Company Meeting

Rusal shares fall on fears over Norilsk stake

Rusal shares slumped to a one-month low yesterday as investors bet that the company is set to lose a key battle in the feud between the aluminium giant's chairman, Oleg Deripaska, and rival oligarch Vladimir Potanin for control of Norilsk Nickel.

Saturday, 12 March, 2011, 12:00am

Victory for Gome founder Wong as chairman quits

Jailed billionaire and founder of Gome Electrical Appliances Holdings Wong Kwong-yu has proved himself to be the final winner in the high-profile battle against chairman Chen Xiao over the control of China's second-largest electronics retailer.

10 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

League plans recovery after damaging split

The League of Social Democrats leadership has laid out plans it hopes will help it recover from a damaging split that has seen party founder Raymond Wong Yuk-man and legislator Albert Chan Wai-yip quit, taking more than 200 members with them.

28 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Cathay chief in waiting game over bid to head airline lobby group

Tony Tyler, Cathay Pacific Airways chief executive, could hear as early as next month if he could become the next director general and chief executive of the global airline lobby group, the International Air Transport Association said.

25 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Lai See

Travel alert on Philippines starting to look like spite

The Hong Kong government's maintenance of the black outbound travel alert on the Philippines is beginning to look vindictive rather than a measure of the real threat to Hong Kong travellers.

23 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Gome saga shines light on mainland way of business

A bitter boardroom fight inside Gome Electrical Appliances serves as a rare window into the way business is sometimes done on the mainland. The battle pits its jailed founder Wong Kwong-yu against Chen Xiao, the current chairman.

19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Investors urged to be rational as leadership fight heats up

Gome Electrical Appliances Holding chairman Chen Xiao, in an interview days before the retailer released its strong first-half results, said he hoped investors would be rational as they prepared to decide next month who would control the company.

24 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Tougher stand needed on late results reports

I am often grilled by the editors of this paper to meet deadlines. I would now like to propose that similar tough standards be adopted by listed companies which have failed to meet their deadlines in reporting their annual results.

10 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Gome board sues Wong as fight for control heats up

Fallen electronics billionaire Wong Kwong-yu is being sued by the company he founded, months after a mainland court jailed him for economic crimes.

Gome Electrical Appliances Holding yesterday filed suit in Hong Kong's High Court against its largest shareholder and ex-chairman.

6 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

HKCA changes spell end to vote buying

The practice of buying votes to manipulate the election of office-bearers will become a thing of the past when an extraordinary general meeting of the Hong Kong Cricket Association votes in a new constitution today.

16 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Lai See

Lawyers blow whistle on World Cup sickies

International law firm DLA Piper has come up with a boss's charter to stop employees from throwing a sickie during the World Cup, which kicks off on Friday.

Of course, being lawyers, it is couched in different language.

9 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Prudential seeks price cut to save AIA deal

Prudential is scrambling to secure a last-minute discount on the US$35.5 billion price it is paying for Asian rival AIA Group, in a bid to save the controversial buyout that a significant minority of its shareholders oppose.

The British life insurer said it was talking to AIA's US parent, American International Group, about changing the terms of the transaction.

29 May 2010 - 12:00am

Lai See

Disabled left in the lurch by new minimum wage law

Having a disability can be a downright unpleasant experience in Hong Kong, with being unfairly treated or ripped off not uncommon.

7 May 2010 - 12:00am

Secondary listing for Prudential in Singapore

Singapore's stock market is once again throwing down the gauntlet to the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing after British insurer Prudential applied for a secondary listing in Singapore from May 11, having already won approval for a primary listing in Hong Kong from the same date.

24 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Hutchison Telecom step closer to going private

The privatisation of Hutchison Telecommunications International is nearing the home stretch, with less than three weeks to go before shareholders put the HK$4.23 billion buyout bid of parent firm Hutchison Whampoa to the vote.

24 Apr 2010 - 12:00am