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  1. Kader trains sights on expansion by acquisition

    Posted Dec 08th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Hong Kong-listed toymaker Kader Holdings, the target of a violent protest on the mainland two weeks ago after it sacked nearly 600 migrant workers at its Dongguan factory, is focusing on raising productivity through acquisitions. The process, referred to by executive director Ivan Ting Tien-li as an 'economic shortcut', began with last month's US$8.5 ...

  2. Standard Chartered grows Indian presence

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait unit will be lender's third acquisition in the country Standard Chartered Bank has agreed to buy the Indian unit of Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait, ... Standard Chartered would take over the Indian unit, which had about 80 staff and 14,000 customers. The deal would be Standard Chartered's third acquisition in India in five years. It bought ...

  3. HSBC acquires Indonesian bank for US$607.5m

    Posted Oct 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan While other major banks are shrinking, and even failing, HSBC Holdings is on the acquisition trail. Britain's largest lender said yesterday it had agreed to pay US$607.5 million in cash for 88.89 per cent of Bank Ekonomi Raharja, HSBC's first bank acquisition in Indonesia. The purchase would enhance HSBC's commercial banking business in Indonesia, extend ...

  4. The art of wood

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... Kavita Daswani Frank Pollaro was 16 when he came across pictures of furniture made by Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, a Parisian master craftsman whose work was among the finest of the French art deco style of the 1920s, and collected by the world's top muse ...

  5. Fight on for frontline staff

    Posted Nov 06th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... that following NAB's acquisition of Calibre, the integration phase is now complete and the primary focus has shifted to growing headcount. He says the firm is looking to start next year by hiring ...

  6. StanChart plans push for wealthy customers

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... growth and acquisitions such as the 2008 purchase of American Express Bank. In the first half of this year, its assets under management have grown 27 per cent in Asia and 12 per cent globally. ...

  7. A quarter-century of coming to the rescue

    Posted Nov 15th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Twenty-five years ago Arnaud Vaissie and his childhood friend Pascal Rey-Herme spent US$100,000 to set up a small 15-member team in Singapore to provide emergency medical services. A quarter of a century later, International SOS has become the w ...

  8. Huawei upbeat on US market prospects

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... operators,' Gan said. ZTE has nine offices in the US, with its headquarters in Richardson, Texas. Xu said that unlike other mainland technology firms, ZTE was not keen on making acquisitions ...

  9. Cosco Pacific expects port throughput to keep growing

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Cosco Pacific, one of the world's major port operators, is confident of achieving double-digit growth in throughput this year despite an expected slowdown over the coming months. The Hong Kong-based company said first-half net profit ros ...

  10. HK tycoon accused of confining woman

    Posted Sep 30th 2009, 12:00am by Wency Leung

    ... Wency Leung in Vancouver Hong Kong native and billionaire David Ho, a prominent Vancouver tycoon and heir to the Hong Kong Tobacco fortune, has been charged with unlawfully confining and injuring a woman he met through a chat line, Vancouver police said. ...




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