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  1. Currency risk a key factor for investors

    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the reverse situation, with mortgages in strengthening Australian dollars or sterling pounds, will be experiencing the downside of US dollar weakness. Asia's richest man, Li Ka-shing, is usually ...

  2. Walking the nationalist tightrope

    Posted Mar 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... of Ming dynasty navigator Zheng He's seven voyages to Southeast Asia- China's diplomatic partners could perhaps take comfort in one fact, he said. Unlike Christopher Columbus, Zheng's voyages, made between 1405 and 1430, did not have any expansionist intent. 'China did not turn Southeast Asia into colonies,' he said. ...

  3. A dirty shame

    Posted Nov 12th 2006, 12:00am by David Frazier

    ... The boom in biennales around Southeast Asia appears to be good news for culture vultures, but it could take its toll on Taipei's arts jamboree, writes David Frazier NOW ... was a hot topic last weekend at the opening of the Taipei Biennial. The city's inaugural 1998 exhibition blazed a trail for such events in Asia and this year has seen biennales in Gwangju, ...

  4. Need to read

    Posted Nov 12th 2006, 12:00am by Sheridan Prasso

    ... and former head of marketing for the Asia-Pacific region was taking his first holiday in nine years. He picked Nepal because, a friend had jokingly said, 'If you get high enough ... African countries, perhaps Zambia and Ethiopia, and two in Asia- Indonesia, and possibly China- if his group can get the necessary permission 'to have the flexibility we would need to work ...

  5. Local zero

    Posted May 14th 2006, 12:00am by John Young, Sue Green

    ... of exhibitions were going to Asia, but that all stopped and I had to change my focus and start showing in Germany and Europe. My focus had to change in many ways. The idea of introducing Australian work to Asia lost momentum.' As a result, he abandoned plans to open a studio in Shenzhen, and instead took his wife and two children to Melbourne from Sydney. For his latest so-called double ...

  6. CityU science graduates win research scholarships

    Posted Feb 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... scholars and research proposals that can benefit Asia and Australia's social and economic development. Ms Ho and Mr Ha are among 14 students from Hong Kong and the mainland to win ...

  7. Lessons from the little guy

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... backyard island neighbours in the South Pacific, and not much else. For helping out in Iraq, Mr Howard was rewarded with a whirlwind 23-hour stopover during Mr Bush's swing through Asia last ...

  8. Their best ever

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... A special-effects pioneer and multiple award winner, he was named one of the '50 Stars of Asia' by Business Week in 1999. Centro was responsible for the visual effects of The Stormriders, Shaolin ... Robinson Founder and chief executive of Animals Asia (www.animalsasia.org), a charity foundation devoted to the needs of wild, domesticated and endangered species. Based in Hong Kong, ...

  9. High hopes for low-rise future

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Davison said he came to Shanghai because his Asia-wide business could be run from any major city in Asia, house prices were substantially cheaper than Hong Kong, Singapore and Taipei, and his ...

  10. HK film from a clear perspective

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong owes its former position as the centre of Asian film to Shanghai's forced abdication in the late 1930s, distribution networks throughout Asia, and well-organised financing. This vertically integrated business model eroded due to many factors, including the decline of cinema and rise of home video, and the popularity of Japanese, Korean and Thai films in Asia. Artistically, ...




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