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28 August 2012

A privately-owned Chinese mining group has acquired a majority stake in Hong Kong-based World Mining Investment using offshore renminbi (CNH) to pay for the deal. The move is significant as it highlights how the paucity of CNH-denominated assets in Hong Kong has prompted investors to pursue mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as an alternative to time deposits and bonds. There is no official data on the number of CNH-denominated M&A deals done so far. However, we believe this latest acquisition could lead to a wave of similar transactions in coming months. 

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