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  1. Survey puts Asia-Pacific in second place after US

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Asia-Pacific commercial property markets offer higher returns to investors than cities in Europe, though generally lower than those in the United States, property consultant DTZ said. DTZ's latest quarterly fair-value index, assessing the relative value of commercial properties in 84 cities around the world, said the Asia-Pacific region's commercial property markets ...

  2. Timberland plans Asia-Pacific HQ and e-commerce on mainland

    Posted Nov 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the number of its domestic retail outlets. President and chief executive Jeffrey Swartz yesterday said Timberland also plans to move its Asia-Pacific headquarters to the mainland from Singapore, ... regional marketing director for the Asia-Pacific region, said the company intends to open its mainland e-commerce site in the first half of next year. One option that Timberland is studying closely ...

  3. Asia-Pacific air travel tops North America's

    Posted Feb 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... For the first time since the dawn of aviation, more passengers took flights in the Asia-Pacific region than in North America last year - thanks in part to economic growth in China ... aircraft now. An Iata official said the Asia- Pacific region was likely to stay ahead of North America. The potential for growth in the mainland aviation market is unparalleled. Its population ...

  4. Warehouse rents in Asia-Pacific rising amid export boom

    Posted Nov 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... year to US$16.26 per sq ft per year, moving from the fourth spot worldwide at the end of 2009 to third spot in June 2010. Zurich ranked fourth. In Asia-Pacific, many countries recorded ... top three most expensive markets were in the Asia-Pacific, the same as at the end of last year. Hong Kong continued to take the top spot worldwide at US$951.48 per sq ft, followed by Tokyo ...

  5. Jewellery brand Pandora let loose in Asia-Pacific

    Posted Sep 16th 2010, 12:00am

    ... in the region. Michael Aagard Andersen, Pandora's managing director for Asia-Pacific, said the city made a good gateway to the rest of the region. The 28-year-old company, which started out ...

  6. Deals expected to rise in Asia-Pacific

    Posted Jun 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Isabella Steger Deal activity in Asia-Pacific is close to returning to pre-crisis levels, as growth opportunities in the region and continuing weakness in developed markets give rise to the creation of more expansion strategies, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey. The poll of 122 mergers and acquisition executives found 54 per cent expect to complete deals this year, up from ...

  7. The cautious chief of HSBC Asia-Pacific

    Posted Aug 09th 2010, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick Peter Wong Tung-shun, HSBC's Asia-Pacific chief executive, is something of a reluctant celebrity. He is known not only as the face of the bank in Hong Kong, or because ... wants his borrowers to buy other banking products. HSBC can afford this strategy. In Asia Pacific, the bank's loans to customers are a comfortable 52 per cent of the regional deposit base. ...

  8. Asia-Pacific to drive airlines' return to profit, Iata says

    Posted Jun 08th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Rising demand for air travel in the Asia-Pacific will help global airlines return to the black this year after losing nearly US$10 billion in 2009, the International Air ... of US$2.8 billion in losses in March after air traffic grew at a faster pace in the second quarter. About US$2.2 billion of profit will come from carriers operating in the Asia-Pacific, while North ...

  9. US stresses ties with old and new Asia-Pacific allies

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... forward in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of China policy is not just engaging China, that good China policy involves engaging others in the region... and there is a strong desire ... can take in the Asia Pacific region is to maintain a strong economy and a sense of confidence about ourselves and about the region going forward,' he said. ...

  10. Asia-Pacific ahead of the recovery curve, DHL says

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... for the region, says Paul Graham, the chief executive of DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific. 'The market in the fourth quarter of last year and the first two months of this year has made us quite positive,' Graham said. The firm will continue to increase its investment in the Asia-Pacific after it committed earlier this month to invest HK$360 million in building a multipurpose distribution ...




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