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  1. Principal shrugs off volatility in commitment to Asian markets

    Posted Sep 15th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu United States pension and asset management company Principal Financial Group remains committed to expanding its presence in the region despite the present volatile market ... International Asia said last week. 'We have invested for long-term growth, so we are not too concerned about short-term market volatility.' Established 120 years ago in the US, the group ...

  2. Facebook opens HK office as part of Asian push

    Posted Feb 09th 2011, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... vice-president and commercial director for Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and emerging markets, Blake Chandlee, said the Asian market was a critical part of Facebook's future. 'It's exciting for us. Hong Kong is a tremendous market for us,' Chandlee said. 'We're growing all over the world and the Asian region is a big, big part of that.' Facebook has more than 500 ...

  3. Medtronic may seek Asian listing in future to fund regional growth

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ren Wei Medtronic, the largest maker of medical products for the spine, may tap Asian stock markets in the future to raise funds for expansion in the region, according to executive ... with Weigao, which markets spinal and orthopaedic products in the country. China is Medtronic's fourthlargest market after the United States, Japan and Germany. Sales in China now account for 3.2 ...

  4. JPMorgan expects to double Asian revenue

    Posted Jun 17th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu JPMorgan intends to double its revenue from Asian markets over the next three years on the back of what it sees as strong potential for growth in the region, an executive ... with its first office in Sydney. Its treasury and securities services have a presence in 17 markets across the region with the headquarters in Hong Kong. Miller said that the pace of its Asian ...

  5. Arbinet picks HK as Asian exchange hub

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the Asian market, with a focus on the mainland. The exchange was set up at Mega-iAdvantage data centre in Chai Wan. Sellers include China Telecom, Chunghwa Telecom, Korea Telecom, Singapore Telecom and Telekom Malaysia. Buyers include online gaming and video streaming firms. 'We chose Hong Kong as our Asian exchange centre as the market is fully deregulated, with nearly all international ...

  6. Competition ruled out for Asian index funds

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... billion. The second fund, the US dollar-based Pan-Asia Index Fund, will be launched next month. 'There is strong demand for bond products in the market,' said Cecilia Chan, director ... though the Pan-Asia Index Fund is about to go on the market, there will be no direct competition between them.' Half of the US$2 billion initial investment will be allocated to the Pan-Asia ...

  7. Asian upstarts bent on cutting frills of flying

    Posted Dec 13th 2003, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... services between the two neighbours. 'There's a potential there. I think Thailand's a great market, I think it's run by a very pragmatic, pro-business government. If we ... To work, it has to be regional. We don't have open skies in Asia yet.' In many ways, densely populated Asia mirrors Europe in the early 1990s- a potentially huge market sliced and diced ...

  8. American ports eye Asian trade

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Markus Gaertner

    ... a 'tremendous amount of direct importers' shifting from Los Angeles and Long Beach. Officials at the nearby Port of Portland are also eager to tap the rising trade. Portland launched a marketing ... years,' said Eileen Murche, the port's import marketing manager. Places inland are also vying for a share of the flow of containers from Asia. Missouri is lobbying Mexico for a major trade ...

  9. E! Networks brings the rich and famous in foray into Asian tastes

    Posted Nov 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... International, during a visit to Hong Kong. 'But we have found that our aspirational programming focusing on celebrities, dream lifestyles and glamour is appealing to the Asian market.' E! ... Hollywood glamour. From its Asian headquarters in Hong Kong, the company aims to cash in on the regional economic recovery with ambitious expansion plans based on the desire for more shows depicting ...

  10. OBI moves Asian hub to Shenzhen

    Posted Nov 10th 2003, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... vice-president for merchandising and logistics, said: 'Shenzhen is indispensable to our marketing strategy. We have to minimise our procurement costs and maximise the benefit for our customers ...




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