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Beijing Auto reverses gear on Aston Martin

A major Chinese carmaker has walked away from the chance to make luxury Aston Martin cars on the mainland, mainly because of disputes over ownership and valuation issues.

Monday, 18 February, 2013, 3:28am

Lai Sun Development promises more partnerships

Lai Sun Development hinted yesterday that its partnership with Sun Hung Kai Properties' ousted chairman Walter Kwok Ping-sheung to develop a HK$6 billion residential project on a recently acquired site in Tseung Kwan O could be the beginning of more partnerships.

19 Dec 2012 - 2:37am

CNOOC-Nexen deal opens Canadian investment door

After careful consideration, the Canadian government has finally approved the acquisition of Nexen by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC). The decision, twice delayed because of significant opposition, has cleared some important hurdles for China's largest foreign investment project and for Canada's second-largest foreign acquisition in history.

15 Dec 2012 - 3:30am

Can the US economy survive the fiscal cliff?

One certainty about life, in addition to Keynes' death and taxes, is that everything changes. And no more so than in the financial environment. For a while everybody was fixated by the problems surrounding the US, then Greece, then concern moved to the PIGS, oh, and let's not forget Europe's banks.

14 Nov 2012 - 2:58am

Sinopec and ENN drop bid for China Gas

The US$2.2 billion hostile takeover bid for China Gas Holdings by a consortium that included the mainland's second-largest oil firm, China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec), fell through yesterday.

16 Oct 2012 - 4:03am

Partnering up the smart way

The growing acrimony between John Deere, an American industrial equipment manufacturer, and China's Xuzhou Bohui Construction Machinery Group illustrates well the promises and pitfalls associated with strategic alliances, especially when they involve partners from different countries.

27 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Gag order puts all to shame

It's up to you to choose to speak out, or to remain silent. And in the case of Hong Kong cycling coach Shen Jinkang, he has opted to listen to his masters, the Hong Kong Cycling Association, which has told him not to talk to the media. Why has he been muzzled? Because some members of the HKCA executive committee felt the mainlander was too liberal and open with his views.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

JBPB in data deal with ex-partner

JBPB & Co, the accountancy firm formerly known as Grant Thornton, agreed in the Court of First Instance yesterday not to touch any data stored in a computer it provided Sim Kon-fah, a former partner who faces a HK$640 million civil claim with five others over a partnership deal gone bad.

15 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Same old story for sorry Hong Kong in Darwin

Tanzania paced their run chase beautifully to ease to a convincing five-wicket victory and leave Hong Kong winless as the preliminary group stage in the ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament ended yesterday.

31 May 2007 - 12:00am

New model brings people closer

THE HONG KONG arm of Zurich, the global insurance giant, has introduced a new agency management model for its financial advisory unit. The new model involves certain structural changes and a shift in focus, but makes it easier to provide customers with goal-based financial planning.

13 May 2006 - 12:00am