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  1. Mainland firms learn the cost in guns and death in search for oil

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Resource-rich nations turn deadly for Chinese workers abroad Guns and death are as much a part of the oil business in some parts of the world as drilling and pipelines, and Chinese companies are likely to encounter more violence in the future as they explore some of the most dangerous corners of the globe in their search for better energy deals. Nine Chinese ...

  2. Everbright Bank lines up big guns for HK listing

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com China Everbright Bank has hired nine investment banks including Morgan Stanley, China International Capital Corp and UBS to manage its share offering in Hong Kong next month. The Beijing-based bank, the mainland ...

  3. Russian IPO fizzle shows limit of HK global plan

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... called it quits, closing its offices in both Hong Kong and Beijing after only two years on the ground in Asia. Like its competitor VTB Capital, it hired big guns who had previously been ... according to Bloomberg, the equivalent of less than US$700,000 in Rusal shares changed hands every day, and the amounts for L'Occitane (US$2 million) and Glencore (US$1 million) were not much ...

  4. The wrong man to advise us on competition issues

    Posted Jun 07th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... If you are not allowed to look for the smoking gun, how do you expect to find it? This was a pointless exercise from the start. Let's make it simpler, just Arculli himself, the Honourable ... simply, getting fat and lazy because it has no competitor. Now just who, may I ask, could be better suited to show us the way forward in competition law than the chairman of a slothful outfit ...

  5. HK bronze worth more than US gold thanks to bank deal

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay Sarah Lee Wai-sze might have only won a bronze medal but will be be rewarded more than American gold medallists, who will only receive US$25,000 (just under HK$200,000), less ... every local athlete HK$3 million for bringing back a gold medal, HK$1.5 million for a silver and HK$750,000 for a bronze. So in monetary terms, a Hong Kong bronze is worth nearly four US golds. ...

  6. U.S. jobs data lifts markets in Asia

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Hang Seng Index may settle above the 20,000-point level in the coming weeks after Friday's US jobs data sent stock markets soaring across Asia yesterday. Hong Kong's ... on year to US$180.21 billion in June, slowing from a 15.3 per cent increase in May. Forty-six of the 49 HSI constituent stocks rose yesterday. Scandal-stricken HSBC rebounded 2.2 per cent to close ...

  7. Thursday Thinktank

    Posted Jan 24th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... shops 2 'Insulting' pay deters legal aid solicitors ... and they wouldn't mind us giving all those insulting lawyer jokes a rest, too 3 Hang Seng index plunges in volatile week ... world markets fell almost as low as US leader George W. Bush's approval rating 4 Charges dropped against G.O.D. for '14K' T-shirts ... the margin of error on their laser gun ...

  8. CNOOC in US$15b deal to snap up Canadian giant

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com China National Overseas Oil Corporation, the mainland's dominant oil and gas producer, will pay US$15 billion for Canada-based Nexen in what would ... California-based Unocal for US$18.5 billion after US political opposition. The proposed deal to acquire all of Nexen tops the US$14.32 billion paid for a 12 per cent stake in Australian mining giant Rio ...

  9. Merry Garden IPO target US$207m

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Merry Garden, a Fujian-based producer of timber products, kicks off its initial public offering today, aiming to raise as much as HK$207 million in a test of investor sentiment in a sluggish economic environment. The company, ...

  10. US hedge fund raises stake in frayed Esprit

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Esprit Holdings' biggest shareholder, US hedge fund Lone Pine Capital, raised its stake in the fashion brand, which is struggling with weak sales and a management upheaval. According to the Hong Kong stock exchange, Lone Pine, based in Greenwich, Connecticut, bought 1.39 million Esprit shares at HK$10.56 each on June 13, raising its ...




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