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  1. Business - China Business - ACQUISITIONS

    Wasu stake adds to Ma's TV interests

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 01:01am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Shares of mainland cable television network operator surge by daily limit after Alibaba founder and two partners take 20pc stake Wasu stake adds to Ma's media portfolio Shares of Shenzhen-listed Wasu Media surged by 10 per cent yesterday, the daily limit for mainland stock exchanges, after it agreed to sell a 20 per cent stake to billionaire ...

  2. Business - China Business - ACQUISITIONS

    Jack Ma invests 3.3B yuan in financial software provider

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:14am by SOPHIE YU AND BIEN PEREZ

    ... per cent owned by Ma. Hundsun Technologies is recognised as the mainland's biggest software provider for securities traders and fund companies. Headquartered in Hangzhou and listed on the Shanghai stock exchange, the company said it "will maintain independence" in human resources, capital, finances, structure and operations. Alibaba, along with other major mainland ...

  3. Business - Commodities - ACQUISITIONS

    China's miners to step up overseas push

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:29am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com More deals are expected this year amid robust demand for commodities after weakening metal prices dampen the mood for M&A activity in 2013 Mainland ... 19, MMG, a Hong Kong-listed subsidiary of China Minmetals, a state-owned enterprise, confirmed it was in discussions with two other mainland firms, Guoxin International Investment and Citic ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - ACQUISITIONS

    Developers’ caution in buying land could threaten local government finances

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 03:36pm by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Developers exercise extra caution as costs rise, dampening local government revenue hopes Mainland firms play safe on land purchases "Caution" is a word commonly used by mainland developers when talking about their land acquisition plans this year. That bodes ill for some local governments that are under pressure to refinance. Sentiment ...

  5. Business - China Business - ACQUISITIONS

    Alibaba's US$692m Intime investment to push online-to-offline sales channel

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 01:20am by Bien Perez and Celine Sun

    ... offline retail push E-commerce giant Alibaba has stepped up its cross-sector acquisitions with a deal to invest US$692 million in Hong Kong-listed Intime Retail, one of the mainland's largest ... and offline retail sales environment for merchants and shoppers across the mainland. "We hope to make Intime a new platform for the online and offline economies, creating a new business model ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - ACQUISITIONS

    ANZ eyes Asian assets to expand in region

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by KANIS LI

    ... and deregulation of interest rates. ANZ has eight outlets on the mainland and received approval to set up a sub-branch in the Shanghai free-trade zone. It holds a 20 per cent of stake in Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank and 17.6 per cent in the Bank of Tianjin. The bank wants to grow on the mainland, in terms of both branches and staff numbers, but no figures were available. The 42 ...

  7. Business - China Business - ACQUISITIONS

    Citic Pacific to take over assets of parent

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 12:58am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng and Ray Chan Deal will see the Hong Kong listed arm acquire diverse range of businesses for 225 billion yuan as part of the mainland's enterprise reforms Citic Pacific to take ... the mainland]." A spokeswoman said it was part of state enterprise reform and Citic Ltd, the nation's largest conglomerate, would set a precedent by having essentially all its operations listed ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - ACQUISITIONS

    China exposure a double edged sword for Hong Kong banks

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 02:27am by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com Concern over mainland assets among factors deterring suitors from bidding for HK banks China exposure a double-edged sword for lenders Hong Kong banks' mainland exposure has been a strong growth driver for income but has also been a drag on their valuation, say some experts. "It is a double-edged sword," said Joseph Chan, ...

  9. Business - China Business - ACQUISITIONS

    Alibaba steps up with mobile messaging firm Tango in US$215m deal

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 01:04am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... a likely escalation of the competition between Alibaba and Tencent, Asia's largest internet company. Their rivalry is now poised to spill outside the mainland as the two firms back competing ... The combined user base of Tencent's WeChat messaging app and its mainland counterpart Weixin reached 355 million last year. Alibaba's new acquisition is part of the more than 20 billion yuan ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - ACQUISITIONS

    DBS buys private banking business of Societe Generale in Singapore and Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 03:53pm by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com Purchase of Societe Generale businesses part of a trend to capture new wealth on the mainland DBS snaps up private banking assets DBS, Southeast Asia's largest bank, is paying US$220 million for the private banking business of Societe Generale in Singapore and Hong Kong and selected parts of the French bank's trust business in a trend ...




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