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Provinces react to stumbling pork prices and supermarkets abroad restrict milk powder sale

Business administration officers check dairy products in a supermarket in Rizhao, in east China's Shandong province. Photo: AP

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CIC calls on Europe to open up to China

Jin Liqun, CIC

European nations should ease visa limits to welcome Chinese consumers and be more open to foreign investors, an executive of China's US$482 billion sovereign wealth fund said yesterday.

17 Dec 2012 - 5:31am

China to invest in farm-rich Australia

China's state-run agricultural conglomerate Cofco upped its stake in Australia's Tully Sugar to 99 per cent last year. Photo: Bloomberg

China, haunted by famines throughout its thousands of years of history, is hungry for food in farming rich Australia.

12 Dec 2012 - 3:44am

Tiny Cortes Island girds for battle with China's huge CIC wealth fund

A Cortes Island resident explores one of the forests owned by Island Timberlands. Photo: T.J. Watt

Residents of an idyllic island off the west coast of Canada are facing off against corporate opponents set to include a Chinese sovereign wealth behemoth, the US$480 billion China Investment Corporation (CIC).

7 Dec 2012 - 5:00pm

US easing a worry but gold profits help, CIC chief says

Gao Xiqing

America's indebtedness and repeated monetary easing is a matter of grave concern but gold offers a glimmer of hope in these times, according to China Investment Corp (CIC) president Gao Xiqing.

29 Nov 2012 - 3:46am

China's sovereign wealth fund to focus on Asia investments

China Investment Corporation chief Lou Jiwei

China's sovereign wealth fund would focus more of its US$482 billion firepower on Asia in a bid to beat a rise in protectionism in the West and boost exposure to rapid regional growth, chairman and chief executive Lou Jiwei said.

12 Nov 2012 - 7:27am

New big spender in UK property market: Chinese sovereignty funds

Banks and offices are seen in the Canary Wharf financial district in East London, September 22, 2011. Photo: Reuters

Britain's property market is bracing itself for more investment by Chinese sovereign wealth funds following two big deals initiated earlier this autumn. China Investment Corporation (CIC) is in talks to buy Deutsche Bank's headquarters in the City of London for £250 million from a German investment fund.

6 Nov 2012 - 6:34pm

China Investment Corp buys into Heathrow Airport parent FGP Topco

CIC posted a 4.3 per cent loss on overseas investments last year.

China's sovereign wealth fund bought 10 per cent of London's Heathrow Airport from investors, including Spanish builder Ferrovial, as the fund seeks to boost investment return amid a global economic slowdown.

2 Nov 2012 - 5:30am

US$8b in sight for Alibaba buy-back

E-commerce giant Alibaba Group is close to sewing up more than US$8 billion in financing to buy back half of the 40 per cent stake in the mainland company that Yahoo owns, a person in Hong Kong familiar with the funding initiative said.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:46pm

More Chinese firms to buy in Europe

Chinese firms are expected to increase their merger and acquisition activities this year as they seek opportunities arising from Europe's sovereign debt crisis.

Fang Jian, a managing partner at global law firm Linklaters, predicts that such deals would more than double from last year.

11 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Bank of Shanghai eyes HK offering

The Bank of Shanghai has shelved its plan to list in Shanghai and is looking at selling shares in Hong Kong instead, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.

12 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Princeling Zeng helping state firm raise funds

Jeffrey Zeng, the son of former vice-premier Zeng Peiyan, is helping CITIC Capital raise a US$150 million venture capital fund that focuses on domestic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). CITIC Capital is an investment unit of China's sovereign wealth fund.

1 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Beijing strengthens pledge to aid EU

China is ready to play a bigger role in resolving the European sovereign debt crisis, Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Chinese sovereign fund buys 8.68pc stake in UK utility Thames Water

China's sovereign wealth fund has bought a minority stake in Britain's largest water and sewerage firm, a deal that reflected China's rising interest in Europe's utility assets.

21 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Firms urged to play by the rules when overseas

Chinese firms, which are becoming increasingly important offshore investors, were urged to pay greater heed to issues of corporate social responsibility (CSR) at the recent China Overseas Investment Summit in Hong Kong.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am