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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 - 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
  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    What's the point of yet another report on biodiesel?

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:08am by Howard Winn

    ... purchase. Readers will recall that mainland-Chinese-owned Ralls recently won its lawsuit against President Barack Obama's decision to block its wind farm project in Oregon as a national security risk. The US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States failed to provide Ralls with constitutional due ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1557108/whats-point-yet-another-report-biodiesel
  7. Business - China Business - ANALYSIS

    Ralls legal victory may impact US review of foreign investments

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:57am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... that said the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States (CFIUS) failed to provide Ralls with constitutional due process. CFIUS is the inter-agency committee that assesses national ... a blow to U.S. veto Big changes may be in store for the secretive government review of foreign investments in the United States, after Chinese-owned Ralls Corp won its lawsuit against President ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1555853/ralls-legal-victory-may-impact-us-review-foreign-investments
  8. Business - Economy - TRADE

    United States wins WTO car import ruling against China

    Posted May 24th 2014, 01:52am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington America wins WTO car import ruling against China The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has ruled in favour of the United States in a dispute with China involving cars, ... such as tyres, chicken parts, clean-energy products and credit-card payment services. Since 2009, the US has filed 17 WTO cases against China and other nations, including Indonesia and India, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1519166/united-states-wins-wto-car-import-ruling-against-china
  9. Business - Economy - LOGISTICS

    Logistics, crucial to commerce, are ripe for reform

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:45am by PATRICK LOW

    ... is a sector ripe for reform Logistics is a fertile field for reform that would benefit the trading economies in Asia-Pacific. Without it, there is no commerce, national or international. Logistics ... 15th, after the United States, Canada and Japan. Australia, Taiwan, Korea, New Zealand and Malaysia score ahead of China, which is 28th. All the rest of the Apec economies score below China. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1557429/logistics-crucial-commerce-are-ripe-reform
  10. Business - China Business - FOREIGN INVESTMENT

    China's rivals catching up in investment race in Myanmar

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Toh Han Shih

    ... are quickly catching up in the Southeast Asian nation, which was once a pariah in the international community. This was demonstrated in the energy and telecommunications sectors, where Myanmar has awarded licences and contracts to companies from several nations, but none as of late to any Chinese companies. "Myanmar's promise of economic reforms may reduce its heavy economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1556925/chinas-rivals-catching-investment-race-myanmar

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