Prosecutor in Tianjin detained amid war on graft

A top prosecution official in Tianjin has been detained as Beijing steps up its crackdown on commercial bribery involving government officials and businessmen.

Tuesday, 20 June, 2006, 12:00am

Property giant offers a deal

THE REAL ESTATE market in the mainland has continued to grow at a fast rate this year despite the government's moves to curb excess demand.

17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Hang Lung to concentrate on retail properties in the mainland

Hang Lung Properties said it expected rental revenue from its mainland investment properties to surge 40 per cent year on year to $800 million this year on a robust leasing market in Shanghai.

7 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

In brief

Solartech wired up

Solartech International Holdings is to become the exclusive supplier of wiring components for white-goods maker Whirlpool in Latin America through its Brazilian subsidiary Brascabos which it agreed to buy last month for US$10 million.

Beijing bank to expand

6 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Lai See

richard leaves the ladies breathless after Now's extreme makeover

The elusive Prince Richard Li Tzar-kai was able to put in a spellbinding appearance at PCCW's annual general meeting now that Now TV has put some gloss on the company's share price.

25 May 2006 - 12:00am

Tianjin Port offer 1,700 times covered

Float breaks record with highest level of retail subscription and soaks up the fifth-largest amount of funds at $184b

Tianjin Port Development Holdings closed the retail portion of its initial public offering yesterday almost 1,700 times covered, setting a new record for Hong Kong and ensuring the stock will be priced at the top of its indicated range.

18 May 2006 - 12:00am

Tianjin Port banks on acquisition for growth

Tianjin Port Development Holdings - which will list in less than two weeks - has been losing market share in the container business in its home port for the past three years, the company says.

However, the port giant is banking on its new acquisition, Beigangchi, an extension project of the port at Tianjin, to help it boost and retain business.

12 May 2006 - 12:00am

Business Digest

champion reit denies plans for more assets

Champion Real Estate Investment Trust, which launches its $7.1 billion initial public offering today, has no plans to acquire other assets from its parent Great Eagle Holdings in the next 12 months, according to chairman Lo Ka-shui.

7 May 2015 - 1:03pm

Tianjin Port puts limit on share orders

Listing candidate Tianjin Port Development Holdings has put a cap on orders for its shares amid huge investor response, according to market sources.

Book building for the mainland port operator's $1.08 billion initial public offering started yesterday, with fund managers saying the underwriters had set a cap of US$10 million for institutional investors.

9 May 2006 - 12:00am

Tianjin Port raises price range for $1b float

Tianjin Port Development Holdings plans to sell new shares at between $1.55 and $1.88 each to raise as much as $1.08 billion, a market source said yesterday.

The price range has been increased by five cents from the company's initial range of $1.50 to $1.83 set last month.

8 May 2006 - 12:00am

Inquiry into claim judge choked lawyer

Communist Party authorities are investigating claims that a Beijing lawyer was beaten up by a Tianjin district court judge last month, a court official said yesterday.

22 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Tianjin Port eyes $1b for acquisitions

Company awaits shareholder nod for share sale while rival Dalian Port's offering is 600 times covered

Tianjin Port Holdings plans to sell new shares at between $1.50 and $1.83 to raise as much as $1 billion to fund the acquisition of two port assets in the mainland.

21 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Sharing Tianjin's glorious history a writer's pride and joy

How did you get the idea to set up the museum?

9 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Mainland firms win approval for HK float

Two mainland listing applicants - retailer Beijing Jingkelong Supermarket Chain and port operator Dalian Port - have won approval to list their shares in Hong Kong, according to sources.

Formal announcements of the approvals, granted at a meeting yesterday of the stock exchange's listing committee, could come as early as today.

31 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Leaf-eating pest hits Beijing's plans for green 2008

Beijing's plans to host a 'green Olympics' in 2008 are under threat from a leaf-eating pest that has infested nine of the city's 10 districts.

30 Mar 2006 - 12:00am