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  • In January, Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited (HTIL) announces the launch of HT Mobile, Vietnam's newest nation-wide mobile communications service operator. HT Mobile operates the leading CDMA2000 1XEV-DO network in Vietnam under the investment licence granted to the co-operation partnership between HTIL and Hanoi Telecom Joint Stock Company.

  • In January, Partner Communications Company Ltd announces that its fully owned entity has been granted a Domestic Fixed Telecommunication Services licence for a duration of 20 years by the Ministry of Communications of Israel.

  • In February, Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited announces that it has entered into a binding agreement with a subsidiary of Vodafone Group Plc to sell its 67 per cent direct and indirect equity and loan interests in Hutchison Essar Limited for a total cash consideration (before costs, expenses and interests) of approximately USD11.1 billion or HKD87 billion.

  • In February, Hutchison Port Holdings enters into agreements with Saigon Investment Construction & Commerce Company Limited (SICC), to jointly construct, develop and operate a new container terminal in Ba Ria Vung Tau Province, Vietnam, throughout the term of the 50-year concession. The new joint venture company is named Saigon International Terminals Vietnam Limited. 

  • In March, Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited announces the launch of its Indonesian mobile operation Hutchison CP Telecom (HCPT). The company commits to provide GSM mobile telephony services under the 3 brand with 3G network services overlaid in the key cities of Indonesia.

  • In June, Husky Energy Inc has been awarded exploration licenses on Block 5 (2007-22) and Block 7 (2007-24) from the West Disko 2006 Licencing Round, offshore Greenland.

  • In July, Husky Energy Inc announces the completion of its acquisition of the refinery in Lima, Ohio, USA from Valero Energy Corporation. The agreement to acquire the refinery was announced on 2 May 2007 and made effective on 1 July 2007. 

  • In August, Hutchison MediPharma Limited ("HMPL"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Chi-Med, enters into a drug discovery and development agreement with Eli Lilly and Company ("Lilly"). Under the agreement, Lilly and Hutchison MediPharma will initially collaborate on the discovery and development of pharmaceutical agents focused on targets in oncology and inflammation. 

  • In October, Husky Energy Inc announces that Husky Oil Operations Limited and Esso Exploration Greenland Limited have been awarded a joint interest in an exploration licence on Block 6 (2007/27) from the West Disko 2006 Licencing Round, offshore Greenland.

  • In October, Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited announces that its Macau mobile operation Hutchison Telephone ("Macau") Limited, has launched 3G services using WCDMA technology.

  • In November, Hutchison Port Holdings announces that it has signed an agreement with Karachi Port Trust to build a new container terminal in Keamari Groyne, Pakistan. HPH was chosen as the winning bidder for the project last month. Karachi New Port Container Terminals, the newly established joint-venture company, will build and manage the new container-handling facility over a concession period of 25 years, extendible for another 25 years. The new terminal is expected to be operational in 2011.