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  1. Business - Companies - TAKEOVERS

    PCD rallies on buyout bid

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Beijing retailer offers founders HK$2 billion for their shares PCD rallies on buyout bid The shares of high-end department store operator PCD Stores rose strongly yesterday after an announcement that the parent company of Beijing's largest retailer has launched a takeover bid with a planned purchase of a 39.53 per cent stake ...

  2. Business - Money - ACQUISITIONS

    HKEx drives on with new offering to fund LME takeover

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by ENOCH YIU AND RAY CHAN

    ... Enoch Yiu and Ray Chan Bourse moves ahead with first share sale in a decade after 'last big hurdle' cleared in takeover of London Metal Exchange HKEx todrive onwith newoffering ... takeover of the London Metal Exchange. The Financial Services Authority gave the go-ahead for HKEx's £1.39 billion (HK$17.24 billion) bid for the LME, the world's biggest metal exchange. ...

  3. Business - China Business - ACQUISITIONS

    Beihai Port beefs up for trade boom

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... went through. This transaction would also prevent competition among the three ports, Beihai Port said. The three port operators recently signed a non-competition deal. The takeovers are subject ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC may quit South Korean retail banking sector

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Seoul Review of operations by UK bank comes after failure of takeover talks for KDB Financial HSBC may exit Korean retail sector HSBC Holdings is considering closing its South ... Hyonjin Suh, a Seoul-based HSBC spokeswoman, said in an e-mailed response to questions, declining to elaborate. The review follows a collapse of takeover talks with KDB Financial Group in July. ...

  5. Business - Companies - ENERGY

    CNOOC's US$15b takeover bid wins approval from Nexen investors

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Calgary Nexen investors give nod to CNOOC takeover Nexen's shareholders approved CNOOC's US$15.1 billion bid for the Canadian oil and natural gas producer, the biggest foreign takeover by a Chinese company. About 99 per cent of common shareholders who voted cast ballots in favour of the takeover, Barry Jackson, non-executive chairman of Nexen, said ...

  6. Business - Companies

    'State-sponsored' Chinese hackers blamed for Coca Cola cyberattack

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... collapsed after the visit, would have been the largest foreign takeover of a Chinese firm at the time. Coca-Cola, the world's largest soft-drink maker, has never publicly disclosed the loss ...

  7. More loans, more provisions

    Posted Sep 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... staff Asia Financial Holdings executive director Bernard Chan says he is confident that the company's ties with UFJ Holdings will be maintained despite a takeover bid for the Japanese firm. He was announcing bumper profits for his bank yesterday. Profit for the first half rose to $93.6 million after a 130 per cent increase in provisions to $17.7 million, which reflected ...

  8. Business - Companies - TAKEOVERS

    Fiat raising US$10b for full move on Chrysler

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Fiat raising US$10b for full move on Chrysler Fiat is in talks for as much as US$10 billion in financing from a pool of banks to buy the Chrysler stake it doesn't own and refinance the two firms' debt, people familiar with th ...

  9. Business - China Business - TAKEOVERS

    Foreign expansion ambitions to boost China M&A

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by PHOENIX KWONG

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com Buyout activity in China is expected to rise this year, fuelled by overseas acquisitions, says PwC Foreign expansion ambitions to boost China M&A China's merger and acquisition (M&A) activity ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Sumitomo bid for bigger stake could be BEA's saviour

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Analysts say the Japanese lender's increased stake may help HK bank block hostile takeovers Sumitomo move could be BEA's saviour Japanese lender Sumitomo Mitsui's expected bigger stake in Bank of East Asia could help the Hong Kong family-controlled bank fend off hostile takeovers, analysts said. Bank of East Asia's share price ...




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