China Everbright International

China Everbright Group is a state-run financial conglomerate. Its operations include China Everbright Ltd, which listed in Hong Kong in 1997 with the stock code 165. Another unit, brokerage China Everbright Securities, was penalised in August 2013 after a trading glitch caused a spike of more than 5 per cent in China’s stock indexes on August 16.

Everbright International chief executive Chen Xiaoping.

China Everbright International spending tipped to rise 50pc

China Everbright International's revenue and net profit soared last year, with the company expecting to boost capital expenditure by at least 50 per cent this year.

The number and value of new projects is likely to increase from last year's record level.