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  1. Business - Companies - MEDIA

    Focus Media accepts US$3.7b buyout offer

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Leveraged takeover and delisting of the Shanghai-based display-advertising provider represents China's biggest private equity deal Focus Media to go private in US$3.7 b buyout deal Focus Media has agreed to go private in a US$3.7 billion acquisition led by its founding chairman, global investment firm Carlyle Group and leading mainland private ...

  2. Business - Money - CHINA

    Focus on domestic matters

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... Advisers need to look inside the mainland to make sense of its clout, writesJohn Cremer Focus on domestic matters The growth of personal wealth on the mainland and the attractions for overseas investors will see its financial sector continuing to evolve along international lines. However, the country's economic clout and policy outlook will determine the pace of change ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's property tax reform must focus on long-term goals

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hu Shuli Hu Shuli says China's economic and fiscal health will benefit from a thorough restructuring of the system, and work needs to begin now Market peaks and dips aside, property tax reform must focus on long-term goals A slip-up over the introduction of a property tax has renewed public debate on this critical issue. Last week, the Ministry of Land and Resources said ...

  4. Business - Money - STOCKS

    Delisting of Focus Media just the start

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... Delisting of Focus Media just the start Focus Media's proposed delisting from the Nasdaq stock market in the United States is set to be a template for other Chinese companies that are growingly ... markets, Focus Media this week surprised shareholders with a US$3.5 billion plan to take the company private, backed by management and several private-equity funds. If successful, the deal would ...

  5. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    Guangzhou R&F Properties shifts focus beyond first-tier cities

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Developer will put more money in secondary markets, where housing demand is tipped to increase Guangzhou R&F shifts focus beyond first-tier cities Guangzhou R&F Properties plans to increase investment in second- and third-tier mainland cities as the industry shifts its focus to the housing demand of end-users in the coming years. Chairman ...

  6. Japan out as focus shifts to sweeter Asian equities

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... outperformed the market almost every time over the past decade. 'Yield hasn't historically been a focus in Asia, since it is seen as a growth region,' Roskell says. The fund consists ...

  7. Pacific Basin puts focus on dry bulk

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com 'Focus not diversification' has become the mantra for Mats Berglund, who took over as chief executive at dry-bulk, towage and ferries company Pacific Basin Shipping on June 1. As a result, investors will see more investment to expand the firm's fleet of bulk-cargo ships and tugs- and an exit from the ports business ...

  8. Focus on Qianhai for yuan business

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Qianhai's ambitions have not yet been realised after Beijing rejected a series of proposals from the city. These included setting up banks that would focus on online services, a commodities futures ...

  9. Make retail prime focus, veteran says

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Retail, not corporate, clients hold the key to the future for Asian banks, says Dick Kovacevich, former chairman and chief executive of US bank Wells Fargo. 'Right now, I think Asian banks are taking a lot of deposits and lending the money to commercial clients,' Kovacevich said. 'They should focus more on consumers and small businesses ...

  10. Club focuses spotlight on sales professionals

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... With today's customers more knowledgeable and demanding than ever before, it is vital that sales professionals keep up-to-date with market trends and consumer preferences. To help raise awareness, the Hong Kong Sales and Marketing Executives (SME) Cl ...




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