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  1. Business - China Business - ANALYSIS

    Tencent primed for more M&A deals after big bond issue

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 12:59am by Bien Perez and Sophie Yu

    ... competition. The agency assigned its "A" long-term issue and "cnAA" Greater China regional scale ratings to the internet firm's bond issue. Investors, however, seemed skittish ...

  2. Business - China Business - ANALYSIS

    Cofco's Noble deal underscores role

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:14am by Denise Tsang

    ... at a 17-month high of S$1.315 (HK$8.08) yesterday. Rating agencies Standard & Poor's and Moody's Investors Service find the deal positive for Noble in terms of disposing of its smallest ...

  3. Business - Companies - ANALYSIS

    Move to delay listing AS Watson surprises market

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 01:30am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Hutchison's strategy is to realise its asset value. Many of its assets are now mature," Tang said. Now is a good time for Li to sell his assets because interest rates would rise next year ...

  4. Business - Companies - ANALYSIS

    Hutchison Whampoa has 25 billion reasons to sell assets now

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 01:54am by DENISE

    ... as an interest rate rise cycle is returning next year." Credit Suisse analyst Karim Salamatian values Hutchison's portfolio at HK$201 billion, or US$25 billion, which spans retail, ... that "interest rates will not be low forever". Hutchison lowered its net-debt-to-capital ratio to 20 per cent last year from 29.7 per cent in 2009. It kept 84 per cent of its liquid assets in cash ...

  5. Business - China Business - ANALYSIS

    China Mengniu Dairy sees change in fortunes

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 01:11am by Denise Tsang

    ... help dilute the legacy of the company's tainted history. "The market is too large to ignore despite its blemished safety record," Kwok said. Credit rating agency Moody's ... increased investment enhances Mengniu's liquidity, any increase in scale, product diversity and geographical coverage will take longer to materialise," she said. A recent Fitch Ratings ...

  6. News - China - ANALYSIS

    Key policy document places greater emphasis on cleaner land and safer food

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 04:51am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Consulting, said: "The use of fertilizer and pesticides has grown faster than the growth in grain production, an issue we raise every year." Research indicated that serious land degradation ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - ANALYSIS

    Gas debt hit as banks lose government guarantees

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:27am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Dallas Fading government support for big lenders sees ratings cut on bank-backed natural gas bonds Gas debt hit as banks lose government guarantees The fading notion that the largest US finance companies are too big to fail led Moody's Investors Service to cut ratings on US$5.5 billion of bank-backed debt used to buy natural gas. Investors see the bonds as too ...

  8. Business - China Business - ANALYSIS

    Tencent poised to become China's mobile gaming juggernaut

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 11:28am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... a three-year compound annual growth rate of 31 per cent. The rise of paid-for mobile games on the mainland has been credited to wider smartphone penetration in the lower-tier cities, driven by lower ...

  9. Business - Commodities - ANALYSIS

    Saudi Arabia's reliance on high oil prices courts disaster

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:17am by Reuters

    ... and clearly communicated to the population and businesses." If domestic energy consumption continues to grow at current rates, it would reach more than 20 per cent of output by 2018, up from 16 ...

  10. News - China - ANALYSIS

    Beijing to use key regional meetings to launch charm offensive on southern neighbours

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... tax and currency exchange rates. Jin Canrong , an international relations professor at Renmin University, said Beijing would probably use the visits to promote its own multinational trade ...




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