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  1. China Life joins foreign group in bid for 85pc GDB stake

    Posted May 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a consortium led by French rival Societe Generale and the 22.6 billion yuan pitched by Ping An Insurance, China's second-largest life insurer. The earlier proposal envisaged Citigroup and United ... proposal and the French Development Agency assigned to buy 1 per cent of GDB as part of the Societe Generale consortium did not meet the minimum capital requirement for such investments. ...

  2. Overseas lenders face deadline for slashed bank offers

    Posted May 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim LeeMaster and Bei Hu Citigroup, the world's largest financial institution, and Societe Generale, France's third-largest lender, have until the end of today to submit revised ... stakes to be held by mainland partners will raise the total bid to the 85 per cent the bank's owners sought. Societe Generale would propose cutting its bid to 20 per cent from 24 per cent, ...

  3. French lose Guangdong bank bid to Citigroup

    Posted Nov 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing President Chirac's lobbying fails to swing stake deal for Societe Generale French President Jacques Chirac appears to have failed in lobbying on behalf of French bank Societe Generale's bid to take a stake in state-owned Guangdong Development Bank, as the official Xinhua News Agency reported last night the Citigroup-led consortium ...

  4. Citigroup wins China approval to buy GDB

    Posted Oct 12th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... domestic institutions from two rival consortiums led by French bank Societe Generale and state insurer Ping An Insurance, the sources said. 'It's been a very long, drawn-out process ... Baosteel and state refiner Sinopec Corp, to take part in the Citigroup-led acquisition, the sources said. Both firms were involved in Societe Generale's bid. The bidding for Guangdong ...

  5. Rival bids point to US$3b price tag for GDB control

    Posted Jul 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim LeeMaster A controlling stake in Guangdong Development Bank is likely to be sold for about US$3 billion based on rival bids submitted yesterday by groups led by Societe Generale and Citigroup, people familiar with the matter said. The consortium led by Societe Generale, the fourth-largest bank in France, is offering to buy an 85 per cent stake in GDB, the mainland's ...


    Posted Oct 28th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... executive election 'Everything is ICBC, ICBC, ICBC.' Societe Generale Securities trader Andrew Clarke, describing the market mania for the latest IPO ...

  7. Beijing asserts cap on foreign stake in Guangdong bank

    Posted May 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... disqualified United States buyout fund Carlyle Group and the French Development Agency from participating in consortiums led by Citigroup and Societe Generale that bid for 85 per cent of GDB. ... investments in the bank. Citigroup and Societe Generale would be allowed to revise the compositions of the competing consortiums without changing the bidding prices, the sources said. For Citigroup, ...

  8. SG unit ready for private banking in China

    Posted Jul 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan SG Private Banking, a unit of French bank Societe Generale Group, plans to set up business in China as soon as the market opens up to tap the country's growing demand ... to open a private banking arm as soon as regulators allow it. Mr Truchi says although Societe Generale runs rather sizeable operations in the mainland, including an asset management joint venture, ...

  9. Appointments

    Posted Jan 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... energy, metals & mining and infrastructure WestLB Mr Davidson joins from Societe Generale Australia, where he was a director for project finance, corporate and investment banking. He has ... in Societe Generale. Before working at SG, she worked with Fitch IBCA Hong Kong as an associate director. Houston Wong Associate creative director OgilvyOne Hong Kong Mr Wong has developed ...

  10. H-share index finds better balance

    Posted May 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Management is the only one to offer an H-share index tracking fund although Societe Generale has a licence to use the index and plans to launch a related fund in the near future. The addition of more ... subject to interest rate fluctuations,' said Sandra Lee, the head of retail, marketing and product development at Societe Generale equity derivatives and structured products. ...




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