Li Ka-shing’s power deal is a tidy-up too far

September 8, 2015

The Hong Kong tycoon wants his CKI unit to buy the rest of $18 bln affiliate Power Assets. Li’s latest restructuring would create a simpler, cash-rich firm with lots of M&A opportunities. But the all-share, no premium tie-up doesn’t look great for Power investors.

Cheap oil lubricates Li Ka-shing’s corporate rejig

January 12, 2015

Asia’s richest man is shifting a 6 pct stake in Canada’s Husky Energy to his holding company as part of a broader shake-up. The move is vital to keeping Li’s grip on the telco-to-property empire. Though shareholders may object, the falling oil price has worked in their favour.

Hong Kong dockers’ pay sets tone for future strife

May 7, 2013

Port workers have ended a month-long strike and accepted a 9.8 pct pay rise - half their original demand. Yet the conflict highlighted Hong Kong’s growing inequality and rising living costs. As China’s economy slows and shifts, dockers and employers will be increasingly at odds.