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  1. Robust economic growth, mainland surge power HSBC in Asia-Pacific

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp, the Asia-Pacific arm of HSBC Group, remained a key force in the region, posting earnings growth of 53.88 per cent last year, as profit from ... billion, making up 73 per cent of Asia-Pacific earnings and 30 per cent of the group's. Growth in Asia-Pacific would continue to outpace other markets, said group chairman Stephen Green, who ...

  2. The challenge of creating an Asia-Pacific union

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... in Canberra, last Thursday. He outlined the idea of the creation of an Asia-Pacific Community. 'A regional institution which spans the entire Asia-Pacific region- including the United States, ... matters and future challenges related to security'. Given that the EU was borne out of the aftermath of horrendous conflict, does Mr Rudd believe that the Asia-Pacific region is facing ...

  3. Asia-Pacific IT spending growth to slow to 5.8pc

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Growth in information technology spending across the Asia-Pacific, excluding Japan, will slow next year to 5.8 per cent, down from an earlier estimate of 9.5 per cent, because ... will remain the three largest IT spenders next year,' said Gary Koch, an associate vice-president at IDC's Asia-Pacific IT spending research group. However, he added that there would ...

  4. HK moves up investment prospect rankings of 20 Asia-Pacific cities

    Posted Dec 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fulton Mak Hong Kong ranks third after Tokyo and Singapore among 20 Asia-Pacific cities for property investment prospects next year, according to a survey. The survey, 'Emerging Trends in Real Estate Asia Pacific 2009', conducted by the Urban Land Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers, covers investment and development prospects in the chosen cities. Hong Kong ranked ...

  5. Dubai's Jumeirah plans 20 Asia-Pacific hotels

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Dubai hotelier Jumeirah Group is pressing ahead with plans to add at least 20 hotels in Asia-Pacific in the next four years, despite a looming tourism slump induced ... largest hotel chains, would be delayed as a result of a lack of funding for construction. It also forecast Asia-Pacific revpar would tumble to single-digit growth this year from about an 18 per ...

  6. Crisis halts hotel room supply in Asia-Pacific

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang 90,000 beds on hold as revenue slide expected The global financial crisis will delay plans for as many as 90,000 new hotel beds in the Asia-Pacific region and pull back growth ... 'Still, Asia-Pacific comes out as a winner relative to the rest of the world.' Between January and August, Japan, Thailand and Indonesia saw their yield grow between 10 per cent and 15 per ...

  7. Central tops Asia-Pacific as most expensive shopping district

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Hong Kong has maintained its ranking as the city with the most expensive shopping district in the Asia-Pacific region, thanks to an influx of international luxury brands vying ... expensive in the Asia-Pacific and the ninth most expensive in the world with an average rent of US$677.61 per square foot per year. 'Since the arrival of Swedish fashion retailer H&M ...

  8. Cruise line charts greater expansion in Asia-Pacific

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... liners. MICE contributes about 15 to 20 per cent of the company's overall business annually, and the senior vice-president of Silversea, Asia-Pacific, Steve Odell, believes that figure ... and, although the Asian cruise market is still in its infancy, with six whole-ship charters from the Asia-Pacific over the past two years, the enormous market base and the high propensity ...

  9. BNP maps aggressive expansion in Asia Pacific

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra BNP Paribas is mapping out a 'very aggressive and ambitious plan' to cash in on strong growth potential in Asia Pacific, said its head of North Asia Mignonne Cheng. ... presence in the region. Asia and emerging countries accounted for 27 per cent of BNP's revenue in corporate and investment banking operations last year, second to Europe's 49 per cent ...

  10. Appointments

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

    ... Alfred Yip Chief executive for Asia-Pacific Sinopia Asset Management Mr Yip will oversee Sinopia's development throughout the region, in collaboration with the firm's other offices and HSBC Global Asset Management in Asia-Pacific. He was formerly a managing director of the company in 2003. Florence Chan Partner Wilkinson & Grist Ms Chan has been promoted ...




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