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  1. Business - Companies - EQUITIES

    Low Watson sale spurs sell-off in Hutchison shares

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 01:32am by Charlotte So

    ... sale spurs sell-off in Hutchison Hutchison Whampoa's shares fell 5.05 per cent yesterday in its largest drop in more than two years as the disposal of a 24.95 per cent stake in its retail ... closing at HK$101.60 from HK$107 previously. Hutchison sold the stake in AS Watson to the Singapore government sovereign fund Temasek for HK$44 billion. That translated into a market ...

  2. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Hutchison Whampoa plans dual listing for AS Watson

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 01:14am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Li Ka-shing hopes to spin off the health and beauty product retailer this year after flagship posts 20pc increase in net profit Hutchison plans dual listing for Watson Li Ka-shing says his telecommunications and retail flagship Hutchison Whampoa hopes to spin off its AS Watson retail business for a listing in Hong Kong and an overseas market ...

  3. Business - Companies - RESULTS

    All eyes will be on AS Watson spin-off plans when Hutchison reports results

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 10:57am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com In the absence of sizeable mergers and acquisitions last year, Hutchison Whampoa’s annual results announcement on Friday is likely to be uneventful, ... mainland properties arm and its retailing business. Meanwhile, earnings would be dragged down by its port business, Canadian Husky Energy and Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong. H3G was boosted ...

  4. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    All eyes on AS Watson spin-off plans when Hutchison reports results

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:34am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Analysts forecast conglomerate will report 11pc net profit increase to HK$30 billion last year Watson spin-off may overshadow Hutchison results In the absence of sizeable mergers and acquisitions last year, Hutchison Whampoa's annual results announcement tomorrow is likely to be uneventful, with much of the attention focused on a plan ...

  5. Business - Companies - LISTINGS

    Li Ka-shing's Hutchison may sell Watson, raise up to HK$98 billion

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 03:27am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Possible offering by Li Ka-shing company could be biggest in Asia in three years, say analysts Hutchison could raise HK$98b inAS Watson IPO Billionaire Li Ka-shing's Hutchison Whampoa is considering selling shares in its AS Watson retailing unit in what may become Asia's biggest initial public offering in three years. Hutchison would review all options ...

  6. Business - Companies - ANALYSIS

    Move to delay listing AS Watson surprises market

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

    ... analysts said. Hutchison Whampoa, the conglomerate controlled by Asia's richest man, announced it would sell the Watson stake to Temasek for HK$44 billion. Watson operates more than 10,500 ... Tang Sing-hing, the general manager of AMTD Financial Planning. Hutchison's sale reaped an exceptional gain for Hutchison and benefited its shareholders in the form of a generous dividend, ...

  7. Business - Companies - MARKETS

    AS Watson retail spin-off seen as perfect timing

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 01:38am by Jeanny Yu and Bloom

    ... Jeanny Yu and Bloomberg AS Watson retail spin-off seen as perfect timing Hutchison Whampoa's reported spin-off of its retail arm could be perfectly timed as valuation of Asian consumer staples companies stands at a record high, say market watchers. Hutchison Whampoa, controlled by Li Ka-shing, has picked Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and HSBC to work on an initial ...

  8. Business - Companies

    Temasek diversifies away from China banks

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 01:32am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Temasek diversifies away from China banks Temasek's plan to buy a stake in the retail arm of Li Ka-shing's Hutchison Whampoa will help Singapore's state-owned investment firm extend its reach in China and ease its reliance on mainland banks. It agreed on Friday to buy 24.95 per cent of AS Watson for HK$44 billion. Watson is Hutchison ...

  9. Hutchison retail unit to borrow $5.8b

    Posted Jun 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim LeeMaster Five-year loan will finance expanding European operations Hutchison Whampoa's retail unit in France plans to borrow Euro600 million ($5.8 billion) from banks ... over the euro interbank offered rate in interest and will be guaranteed by Hutchison. Bullet loans allow a borrower to delay paying back the principal until the loan comes due. Calyon Corporate ...

  10. Watsons workers set to stay on strike

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... additional demands at the negotiating table'. He said the meeting had been adjourned. The company, a subsidiary of tycoon Li Ka-shing's Hutchison Whampoa, agreed to union requests to pay ...




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