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  1. Politics and capital collide over Potash

    Posted Sep 07th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... early last year that the Australian mining giant had Potash in its sights. So it should have been no surprise when BHP last month launched a US$130 a share bid totalling US$39 billion for the Canadian company. It was a brilliantly opportunistic bid. BHP Billiton's offer was way above the languishing Potash shares, which hit a 52-week low of US$88.68 in July, but soared towards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724133/politics-and-capital-collide-over-potash
  2. China to sell fighter jets to Pakistan in critical deal for regional politics

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... such a prospect until now. 'Pakistan wants to buy J-10s and they want them to be delivered soon. They told us they liked our products because they are cost-effective and powerful,' the person ... to AVIC said Pakistan wanted to buy J-10s for US$25 million each- the price quoted three years ago when Pakistan first sought the purchase. But China is now asking US$40 million each. Although ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697832/china-sell-fighter-jets-pakistan-critical-deal-regional-politics
  3. Costs and political sensitivities hit hopes of a pan-Asia rail link

    Posted Mar 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih in Beijing Prospective Malaysian and Thai partners in a Chinese-built high-speed rail network linking the mainland with Southeast Asia say prohibitive costs and political ... adding that political sensitivities over the location of rail links from southern China through Southeast Asian nations such as Myanmar and Vietnam, would require careful negotiation. Another KTM ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709292/costs-and-political-sensitivities-hit-hopes-pan-asia-rail-link
  4. Mancunian candidates shun politics

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... corporate expansion in the 1980s. The recent Haier bid for US giant Maytag was stymied partly by political considerations and oil giant CNOOC's bid for Unocal is looking increasingly ... While the US dithers over security, Manchester proves Britain knows business comes first, writes Jamil Anderlini in Beijing The city fathers of Manchester used to dream of the day when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510486/mancunian-candidates-shun-politics
  5. HSBC's results hinge on US write-downs

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Margins are under pressure and how many billions of dollars HSBC Holdings will write down on its US subprime loan portfolio is anybody's guess, but the market is sure ... as HSBC probably benefited from the ongoing global economic recovery. Analysts are expecting the bank to record US$7.71 billion in net profit, according to a Bloomberg survey. That would represent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/707125/hsbcs-results-hinge-us-write-downs
  6. Three US banks lead race to underwrite AIA float

    Posted Jun 15th 2009, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... of politics and patriotism,' one American banker said. AIA, a pan-Asian life insurer and one of the largest in the region, has US$60 billion of assets under management and serves 20 million ... Naomi Rovnick Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs are frontrunners in the race for lucrative underwriting roles and may share up to US$350 million in fees in the estimated US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/683676/three-us-banks-lead-race-underwrite-aia-float
  7. Massive US damages bill looming for plasterboard maker

    Posted Apr 10th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ...$2.6 million damages awarded to the seven households could result in US$1.1 billion of damages, assuming all 3,082 complainants are granted similar damages. The issue has taken a political turn. ... Toh Han Shih A US judge has ordered China's biggest producer of plasterboard to pay US$2.6 million in damages to families whose homes were affected by defective product, a judgment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/711014/massive-us-damages-bill-looming-plasterboard-maker
  8. CNPC offers US$14.5b for 75pc of energy firm YPF

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), the mainland's largest oil and gas producer, has offered between US$13.2 billion and US$14.5 billion for a 75 per cent stake ... reaction from Repsol's board members had been receptive. CNOOC, meanwhile, is understood to be eyeing up to a 25 per cent stake in YPF and has reportedly proposed injecting at least US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686051/cnpc-offers-us145b-75pc-energy-firm-ypf
  9. HSI chases Wall St gains ahead of US job figures

    Posted Apr 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... employment numbers to be released tomorrow and corporate reports. Some brokers said investors opted to 'hide' in big-cap quality stocks after recent political rows in Hong Kong stemming ... have an impact on the financial market's perception of Hong Kong's political risk,' said Joe Lo of Citigroup Smith Barney. '[While] the economic and market impact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/450532/hsi-chases-wall-st-gains-ahead-us-job-figures
  10. US global reach puts two more lenders on hit list

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... Merchant Bank of the 'Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus', or Infobank of Belarus, the consequences may be dire for any business you conduct in the US banking market, or that you may hope to conduct. Not the least could be a dawn call on your US offices by Treasury officials authorised to seize customer deposits- whether or not they can be directly traced to any illegal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/467923/us-global-reach-puts-two-more-lenders-hit-list

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