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    1. January 23, 2015

      Li Ka-shing’s $50bn of investments in the UK

      Li Ka-shing is no stranger to investing in the UK, making his first acquisition in the country 20 years ago. His companies...

    2. January 20, 2015

      Li Ka-shing to acquire Eversholt Rail

      Two investment vehicles backed by Li Ka-shing, one of Asia’s richest men, are set to acquire UK rail rolling-stock owner...

    1. January 14, 2015

      The prudent mogul breaks up his empire

      There comes a time in most people’s lives, usually very late in the lives of self-made billionaires, when they settle their...

    2. January 13, 2015

      Li Ka-shing’s reshuffle shows change is afoot for family empires

      When the word went out last Friday that Victor Li, son of Li Ka-shing, would meet the press to discuss a mystery issue, the...

    3. January 12, 2015

      Markets welcome reshaping of Li Ka-shing empire

      Around Asia, Li Ka-shing is watched as much for business acumen as his status as one of the region’s richest men. With his...

    4. January 9, 2015

      Cheung Kong/Hutch: finally

      How many bottles of shampoo would you have to sell or shipping containers would you need to lift to unlock a value of $18bn?...

    5. January 9, 2015

      Li Ka-shing overhauls business empire

      Asia’s most renowned dealmaker, Li Ka-shing, is overhauling his $100bn empire in an effort to streamline and wring value...

    6. January 4, 2015

      Hong Kong’s tycoons look to shake off a tough year

      Hong Kong’s tycoons had a tough time of it in 2014. First the Occupy protests heaped scorn on a system of government with...

    7. November 4, 2014

      Mitsubishi and Li Ka-shing in $800m aircraft joint venture

      Japan’s biggest trading company and Asia’s richest man have teamed up in an $800m aircraft leasing joint venture, betting...

    8. November 3, 2014

      Singapore leads the pack in sovereign wealth deals

      Singapore’s two state-backed investors, Temasek and GIC, together accounted for 60 per cent of the $23bn in cross-border...

    9. October 28, 2014

      Bank of East Asia’s relationship-building prowess blocks offers

      David Li did not make it into all of the press photos when Xi Jinping sat down with a 70-strong Hong Kong business...

    10. October 19, 2014

      Sir Andrew Likierman of London Business School on good leaders

      Are you a successful leader? How would you know? Probably even more importantly, how would others know? These are questions...

    11. September 23, 2014

      HKEx’s stance on voting rights leaves it out in the cold

      To Asia-based bankers, Alibaba’s interest in the number eight – from the $68 upper limit of its initial price range, to the...

    12. September 16, 2014

      Hong Kong tycoons to donate to second US university

      One of Hong Kong’s richest families plans to give money to the University of Southern California on the heels of presenting...

    13. September 12, 2014

      Thames Water’s supersewer secures planning permission

      Thames Water, the largest water company in the UK, received planning consent on Friday for London’s contentious new...

    14. August 19, 2014

      Li Ka-shing and Jardine Matheson’s entwined but distinct empires

      Here are the highlights from a fortnight in the life of Li Ka-shing’s press coverage. Companies controlled by Asia’s richest...

    15. August 5, 2014

      Li Ka-shing turns focus to aircraft assets

      At last an answer to a question that has long puzzled bankers: what deals can you bring a billionaire with a penchant for...

    16. June 4, 2014

      PCCW to offer 4G mobile broadband in London

      UK Broadband, the telecoms group owned by Hong Kong-based PCCW, will try to tempt homes and businesses to abandon landlines...

    17. May 30, 2014

      Li Ka-shing poised to win A$2.4bn Envestra takeover battle

      Asia’s richest man is in poised to win the takeover battle for Envestra, after the Australian gas pipeline owner’s board...

    18. May 13, 2014

      BitPay secures $30m in fundraising drive

      BitPay, whose software is used by Virgin Galactic to let people pay for space flights with Bitcoins, has become the world’s...

    19. FT Alphaville

      March 21, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Cardiff parses what Janet Yellen actually said about the ditching of thresholds in...

    20. March 21, 2014

      Li Ka-shing scraps Watsons IPO as Temasek buys $6bn stake

      Asian tycoon Li Ka-shing will sell a near 25 per cent stake in his AS Watson health and beauty chain to Singapore’s Temasek...

    21. beyondbrics

      March 14, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Bourses hit by China and Ukraine fears | Asian markets lost momentum amid heightened uncertainty over...

    22. March 14, 2014

      Li Ka-shing steps back from ports business

      Two of Hong Kong’s biggest tycoons have taken diverging approaches in adjusting their portfolios, as Cheng Yu Tung’s...

    23. February 28, 2014

      Retail group lifts Hutchison Whampoa

      Strong growth in the AS Watson retail business that is due to list later this year drove a 20 per cent jump in profits at...

    24. February 25, 2014

      On a mission to dispense with the egg

      The eureka moment for Josh Tetrick came in the form of a foul-tasting muffin. The flavour was awful but it had risen in...

    25. February 2, 2014

      Rule of Three comes good by playing the long game

      Not so long ago Three, the British mobile group, was easily dismissed as cheap but rarely cheerful for the many customers...

    26. January 27, 2014

      Google buys UK artificial intelligence start-up

      Google has made its largest European acquisition yet with the purchase of DeepMind, an artificial intelligence start-up...

    27. January 17, 2014

      The rise of the self-made man, from Don Draper to Li Ka-shing

      My novel Beggar’s Feast explores the life and times of a self-made Sri Lankan man. Over one hundred years, he marries three...

    28. January 17, 2014

      Lui Che-woo follows Li Ka-shing as Asia’s richest man

      Hong Kong gambling magnate Lui Che-woo has moved into second position on the Asia rich list, according to the Bloomberg...

    29. January 17, 2014

      Asian wealth: gambling on property

      Asia’s changing fortunes Since this note was published, Bloomberg has issued a correction and reinstated Li Ka-shing at...

    30. January 13, 2014

      Li Ka-shing cuts size of Hong Kong Electric IPO

      Li Ka-shing has cut the size of the planned listing of Hong Kong’s electricity distributor by more than $1bn after the...

    31. FT Tech Hub

      January 8, 2014

      Teenager's Summly app leaps into Yahoo product suite

      It was one of the feel good business stories of last year: a 17-year-old self taught software prodigy from South London...

    32. January 5, 2014

      Hong Kong Electric: power play

      When Li Ka-shing – one of one of the world’s most successful asset traders – sells anything, the question is always why. For...

    33. January 5, 2014

      Li Ka-shing to spin off Hong Kong electricity distribution unit

      Li Ka-shing’s power generation and supply group will set up the first test of Hong Kong’s equity markets for 2014 when it...

    34. December 30, 2013

      Raised to start a business

      Jack Barber was born into a family of food entrepreneurs. Barber Foods, a frozen-poultry company, was started by his...

    35. December 12, 2013

      Fortum asset sale achieves €2.55bn for Finnish electricity grid

      Fortum has sold its Finnish electricity grid for €2.55bn to a consortium led by Borealis and First State infrastructure...

    36. October 21, 2013

      Li Ka-shing: Hong Kong forever?

      They call him Superman. They even joke he created a force-field capable of diverting typhoons during business hours. Hong...

    37. October 20, 2013

      Li’s rumoured Hong Kong asset sales keep businesses guessing

      Li Ka-shing can still create waves in Hong Kong. The octogenarian one-time “superman” of Asia’s tycoon elite might have lost...

    38. October 14, 2013

      Asian tycoons look to spin off underperforming businesses

      One is a tall, suave francophone African living in London; the other a small, octogenarian multibillionaire from Hong Kong....

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