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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Business - Companies - ANALYSIS

    Citic's mega takeover deal comes as win-win for Beijing and Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:40am by George Chen

    ... to Hong Kong. Just recently during Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's trip to Beijing, he also requested more state firms to consider Hong Kong as the destination for their Asia-Pacific ... about the company will not be made without approval by the very top-level mainland leaders. That is to say the asset purchase of Citic Group by Citic Pacific, the Hong Kong-listed ...

  4. VTech sees potential for growth in Asia-Pacific

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wong Chi-yun said yesterday. The company is seeking to boost its exposure in the Asia-Pacific and other regions such as South America, where sales have been less affected by the global financial crisis. 'The revenue from Asia-Pacific and other markets now is less than 10 per cent, which represents a huge growth potential,' said Mr Wong (right). 'We expect to double ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Asia-Pacific event gives baseball a welcome lift

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Hosts Hong Kong finished the 2006 Asia Pacific Little League Tournament with a 2-3 win-loss record, after a week of action at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Baseball Fields. The series- for children aged between 10 and 12- saw championships awarded to Japan (Asia Region) and Mariana Islands (Pacific Region). Both teams will now advance to the Little League ...

  8. HK Disneyland to host Asia-Pacific juniors

    Posted Jun 19th 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Hong Kong Disneyland will host the Little League baseball Asia-Pacific Tournament for junior players next month. The tournament for 10- to 12 year olds will be held on a new baseball pitch beside Disney's Hollywood Hotel. Eleven teams will take part in the competition, including the hosts, and top youth sides from Japan, Indonesia, Saipan, Philippines ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - COMMENT

    Acquisitions no easy way for Singaporean banks to win in Hong Kong, mainland China

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by George Chen

    ... is not the first Singaporean bank to acquire a lender in the city. Its bigger rival, DBS, bought Dao Heng Bank in 2001, a milestone deal that later proved a misstep for Southeast Asia's largest bank. ... and Bank of East Asia. BOCHK, HSBC and Standard Chartered are also the city's three note-issuing banks, with vast automated teller machine and branch networks across the city that DBS or OCBC- ...

  10. Air cargo rebounds on exports, Asia traffic

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong, the world's busiest international air cargo hub, saw a solid rebound in air cargo volume last month, driven by rising exports and transshipment traffic within Asia. Hong ... volume. Transshipments to Southeast Asia, which account for 44 per cent of the total, grew 18 per cent from a year earlier. Exports to Europe and North America also saw signs of recovery. Europe, ...




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