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  1. Talking points

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... free-trade deal with the United States about five years after the two countries struck the accord, with it scheduled to take effect at midnight last night. The deal is America's biggest ... of Social Sciences will hold a news conference as it releases a green paper on the attempt to build ecological mainland cities. The nation is gradually shifting from solely emphasising economic ...

  2. Business - China Business - REAL ESTATE

    Property players look abroad to avoid controls

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... In the exhibition hall were booths offering properties for sale in Britain, Australia, the United States, Vietnam and even the Cayman Islands. The hall was packed with eager home-seekers and investors while ... the heavy hand of regulators. Where Chinese estate agents such as Fang have gone, the nation's major developers have followed. Shanghai-based Greenland Group, ranked among major Fortune 500 ...

  3. PetroChina invests in Qatar natural gas project

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by Chinese state-backed oil and gas companies. PetroChina, the nation's largest oil and gas producer, has signed an agreement to buy from French energy company GDF Suez 40 per cent ... the project's operator, owns 75 per cent. This is the third overseas investment in four days by China's state-backed oil and gas firms, which have a political mandate to enhance the nation ...

  4. Keen interest in Tseung Kwan O site

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... units and 378 units at most in terms of the tender conditions, which means an average apartment size of roughly 716 sq ft. Alvin Lam Tsz-pun, a Midland Surveyors director, said the site ... Vincent Cheung Kiu-cho, national director for valuation at real estate consultancy Cushman & Wakefield, said the site up for tender this week was one of the smallest in the area. ...

  5. Battle over China Gas takes new turn

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... director, has added a new twist to the ongoing saga of the fight for control over the nation's largest city-gas distributor. It is too early to tell whether Liu's return will herald an end ... on the mainland. He also played a key role in introducing strategic shareholders including China Petroleum & Chemical (Sinopec), the nation's second-largest oil and gas producer; state-owned Oman ...

  6. CNOOC in US$15b deal to snap up Canadian giant

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sinopec, the nation's biggest refiner, agreed to pay US$1.5 billion for a 49 per cent stake in Calgary-based Talisman Energy's UK unit, gaining access to oil and natural-gas fields ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com China National Overseas Oil Corporation, the mainland's dominant oil and gas producer, will pay US$15 billion for Canada-based Nexen in what would ...

  7. Sinopec plans China's biggest refinery

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com China Petroleum & Chemical (Sinopec) plans to spend 19.3 billion yuan (HK$23.7 billion) to build the nation's largest oil refinery in the eastern ... of 300,000 tonnes of fuel, Xinhua reported. National Business Daily reported last month that the mega project still needs approval from the National Development and Reform Commission. It cited ...

  8. MTR reopens bids for Tsuen Wan West site

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the reserve price of the Tsuen Wan site, I think the chance that it would be pulled from tender again would be very high,' said Vincent Cheung Kiu-cho, national director for valuation at real ... and Tsuen Wan sites could offer a total of about 4,500 units, which is equal to almost one-quarter of the government's annual target. The government outlined in February that it expected ...

  9. Power shutdown to short CLP's earnings

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the incident. A CLP spokeswoman said the statement was not a profit warning, and that three of the plant's power-generation units should be back in operation by the middle of this month. ... in the state of Victoria last month and crippled three of the four units at the Yallourn coal-fired power station, which belongs to CLP's largest overseas subsidiary, TRUenergy. Analysts estimate ...

  10. Stake increase puts paid to hostile bid

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the exchange. SK E&S and SK Gas- units of South Korean conglomerate SK Group- together have 15.34 per cent. Beijing Enterprises Group, the Fortune Oil-Liu alliance and SK Group have amassed ... on the subject. Some analysts have speculated its stake increase in China Gas is supported by business partner PetroChina, Sinopec's rival and the nation's largest gas producer. PetroChina ...




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