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  1. Business - China Business - LENDING

    Offshore spree by mainland firms helps to increase lending in Asia

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg From cereal firms to metal markets, offshore spree by mainland companies drives 56pc rise Assets swoop boosts loans in Asia Chinese companies swooping on assets in Europe and the US, from metal markets to cereal companies, are driving a 56 per cent increase this year in acquisition-related lending in Asia. Some US$2.8 billion of loans used to fund purchases ...

  2. Insurer predicts growth slowdown on mainland

    Posted May 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com The insurance industry on the mainland will grow more slowly this year after witnessing rapid growth in past years, according to Ping An Insurance, ... committee. Ping An said the money would help meet its capital needs for two to three years. 16.4% Ping An's share of the mainland life insurance market in terms of premiums last year ...

  3. Wen's son named chairman of telecoms firm

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter The son of Premier Wen Jiabao has been appointed chairman of China Satellite Communications (China Satcom), a leading mainland telecommunications giant, the latest ... meeting last week, the semi-official China News Service reported yesterday. It is one of the six telecommunications-infrastructure operators on the mainland, with business including both ...

  4. Mainland firms likely to delay HK offerings

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Planned listings of several heavyweight mainland companies in Hong Kong are likely to be delayed by the mainland's volatile stock markets and slowing economic growth, according to UBS. David Chin, head of investment banking in Asia for UBS, said yesterday that listed mainland companies seeking to list H-shares were constrained by faltering ...

  5. Pricing of mainland IPOs under scrutiny

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... with the policy of the new chairman, Guo Shuqing, to improve the mechanism and transparency of the A-share market. The mainland regulator clamped down on insider trading earlier this year to try to boost ... year. Kenny Tang, general manager of AMTD Financial Planning, said the proposed measure should cool down frenzied speculation on IPO prices on the mainland, and push some issuers to consider ...

  6. HK fund firm joins mainland venture

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com The first Hong Kong-mainland joint-venture asset management company has been set up, with the local fund house Value Partners taking a 49 per cent stake ... of assets under management in seven open-ended funds at the end of last year. The stake was previously owned by Belgian financial group KBC. The mainland fund manager will remain under the 51 per ...

  7. Mainland brokerages suffer slump in earnings

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Mainland brokerages experienced sharp declines in earnings last year as investors shunned stocks amid a sluggish market. According to preliminary ... mainland-listed brokerage by market value, said its earnings slumped 48.75 per cent to 2.06 billion yuan (HK$2.53 billion). Sealand Securities said its year-on-year profit drop could hit 86 per cent. ...

  8. Poor year for Joint ventures on mainland

    Posted Nov 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com There is some bad news for foreign investment banks eager to fish in the mainland's equity market: not many are biting. More than half ... early this year with three big names- Morgan Stanley, Royal Bank of Scotland and JP Morgan- establishing their ventures with local brokerages to vie for a share of the mainland's strong IPO ...

  9. Worst yet to come for mainland firms

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Mainland-listed companies that have reported a quarter-on-quarter profit decline will have to brace for an even worse earnings environment ... the previous quarter, the Shanghai Securities News reported. It was the first quarter-on-quarter profit slide for the mainland's listed companies since September 2008 when the economy took ...

  10. The way to help mainland SMEs

    Posted Oct 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Small and medium-sized companies are the backbone of employment on the mainland, providing more jobs than state-run firms. Yet their financial troubles have been paid little attention ... to nearly 15,000 workers. The problem is mainland-wide, but especially serious in southern provinces where most SMEs are located, and is expected to worsen. Ensuring easier credit is only part ...




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