CNOOC's bid to buy American rival Unocal doomed the deal to failure. In stark contrast, there was barely a whimper in Washington on Tuesday when China Investment Corporation bought a near-10 per cent stake in the leading American bank Morgan Stanley. Given the pressure the US is putting on China over ...

  6. Wen warns world China is the 800-pound gorilla in forex

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... could have a significant impact on financial markets but would be relatively uncontroversial. China, however, is more likely to put some of its cash pile to work to earn political and monetary ... political alliances and securing long-term supplies of energy and raw materials for China's resource-hungry industries, as well as at making profits. In the longer run, observers suggest, ...

  7. China seen outpacing US as top capital destination in five years

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... market, with strong consumption power, a stable political environment and improved infrastructure,' said Peter Kung, a tax specialist covering southern China and Hong Kong for KPMG. ... The international accounting firm yesterday said China's expanding influence in the telecommunications, industrial products and mining sectors was attracting growing interest from global investors. ...

  8. Loan warning halts China stock rally

    Posted Jan 26th 2007, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing Government measure aims at cooling red-hot market before political meetings Mainland stocks fell yesterday after the banking regulator warned lenders to curb ... markets,' said Fraser Howie, a co-author of Privatizing China: The Stock Markets and Their Role in Corporate Reform. 'This measure has spooked the market because it indicates to investors ...

  9. China Life opts for safe investments

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... diversification, and China Life trails Ping An in this regard.' Others argued that being cautious may not be a bad idea when market conditions are bumpy this year. 'The political nature ... Natalie Chiu Forget about China Life Insurance's record income of 19.4 billion yuan (HK$21.52 billion) from equities last year, which it made even though it prudently kept stock ...

  10. Blackstone wins China fund deal

    Posted May 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... billion of the country's ballooning foreign reserves, according to the semi-official China Business News. The mandate, which was reportedly given out through Central Huijin Investment, ... to diversify investment of its more than US$1.2 trillion foreign exchange reserves. People's Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan earlier this month said the fund was still in the preparatory ...




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