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  • In January, Hutchison Global Communications Limited and Broadwing Communications, LLC, a consolidated subsidiary of Broadwing Corporation, announce the joint establishment of a new inter-carrier international Ethernet network.

  • In January, Husky Energy announces expansion of its holdings in the Jeanne d'Arc Basin with the acquisition of exploration rights for two parcels totalling 15,615 hectares, in the recent land sale conducted by the Canada-Newfoundland Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board.

  • In January, Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited announces that Hutchison Essar Limited ("Hutchison Essar"), its joint venture in India with Essar Teleholdings Limited, has completed the acquisition of BPL Mobile Cellular Limited ("BPL Cellular"). BPL Cellular operates in three licence areas - Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. With the completion of this acquisition, Hutchison Essar now operates in 16 circles including all metro and A circles.

  • In January, Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited announces that PT Hutchison CP Telecommunications ("Hutchison Telecom Indonesia"), its joint venture in Indonesia with CP Group of Indonesia, has selected Siemens to be the supplier for a nationwide turnkey wireless network and managed services in Indonesia.

  • In January, Hongkong Electric Holdings Limited (HEH) announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Hong Kong Electric International Finance (Australia) Pty Ltd., has signed an A$617 million (about HK$3.57 billion) term loan facility with 11 international financial institutions. Proceeds of the loan will go towards refinancing existing banking facilities for HEH's investments in Australia.

  • In January, first Watsons Your Personal Store opens in Indonesia. 

  • In February, Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd celebrates the commissioning of the territory's first wind power station "Lamma Winds" by establishing a one-million-dollar fund to support the study and development of renewable energy in the local educational sector. 

  • In February, first Watsons Your Personal Store opens in Slovenia.

  • In April, Husky Energy announces acquisition of 23,680 acres of oil sands leases adjacent to its Saleski property.

  • In April, the Group signs a sale and purchase agreement to sell 20 per cent effective equity and loan interest in each of Hutchison Port Holdings Limited and Hutchison Ports Investments S.à r.l respectively to Singapore's PSA International Pte Ltd.

  • In May, Hutchison China MediTech Limited commences trading on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.

  • In June, Hutchison Telecom Hong Kong forms a strategic partnership with NTT DoCoMo, Inc. to bring i-modeTM services to Hong Kong and Macau exclusively.

  • In June, 3 Group and Yahoo! announce a global agreement in which Yahoo! will provide its portfolio of rich mobile services to 3 worldwide. Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will work together to offer key Internet services such as Yahoo! Search, Yahoo! Mobile Web, Yahoo! Messenger, Yahoo! Mail, and Yahoo! Go for Mobile on 3's networks around the world. 

  • In June, Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited enters into agreements for the acquisition of a further 5.11% stake in Hutchison Essar from affiliates of the Hinduja Group for US$450 million. 

  • In July, Husky Energy announces acquisition of 14,560 acres of oil sands lease adjacent to its Saleski property.

  • In August, Hutchison Port Holdings announces the completion of the acquisition of Terminal Catalunya S.A.(TERCAT), a container terminal in the Port of Barcelona, Spain. A conditional agreement with Grupo Mestre of Spain was signed in December 2005 for the acquisition of a majority stake in TERCAT.

  • In September, Hongkong International Terminals, a member company of the Hutchison Port Holdings, celebrates a milestone of achieving a record-breaking milestone of 100 million TEU.

  • In September, A.S. Watson Group introduces Marionnaud to the Asian Beauty market with the grand opening of its first flagship store in Manila, The Philippines.

  • In October, Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited announces Hutchison Essar Limited has completed the acquisition of Essar Spacetel Limited from the Essar Group. 

  • In October, Hutchison Telephone (Macau) Company Limited ("Hutchison Telecom Macau"), a subsidiary of Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited, announces that it has been awarded a 3G licence by the Direcção dos Serviços de Regulação de Telecomunicações. Hutchison Telecom Macau will deploy WCDMA technology and invest approximately MOP300 million to upgrade its existing network to a High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) network. 

  • In November, A.S Watson Group has completed the acquisition of 65 per cent stake in DC, Ukraine's No 1 health and beauty retail chain. It also creates a partnership with Asnova Holding, a leading wholesale and logistics player in Ukraine.

  • In November, the Group announces the global launch of the X-Series from 3. 3 Group, in partnership with Skype, Sling Media, Yahoo!, Nokia, Google, eBay, Microsoft, Orb and Sony Ericsson, unleashes the true power of broadband internet over the mobile.

  • In November, Hutchison Port Holdings signs a 30-year concession with the Manta Port Authority to build and operate a new container terminal, Terminales Internacionales de Ecuador S.A., at the Port of Manta, Ecuador.

  • In November, Hutchison MediPharma Limited ("HMPL"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Chi-Med, announces the signing of a collaboration agreement with Merck KGaA on future joint research efforts focusing on discovering novel anti-cancer drugs derived from natural products that modulate oncological pathways.