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  1. Making business fair

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... suppliers not to supply a smaller company.- Abusive behaviour Example: If a big company cuts its prices so that a smaller company is forced out of business.- Mergers Mergers are when companies buy ... legislation allowed competition laws to be more flexible and more general to cope with a rapidly changing business world. This model is now used as a blueprint for competition laws around the world. ...

  2. Wen proposes a lifeline of credit for small businesses

    Posted Oct 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com Premier Wen Jiabao has urged stronger financial support for cash-strapped smaller businesses, amid reports that many small and medium-sized enterprises ... their cost of credit and allow a higher non-performing loan ratio. 'Small businesses play an irreplaceable role in creating jobs and boosting economic growth,' he said. 'It ...

  3. Threat to mainland business unlikely to hit spending

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com The looming threat of mainland corporate failures is unlikely to have a big impact on visiting shoppers' spending habits, according to a survey by the Trade Development Council. The survey found that consumer confidence r ...

  4. Doomsday for companies? More like business as usual

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the law's introduction. Economic growth remains strong and there is zero evidence of businesses being forced to close. Admittedly, only three months have passed since the introduction of the law, ... executives' were convinced that the new wage law would adversely affect the business and socio-economic environment. Miriam Lau Kin-yee, the leader of the 'pro-business' Liberal Party, ...

  5. US slump, soaring costs dim business sentiment

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo in Beijing Mainland businesses lowered their overall economic expectations in the first quarter, a sign that manufacturers and service providers are feeling the bite of a slowdown in the United States economy and soaring raw material prices. The China business prosperity index released by the National Bureau of Statistics yesterday dropped 7.4 points to 136.2 in the first ...

  6. Business activity continues to expand

    Posted Dec 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sidney Luk New order volumes and the level of business activity continued to register strong growth for the sixth consecutive month in November, albeit at a slower pace than the previous ... attributed the positive performance of the economy to the stronger market sentiment, which has resulted in robust growth of new business and supported efforts to expand activity.' The business ...

  7. It's time to get back to business

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that means busying themselves in an economy thriving on buoyant capital markets and increased consumption resulting from a reasonably certain belief that deflation has run its course. Mr Tung can ... their business. Simon Pritchard is the Post's Business Editor ...

  8. Tightening measures eat into business confidence

    Posted Jul 07th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... of Chinese entrepreneurs, a National Bureau of Statistics survey shows. The country's business confidence index fell by 0.6 points to 132.5 points in the second quarter of the year, the bureau ... that China's business climate index rose to 135.9 in the second quarter of the year from 131.5 in the first. Mr Wang said it was not contradictory to see the two indexes follow different paths. ...

  9. Business growth set to drive demand for technology stocks

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Barclays' chief investment officer Gary Dugan. The head of Barclays Investment Services said software plays in particular would benefit from companies preparing for business growth. There has been an under-investment in capital spending in recent years, Mr Dugan said. But now that business confidence was high and companies have stronger balance sheets and cash flow, corporate spending on technology ...

  10. Inflation debate masks the fact some people are busy cleaning up

    Posted Oct 12th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp MY FELLOW COLUMNIST Philip Bowring has an occasional bone to pick with our government statisticians about how they calculate their inflation figures when they tell us what real economic growth has been after adjusting for inflation. ...




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