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

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

    ... Tom Plate With all eyes on a rising India, an awakened China and a roiling Islam, we tend to take good old solid Japan (still the world's second-largest economy) as a given. But it's a mistake: these are times that try Japan's soul. This br ...

  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. Discount era gives top hotels little room to manoeuvre

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bailey

    ... for bulk buyers from large tour companies- so that they are little different from those offered by hotels in lower categories. (Lower-category hotels generally have fewer contracts with bulk-buying tour companies.) But in a strengthening market, top hotels stop discounting their rates and the differential with rates at less luxurious hotels widens. That this is not happening in Hong Kong ...

  4. China's airlines need profit focus

    Posted Nov 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mainland urban consumer now having a phone, computer and car, air travel seems the obvious next step. Hong Kong will soon seem passe if Sydney or Paris beckons, and reports of new reciprocal flight ...

  5. Change is better than a rest in volunteer effort

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

    ... Ada Lee Catherine Leung Lai-chu tears open an envelope and empties the coins inside onto a biscuit tin lid. After more than a decade of practice, she needs only seconds to identify the various currencies and put them into different tins on a table. Leung, ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Hundreds of passengers stuck at airport amid uncertainty over cancelled flights

    Posted Aug 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Dan Kadison, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong, Austin Chiu and Dan Kadison With Typhoon Nuri bearing down on Hong Kong yesterday morning, thousands of passengers headed to the airport hoping to beat the storm. Hundreds were stuck for hours in the terminal or on board planes before learnin ...

  8. Economy better than expected in first quarter

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung GDP grows 7.1pc; surging food costs see inflation hitting 4.9pc Hong Kong's economy performed better than expected in the first three months of the year, with gross domestic product growing 7.1 per cent year on year, the government anno ...

  9. Hundreds stranded at airport

    Posted Jul 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yi Hu Hundreds of travellers were stranded at Hong Kong International Airport as Typhoon Haitang forced dozens of flights to be cancelled. Some passengers complained that airlines had failed to give timely notice of cancellations. By 5pm, 40 departures an ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Volcanic ash delays Bali flights Cathay Pacific reported that flights to and from Bali were disrupted by the eruption of an Indonesian volcano. Flight 785 to Denpasar, which turned back to Hong Kong because of an ash cloud, is rescheduled to depart again ...




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