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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. Richard Li said to be eyeing ING Asia units

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Telecom tycoon Richard Li Tzar-kai may bid for ING Group's Asia insurance and asset management businesses, according to sources. The giant Dutch financial ... Pacific Century Insurance, which he sold to Fortis Insurance International in 2007. Li Ka-shing, who turns 84 next month, was rated by Forbes magazine last year as ninth-richest person ...

  3. Former Swire boss joins Allco as Asia growth drive starts

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Former Swire taipan David Turnbull has been appointed chairman of Allco Finance (Asia) as its soon-to-be-merged parent company looks to expand its portfolio of transport, property and infrastructure assets in Asia. Mr Turnbull, who resigned as chairman of Swire Pacific and Cathay Pacific Airways in November last year, will be joined on the proposed board of Allco Finance Group by old ...

  4. Swire Pacific chairman scoops top award

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Rome was not built in a day. And the year's winner of the prestigious Business Person of the Year Award 2010, Christopher Pratt, chairman and a director of Swire Pacific, knows this truth well. Since joining Swire Pacific in 1978, Pratt has come a long way from the 22-year-old university graduate who felt like a tourist in Asia to being one of the key engineers ...

  5. China Pacific falls below IPO price

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... victim of the stumbling market, as Asia's largest rice cracker producer fell 2.67 per cent on its trading debut, closing at HK$2.92 from its issue price of HK$3. China Pacific, which sold ... Nick Westra, Daniel Ren in Shanghai and Wong Ka-chun Unlocked mainland stocks dampen sentiment China Pacific Insurance (Group) yesterday became the first big mainland stock to crash below ...

  6. U.S. jobs data lifts markets in Asia

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Hang Seng Index may settle above the 20,000-point level in the coming weeks after Friday's US jobs data sent stock markets soaring across Asia yesterday. Hong Kong's ... analysts said the HSI may gain another 300 to 600 points in the coming weeks but added the index would encounter strong selling pressure at those levels. Elsewhere in Asia, stocks rose 1 to 2 per ...

  7. Dark-pool operator eyes Asia

    Posted Oct 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Asia-Pacific managing director, rejected suggestions that Liquidnet could not add value in a partnership. He said Liquidnet now only traded between individual fund managers. A partnership ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Dark-pool operator Liquidnet is in talks with major stock exchanges in Asia to try to form partnerships, building on similar links that it has secured ...

  8. Esprit brings in new Asia head to boost low profits

    Posted Aug 30th 2007, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... The management said it was unhappy with the group's performance in Asia so the company hired Wolfram Hail, Hugo Boss' former global retail director, as the chief of Esprit Asia Pacific. Esprit's same-store sales in Asia-Pacific grew 3 per cent in the past financial year, lagging far behind the 22 per cent growth in Germany, where it derived 49 per cent of total retail sales. ...

  9. Menus reach new heights

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and crab roe. Cathay Pacific has partnered with Swire Hotels to offer passengers the chance to sample a variety of creations from four Swire Hotels outlets in Hong Kong and Beijing, including ... dressing by Sure?o; and black miso pork belly with black sugar, baby taro and brassica by Bei. According to Quince Chong, director of corporate affairs at Cathay Pacific, the new menu is part ...

  10. Mergers and acquisitions in HK, Asia rise sharply

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... in the preliminary review report of the first half. Asia-Pacific M&A deals, excluding Japan, rose 20.9 per cent to US$242.1 billion. Globally, mergers and acquisitions stood at US$976 billion ... Enoch Yiu Despite the collapse of the mega US$35.5 billion Prudential-AIA deal, mergers and acquisitions in Hong Kong and Asia registered strong growth in the first half, according to data ...




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