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  1. Japan's security concerns are those of the Asia-Pacific

    Posted Jul 28th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... integrity of Japanese democracy is not just a source of pride for Japan, but a measure of comfort and security for Asia. Here's why: its neighbours will never forget the feral Japanese ... no matter how trying the situation. But for them, make no mistake about it: these are very trying times indeed. Tom Plate is a syndicated US columnist. Copyright: Pacific Perspectives Media Centre ...

  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. Difficult outlook for Swire Pacific Offshore

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis Swire Pacific Offshore sees a challenging market for its core offshore supply vessel business in 2011 as a result of an oversupply of ships and low charter rates. John Rae-Smith, executive director of Swire's trading and industrial division, said Swire Pacific Offshore was also facing tough competition from other shipowners. 'There is a lot ...

  4. Lai See

    Posted Apr 20th 2010, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... yesterday that Swire Pacific and Cathay Pacific Airways veteran Philip Chen Nan-lok was leaving the group in June caught many of his colleagues completely by surprise. His decision to pursue ...

  5. Liquidity seen flooding back into Asia for growth and value

    Posted Aug 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Gwyneth Roberts

    ... Michael Bunker, London-based chief investment officer of Pacific investments for GAM, which has US$2.1 billion under management, has seen interesting times in the Asian markets since he began investing here in the 1970s. The Hong Kong-authorised GAM Pacific Fund, which he manages with Hong Kong-based colleague John Mytton, celebrates its 20th anniversary later this year. ...

  6. Change is better than a rest in volunteer effort

    Posted Feb 07th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... donations on their flights, among them Cathay Pacific. The airline helped raise nearly HK$12 million last year, a record amount, and more than HK$100 million since the project was launched two ... Dragonair, Cathay Pacific's sister airline, helped in Change for Good's special appeal last year to raise money for victims of the Qinghai earthquake. Tsang said they were looking ...

  7. Rise in sea levels increases economic stakes for Asia

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... that Asia- because of its extensive coastline, many mega deltas, big port cities and dense population- will be the region by far the most seriously affected by such a rise. A 1-metre increase in sea ... cities exposed to coastal flooding in the 2070s would be in Asia, with four of them in China- Guangzhou, Shanghai, Tianjin and Ningbo (with a total flood-exposed population of 23 million). ...

  8. Asia provides sanctuary from the storm

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... for years to come,' House added. For bond investors, yields are considerably better in Asia. Any returns in local currencies will also be boosted if they're translated into US dollar terms. 'Across a majority of Asia-Pacific, real yields remain attractive,' HSBC strategists Andre de Silva, Virgil Esguerra and Seong Ki-yong write in their latest global fixed-income ...

  9. Mainland carriers book profits of 7.4b yuan on demand, cheaper oil

    Posted Jan 14th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Buoyant passenger and cargo demand coupled with lower oil prices has resulted in a major turnaround in the mainland's airline industry, which posted total profits of 7.4 billion yuan (HK$8.41 billion) for last year, compared with losses ...

  10. Investment floods into pan-Asia fund

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Institutional investors show confidence as value tops US$1b Overwhelming support from institutional investors has boosted the ABF Pan-Asia Bond Index Fund to more than its original US$1 billion, according to the fund's manager, State Street Global Advisors. The US dollar-based fund, which will list on the stock exchange today, is the second fund in the Asia Bond ...




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