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  1. Asia-Pacific region is crucial to global economic recovery

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mukul Munish Global wealth creation is becoming tougher in the present economic climate, but Asia-Pacific continues to rise in the wealth creation ladder. A report by Swiss investment bank Credit Suisse finds that Asia-Pacific has emerged as the key contributor of global wealth growth, accounting for 36 per cent of all global wealth creation since 2000, and 54 per cent since ...

  2. Asia Pacific office rents show strongest growth

    Posted Aug 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the Asia Pacific. The Global Office Rent Index, compiled using data from 123 cities around the world, posted a year-on-year increase of 7.4 per cent during the second quarter, the fifth straight quarterly rise, CB Richard Ellis reported. The Asia Pacific saw a 13.4 per cent year-on-year increase in rents in the second quarter, the most since their previous peak in the fourth quarter ...

  3. HK and Asia-Pacific spur HSBC profits to US$11.1b

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Hong Kong and Asia-Pacific led growth in HSBC's global revenues as the region's economic momentum continued to outstrip North America, Europe and Latin America. Profit before tax in Hong Kong increased 26.9 per cent to US$3.1 billion in the first half compared with the same period last year, while the rest of Asia-Pacific posted a 32.6 per cent ...

  4. Property sales set to flatten out in Asia Pacific

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Property sales in the Asia Pacific- half of which are accounted for by the mainland market- are expected to be flat this year after hitting record levels in 2010. In its latest edition of its Money into Property report, property consultancy DTZ estimates that investment in property in the Asia Pacific more than doubled last year to an estimated ...

  5. More millionaires in Asia-Pacific than Europe

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com The number of wealthy individuals in the Asia-Pacific region has overtaken Europe for the first time- with Hong Kong leading the growth in the number of millionaires. According to the World Wealth Report 2011, released by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and consultancy firm Capgemini, Asia boasted 3.3 million people in 2010 with a net worth of US$1 ...

  6. HK bosses toughest in Asia-Pacific

    Posted Apr 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam Hong Kong bosses are the toughest in the region and expect staff to work during their holidays, a study has found. A survey of more than 1,600 professionals in the finance, accounting and human resources sectors across the Asia-Pacific region found that 68 per cent of employers in the city expect their staff to be available while on annual leave or after work hours. ...

  7. Sky's the limit for Asia-Pacific

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis Asia-Pacific airlines are looking forward to a bright future, despite concerns over rising fuel prices and instability in the Middle East. 'The Asia-Pacific airline ... development,' says Andrew Herdman, director general, Association of Asia-Pacific Airlines. Figures for January released by the association showed firm growth in the international passenger and air cargo ...

  8. Asia-Pacific airlines lead recovery

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Asia-Pacific-based airlines led the industry recovery last year mainly driven by growth in the airfreight segment. This growth has helped airlines move back into the black and, for some, ... crude oil prices, which could threaten that scenario. The upcoming Air Freight Asia 2011 will focus on the recovering Asia-Pacific markets, especially the mainland. The event will also look ...

  9. Asia Pacific Dance Platform 2011

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Natasha Rogai

    ... Natasha Rogai Asia Pacific Dance Platform 2011 Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre Reviewed: Feb 26 Now in its third season, the Hong Kong Arts Festival's Asia Pacific Dance Platform brings together contemporary dance artists from around the region for a series of workshops and performances. Showcasing the region's diversity of dance talent and giving artists from ...

  10. UBS sets sights on Asia-Pacific

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Lulu Chen With two members of its group executive board located in Hong Kong, Swiss financial giant UBS plans to step up its game in the Asia-Pacific, saying it would double its revenues in the region within three to five years. It also plans for Asia to contribute a full third of UBS Group revenues in the long term. Doubling revenues in the Asia-Pacific means contributions from ...




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