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  1. Business - Money - TRADING

    Barclays' exit 'won't hit floor trading at LME'

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Barclays' exit 'won't hit floor trading at LME' Barclays' decision to quit floor trading at the London Metal Exchange (LME) only ... outcry system of floor trading would continue because it had proved to be effective and authoritative. The British bank decided on Thursday to downgrade its LME membership to Category 2 to cut ...

  2. Business - THE INSIDER

    Directors' share purchase total soars on CLP duo's big buys

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by Robert Halili

    ... week's six firms, 27 trades and HK$39.1 million. Soho China resumed buying back after the mainland commercial property developer announced its annual results on March 6, with 6.66 million shares ... shares acquired from March 6 to 8 at an average of HK$1.75 each. The trades, which accounted for 27 per cent of the stock's trading volume, were made on the back of a 54 per cent rebound ...

  3. Global trade, higher oil prices put Moller-Maersk back in black

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis Recovering global trade and higher oil prices led Moller-Maersk, the Danish shipping, port terminals and oil exploration company, to return to the black last year, reporting a healthy net profit of 28.2 billion kroner (HK$40.5 billion) yesterday. This compared with a 5.5 billion kroner loss in 2009 following the collapse in world trade cause by the global financial ...

  4. Business - China Business - MARKETS

    Kingway shares climb after sale of breweries announced

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... trading in 1997, before retreating to HK$3.51. The stock became a hot favourite on the trading floor after Kingway proposed a special cash dividend of HK$1.71 billion, or HK$1 per share. However, ...

  5. Business - THE INSIDER

    Directors splash out on buying sprees

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Robert Halili

    ... in the second week of December proved temporary as buyers ramped up their trades last week, with 37 companies recording 148 insider purchases worth HK$127.5 million. The figures were sharply up from ... million. The number of firms and trades were consistent with the previous week's but the value was a fraction of that period's HK$131.3 million. Most of the major trades last week were ...

  6. Business - Commodities - ACQUISITION

    Key LME broker vows to stay on after HKEx deal

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... in Asia. LME director Gavin Prentice, who is also managing director and global head of sales at Marex Spectron, the LME's largest broker in terms of trading volume, said the deal with HKEx ... trading and LME members, such as Marex, to expand further into Asia and China. "Over the past 10 years, the commodities trading volume from Chinese investors has grown 10 to 20 per cent per ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - DEALS

    D-day for HSBC's sale of stake in Ping An

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... at CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets, said Ping An might face a trading overhang if HSBC's sale to CP fails to win regulatory approval by today's deadline. Financing support from CDB appeared ... decided to sell Ping An's shares in block trades to institutional investors. ...

  8. Mainland official warns of trade war

    Posted Nov 10th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis in Guangzhou A senior mainland official has warned against trade protectionism calling unilateral action 'shortsighted and irresponsible'. Xu Zuyuan, vice-minister of the Ministry of Transport, added that trade protectionism would have a 'negative impact on the shipping industry and therefore harm the long-term growth of the economy and trade.' Speaking ...

  9. Business - China Business

    China Taiping Insurance may buy asset from parent firm

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Trading in China Taiping was suspended yesterday at the company's request after the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported it might buy a 25 per cent stake in Taiping Life Insurance from its ... it would consider making other strategic investments. Trading in the stock will resume today. The shares last closed at HK$15.58 on Friday. The stake sale could be part of the parent company's ...

  10. Monks protest against urn trade on Lantau

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Monks and nuns living in a cluster of Buddhist monasteries in a beautiful part of Lantau have come together in a rare public protest against a commercial columbarium operator. They say the operator is intruding into and destroying the 'spiri ...




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