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Bank of China profit up

Bank of China announced an operating profit for the first nine months of 2004, up 23.7% on the same pe

Greenshoe move expands China Power float

State-owned China Power International Development Ltd said its initial public offering was increased b

Lucent wins US$107 million in Unicom orders

US equipment maker Lucent Technologies announced orders worth US$107 million from China Unicom operati

Air China 'drops NY listing plans

Flag carrier Air China has scrapped plans to list in New York and may instead opt for an IPO in London

Minmetals' acquisition of Noranda challenged

Canada's New Democratic Party called on the minority Liberal government to review the proposed sale of

New generation weather satellite launched

China launched the first of a new generation of dedicated weather monitoring satellites.

SME fair relects changed economic structure

More than 5,000 people attended a 5-day Guangzhou SME fair staged by the central and Guangdong provinc

China Merchants in US$1.28 bn Shenzhen investment

China Merchants Group said it will invest US$1.28 billion to develop its logistics and port businesses

CNPC hires JPMorgan and Citibank advisers

PetroChina parent China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) appointed JP Morgan as financial adviser as it

Liaoning FDI nearly doubles

Foreign direct investment into Liaoning province jumped 96% in the first 8 months of the year, reachin

N Korea's No. 2 meets Chinese leaders

Kim Jong-Il's second in command, Kim Yong-Nam, led a North Korean delegation on a three-day mission to

Huawei wins Brazil, Chile Net deals

Shenzhen-based Huawei Technologies won a mandate to supply high-speed Internet routers to the Brazilia

China Netcom files US$1.5bn IPO plan

China Netcom Group (Hong Kong), a subsidiary of China's second-largest fixed-line phone operator in Ch

Minsheng bond sale approved

China's Minsheng Bank has been given initial approval to sell US$701 million in subordinated bonds, de

Putin visit fails to produce pipeline deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin's state visit to China secured pledges of more than US$12 billion in

Queues for fuel coupons

Car drivers in Beijing, fearful of rising oil prices, have been queuing to buy fuel coupons issued by

Matsushita plans US$320m plant

Japanese consumer electronics firm Matsushita unveiled plans to build a US$230 million home appliances

Wool imports up as textile quota nears end

Australian wool exports to China increased 71% year-on-year in August, according to a report from the

Okay Airways set for take-off

Okay Airways is expected to become the first of a spate of private airlines to take to China's skies l

Satellite flattens villager's home

A Chinese satellite returning to Earth demolished a villager's home just minutes after she had left th

Signs of recovery for car sales

Car sales showed signs of recovery in September after months of sluggish growth on the back of credit

China-Russia end border dispute

China and Russia ended 40 years of border disputes, signing a document formally delineating the entire

RR wins China Eastern engine deal

Rolls-Royce announced it had won a US$450 million contract to supply its Trent 700 aircraft engines to

Stocks hit 32-month low

China's stock markets slumped to their lowest level in 32-months Thursday.

China trade back in black

China's foreign trade returned to surplus in the first nine months of 2004, official figures showed.

Car pollution laws upgraded

China's top environmental body, the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA), is drafting

Shanda aims at US$150 million bond issue

Chinese online gaming giant Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd is looking to raise US$150 million fr

Yao Ming comes home

Chinese basketball giant Yao Ming returned to home ground, kicking off an exhibition tour by his NBA t

Shanghai men seek breast boost

Breast implants are becoming an increasingly popular cosmetic surgery choice among a surprising sector

Oil, energy top Putin visit agenda

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Beijing for a three-day state visit set to be dominated by

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