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  1. Language skills give edge

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... before we send them over to other CCB (Asia) franchises.' Foreign languages provide a competitive edge. 'It is not difficult to find trainees who have a basic training in Putonghua, ...

  2. China to target more foreign aviation firms

    Posted Apr 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... May Chan The Aviation Industry Corporation of China and China Construction Bank International are set to raise capital for a joint investment fund targeting foreign assets related ... in foreign companies had become more important to counter the obstacles its own aviation sales deals often met abroad. 'We never worried about the investment side of the business because we can ...

  3. Platform for foreign firms to list still way off

    Posted Dec 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... public offering by a foreign company. China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) chairman Shang Fulin told Caijing magazine that the regulator would continue to study the launch of the board, which had been widely expected in the second half of this year. Shang's statement represents yet another embarrassment for the mainland's securities regulator, which has failed to live ...

  4. Bankers expect syndicated loans to increase in second half

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Bankers say that with early signs of economic recovery emerging, Hong Kong's syndicated loan market is expected to improve in the second half and that local ... in the second quarter,' Mr Cracknell said. He added there were deals in the pipeline and that the market could be much stronger in the second half. He said there were early signs some banks had ...

  5. PetroChina eyes second gas link

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... to build a second natural-gas pipeline linking Beijing and gas fields in northern Shaanxi province near Inner Mongolia, which will have the same capacity as its much-touted west-east link. ... has a 50 per cent stake in the US$5.2 billion west-east pipeline project, while rival China Petroleum & Chemical Corp will have 5 per cent and each of the three foreign oil and gas firms ...

  6. Lai See

    Posted Nov 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... BORN CLEVER Non-native English speakers sometimes choose silly English names. But Lai See tries not to laugh, because the Chinese name of today's ghost writer - given to us by a Mandarin teacher who clearly felt we didn't have much of a future in the language - translates literally as 'strong rice'. However, we feel we can smile when someone chooses ...

  7. Retail investors get second helping

    Posted Aug 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Georgina Lee

    ... Georgina Lee Small investors will get a second bite at buying a share of a government bond issue next month that will pay them a minimum return on their investments of 3.28 per cent. ... million, two-year retail Exchange Fund note issued by the HKMA in May, which was also part of a $1.2 billion issue in total. Fully backed by foreign reserves, Exchange Fund issues provide a regular ...

  8. China Petrochemical's foreign output up 31pc

    Posted Dec 27th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China Petrochemical Corp, parent of listed China Petroleum & Chemical (Sinopec), is expected to post a 31 per cent rise in output in its foreign operations this year, according to a company official. This was possible because of significant progress in the foreign operations, Zhou Yuqi, the deputy general manager of Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration & ...

  9. Fund's foreign equity punt beggars belief

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'It should therefore come as no surprise that local and foreign equities accounted for a valuation loss of $57.5 billion. This was offset by an exchange ... calls on my time and I think I must have missed something here. Just what were you doing in foreign equities last year, Joe, to lose us HK$25.4 billion in the first half on your speculations ...

  10. Cepa injects sparkle into second-tier banks

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... have the edge over other foreign financial institutions on the mainland next year, making them more attractive as acquisition targets. 'The market believes that the value of these banks ...




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