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  1. Business - China Business - ACQUISITIONS

    Jack Ma invests 3.3B yuan in financial software provider

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:14am by SOPHIE YU AND BIEN PEREZ

    ... Sophie Yu and Bien Perez Ma buys into financial software firm Alibaba chairman Jack Ma Yun has agreed to pay about 3.3 billion yuan (HK$4.1 billion) for a 20.6 per cent stake in financial software provider Hundsun Technologies, a move that could help bolster the e-commerce giant's efforts in online financial services. After the deal closes, Ma will be the controlling ...

  2. Business - Commodities - ACQUISITIONS

    Brightoil in talks to buy US firms’ China operations

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 03:13pm by Reuters and Eric Ng

    ... to June last year from 1.3 per cent a year earlier, while pre-tax profit excluding fair-value change in derivative financial instruments stood at HK$11.8 million, compared with a loss of HK$772.4 ...

  3. Business - Commodities - ACQUISITIONS

    China's miners to step up overseas push

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:29am by Toh Han Shih

    ... to Southeast Asia as they try to feed the country's voracious appetite for the iron ore and precious and industrial metals vital for an economy that has slowed but is still expanding at a healthy clip. Industry data shows China accounted for nearly 14 per cent of all mining merger and acquisition activity by value last year, but the number of transactions slid to 21 from 34 ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - ACQUISITIONS

    Japan's Orix eyeing Standard Chartered's PrimeCredit unit

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:21am by BLOOM

    ... acquisitive financial firm, is considering bidding for Standard Chartered's consumer credit unit in Hong Kong, two people with knowledge of the matter said. Orix may team up with another investor ... for the first time in a decade in 2013. Orix has announced more than 20 investments in companies over the past two years, the most of any Japanese financial institution, according to data. ...

  5. Business - China Business - ACQUISITIONS

    Citic Pacific to take over assets of parent

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 12:58am by Eric Ng

    ... Management to buy their entire holdings in Citic Ltd, which owns almost all of the group's assets not already under Citic Pacific. They include financial businesses covering banking, securities broking, trusts, insurance, fund management, private equity investment and leasing. Non-financial operations encompass property development, infrastructure, construction engineering, resources ...

  6. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Cofco buys Noble agricultural unit to broaden food supply

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 05:16am by Bloomberg

    ... Alireza, who will head the operation on an interim basis, joined the Hong Kong trader from Goldman Sachs in 2012. JP Morgan Chase is acting as Noble's sole financial adviser. Noble counts ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - ACQUISITIONS

    Developers’ caution in buying land could threaten local government finances

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 03:36pm by Langi Chiang

    ... industry themes now," Longfor Properties chairman and founder Wu Yajun said at an earnings news conference last month. "We will exercise extra caution when buying land in the future, ... developers. The whole industry is now suffering from lower profitability, as the cost of land and construction has soared much faster than property selling prices. Many provinces are reliant on land ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - ACQUISITIONS

    ANZ eyes Asian assets to expand in region

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by KANIS LI

    ... quality assets Michael Smith, ANZ chief executive The Asian financial system could be larger than the US and Europe combined by 2030 based on continuing reform and deregulation in the region, ... footprint in Thailand and Myanmar where it only has representative offices. ANZ is looking closely at China's reforms of its financial markets, including the opening up of the banking sector ...

  9. Business - China Business - ACQUISITIONS

    Alibaba's US$692m Intime investment to push online-to-offline sales channel

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 01:20am by Bien Perez and Celine Sun

    ... to serve the entire retail industry," Alibaba chief operating officer Daniel Zhang Yong said in Beijing yesterday. "Everybody knows online to offline is the market direction. We need ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - ACQUISITIONS

    China exposure a double edged sword for Hong Kong banks

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 02:27am by KANIS LI

    ... over the quality of their mainland assets are among factors that have deterred potential suitors from bidding aggressively for Hong Kong banks. In the latest industry deal, Guangzhou-backed Yue ... and the impact of regulatory changes on margins in the event of interest rate liberalisation, said Matthew Phillips, a partner and financial services markets leader at PwC Hong Kong and China. "Hong ...




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