cnooc parent to offer sites for foreign bidding China National Offshore Oil Corp, the country's dominant offshore oil producer and the parent of listed CNOOC, will shortly make some areas in the South China Sea available for foreign oil firms to bid for exploration rights, Xinhua reported. The exploration areas will be in shallow water regions, despite great interests expressed by foreign oil firms in the past few years in the under-explored deep sea regions. ccb eyes loans and cards China Construction Bank (Asia) plans to offer personal loan and credit card services as soon as this year to expand its presence in Hong Kong. President Samuel Tien said the lender had not decided whether to issue credit cards on its own or through its parent. sany profit soars 153pc Sany Heavy Industry, the mainland's biggest maker of machinery for handling concrete, said profit rose 153 per cent last year on the country's surging demand for building equipment. Net income climbed to 557 million yuan from 216 million yuan a year earlier.