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  1. Asia-Pacific outlook improving despite some unsettled patches

    Posted Nov 28th 2005, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Anna Healy Fenton The future looks positive- barring any unforeseen disasters, of course. Co-author of the Pacific Asia Travel Association's soon-to-be-released Asia Pacific Tourism Forecasts 2006-2008, Professor Lindsay Turner, said tourism should grow throughout the Asia-Pacific to 2008. But he added: 'A most unusual forecast trend is a tendency for some source markets ...

  2. Visitors flock to a recuperating Asia-Pacific

    Posted Jun 13th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bailey

    ... Murray Bailey Visitor figures from Asia-Pacific's main destinations for the first quarter look good, with an average 14 per cent growth over the same period last year. That is even ... to 84 per cent over the same period and Asia-Pacific's from 81 per cent to 87 per cent. As a result, the rest-of-the-world share (mainly Europe and North America) has shrunk from ...

  3. DTZ puts US$50b price on Asia-Pacific property deals

    Posted Oct 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ernest Kong DTZ Debenham Tie Leung research director Joe Valente expects international investors to spend up to US$50 billion in the Asia-Pacific property market this year, an increase of more than 50 per cent on last year. China's share of the investment, which only amounted to 4 per cent last year, 'will go up' at the expense of other countries in the region, he ...

  4. M&As forecast to expand further into other sectors in Asia-Pacific

    Posted Dec 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Charis Yau Asia-Pacific mergers and acquisitions (M&As) will continue an upward momentum into next year, with the size of deals increasing and tapping new sectors, according ... of such unsuccessful deals. Mergermarket last month conducted a survey of leading investment bankers and corporate lawyers in Asia-Pacific and found 94 per cent of respondents next year expected more ...

  5. Asia-Pacific gets record IFC funding of US$740m

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong The International Finance Corp (IFC), the private-sector lending arm of the World Bank, invested a record US$740 million in the Asia-Pacific in the year to June, it announced ... meet the Millennium Development goals.' It held and managed for participants a total of US$5.3 billion in syndicated loans with a committed portfolio of US$3.7 billion in the Asia-Pacific ...

  6. Asia-Pacific share of M&A soars

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson The Asia-Pacific region is an increasingly important centre for mergers & acquisitions (M&A), with the region accounting for 18 per cent of global deals by value in the year to date, compared with only 12 per cent last year, according to a review by JPMorgan. By May 30, M&A volumes involving an Asia-Pacific target amounted to US$179 billion- 69 per cent ...

  7. Asia-Pacific air alliance may not be the best option

    Posted Jul 01st 2005, 12:00am by Lachlan Colquhoun

    ... of industry analyst Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation. Reports of a Qantas-SIA deal come in the context of several highly politicised issues. The Australian cabinet is reviewing the foreign ownership ... hold that the recent KLM-Air France merger shows that the global airline industry must consolidate, and that it makes sense to combine two of Asia-Pacific's largest carriers. For SIA, ...

  8. HK executive to head BT Asia-Pacific

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... BIEN PEREZ Global network operator BT has named veteran industry executive Allen Ma as its new Asia-Pacific president, marking the first time an Asian will lead Britain?s largest ... with BT, where he was Asia-Pacific president from April 2002. As BT?s new regional head, Mr Ma brings more than 20 years of industry experience to the job. He was most recently vice-president ...

  9. Asia heavily weighted in A380 plans

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Southern Airlines and Air China the leading contenders for the 555-seat jet. 'We are hopeful we will be able to announce an order out of Asia in the next 30 days,' Airbus chief commercial officer John Leahy told the South China Morning Post. 'We have a [memorandum of understanding] signed for five aircraft and five options.' Cathay Pacific Airways, meanwhile, denied ...

  10. Cathay Pacific puts more passengers on board to overtake JAL

    Posted May 30th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bailey

    ... cent of regional online agency Zuji that it does not own. Singapore-based Zuji operates various sites in Asia Pacific- including Hong Kong, where it offers an extensive range of travel options. ... collected from the airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways' growth in seats filled, at 17 per cent, is not only fast, but it makes the airline bigger than Japan Airlines. The airline has become ...




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