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  1. Dah Sing still on buying spree

    Posted Aug 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong Financial services group says it wants to keep on expanding, through organic growth and acquisitions, to better compete The acquisition spree by Dah Sing Banking Group was far from over, senior executives said yesterday. Dah Sing, which bought consumer lending specialist Pacific Finance for $936 million in June and Banco Comercial de Macau (BCM) for $1.67 billion ...

  2. Dah Sing pays $936m cash for consumer finance firm

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson Bank's winning auction bid equal to 13.7 times Pacific Finance's earnings of $68 million last year Dah Sing Banking Group has agreed to pay $936 million in cash for consumer finance company Pacific Finance, according to a source familiar with the deal. The acquisition, which comes a year after Dah Sing Bank was spun off from its parent firm and listed in its ...

  3. Bad call proves fortuitous as Dah Sing customers shown card

    Posted Jan 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... defeat to mediocre opposition, the local banking industry's own version of a mid-table team, Dah Sing Bank, unveiled its latest theme-credit card- featuring, well, Manchester United. Talk about good timing! First of all, the product, a joint offering from Dah Sing, Barclaycard International and MU Finance, the consumer finance arm of United's ubiquitous commercial empire, ...

  4. Acquisitive Dah Sing in US$150m debt issue

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu and Maria Chan Dah Sing Banking Group, which is on an acquisition trail, yesterday launched an offer of subordinate debt to raise US$150 million from the bond market, according to a source familiar with the deal. The issue has a tenure of 12 years but contains a seven-year call option, which means Dah Sing Bank could redeem the paper from the seventh year on, the source told ...

  5. Market cheers Dah Sing venture, but analysts cautious

    Posted Aug 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong The $57.72 million acquisition by Dah Sing Financial Holdings (DSFH) of a 20 per cent stake in Great Wall Life Insurance, a new joint venture formed with six mainland firms, drew little enthusiasm from analysts yesterday. The acquisition, announced Tuesday, is the group's second since the controversial spin-off of subsidiary Dah Sing Banking Group (DSB) last ...

  6. Dah Sing Life aims for bigger portion

    Posted Mar 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong Chief's target is 50pc insurance contribution to group income When Tim Murphy took over as chief executive at Dah Sing Life in August last year, he was given a simple mandate: increase the contribution of insurance business to group profits. Mr Murphy refused to discuss specific figures, but comments by the parent Dah Sing Financial Holdings' management ...

  7. Dah Sing yearns for growth

    Posted Aug 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Still digesting its latest takeovers, the group hints at further purchases as it seeks economies of scale, writes Kelvin Wong Dah Sing Banking Group has long been seen as a company that does not like to play things by the numbers. Somehow investors just love it for that. Even after last year's controversial $2.3 billion spin-off listing from parent group Dah Sing ...

  8. Dah Sing results meet expectations

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong Dah Sing Banking Group yesterday posted results that met market expectations despite revealing core earnings that lagged the industry average. The group's net profit rose ... on a rough day for banking stocks. Dah Sing Financial, which derived 89 per cent of its core income from its 78 per cent-owned banking subsidiary, reported earnings growth of 104 per cent to $2.03 ...

  9. Dah Sing early to implement system

    Posted Apr 26th 2005, 12:00am by Danyll Wills

    ... Reports by Danyll Wills DAH SING BANK considers itself an innovator and early adopter of technology in Asia, and has an impressive record, according to Ricky Wong, the bank's ... looked at a lot of technologies, and Web services was something Dah Sing thought could be useful. Many factors went into deciding how it would design its system. The bank looked ...

  10. Results diary

    Posted Aug 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today Interim: CITIC International Financial Holdings, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia), Matrix Holdings, Sichuan Expressway Tomorrow Interim: China Power International Development, Dah Sing Banking Group, Dah Sing Financial Holdings, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, Jiaoda Kunji High-Tech, Liu Chong Hing Bank, Liu Chong Hing Investment, Wing Lung Bank August 18 ...




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