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  1. Business - Money - ANALYSIS

    Cash-rich Alibaba set to continue investment spree outside China

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:25am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... according to Forrester Research. Alibaba's recent deals included investments, worth tens of billions of dollars, in Chinese department store chain Intime Retail, movie production studio ... Goodaymart and a professional sports team, Guangzhou Evergrande Football Club. "I don't expect Alibaba to stop its aggressive investment into new areas," said Vanessa Zeng, a senior ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - ANALYSIS

    Was Barclays the problem, or its business model?

    Posted May 10th 2014, 01:20am by Reuters

    ... a sweeping restructuring, the central planks of which are the creation of a bad bank to house impaired assets and, more importantly, huge cut-backs in investment banking. It all amounts to an end ... to the largest banks- is the most compelling. Barclays, which picked up part of the Lehman Brothers operation after it imploded, said it would shed 7,000 jobs at its investment bank over the next two ...

  3. Business - China Business - ANALYSIS

    Ralls legal victory may impact US review of foreign investments

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:57am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Court victory by Chinese company could signal changes in secretive US government reviews of foreign investment in sensitive industries Wind farm legal win a blow to U.S. veto Big changes may be in store for the secretive government review of foreign investments in the United States, after Chinese-owned Ralls Corp won its lawsuit against President ...

  4. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    Speedy reforms key for China's economy

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:22am by Victoria Ruan

    ... measures focusing on increasing spending in infrastructure [especially railways] and social housing," Bank of America Merrill Lynch economists said in a research note. Railway fixed-asset investment growth soared to 32.1 per cent year on year last month from just 7.5 per cent in May, offsetting slowing property investment. That raises a key question- must the mini-stimulus policy ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - ANALYSIS

    Job cuts loom at European banks as merger fees fall

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 03:59am by BLOOM

    ... year, according to a survey of three London-based investment-bank recruiters, and the reductions could reach 15 per cent, two of them said. That would be twice the 7 per cent shrinkage across ... is crimping fees from investment banking and merger advice, eroding returns. That may force banks to eliminate more jobs next year, dispose of whole businesses and surrender market share in fixed ...

  6. Business - Money - ANALYSIS

    Investors face hard truths about IPO market in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 03:56am by RAY CHAN AND ENOCH YIU

    ... listed companies were trading below their offer price, including Li Ka-shing's US$3 billion HK Electric Investments, the city's biggest flotation so far this year. "In any free market, there will be winners and losers. You decide your own risk appetite, and some of the higher-risk IPOs may not be suitable for you," said Cheah, who invests in small-cap stocks ...

  7. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    Asset bubbles risk deflating global economic recovery, warn analysts

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by AFP

    ... market crash. The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) warned at the end of last month that financial markets were running ahead of economic reality, and called for governments to stop new debt-driven overspending. The BIS, the so-called central bank of central banks, called for policies that "lean more deliberately and persistently against financial booms and ease less ...

  8. Business - China Business - ANALYSIS

    Ma looks to work his magic on China's dairy industry

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 01:51am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... given Ma ample resources to invest in such enterprises- either through his corporate flagship or other private entities- and hopefully make a big difference. Through Hangzhou-based ... Funds Management last month to invest about US$2 billion for a combined 60 per cent stake in Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group. Ricky Lai, a research analyst at Guotai Junan International ...

  9. Business - China Business - ANALYSIS

    Tencent to partner with more developers to fuel its mobile games expansion

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:26am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... games operation for international business development, licensing, investments, and mergers and acquisitions. In the first quarter, Tencent bolstered its position as the mainland's leading ... made its biggest ever game-related investment in March when it bought a 28 per cent stake in South Korean developer CJ Games for US$500 million. Wang said Tencent was keen to expand its mobile ...

  10. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    Now is the time to worry about inflation not deflation

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:04am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... adjustments of 15 per cent. If you were able to save money, your savings would grow at that rate per year, which you could invest into an inflation-proofed real asset, at a mortgage rate over 20 per ... Zimbabwe Dollar notes to prove it. Naturally, printing money is not something major central banks would consider today; creating US$3 trillion of liquidity through US Federal Reserve bond purchases ...




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