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  1. No need for mainland stock panic over new bond issue

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Commentators in search of an explanation for yesterday's 4 per cent slump in mainland A-share prices were quick to point the finger at Beijing's plans for a 1.55 trillion yuan bond issue to establish its proposed foreign reserve ...

  2. Ask our experts

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... listed companies are owned by interests that would never accept a takeover no matter how high the price, such as governments that deem the company to be operating in an area of national interest ...

  3. Bossini rallies as shareholders bet on future sale

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... per cent in the first two days this week on news that controlling shareholder and chairman Law Ka-sing was selling his stake, which could have triggered a mandatory takeover offer. But Bossini ... an unusual end- to have another takeover soon,' Mr Tang said. He added that yesterday's rise might also have been a technical rebound from Thursday's slump as the valuation of the firm ...

  4. Property market investment to be tightened

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Peggy Sito, Sandy Li

    ... takeovers. China has become a major destination for global investment. With its hefty US$1 trillion in foreign exchange reserves, the government is adjusting its inward investment policy, trying ... laws and regulations on foreign mergers and acquisitions 'to encourage fair competition, and to standardise and advance mergers and takeovers'. The government will maintain control ...

  5. Brace for impact, warns shareholder watchdog

    Posted Dec 11th 2006, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... director of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, a member of Hong Kong's Takeovers and Mergers Panel, the Takeovers Appeal Committee and a member of the SFC Public Shareholders Group. 'I do ...

  6. US firm eyes food additive producer Gum

    Posted May 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... antibiotics and traditional Chinese medicines. Warburg Pincus and partners Citic Capital and domestic venture capital firm Chenergy, scrapped a US$282 million loan that would have funded the takeover ... of a company Rival buyout firm Carlyle Group has also ran into trouble with its planned US$375 million takeover of Xugong Construction Machinery, the mainland's largest construction equipment ...

  7. Hot investment trend of 2012 a good way to lose your shirt

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... regulations in the first place. Many were floated in the US through reverse takeovers by shell companies in order to avoid the scrutiny that accompanies an initial public offering. The stocks were ...

  8. Shineway buyout to clear one last hurdle

    Posted Aug 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... companies to acquire mainland assets. US buyout company The Carlyle Group's US$375 million proposed takeover of Xugong Construction Machinery, the mainland's biggest maker of construction ...

  9. Repurchasing stock may not always be the best way to use capital

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... against takeovers, to acquiring assets or providing support for employee share schemes. Their main advantage is to increase earnings per share (EPS), as the EPS is calculated against a smaller ...

  10. PCCW vote exposes the huge flaw in HK's rules

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... insolvent companies and their creditors. But they also come in handy for clinching the approval of minority shareholders in takeover deals. Unlike a general offer, which can be time-consuming- ... as share-splitting, is perfectly legal. In fact, it is commonly used by hedge funds arbitraging between the market price and the bid price in takeover deals. But if the shares are handed out and voted ...




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