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  1. China Eastern pursues Shanghai Air takeover

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... China Eastern Airlines Corp has appointed China International Capital Corp as its financial adviser to spearhead the merger with Shanghai Airlines, a mainland newspaper said. Due diligence had been undertaken in Shanghai Air as part of the normal takeover procedure, the Shanghai Securities Journal reported yesterday. Market observers said Shanghai Air, which was listed ...

  2. CSRC sets up body to review takeovers

    Posted Sep 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai The mainland's securities regulator, which has been encouraging restructuring among listed firms, yesterday said it had set up a new oversight committee to review mergers and acquisitions to make sure they benefited the compani ...

  3. Takeovers spur 33pc profit surge for HSBC

    Posted Mar 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... Jane Moir Hong Kong's contribution to banking giant's bottom line shrinks amid tough economic conditions Global banking giant HSBC Holdings notched up a 33 per cent rise in pretax profit to US$12.816 billion in 2003, boosted by the $14.8 billion takeover of US consumer lender Household and expansion of its business in Mexico. Growth in Hong Kong was negligible, ...

  4. Cisco takeover fears recede for McData

    Posted Jul 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez With former rival Computer Network Technology (CNT) now in its fold, storage firm McData sees a diminished threat of being acquired by larger competitor Cisco Systems. 'We believe the window for Cisco to acquire us has already closed,' ...

  5. Beijing's rejection of juice deal carries a nasty whiff

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Mainland regulators' decision to block the takeover of the country's top fruit juice maker by Coca-Cola is not a surprise. But it is a disappointment. Six months ... in September last year, it has since traded at a substantial discount to Coke's HK$12.20 bid price, reflecting fears that Beijing would reject the takeover. Yet even though it was widely expected, ...

  6. Sinosteel step closer to Midwest deal

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... as Australia's Takeovers Panel barred United States hedge fund Harbinger Capital from voting some of its Midwest shares for a competing deal. Harbinger, which owns 9.29 per cent of Midwest, ... merger bid. Australia's Takeovers Panel said Harbinger bought 4.27 per cent of Midwest on the open market between May 28 and May 30 without giving notice under a foreign-takeover law after ...

  7. Mainland car producers not eager to buy Volvo

    Posted Feb 06th 2009, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong Mainland carmakers, accused of making some of the world's most unsafe vehicles, have denied they are close to launching a takeover of Volvo, long considered the icon of car safety. While acquiring the producer of the world's safest cars may be attractive to mainland carmakers, now is not the time to launch risky overseas takeovers, they say. At least three ...

  8. Prudential will woo HK investors

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick British insurer Prudential wants to list its shares in Hong Kong, in a convoluted plan to bolster take-up of the US$20 billion rights issue it has launched to fund takeover ... that could go very wrong.' In a note published yesterday, credit ratings agency Moody's said there were 'significant execution and integration risks' attached to the takeover ...

  9. Prudential seeks price cut to save AIA deal

    Posted May 29th 2010, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... to vote against acquisitions, Robin Geffen, a London-based fund manager who has set up an action group to oppose the takeover, said 20 per cent of Prudential's investors supported him. Even at US$30 billion, some investors say the ambitious takeover remains too risky, because the British firm will still be paying vastly more than its GBP13.7 billion (HK$155.62 billion) market value ...

  10. A little wheeler-dealing goes far as gatekeeper leaves door ajar

    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... on the recently announced China Strategic Holdings takeover 'Groan...' David Webb, on hearing that China Strategic assets are to first be put into an unlisted subsidiary, with investors ... that caught market attention this week as loss-making China Strategic unveiled a takeover proposal. Mr Chan's flagships, Paul Y-ITC Construction Holdings and Hanny Holdings, plan to sell ...




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