First Boston

On the move

Paul Sakrzewski Managing director SAP Hong Kong

Saturday, 15 October, 2011, 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The finance house Credit Suisse was incorrectly called Credit Suisse First Boston in yesterday's Operation Santa Claus reports.

12 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Swiss drop offer to buy US$500m CCB stake

Credit Suisse withdraws at the eleventh hour to avoid further delays in $60b record listing of the mainland lender

An offer from Swiss financial services group Credit Suisse to invest US$500 million in China Construction Bank's (CCB) upcoming global share issue has been abandoned after months of negotiations, banking sources said.

28 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Crosby provides personal touch for its bigger partner

Having observed the pros and cons of a large bank and a boutique wealth management firm, Paul Giles had no doubt that the way to build his own business was to combine the best of both.

28 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Shanghai Electric plans to spend 6b yuan

Main-board candidate Shanghai Electric Group plans to spend 6 billion yuan over three years to expand its production capacity and satisfy power equipment orders that have swelled to 6.5 times last year's sales.

23 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

China Life allotment error traced to printer

No one will face disciplinary action for errors in the allotment result announcement of China Life Insurance's initial public offering in December last year, according to the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC).

9 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

UBS Warburg tops analyst ranking poll

UBS Warburg has won for the second consecutive year an important poll that helps determine the pay and careers of Asia's research analysts.

The poll, organised by Institutional Investor Magazine, asks fund managers across Asia to vote for their favourite research analysts.

10 May 2003 - 12:00am

UBS, CSFB creep up rankings towards Merrill

UBS Warburg and Credit Suisse First Boston's Asian research teams are closing the gap with Merrill Lynch, according to Institutional Investor's 2001 analysis survey.

17 May 2001 - 12:00am

Credit Suisse bullish on prices

Credit Suisse First Boston has delivered a lone optimistic prediction among securities houses for the mass residential market, saying medium-term housing demand outstrips supply.

After the pessimistic forecasts by UBS Warburg and Salomon Smith Barney, which said prices would fall 10 per cent, Credit Suisse believed prices would rise up to 5 per cent next year.

1 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Brokers vie for deal as CNOOC weighs relaunch of failed issue

China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) is planning its next move after last month's failed bid to raise up to US$2.5 billion from stock exchanges in the United States and Hong Kong, according to Xinhua news agency.

This is the first public announcement from the company after its attempt to list last month flopped due to adverse stock and oil market conditions.

11 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

You can bank on foul play at the rugby

The competition was fierce, but the players were fiercer. This weekend, Rugby Sevens heavyweights would stop at nothing in their bid to dominate the field.

We refer, of course, to the investment bankers.

It seems they've been wrestling over the spotlight.

30 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

New sponsor for toll-road firm

H share Zhejiang Expressway has appointed ABN Amro Rothschild as its new sponsor to replace Dresdner Kleinwort Benson for a term of two years. The move comes four months after Dresdner took over the mandate to sponsor the toll-road company from BZW Asia which was taken over by Credit Suisse First Boston.

17 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Deutsche Morgan Grenfell makes senior appointments

Deutsche Morgan Grenfell has appointed Pauline Gately as regional strategist for the Asia-Pacific at its equities division. She will be based in Hong Kong and report to Brad West, head of Asia research. The company also appointed Archie Hart as senior associate director for the Hong Kong, China equities sales division.

6 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Barclays faces hard choice in BZW disposal

Britain's Barclays Bank yesterday began weighing up bids from Credit Suisse First Boston, the Swiss-American investment bank, and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), both hoping to buy BZW Asia.

12 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Transatlantic battle looms as banks race to snap up BZW units

United States investment banks, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Credit Suisse First Boston, and J P Morgan are said to be running head-to-head in a battle to buy up parts of Barclays de Zoete Wedd (BZW).

All are now waiting to receive detailed financial data on the equities, capital markets and corporate finance businesses of BZW, to carry out due diligence.

15 Oct 1997 - 12:00am