Li Ka Shing

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Hong Kong’s richest man, Li Ka-shing: “the really big tiger of the Chinese real estate sector”. Photograph: EPA/Alex Hofford.

Asia’s richest man, the Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing, once a “superman” to mainland would-be entrepreneurs, is coming under pressure these days from B(...)

Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to buy Telefonica’s British mobile unit O2 for up to £10.25 billion

Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to buy Telefonica’s British mobile unit O2 for up to £10.25 billion, as Asia’s richest man makes his bolde(...)

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong’s financial central district last October. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

On the surface it’s as if the pro-democracy protests of late 2014 never happened in Hong Kong. People rush around, consuming like crazy, with job ads(...)

Macquarie AirFinance is negotiating a deal for just under 100 newly built and on-order aircraft being sold by Awas, the sources said. Photograph:   Toby Melville/Reuters

Australian bank Macquarie’s aircraft leasing subsidiary is in exclusive talks to buy a portfolio of new planes from Dublin-based lessor Awas for more (...)

President Higgins with Jack Ma, chief executive of Alibaba. Photograph: Shane O’Neill / Fennell Photography

President Michael D Higgins met with the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba in Hangzhou on Friday, as the IDA explores ways to attract the Chin(...)

Police officers push protesters out to a nearby park to clear the main roads outside government headquarters in Hong Kong’s Admiralty yesterday. Hundreds of Hong Kong police officers moved in to clear pro-democracy protesters out of a tunnel outside the city government headquarters in the latest escalation of tensions in a week-long political crisis. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP

Harrowing images of police officers apparently beating up a democracy activist after he was led away in hand restraints escalated tensions in Hong Ko(...)

Thousands of protesters occupy a main street at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong. Photograph:  Reuters

Twirling a handful of yellow ribbons pressed into my hand to signify peace with Hong Kong’s protesters, and with eyes reddened by tear gas, I’m ponde(...)

Dublin-headquartered SMBC Aviation Capital, which last month said it will buy $11.8 billion of planes from Airbus Group in the largest single-aisle aircraft order ever placed by a leasing company, is understood to have emerged as a bidder for Awas’ aviation assets. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

Dublin-headquartered SMBC Aviation Capital and Hong Kong Aviation Capital are understood to have joined the bidding for aircraft assets being sold by (...)

Billionaire Li Ka-shing: keen to diversify out of Hong Kong.  Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg

Last week it was reported that Asia’s richest man, Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing, was looking to buy the Dublin-based Awas Aviation Capital. Li is a le(...)

AWAS, an aircraft lessor focused on buying used jets mainly from other leasing companies, is owned by the private equity firm Terra Firma and  could be worth about $5 billion (€ 3.73 billion), for around 100 aircraft. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Cheung Kong Holdings, the property firm led by Asia’s richest man Li Ka-shing, is seeking to buy into Dublin-based Awas Aviation Capital (AWAS), the c(...)

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