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  1. CLP's Australia spin-off nears 'beauty contest'

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com Power supplier CLP has taken another step forward in spinning off its energy flagship in Australia, a growth driver for the group's profit last year. Chief executive Andrew Brandler yesterday said the utility had engaged financial advisers to consider the prospect of a separate listing of TRUenergy, Australia's No 2 electricity ...

  2. Quarterly reporting is still a sensitive issue

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... over a range of corporate governance reforms, including a rule requiring all companies to have at least a third of its board made up of independent directors and mandatory training for directors. But we still do not have any idea if and when quarterly reporting will be introduced. At present, Hong Kong and Australia are the only major jurisdictions without any form of quarterly ...

  3. Firm bosses still pulling double duty

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... It is mandatory in Australia, Britain and the United States for all listed companies to segregate the roles. Singapore, like Hong Kong, gives companies an alternative if they do not meet a requirement ...

  4. Boardroom rule puts HK on par with mainland

    Posted Feb 08th 2011, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The stock exchange will make it mandatory for all listed companies to have at least a third of the board made up of independent directors by the end of next year, a move ... but there is no set ratio, which means the city also lags behind Singapore, the United States and Australia, where a majority of board members must be independent, and Britain which requires at least half. ...

  5. Financial analysts throw support behind quarterly reporting

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... markets everywhere' and urged Hong Kong to catch up with the United States, Europe, Australia and the mainland where quarterly reporting is mandatory for all listed companies. Hong Kong ...

  6. Asian buyers see bargains in Australia's commercial sector

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fulton Mak Australia's commercial real estate sector has re-emerged as a key investment target for Asian buyers, says property consultant CB Richard Ellis. Leading the Asian drive ... 'Australia has the highest ratio of distressed properties in Asia [at 6 per cent] after Japan,' Mr Brookes said. One Australian dollar bought HK$7.50 in the middle of last year but at present ...

  7. Sinopec parent considers US$5b offer for Australia's Oil Search

    Posted Oct 15th 2007, 12:00am by Nevin Nie

    ... Tim LeeMaster and Nevin Nie China Petrochemical Corp, the second-largest oil company in the mainland, is considering a solo offer or teaming up with the joint venture between China National Petroleum Corp and PetroChina to bid for Australian petroleum and ...

  8. CKI mulls listing of energy, tunnel assets in Australia

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Unveiling a 10 per cent jump in net profit to $1.52 billion for the six months to June, Mr Li yesterday said that CKI's energy and toll tunnel assets in Australia would command a higher ... distributors - Citipower in Melbourne and PowerCor Australia in regional Victoria - faced sharp tariff cuts between next year and 2010. Brushing this off, deputy managing director Eric Kwan Bing-sing ...

  9. CLP profit up 8.9pc on HK, Australia growth

    Posted Aug 17th 2007, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Electricity supplier CLP Holdings reported an 8.9 per cent increase in first-half underlying profit to HK$5.10 billion, fuelled by strong growth in Hong Kong and Australia. Net profit rose 23.2 per cent to HK$6.13 billion or HK$2.55 per share, including a HK$1.03 billion one-off gain from the transfer of its 40 per cent-owned Ho-ping power plant in Taiwan ...

  10. CCB to expand into Vietnam and Australia

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan China Construction Bank, which will soon sell A shares in the mainland, plans to expand into Vietnam and Australia. The Hong Kong-listed mainland lender's overseas business ... had made an application for setting up a branch in Vietnam and for opening a representative office in Australia. He said the Vietnamese economy had grown rapidly in recent years and there were ...




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