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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Chinese banks eye Russian deals as US sanctions sour relations

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:38am by George Chen

    ... as sanctions take hold Chinese banks could be beneficiaries of deteriorating relations between Russia and the West, with pressure growing on European and US investment banks to stop dealing ... American banks can't take any Russia-related clients, then I will definitely welcome them to do business with us." We basically cannot touch anything that has relations with Russia US ...

  2. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Finance spin masters need to ensure the market will keep listening

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 01:02am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... the peg. The peg mechanism was self-sustaining and would require relatively little intervention by the authorities in the markets. Even today, only about five people understand how it works and they are not permitted to travel together in the same plane. They must lie as convincingly as any diplomat and remain above the fray At the end of the statement, a smart American journalist at the back ...

  3. Business - Economy - DEBT

    Local governments can replace costly debt, finance minister says

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 01:14am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Beijing urges swap into cheaper bonds Local governments can swap some of their high-interest debt for cheaper municipal bonds, Finance Minister Lou Jiwei said, a move that may help defuse risks related to the country's US$3 trillion local debt pile. In a speech in the National People's Congress about the fiscal system, Lou said Beijing would control ...

  4. Business - Companies

    Tencent in M&A overdrive with new tie-ups

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:20am by Doug Young

    ... and stodgy state-run oil refining giant Sinopec (0386.HK). To its credit, at least Tencent is targeting relatively innovative industry leaders in each of these partnerships. But the fact ... just been reached. No financial terms were given, though I expect the investment from both sides is modest. This tie-up looks like a relatively safe bet, as it's largely confined ...

  5. Business - China Business - EARNINGS

    Drilling division’s 32.6pc jump in profit boosts China Oilfield Services

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:15am by Eric Ng

    ... as it deployed more rigs, according to COSL’s filing to Hong Kong’s stock exchange. The growth was also due to the booking of a US$65 million settlement in relation to a fee dispute between COSL ... deep-water wells in the South China Sea, which had higher day rates. “Excluding this and the Statoil settlement, profit was relatively stable year on year,” he said, adding drilling day rates were ...

  6. Business - China Business - EARNINGS

    China Telecom user base shrinks amid rivalry

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:03am by Sophie Yu

    ... billion yuan. China Telecom earlier announced capital expenditure of 80.3 billion yuan for this year, half of which would be spent on 4G-related construction. In the first half, it spent only 23.1 ...

  7. Business - Money - EQUITIES

    Soaring US stocks echo dotcom rally but with lower valuations

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:03am by BLOOM

    ... Weight Index, which strips out biases related to market value, has risen an annualised 28 per cent since 2009, almost double the return from the last half of the internet bubble. An average ...

  8. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Sino Land's core earnings decline 24pc for year

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:03am by Yvonne Liu

    ... fell 0.72 per cent to close at HK$13.84 yesterday. "The primary transaction volume has recently recovered, but with rising construction costs and the property-related policies, ...

  9. Business - Companies - BOARDROOM

    Shenzhen developer Hydoo fires chairman, appoints brother

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:05am by Jeanny Yu

    ... in providing certain information”. It had not been confirmed whether the “information” required by the authorities was related to Hydoo’s business operations, the company said. Wong, a former long-haul ... cent of Hydoo, including a 51.6 per cent stake jointly owned by him and his relatives, according to the Hong Kong stock exchange website. Hony Capital, a mainland private equity firm backed ...

  10. Business - Commodities - COMPETITION

    US judge rules LME out of case as 'organ' of British government

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:42am by Reuters

    ... believed that it was constrained by precedent," he said. The LME said it was pleased with the decision and was continuing "to take action to manage queue-related issues in accordance ...




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