About Us

Corporate Profile

CITIC Limited (SEHK: 00267) is one of China's largest conglomerates and a constituent of the Hang Seng Index. Among our diverse global businesses, we focus primarily on financial services, resources and energy, manufacturing, engineering contracting and real estate. As China's economy matures and is increasingly weighted toward consumption and services, CITIC is building upon its existing consumer platform, expanding into complementary businesses that reflect these trends and opportunities. Tracing our roots to the beginning of China's opening and reform, we are driven today by the same values upon which we were founded: a pioneering spirit, a commitment to innovation and a focus on the long term. We embrace world-class technologies and aim for international best practice. We are guided by a strategy that is customer-centric, commercially-driven, and far-sighted in the allocation of capital and resources. Our platform is unique in its diversity and scale, allowing CITIC to capture emerging opportunities in China and around the world. Guiding us as we grow is our fundamental commitment to create long-term value for all of our shareholders. As of 31 December 2017, CITIC Limited had total assets of HK$7,520 billion and total equity attributable to ordinary shareholders of HK$543 billion.

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History

In the late 1970s legendary businessman and statesman Mr Rong Yiren established the China International Trust and investment Corporation on instructions of the State Council of the People's Republic of China. It had a registered capital of RMB600 million. In the 1980s and 1990s CITIC was a key window on China for both foreign and domestic investment, and a pioneer in Chinese overseas investment. It was the Chinese partner of choice for many foreign companies, and a leaser in finance industry issuing China's first foreign currency bond, in Yen in 1982, listing CITIC Pacific in 1991 ans issuing the first Chinese Yankee bond in 1992.

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