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

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... California-based Unocal for US$18.5 billion after US political opposition. The proposed deal to acquire all of Nexen tops the US$14.32 billion paid for a 12 per cent stake in Australian mining giant Rio ... 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 ...

  2. CNPC unit eyes Oil Search for up to US$5b

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... producer Oil Search for as much as US$5 billion, sources said. Some European oil companies were also looking at the target, the sources said. The process was in the early stages and could end ... of PetroChina, holds assets in politically unpalatable countries such as Sudan, which many countries accuse of supporting terrorism. A spokesman for PetroChina said 'at any stage of a project's ...

  3. ICBC names partners for US$10b IPO

    Posted Mar 06th 2006, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... to arrange its initial public offering of more than US$10 billion, well-placed sources say. The biggest surprise is that Goldman Sachs, which led a group of investors recently to buy a US$3.8 billion ... as the world's largest initial public offering by a Chinese firm- were hotly contested, with the top executives of global investment banks being roped in and political connections touted to lobby ...

  4. Mainland investments abroad rise to US$19.3b

    Posted May 12th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... the country's total investments overseas for the whole of last year, delegates to an investment forum in Beijing were told yesterday. The mainland's investments overseas totalled US$19.3 billion ... on the mainland. He added that the country's investments abroad had risen sevenfold in the past five years to US$18.76 billion last year, from US$2.5 billion in 2002. That ranked China ...

  5. China Life on the prowl for US and Europe acquisitions

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Carol Chan, Eric Ng

    ... for that,' Mr Yang said yesterday in Beijing on the sidelines of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. He refused to give specific targets. Price-earnings ratios for US ... facilitates any future acquisitions for us,' he said. Mr Yang said the criteria for any companies that China Life acquired would be that they lift profitability, improve the company's ...

  6. Minsheng seeking US bank foothold

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Carol Chan, Denise Tsang

    ... tickle the political nerve again in Washington where opposition from Congress forced state-owned offshore oil producer CNOOC to withdraw an US$18.5 billion bid for US-based peer Unocal Corp ... Carol Chan and Denise Tsang Lender to pay US$317m for 9.9pc stake in UCBH China Minsheng Banking Corp has agreed to pay as much as US$317 million to buy a 9.9 per cent stake ...

  7. Pudong Bank targets US$1b in share sale

    Posted May 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim LeeMaster Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, a mainland lender 3.78 per cent owned by Citi, plans to raise about US$1 billion from a share sale this year, a deal that will boost its ... dilute Citi's stake in the mainland lender but the US bank has an agreement to raise its stake to 19.9 per cent. That is the maximum stake allowed for any single foreign investor ...

  8. BOC moves to limit US dollar risks

    Posted Dec 25th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... of appreciation will moderate next year, despite increasing political pressure from the US and other trading partners for the pace to accelerate. 'I think the speed of revaluation will be about ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing With an unhedged forex exposure of US$17b, the bank diversifies its offshore assets as yuan strengthens Bank of China is diversifying its offshore assets away ...

  9. Bank of China seeking US acquisition targets

    Posted Jan 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Nevin Nie

    ... would be vulnerable to political attacks. It could easily degenerate into the kind of controversy that scuttled oil company CNOOC's efforts to buy US producer Unocal Corp in 2005. People ... Tim LeeMaster and Nevin Nie Mainland lender is planning to acquire a consumer finance firm for about US$2b Bank of China, the nation's second-largest bank, hopes to break ...

  10. Political factors far outweigh financial gains in yuan bonds

    Posted Sep 04th 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... will tell you: 'Count not just the numbers but the political favours.' Beijing is pushing for the internationalisation of its currency, and the issue of yuan bonds by foreign corporations ... political capital to gain, it's not surprising that more than six months after the HKMA announced its guidelines, only two issues totalling 1.5 billion yuan (HK$1.71 billion) have been done. ...




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