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  1. UBS bids to lift stake in A-share markets

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... that the bank's major institutional investor clients were confident about the market in which they planned to be long-term players. Of its quota, no more than 10 per cent has been invested in bonds. ... Leon Brittan, a vice-chairman of UBS Investment Bank, said the total quota of QFII had reached US$3.5 billion and that the enthusiasm of clients to invest in China was outstanding. 'The ...

  2. UBS pays 1.7b yuan for 20pc of broker

    Posted Sep 26th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai Investment bank UBS is paying 1.7 billion yuan for 20 per cent of troubled Beijing Securities, the first time a foreign institution has taken a stake ... show that they suffered losses totalling 14.99 billion yuan last year. Over the last month, Central Huijin Co, the central bank's investment arm and the Ministry of Finance have provided ...

  3. Huijin takes 21pc stake of Guotai in bailout

    Posted Sep 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai In its latest move to rescue the mainland's ailing securities industry, the investment arm of the People's Bank of China has agreed to inject one billion yuan into the second-biggest brokerage and lend it an additional 1.5 billion yuan Guotai Junan Securities said in a statement yesterday it would receive the investment from Central Huijin ...

  4. Morgan Stanley seeks stake in brokerage

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai US bank attracted to Aijian Securities for small size, low state involvement United States investment bank Morgan Stanley is negotiating to take a stake in a medium-sized, debt- laden Chinese brokerage, according to brokers. One broker said the investment bank was talking to Aijian Securities, a subsidiary of Shanghai AJ Corp, an investment and property ...

  5. Morgan Stanley readies US$3b spree

    Posted Apr 15th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... in Shanghai to help manage a proposed US$3 billion property-buying spree on the mainland. The property investment arm of the US investment bank launched the branch on a dinner cruise on the Huangpu ... Stanley's vision of becoming the leading international financial services firm in China, covering investment banking, capital markets, private equity, private wealth management and real estate. ...

  6. Mainland lifts QFII quota to US$10b

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini, Mark O'Neill

    ... banks and fund managers as part of ongoing efforts to boost the ailing mainland stock markets. The first recipient to acknowledge a rise in its investment quota under the expanded scheme was Hang Seng Bank, which said the total amount it could invest in Chinese stocks and bonds had been doubled to US$100 million. 'We haven't officially approved the applications for new ...

  7. Foreign lenders flex profit muscle

    Posted Jul 20th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... per cent to 6.35 billion yuan. Analysts attributed the foreign banks' good performance to strong demand for mortgages, wider interest-rate spreads and a foreign investment boom in east China. 'More than 90 per cent of the customers of foreign banks are foreign-invested companies,' said David Kiang, chief executive of First Sino Bank, the only Taiwan-invested bank ...

  8. Bank of China rejects Temasek bid

    Posted Nov 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini, Mark O'Neill

    ... of the People's Bank of China, China Huijin Investments, has blocked a plan by Singapore's Temasek Holdings to take a 10 per cent stake in the Bank of China (BOC). 'Huijin is BOC's major ... normally'. Foreign banks are limited to holding investments in just two mainland banks concurrently, according to an unwritten regulation implemented earlier this year. Temasek already holds a 5.9 ...

  9. Analysts expect imminent lifting of ban on public offers

    Posted Jan 04th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... at Guo Xin Securities, predicted that domestic offerings would resume next month, while Peng Yunliang, a senior analyst with Shanghai Securities, said that investment banks were planning on a resumption in March. 'The securities firms, investment banks and companies all want IPOs. If there are no new shares, they cannot make profits. But the ordinary investors do not want them ...

  10. UBS predicts yuan gaining ground on dollar next year

    Posted Jan 18th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai The chief economist for Asia-Pacific at Swiss investment bank UBS yesterday forecast that the yuan would appreciate to 7.50 to the US dollar by the end ... a 3 per cent to 3.5 per cent yuan rise this year to between 7.80 and 7.85 to the dollar and to 7.50 by the end of next year. 'The central bank will not do this under US pressure. The trade ...




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