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  1. Xinhua unveils first business magazine

    Posted Dec 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Xinhua press agency has launched its first business magazine to give voice to China's growing economic power. With a preliminary investment of 50 million yuan (HK$57 million) ... media said yesterday. After months in the making, the magazine's launch followed closely the mass resignation in Caijing - arguably China's most influential business and financial ...

  2. Grand Hyatt allows guests to check in for flights at business centre

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... Personal service is nice, but busy Hong Kong folk - in the constant pursuit of efficiency and convenience - seem to prefer do-it-yourself service as the way to go. Swire Hotels' ... to check in for their flights from the hotel's business centre. Patrons flying on Dragon Air, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Air France, KLM or United Airlines (the hotel promises more ...

  3. How does your company develop staff presentation skills and business etiquette?

    Posted Nov 21st 2009, 12:00am by Nicholas Olczak

    ... Interviews by Nicholas Olczak At The Peninsula, we provide a range of training opportunities for our staff. These include language lessons and courses that focus on technical knowledge, including presentation skills, customer service and supervisory and management skills. As for business etiquette, our staff are required to adhere to our behavioural standards that are introduced ...

  4. Mainland businesses upbeat on trade outlook

    Posted Sep 30th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... margins as one of the biggest hurdles to business growth than volatility in foreign exchange. They were concerned about weak product demand. About 70 per cent of the respondents feared higher ...

  5. Organised crime calls the shots when it comes to doing business in Chongqing

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Organised crime has terrorised the commercial world in Chongqing for so long that it has become part of everyday business. Gangsters have gradually infiltrated many sectors ... the police.' Huang Wei, head of Chongqing's Private Economic Promotion Association, said usury was the most common tactic gangs employed to acquire assets from legal businesses. Mr Huang said ...

  6. Winston Churchill, CEO: 25 Lessons for Bold Business Leaders

    Posted Aug 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Sean Kennedy

    ... Sean Kennedy Winston Churchill, CEO: 25 Lessons for Bold Business Leaders by Alan Axelrod Sterling, HK$185 The self-improvement/management market is huge, but it is becoming harder to find something original to say. A hook, so to speak. And credibility can be hard to sustain. Former General Motors president and management guru Alfred P. Sloan was the rock star in management circles ...

  7. Newspapers still seek new business model

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... in running a newspaper is the journalists. Few newspapers in the US employ even half as many journalists as they did 15 years ago. Yet news-gathering remains a highly labour-intensive business ... the news business go from here? Blogs and 'citizen journalism' are not the answer: serious news-gathering costs serious money, and there has to be a business model that supports it. ...

  8. It may look like art, but working on bamboo 30 floors up is a deadly business

    Posted Aug 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to an experienced occupational safety consultant in the construction business. '[These firms] have already said that no outdoor scaffolding work is allowed under certain wind speeds or while ...

  9. Designers' dinner is the business

    Posted Dec 24th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Edited by Andrew Sun The Business of Design Week forum wrapped up with a prestigious dinner at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on December 4, attended by luminaries from the local and international design world who witnessed this year's DFA Awards, presented by the Hong Kong Design Centre. Those in attendance included Freeman Lau Siu-hong, French Consul General ...

  10. Business groups back air quality plan, despite activists' criticism

    Posted Jul 25th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Paggie Leung Two major business groups have thrown their weight behind the air quality improvement plan unveiled by the government two days ago, despite reservations voiced by a clean air advocacy group. Teresa Au, deputy chairwoman of the General Chamber of Commerce environment and sustainability committee, said it was worth paying for better air, which ...




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