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  1. News - China - BRICS

    BRICS group of nations sets up development bank to rival IMF, World Bank

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 09:36am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Fortaleza, Brazil Emerging powers agree details of US$50 billion lender to rival the IMF Leaders of the five BRICS nations agreed on the structure of a US$50 billion development bank by granting China its headquarters and India its first rotating presidency. Brazil, Russia and South Africa were also granted posts or units in the new bank. The leaders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555232/brics-development-bank-be-headquartered-shanghai-first-president-indian
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - DEVELOPMENT

    Competing interests between BRICS nations could lead to challenges for new bank: analysts

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Daniel Ren, Teddy Ng, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... nations, and the bank's relatively small initial capitalisation, present obstacles, they say. Founded by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, the bank will start lending by 2016 ... at the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai, said nations seeking to cast a more influential role and leverage could present a hurdle. "It takes a long time and intense ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1556937/new-brics-bank-face-tough-challenges-analysts-say
  3. Business - Companies - ACQUISITION

    Extension sought on national security review of Lenovo's IBM server deal

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 05:34am by BLOOM

    ... and International Business Machines have sought more time for a US national security review of Lenovo's planned purchase of IBM's low-end server unit, according to a person familiar ... by foreign investors to determine the effects on national security. The companies remain on track to complete the US$2.3 billion deal by the end of the year, according to Lenovo. Restarting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1525526/extension-sought-national-security-review-lenovos-ibm-server-deal
  4. Business - China Business - ACQUISITIONS

    Private equity moves on Cofco unit in US$270 m deal

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 01:13am by Ray Chan

    ... or China National Cereals, Oil and Foodstuffs Corp, in April agreed to pay US$1.5 billion for a 51 per cent stake in the agricultural commodities unit of Singapore-listed Noble Group, in a move ... on Cofco unit in US$270 m deal A consortium of four private-equity firms has agreed to pay about US$270 million for a majority stake in a meat unit of China's largest grain trader Cofco, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1527024/private-equity-moves-cofco-unit-us270-m-deal
  5. Business - Companies - TRADE

    Chinese investment in US falls, but big deals in the pipeline

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Deals to erase dip in Chinese investment in US Chinese investments in the United States fell year-on-year in the first half, but pending deals ... the Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS), a US government body that reviews foreign acquisitions of US companies to ensure they do not pose a threat to national security. In 2011, mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1560740/chinese-investment-us-falls-big-deals-pipeline
  6. Business - China Business - RETAILING

    Duty-free shopping surges in popularity in China

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Celine Sun

    ... a transition period," said Zhou Ting, head of the Fortune Character Institute, a Beijing-based research unit focusing on high-end consumption in China. Lower prices offered by duty-free shops have ... that revenue from China's duty-free market would exceed 30 billion yuan in 2015, making the nation the second-largest global market after South Korea. "We know there is a gap between us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1560734/duty-free-shopping-surges-popularity-china
  7. Business - China Business

    CNPC said to seek creation of single gas firm to compete with rivals

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:57am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg CNPC to merge gas firms to compete China National Petroleum Corporation, the nation's largest energy producer, is seeking to combine units to create a single gas company ... be for CNPC's Hong Kong- listed unit Kunlun Energy to buy unlisted PetroChina Kunlun Gas, the two people said. Kunlun Energy is CNPC's main commercial gas supplier on the mainland, while Kunlun Gas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1555854/cnpc-said-seek-creation-single-gas-firm-compete-rivals
  8. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Japan's exports decline amid weak demand in Asia and US

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by Reuters

    ... in June from a year ago as more Japanese firms produce goods in other nations, such as Mexico, for US consumers. Car shipments to the United States fell 6.8 per cent. Exports to China, another key ... exports unexpectedly fell in June for a second straight month, weighed down by a drop in shipments to Asia and the United States, signalling that weak external demand may require bolder measures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1558529/japans-exports-decline-amid-weak-demand-asia-and-us
  9. Business - Money - THE INSIDER

    Company directors keep up pace of share purchases for fourth week

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Robert Halili

    ... listing in December last year, with an initial 200,000 units purchased on July 17 at HK$3.40 each. The units bought represented 0.01 per cent of the issued capital. The trade followed a 22 per cent rebound in the unit price since March from HK$2.78. Despite the bounce, the director's purchase price was lower than the IPO price of HK$3.81. Also positive this year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/money-news/article/1560671/company-directors-keep-pace-share-purchases-fourth-week
  10. Business - Commodities

    Cheap Iranian oil hurts US crude export prospects

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:26am by Reuters

    ... throttled by Western sanctions that have halved its crude shipments, is now selling higher quality and cheaper oil to China that leaves little room for United States crude to gain entry ... a splitter to make petroleum products and petrochemicals, or blended with heavier crude for use in refineries. South Korea and Japan have purchased the first condensate from the United States. Mitsui ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1561390/cheap-iranian-oil-hurts-us-crude-export-prospects

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