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  1. Tests of will: old foes face up to a friendlier future

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Olympics devised by the ancient Greeks to boost friendship between warring city states and ensure periodic truce and cessation of hostilities for the sake of the game, so that participants could ... is the security of players. Safety concerns led to the volatile cities of Karachi and Peshawar being awarded only one-day games. General Musharraf's government has set up security fit for heads ...

  2. State infusion draws questions over the nature of bank rescue

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

    ... Andrew K. Collier in Beijing Is China's US$45 billion capital injection into two state banks a loan or a bailout? The infusion to the Bank of China (BOC) and China Construction Bank ... will also dictate the pace of the banks' balance sheet clean-ups. Both the Ministry of Finance and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE)- whose money it is- have declared ...

  3. Mainland taste for the expensive grows

    Posted May 20th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... than US$30,000- managers of state and foreign companies, heads of private firms, young professionals on the way up, corrupt officials and Mafia bosses. Luxury goods firms believe ...

  4. CNOOC seals 20-year Australian gas deal

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... will be CNOOC's first for coal seam gas, an unconventional fuel whose commercial extraction began only two decades ago in the United States because of technical barriers. However, it can replace conventional gas that comes with crude oil. Frank Harris, a co-head of LNG at Wood Mackenzie Consultants, said coal seam gas contained just 10 per cent less heat value per cubic foot than conventional ...

  5. Setting a trend for world to follow

    Posted Feb 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that business centres in the United States should consider strategic alliances with accounting and HR providers. It is also essential to have trained staff who are preferably on site to tackle problems. Rocky Lai, head of the formation department at SBC, says the advantage is that businesses can save time, money and arrange conferences under one roof. SBC, which has its head office ...

  6. Hutchison gets head start with iPhone deal

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... markets.' Apple has so far struck exclusive deals for the iPhone with AT&T in the Unites States, O2 in England, T-Mobile in Germany and Orange in France. It has sold 5.4 million units worldwide. ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Sep 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the investment community. Only two - car components manufacturer Zhanwang and Zhejiang Oasis Ecology, a landscape design firm - have formally stated their intention to list in Hong Kong, and they were ... the trip. No matter, said the head of Shaoxing's enterprise listings office, who promised to corral Oasis' executives. But they too had disappeared. More a mirage than an oasis, it would ...

  8. Dragonair taking off for Tokyo

    Posted Jan 20th 2004, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... five times a week to Tokyo from April in a move that will see it challenging head-on Cathay Pacific Airways and other leading airlines on one of Asia's most lucrative routes. The carrier, whose biggest shareholder is state-owned China National Aviation, will begin the service to Narita international airport on April 2 with the Airbus Industries' 284-seat A330 aircraft. ...

  9. Adidas targets 10pc growth yearly in China

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... low-income consumers who prefer international brands. China is the second-largest market for the German company after the United States. Hainer said the US, Russia and China would contribute half ... ambition to move upmarket led to its head-to-head competition with international brands in the mainland's first-tier cities as they scramble to attract affluent urban residents. With Nike ...

  10. AIG may need some time to sell assets due to crisis, says Liddy

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to lend to buyers.' AIG, once the world's largest insurer, was rescued by the United States Federal Reserve in September with a US$85 billion loan. That was later revised by the US government and ballooned to a total US$152 billion bailout package. Mr Liddy, appointed in September by the government to head AIG, accepted a salary of US$1 for this year and next. He has to find ...




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