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Corporate Finance

Don't blame the fat cats. Trail of cream leads back to you

HSBC chief Stuart Gulliver. Photo: Bloomberg

Let's put some perspective on this howl of outrage. HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver, for instance, got total compensation last year of US$14.1 million or 0.068 per cent of the bank's pre-tax earnings of US$20.6 billion.

Sunday, 10 March, 2013, 2:52am 12 comments

Swiss vote on fat-cat pay a victory for business

Swiss lawmaker Thomas Minder, who has championed the restrictions on fat-cat pay proposal for more than five years. Photo: EPA

Sixty-eight per cent of Swiss voters have backed a constitutional amendment on "fat cat" pay. Sunday's verdict was clear: shareholders of publicly listed companies will have a binding say on pay.

6 Mar 2013 - 2:51am

KPMG bullish on growth prospects

Michael Andrew

Accounting giant KPMG has slowed new hiring but continues to diversify its business lines.

20 Aug 2012 - 4:51am

An introduction to the best-known types of structured products

Structured products are hard to define but you know one when you see one. The instruments involve "structures", such as a payout linked to the performance of stock, index, commodity, bond, or whatever captures investors' fancy.

20 Aug 2012 - 4:17am

Delisting of Focus Media just the start

Delisting of Focus Media just the start

Focus Media's proposed delisting from the Nasdaq stock market in the United States is set to be a template for other Chinese companies that are growingly uncomfortable with the US market environment.

17 Aug 2012 - 5:49am

Foreign M&A deals in China down 42pc

Mergers and acquisitions plunged by a third in China in the first six months from last year as the economy slowed down, but such deals are expected to pick up in the second half.

15 Aug 2012 - 1:33am

Exclusive: Jingdong targets US$1b in private capital after IPO delay

Top online retailer Jingdong Mall, often dubbed China's Amazon.com is trying to raise more than US$1 billion from institutional investors, after the company was forced to delay its long-awaited listing plan this year.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:37am

CSRC gives priority to western region IPOs

An investor at a brokerage in Nanjing passes the time playing cards - he may soon have more firms from the mainland's west to invest in. Photo: Xinhua

The mainland securities regulator is giving priority to 75 companies based in western provinces for market listing, in a move to boost the underdeveloped hinterland.

15 Aug 2012 - 1:33am

Ray of hope for long-suffering B-share investors

The nation's securities regulator is taking an initial step towards ironing out the festering issue of the B-share market, offering beleaguered investors a ray of hope after a decade of waiting.

5 Oct 2012 - 7:02pm

Downturn erodes Li & Fung earnings

Global trading company Li & Fung says continuing gloom in the global economy dented its core earnings in the first half of the year.

Nevertheless, the company said its net profit jumped 33 per cent - buoyed by a writedown of acquisition costs.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Sohu unit ready to play the IPO game

Undaunted by the current poor appetite among investors for Chinese information technology companies, mainland web game developer 7Road.com flagged a plan this week to list American depository receipts (ADRs) in the United States.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

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