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  1. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Shadow of safety scandal still looms over top pork firm

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com WH Group has stepped up its food quality inspection since 2011 lean meat powder scare Shadow of safety scandal still looms over top pork firm Food safety is a big concern in China, where consumers have been stung by carcinogenic chemicals and dangerous additives found in the processing chain. Now WH Group, the Sino-US pork group formerly known ...

  2. Business - Companies - LISTINGS

    Pork producer WH lowers IPO price range

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:41pm by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Share sale marketed at a lower valuation as Sino-US firm faces weakness of IPO market Pork producer WH lowers price before HK offer WH Group, the Sino-US pork ... with the deal said. The world's largest pork company, based in Henan province, has kicked off pre-marketing for its initial public offering after it received approval from the Hong Kong stock ...

  3. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    Appetite for Huisheng IPO bodes well for fellow pork producer WH's listing

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:49pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Huisheng IPO appetite bodes well for WH offer Hong Kong's retail investors are clamouring for rare shares in a Chinese pork supplier this week, heralding a potential stampede ... in the first day of subscription. As shoppers on the mainland, the world's biggest pork consumer, grew more affluent, per capita spending on meat, poultry and processed products more than doubled ...

  4. Business - China Business - LISTINGS

    WH Group defends remuneration plan for two top executives

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:46am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Pork processor says fast sales growth justifies US$681m remuneration to two top executives WH Group defends reward plan WH Group, the world's largest pork ... and 245.6 million to vice-president Yang Zhijun, which translated into a combined cost of US$681 million to be marked as expenses for 2012 and 2013. Dubbed the "godfather of pork ...

  5. Business - Companies

    Shuanghui to import more 'clean' pork from new Smithfield unit

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 04:00pm by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com US pig farmer will supply more meat free of controversial additive Shuanghui International, China’s largest meat processor, plans to import more pork from pigs ... the demand for pork is decreasing. Shuanghui will pay US$34 per share to Smithfield, a 30 per cent premium to the price of the US firm’s publicly traded shares before the deal was announced. ...

  6. Business - Commodities - AGRICULTURE

    Record US pork supply seen as farms return to profit on lower feed costs

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... to a two-decade seasonal high and feed costs have fallen, spurring them to expand herds that will yield the most pork on record. About 5.882 million sows were withheld for breeding by June 1, the most ... predicts pork output will expand 3.1 per cent to a record next year, easing pressure on global meat prices. "Profits are going to lead to expansion, and that's going to lead to more hogs ...

  7. Business - China Business - LISTINGS

    US$6b tag still in frame for WH Group offering

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 01:01am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Level for biggest pork processor may be reached if current owners sell shares in IPO, sources say US$6b tag still in frame for WH Group offering The mainland's WH Group, the world's largest pork processor, is seeking to raise up to US$4.3 billion through the issuing of new shares in its upcoming Hong Kong initial public offering, people familiar with the matter said. ...

  8. Business - Companies - DEALS

    US senators want security probe over pork takeover

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters US senators want security probe over pork takeover A group of 15 US senators from both the Republican and Democratic parties has urged the Obama administration to consider whether ... of pork. Shuanghui is planning to acquire it for US$4.7 billion in what would be the biggest takeover of a US company by a Chinese firm. "We strongly encourage you to include the Department ...

  9. Business - Money - COMMENT

    Two-way through train better for mainland investors, brokers

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:16am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... in the foreign exchange management system. The new scheme also gives pork barrel business to mainland brokers, who will be placing both outgoing and incoming orders. Back in 2007, investors would have ...

  10. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Japan and the United States face off in crucial trans-Pacific trade negotiations

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 02:03pm by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... wants Japan to open its rice, beef and pork, dairy and sugar sectors – politically powerful sectors that Abe has vowed to defend. Japan wants a timetable on US promises to drop tariffs of 2.5 ...




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