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  1. MessageLabs sets its sights on much-spammed HK and Asia

    Posted Nov 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jeff Pao MessageLabs, a leading provider of integrated enterprise messaging and Web security software and services, aims to become a major software-as-a-service player in Asia following ... more organisations in Hong Kong, the mainland, Singapore and other parts of Asia to adopt its online subscription-based security solutions to keep in check growing levels of malicious software ...

  2. Cultural dwarfare

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by Alonzo Emery

    ... plastic dinosaur toys strewn on a table by Sui Jianguo (whose red polyresin dinosaur did so well at Hong Kong's recent Asia Art Archive auction), and several examples of the video art ... in the contemporary scene, including Biz Asia and the new Art Scene WAREHOUSE. Shanghai has also become a stopping point for major exhibitions of contemporary and ancient art. But many feel Shanghai has ...

  3. HK autumn art sales attract record prices

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... of HK$23 million. Meanwhile, the Fine Art Asia fair, which ended on Wednesday, saw more than 18,000 visitors from around the world and racked up sales of HK$320 million, up 40 per cent from last year, thanks to the strong purchasing power of mainland buyers. Although antiques remained among the most sought-after pieces at Fine Art Asia, fair director Andy Hei observed increasing ...

  4. Bumper art week set to lure collectors from across the region as prized pieces go on sale

    Posted Sep 26th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... over seven days of art fairs, auctions and gallery openings. The Hong Kong International Art and Antiques Fair has reinvented itself as Fine Art Asia and will run from next Sunday to October ... art. They are getting more interested in Western pieces,' Hei said. Some mainland firms now set aside a budget for art. There is also strong interest from Southeast Asia. 'The market ...

  5. Financial turmoil takes gloss off art and jewellery auctions

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Vivienne Chow

    ... A number of famed art works and big-ticket jewellery items went unsold at two highly anticipated auctions yesterday as the global financial crisis hit the art and gems markets. Andy ... of Sotheby's Asia, said the auction house was disappointed the necklace did sell. Nevertheless, a sale of watches help up, with 160 of 228 lots selling yesterday, fetching more than HK$47.5 million, ...

  6. Damien Hirst work tops bill at modern art sale

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in paint. Hirst's unusual piece is the star lot in Seoul Auction's Modern and Contemporary Art sale being held at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong on Friday at 2pm, when South Korea's leading art auction house will present 112 works worth an estimated HK$78 million by leading western and Asian artists. This is the first time that Hirst's work has been offered at auction ...

  7. $990.5m sets Asian art sales record

    Posted Jun 05th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... Chris Oliver It took four days, involved more than 2,000 works of art and the allure of imperial treasures, but when it was all over Christie's spring auction easily entered the record books as the highest-grossing sale of its kind in Asia's history. When the event ended on Wednesday, auctioneers had slammed the gavel on $990.5 million of sales- 41 per cent higher ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Malaysian bank uses RBS assets to grow in Asia

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen, Ray Chan

    ... George Chen and Ray Chan CIMB believes this will help it become a player in the Asian century, says chief Nazir Razak Malaysian bank uses RBS assets to grow in Asia CIMB Group is keen to use its recent acquisition of some Asian assets from Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to help it expand rapidly outside its home market, focusing on Southeast Asia and China. Nazir Razak, chief ...

  9. Business - Companies - TAKEOVERS

    Thai Beverage chief backs Heineken's Asia Pacific Breweries bid

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... fight to take control of Asia Pacific Breweries as billionaire stakeholder Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi's Thai Beverage pledged its support. Thai Bev and Charoen's TCC Assets will back ... in China, Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka, and Heineken from China to New Zealand. TCC, controlled by 68-year-old Charoen, offered S$9 billion on September 13 to buy the 70 per cent of F&N he did ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - PRIVATE BANKING

    Julius Bär eyes Asian clients after Bank of America Merrill Lynch acquisition

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI

    ... private bank Julius Bär is aiming to have a majority of its clients from Asia after it acquired Bank of America Merrill Lynch's private banking business outside the United States. Julius Bär ... will be managed in Asia, making it one of the top five international wealth managers in Asia, its second home market. The acquired unit's financial advisers, clients and related assets under ...




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