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  1. National coal exchange planned to raise efficiency, openness

    Posted Jul 19th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Beijing plans to establish a national coal trading exchange to enhance market transparency and reduce surcharges by intermediaries, but industry executives and analysts say a spot market may not be feasible. The country is at an early stage of preparations for the proposed exchange possibly in Beijing, where the biggest buyers and sellers are headquartered, to complement ...

  2. PetroChina to ramp up natural gas, oil refining

    Posted Aug 29th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... fuel to control pollution. The firm said it wants to earn more profit from downstream operations by expanding in less regulated markets abroad. PetroChina has set a 2015 target of 130 billion ...

  3. Property sector next to get stimulus shot

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... property stocks, especially those with the heaviest debt load. But some said further measures to boost demand for properties may not do much to help developers as a series of such measures have ... saying it will take some time for measures already implemented to spur property sales and digest inventory in the market as consumers expect prices to fall further. In recent months, Beijing ...

  4. Mainland steel and car shares rise on new measures to boost sectors

    Posted Mar 24th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... announced on Friday. Beijing also set a goal for the industry to rid 25 million tonnes of capacity within three years. 'Other than the measures, most of which are already known by the market ... wants domestic brands to cover more than 30 per cent of mainland passenger car unit sales, and has laid out plans for the industry to consolidate and improve efficiency. Metal stocks rose ...

  5. Noble suspends two for false reports

    Posted Feb 10th 2006, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... that there was weakness in the company's internal control systems, its ratings would be under pressure. Noble has been a stock market darling and a key beneficiary of the commodities boom over the past three years. During that time, its share price has soared sixfold due to windfall earnings from the commodities boom driven partly by China's demand for raw materials. The stock fell 6.38 per cent ...

  6. Product price surge lifts Chalco net 175pc

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Aluminum Corp of China (Chalco), China's largest maker of the metal and the world's second-largest producer of alumina, saw its first-half net profit grow 175 per cent year on year, with analysts expecting continued strong alumina prices to give ...

  7. On a learning curve in the tough game of acquisitions

    Posted Oct 01st 2005, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... the market share gap between itself and the No 1 and 2 global players Dell and Hewlett-Packard. It will also help ensure its long-term survival in a declining market that will see a shake-out ... Whirlpool-made an 11th-hour bid. Like Lenovo, Haier hoped to get control of an established brand in a key market, the quickest way possible. While brands and market share are one of the major reasons ...

  8. Chinese oil giant wins deal for BP Russia unit

    Posted Jun 21st 2006, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... into the Russian oil and gas market by a mainland firm. The acquisition would bring closer ties between China Petrochemical and Rosneft and bolster the case for the mainland oil firm to become a strategic ... the statement said, without giving the winning bid price or the shareholding split between China Petrochemical and Rosneft. The market had expected the deal to cost about US$3 billion. A China ...

  9. 720m yuan facility to double Molong output

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... & Chemical Corp (Sinopec), CNOOC and Shanxi Yanchang Petroleum, is pinning its growth hope on the domestic market as demand from overseas slows because of the financial crisis. 'Every ...

  10. South Locomotive prices offer to raise 6.5b yuan

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock is seeking to raise as much as 6.54 billion yuan (HK$7.47 billion) from its mainland listing, after pricing its up to 3 billion shares ... of rolling stock completed a price discovery exercise last Thursday after holding meetings with investors in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, where investors bid for its shares at 1.70 yuan ...




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