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China's Focus Media aims to relist via Hedy acquisition
China's Focus Media Holding Ltd, a Carlyle-backed company that was delisted in the United States after short-seller attacks, aims to relist on the market through an acquisition by communications equipment maker Hedy Holdings. Full Article
Ageas to sell Hong Kong unit to China's JD Capital for $1.4 billion
Ageas has agreed to sell its Hong Kong insurance unit to a China-based asset manager JD Capital for HK$10.7 billion ($1.4 billion), the Belgian insurer said in a statement, exiting a business it acquired eight years ago. Full Article
Weil loses two PE/M&A lawyers to OMM, Ropes & Gray
Weil, Gotshal & Manges lawyers Anthony Wang and Daniel Yeh have exited the firm to join O'Melveny & Myers in the U.S. and Ropes & Gray’s Hong Kong office, respectively, as partners. Full Article
China's Wanda buys Ironman Triathlon owner for $650 million
Dalian Wanda Group, headed by China's richest man, said it has bought the organizer of Ironman Triathlon races for $650 million, in a diversification push that the property developer said may involve another sports purchase by year-end. Full Article
China firm balks at $8.8 billion price tag for BOC bank unit sale
Chinese investment firm Yue Xiu has effectively pulled out of a deal to buy a unit of lender BOC Hong Kong Holdings Ltd, put off by the $8.8 billion asking price amid a sharp stock market downturn, people with knowledge... Full Article
Tech challenges, severed contracts cloud Hanergy's outlook
Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Ltd (HTF), which is being probed by Hong Kong regulators after its stock suddenly plunged, will have to convince shareholders about its outlook after it cut ties with its parent, which last year alone bought... Full Article


Q&A with Fu Tong, GC Qihoo 360 Technology
Fu Tong, Qihoo 360 Technology’s battle-hardened general counsel, discusses her responsibilities, which go beyond the usual GC tasks, as well as the company’s persistent image of “always having trouble”, as evidenced by its frequent involvement in lawsuits like the much-talked... Full Article
Shanghai Report: Pioneering financial reforms
Shanghai has always been a pioneer in financial reforms. Standing at the forefront of both the capital and legal markets, Shanghai plans to inaugurate the much-anticipated strategic emerging enterprises board. Full Article
Offshore advantages
As business booms across the Asia-Pacific region, the need for offshore financial centres is on the rise, finds Christopher Horton Full Article
Peak panic mode
China’s attempts to stave off a full-blown crash have included unleashing unprecedented emergency support measures, reports Alex Richardson Full Article

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