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Founding CLSA Chairman Jim Walker dies in Australia

CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets announced today that its founding Chairman Jim Walker, a financial services pioneer in Asia, died today after a short illness in his native Australia. Mr Walker was 55 and is survived by his wife Elaine and 11 year old daughter Sophie.



Latest view on China's economic conditions by CLSA China PMI

CLSA China Manufacturing PMI rose to 54.1 in September– its highest level since April Please see over for further information China PMI Report on Manufacturing Embargoed until: 13:00 (Hong Kong) 4 October 2004 NTC RESEARCH Key findings for September 2004



CESL ranks 1st for A-share IPO deals to date

China Euro Securities Limited (CESL) has reached the number one position for lead underwriting domestic Chinese A share IPOs in the first 8 months of 2004. CESL has achieved this milestone just 15 months after commencing operations on 1 June 2003.

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Growing focus on Asia for global investors at the CLSA 11th Annual Investors' Forum

Global and regional institutional investors gathered today at the opening of the CLSA 11th Annual Investors' Forum to discuss the stronger focus on the Asian investment universe driven by a resurgent Japan. As one of the largest turnouts ever from the investment community, over 1,200 fund managers will meet with 575 senior executives from 30 countries, marking the increasing importance of the Asian equity universe for global asset allocations.



CLSA strengthens global sales trading operations

CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets is pleased to announce four appointments that have been made to the Sales Trading teams in Tokyo, New York, London and Hong Kong. All highly experienced, the new hires significantly enhance CLSA’s Sales Trading operations.



PRC tourists shopping in HK on the upswing CLSA survey finds per-capita expenditure rises by 52% over nine months

CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets held its third survey as part of a series on PRC tourist arrivals to Hong Kong reinforcing the SAR’s image as a major shopping destination. While mainland visitor spending continues to rise, with an overwhelming 90% of respondents affirming their intention to return, shopping remains the primary reason for visiting HK with cosmetics, electronic products, clothing, gold and watches as the most popular items of choice. These findings are consistent with those in CLSA’s first and second survey held respectively, in August and December 2003.

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CLSA continues to add to Japan equity sales team

CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets is pleased to announcetwo new additions to its Japanese Equity Sales and Sales Trading team in London, John Seagrim as Director of Japan Equity Sales and Rob Chandler as Sales Trader.



CLSA's PRC Joint Venture Investment Bank Completes its 1st A Share IPO

CLSA’s PRC joint venture investment bank, China Euro Securities Limited (“CESL”), completed its first A share IPO this week. This is the 1st A share IPO in China underwritten by a foreign institution. The A share IPO, for Hunan Xinwufeng, was also one of the first transactions undertaken pursuant to the new sponsorship system introduced by the CSRC in February 2004.

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CLSA celebrates its 9th annual China Forum - China poised for sustainable strong growth, offers new opportunities for investors

CLSA opens its 9th annual China Forum today in Qingdao, Shandong province, with 275 global and domestic institutional investors meeting with 250 senior executives from 90 of China’s leading public and private enterprises in attendance. They will discuss the state of the Chinese economy, new investment opportunities and the growing importance of A shares as an asset class to fund China’s economic growth.

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CLSA continues to expand in Japan

CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets is pleased to announce three key hires for its Japanese Equity Sales team in London.