travel giant Ctrip is talking to banks about a planned secondary
listing in Hong Kong, putting the group at the head of a queue
of Chinese companies expected to follow Alibaba in establishing
an investor base closer to China.
The Italian government is in talks
with the European Union over its rescue plan for cooperative
bank Popolare di Bari and hopes to wrap them up by early June,
Economy Minister Roberto Gualtieri said on Friday.
Hong Kong's Sun Hung Kai
Properties announced on Friday a plan to lease 300,000
square feet of land for HK$1 ($0.13) for housing, responding to
government appeals for help to fix a housing crunch that has