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  1. Business - China Business - TRANSPORT

    Rail ministry's debts bring biggest freight fees rise in a decade

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Biggest increase in tariffs for a decade lifts share prices of rail companies as railways ministry battles massive debt burden Beijing raises freight charges The crushing debt burden of the Ministry of Railways has compelled Beijing to impose the biggest rise in rail freight tariffs in a decade. Although that may be bad news for freighters, ...

  2. CKI seeks US$2.29b in debt issue

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com Cheung Kong Infrastructure is to raise US$300 million by issuing callable perpetual securities- a rare debt instrument- in a move that analysts say ... investment appetite amid the euro-zone debt crisis and the halting recovery in the United States. The energy-to-infrastructure conglomerate, which is controlled by Li Ka-shing, yesterday said ...

  3. China stocks catch up to European debt worries

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... European debt crisis. But analysts predict the market will soon bottom out amid expectations that Chinese inflation will ease thanks to Beijing's policy tightening. The benchmark Shanghai ... drop since August 19. Mounting worries of a default on Greece' sovereign debt dragged global markets down sharply on Monday, when the MSCI Emerging Markets Index lost 2.3 per cent. ...

  4. Debt crisis blunts taste for IPOs

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amanda Lee amanda.lee@scmp.com The Hong Kong equity market extended its losses yesterday as concerns over the euro-zone debt crisis and the US budget stand-off eroded investor appetite ... when reports suggesting that Greece was close to a sovereign debt default roiled markets. Patrick Yiu Ho-yin, managing director at Cash Asset Management, said the Hong Kong stock market ...

  5. Dodgy loans stoke fears of debt crisis

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... That is fuelling worries about a potential bad-debt crisis in the country's banking system. The National Audit Office uncovered 58 billion yuan (HK$69.7 billion) in questionable loans that were ... extended to companies, ostensibly for industrial projects, were in fact illegally invested in stocks. Bad Debts Bad money Questionable loans uncovered by the National Audit Office 2004 Agricultural ...

  6. Markets rebound on ECB debt plan

    Posted May 11th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Amanda Lee Global stock markets rebounded yesterday from last week's slump after the European Central Bank's plan to intervene in the euro-zone debt crisis eased fears of another ... The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.39 per cent. Global markets tumbled last week after the ECB said on Thursday it had not considered buying euro-zone government bonds to stabilise the debt crisis. ...

  7. BOC debt proposal aims to lift capital

    Posted Jan 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Bank of China proposes to issue up to 40 billion yuan (HK$45.45 billion) of A-share convertible bonds, paying up to 3 per cent, and to seek a general mandate to allow it to issue 20 per cent more new A shares and H shares. The issues will allow ...

  8. SRE to raise US$155m to repay debt

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wong Ka-chun and Fulton Mak Mainland property developer SRE Group plans to raise as much as US$155 million from sales of convertible bonds and shares to refinance debts, market sources said. The company is selling US$60 million worth of yuan-denominated convertible bonds, according to a sales document sent to fund managers. The five-year bonds will pay an interest ...

  9. Great Wall debt sale gets modest response

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo in Beijing State-run debt clearer China Great Wall Asset Management Corp says investor appetite has so far been moderate for its auction of a 4.3 billion yuan non-performing loan package in Jiangxi province. The auction, the company's biggest sale of bad loans this year, began on September 7 and will run through to Sunday. On the block are mainly commercial, ...

  10. Investors in CA Pacific seek relief from debts

    Posted May 19th 2004, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... appealed to the brokerage's liquidators to stop pursuing them for debts. Democratic Party legislator Albert Ho Chun-yan, who is representing investors who lost money, conveyed their plea ... Friday's deadline to pay between $15,000 and $700,000 each to cover debts run up on margin trading and six years of interest on those debts. They say they were unaware they had authorised CA ...




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