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Taiwan government plans to raise $710 mln from TSMC stock sale next year
Taiwan's government plans to sell 177 million shares of TSMC next year to raise T$21.3 billion ($710 million), part of a broader move to help repay its debts, two sources with close knowledge of the situation said on Thursday. Full Article
Inflows to HK ETFs soar as foreigners bet on Chinese stocks
Offshore investors are rallying behind China's undervalued equities by plowing billions of dollars into Hong Kong's exchange-traded funds denominated in the yuan currency. Full Article
Bank of China shortlists 8 banks for Tier 1 offering
Bank of China has shortlisted eight banks for a planned offshore Basel III-compliant Additional Tier 1 capital offering of up to $6.5 billion, according a source involved in the deal. Full Article
Heinz recalls 4 batches of infant food in China
Ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co has recalled some infant food in eastern China after it was found to contain lead in excess of the allowable limit, the company said on Monday. Full Article
Shengjing Bank 'plans $1 bln Hong Kong IPO'
China's Shengjing Bank plans to raise $1 billion through a Hong Kong initial public offering this year, Thomson Reuters publication IFR reported on Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the situation. Full Article
Will punish all firms that violate laws: China
Companies operating in China will be punished if they violate laws, regardless of whether they are domestic or foreign firms, a senior official at the country's economic planner said on Wednesday. Full Article

Features

The evolution of offshore
Offshore law firms are changing with the times, evolving to meet the needs of global businesses and the flow of capital that is both easier but also much more regulated. And although they still differentiate themselves from their onshore peers,... Full Article
Competition heats up
China’s crackdown on price-fixing and its increasing regulatory clout over international mergers and acquisitions is creating a hot new commodity in its legal industry: antitrust lawyers. Kanishk Verghese reports, with additional input from Denny Thomas of Reuters. Full Article
Opportunities from plight
The Yangtze River Delta (YRD) has recently been seeing increasing defaults and bad loans, which have further increased the credit risk for the region, especially for medium- and small-sized enterprises. Chen Dujuan talks to lawyers and in-house counsel of local... Full Article
New option
New arbitration rules, tailored for the newly launched Shanghai FTZ and consistent with international standards, have taken effect since May this year. Although it will be some time before Shanghai can develop itself in a holistic manner, experts believe the... Full Article

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