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  1. Business - China Business - ACQUISITIONS

    China's overseas investment set to soar, minister says

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... cuts in interest rates or bank reserve ratios were likely, and the use of fiscal tools, including government spending, should be strong enough to prevent a double-dip recession ...

  2. WPP looks to more acquisitions

    Posted Nov 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai WPP chief executive Martin Sorrell said the world's second-largest advertising firm would continue to make acquisitions on the mainland because the world's most populous nation would be less affected by the global recession. 'We will continue to make small acquisitions in China,' said Mr Sorrell. 'The global recession, in a way, ...

  3. Bumpy bidding

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... weeks. July 28-29 Congress is tentatively scheduled to vote on the energy bill before breaking for a one-month recess. ...

  4. Lai See

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Ben Kwok It's not just the hoi polloi feeling the impact of recession The majority of us eat more often at Cafe de Coral than Gaddi's and use more minibuses than cabs these days, but how has the recession hit the super-rich? Thanks to the 13th World Wealth Report released yesterday by Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management and Capgemini we have a better idea how ...

  5. Lai See

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Ben Kwok Read my lips- we're undoubtedly in a recession Going into the red during a recession takes on a new meaning when it comes to cosmetics- and lipstick in particular. Estee ... The theory seems to be supported by the latest Citigroup research, which identified a recession-proof investment opportunity in the beauty business after interviewing 700 female Korean consumers ...

  6. Mainland leads slowdown in M&A activity

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... during a recession because hard-pressed companies may choose to combine forces in a bid to stay afloat. But other avenues to secure financing have opened up this year following a wave of vast stimulus packages and aggressive monetary easing policies. 'Normally, M&As are really strong in recessions or downturns, yet we did not really see a massive pick-up,' said Jan de ...

  7. Chinese Estates pays GBP280m for London building

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... for larger units and in excess of GBP100 per square foot in smaller deals. In the City, rents could surpass GBP60 per square foot this year with pre-recession rents of some GBP66 per square foot ...

  8. Pilot opts for some plane sailing

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... San Fernando Race yesterday. Allan, who quit as a pilot at Cathay Pacific this week, was caught out by the recession, having bought Emocean- a 46-footer Beneteau Oceanis- a year ago when ... with the aim of having fun safely. 'All of us think we are going to win it, or hope to win it,' he added. 'I wouldn't have committed myself to buying a yacht if I knew a recession ...

  9. MTR reports 4.55pc drop in core earnings to HK$8.18b

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... deepening recession threatens to derail its prospects. In the first set of full-year results following the HK$12.4 billion merger with KCRC in late 2007, MTR said its net profit, including ... operations at the company's stations would feel the pinch of the recession this year. 'Our rail business is defensive in nature, but unemployment will keep people off our rail ...

  10. Once bitten, twice shy for sovereign funds

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... foreign exchange reserves from their exports of manufactured goods and oil, would gobble up so-called strategic assets in the west. Then, as the credit crunch turned into a recession ... strength of the global economy, and where the most vibrant growth centres and sectors will be. This recession has hit all major markets. Demand for exports is down everywhere. This undermines ...




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