GREATER CHINA DAYBOOK: Macau Rejects Sands’ Land Application

Sands China Ltd. (1928 HK) and other casino stocks may be active after the Hong Kong-listed unit of Las Vegas Sands Corp. said Macau rejected its application to develop the final two land parcels in its expansion plan.

* CSR Corp. (1766 HK), maker of rail rolling stock, holds news
Conference at 11 a.m.
* James McGregor speaks to American Chamber of Commerce lunch on
China’s preferential treatment of domestic IP holders, 12 noon
* Investors should bet on the dollar dropping against the yuan
next year because of trade imbalances, Goldman Sachs says
* Diesel demand growth in China may subside by February, expand
9 percent next year, JPMorgan says
* Copper prices are being driven by non-demand factors, such as
exchange traded funds, Minmetals’s Gu Liangmin says
* Petroleo Brasileiro SA may list shares in Hong Kong next year
as the Sao Paulo stock exchange pushes to expand trading of
Brazilian companies in Asia, the Brazilian exchange says
* Chinese state-owned oil companies sign crude, refining and gas
agreements with Venezuela

     ECONOMY: Economic data today and events with estimates
where relevant:
* China non-manufacturing purchasing managers’ index for
November, 9 a.m.
* China HSBC Services PMI for November, 10:30 a.m.
* Taiwan November foreign exchange reserves, 4:20 p.m.

* Sateri (1768 HK), up to HK$4.6 billion
* Auto Services Holdings (1728 HK), up to HK$4.3 billion

* U.S. stocks advanced, giving the Dow Jones Industrial Average
its biggest two-day rally since July, as purchases of existing
homes unexpectedly jumped, retail sales topped analysts’
estimates and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. recommended buying
financial shares. The S&P 500 rose 1.3 percent to 1,221.53 at 4
p.m. in New York after gaining 2.2 percent yesterday. The last
time the measure posted two straight advances exceeding 1
percent was in February. The Dow gained 106.63 points, or 1
percent, to 11,362.41. Both gauges are up more than 3.2 percent
in December.

     EQUITY MOVERS: Selected stocks that may rise or fall
following news overnight:
* Banks. Credit growth hasn’t slowed from 2009’s “rapid” pace,
as reduced bank lending is offset by off-balance sheet loans,
Fitch Ratings said in a report yesterday.
* Textile manufacturers. South African wool producers are in
talks to have China rescind a ban on their products
* Beijing Capital Land (2868 HK) November sales rise 179 percent
to 1.6 billion yuan
* China Life (2628 HK) plans to inject 3 billion yuan into
Guangdong Development Bank
* China Nickel Resources signs a long-term supply agreement with
Torm A/S, the Copenhagen-based company says
* China Vanke (000002 CH) Property sales this year exceeded 100
billion yuan by Dec. 1
* GCL-Poly Energy (3800 HK) signs an agreement to supply 10
gigawatts of polycrystalline wafers to JA Solar (JASO US)
* Hon Hai Precision (2317 TT) is increasing investment in China
by more than $330 million, and will issue NT$12 billion of bonds
*Jiangling Motors (000550 CH) November vehicle sales rise to
17,010 units from 10,900 units
*Maoye International (848 HK) buys land for a shopping mall,
offices and hotels in Taizhou, Jiangsu for 1.11 billion yuan
*New Environmental will raise as much as HK$101 million through
a placing of 202 million shares at 50 Hong Kong cents each
*Regal Hotels (78 HK) will start consolidating earnings with
Regal Real Estate Investment Trust (1881 HK)

* Wharf Holdings (4 HK) cut to “neutral” from “overweight”
* Citichamp Dartong (600067 CH) cut to “neutral” from “buy”
at China Jianyin
* Shenzhen Topway Video (002238 CH) cut to “buy” from “strong
buy” at China Jianyin
* Jiangxi Hongdu Aviation (600316 CH) cut to “neutral” from
“buy” at China Jianyin
* Shandong Shengli (000407 CH) cut to “neutral” from “buy”
at China Jianyin

* China Gold and Precious Metals Summit in Shanghai
* Taiwan-European Conference in Taipei
* Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. SCM Forum in Hsinchu

* European Investment Bank VP Magdalena Álvarez Arza press
conference on funding China’s climate-change projects, 2 p.m.
* Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou meets Canadian human rights
advocates William Black and Magda Seydegart
* Taiwan Finance Minister Lee Sush-der inspection trip to

* Paul Schulte, CCB International Securities, Global Strategist,
     9:10 a.m.
* Jeannie Cho Lee, Asian Palate, Wine Educator & Journalist,
     9:40 a.m.
* Lee Quane, ECA, Regional Director, 11:10 a.m.
* Haywood Cheung, Chinese Gold and Silver, Executive Chairman,
     11:40 a.m.

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