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  1. 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

    ... DBS bought Dao Heng for about HK$45 billion, or 3.3 times book value. At the time, many analysts had questioned if it had paid too much, to which senior DBS executives responded with a line ... Only that it has a calculation different from Wing Hang's. OCBC had insisted its acquisition should translate into 1.77 times the price-book value of Wing Hang's consolidated net book ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1466624/acquisitions-no-easy-way-more-business
  2. Tome raiders

    Posted Jan 18th 2009, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... The International Antiquarian Book Fair offers collectors the chance to pick up some rare works, writes Ed Peters In light of the current global economic fiasco there has probably never ... celebrated treatise- admittedly a copy of the first edition, published in 1776- is but one of the highly prized items on show at the three-day International Antiquarian Book Fair (IAB) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/667338/tome-raiders
  3. Lifestyle - Books - GUIDE

    Book review: A Walking Tour: Hong Kong by Gregory Byrne Bracken

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Guy Haydon

    ... writing and more than 80 delightful architectural sketches remain, but the informative book, which also covers the historic buildings of Macau, has been fully revised, and has 20 new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1083941/book-review-walking-tour-hong-kong-gregory-byrne-bracken
  4. Magazines - Style

    Books for design lovers

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Make room on the coffee table for these books   KATACHI Lovers of all things Japanese will relish this beautiful book which showcases pieces ranging from exquisite geometric stone carvings ... evolution.       POLTRONA FRAU Poltrona Frau, Italy’s leading furniture brand, has released a book on the eve of its 100th anniversary. This prestigious illustrated monograph highlights the entire ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/article/1069505/books-design-lovers
  5. Book sale to build classrooms for needy

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan World Vision Hong Kong is holding a charity book sale to raise money to improve educational facilities for less fortunate children. Every dollar spent at the Used Book Recycling ... environment.' World Vision hopes to raise HK$2 million from the sale of more than 350,000 books. They include textbooks, novels and reference books at prices as low as HK$5. The charity sale is taking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008533/book-sale-build-classrooms-needy
  6. Book lovers, watch this space

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 41,000 square feet. The previous biggest bookstore, the 32,000 sq ft Xinhua Book City on Leighton Road, closed in 2008. Eslite will attract not only book lovers. Trendy youngsters and tourists ... visitors every year. Never has a Taiwanese chain as big as Eslite joined the Hong Kong book scene. Members of the local book trade are wondering whether it will boost or hurt the more than 100 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008523/book-lovers-watch-space
  7. Writing a new chapter in books

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Eslite's Causeway Bay store, which opens tomorrow. The huge three-storey store will offer a platform for cultural exchanges between Taiwan and Hong Kong, involving books and other cultural ... Local cultural critic Ma Ka-fai expects Eslite to bring about a fundamental change in the relationship between book stores and readers. 'Right now it's between seller and buyer. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1014425/writing-new-chapter-books
  8. Heard at the book fair, the sound of free speech

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Oliver Chou Some say achieving the great reconciliation between Hong Kong and mainland politics is easier said than done. But, at the Hong Kong Book Fair, it has already happened. The week-long event, which ended last week, has come a long way in its 23 years to become 'simply the world's largest Chinese book fair', as the organiser, Trade Development Council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008097/heard-book-fair-sound-free-speech
  9. Political drama sequels and reruns aplenty at this year's Book Fair

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip, Jennifer Cheng and Tanna Chong The city's political battles will reverberate at this year's Book Fair, when publishers release more books on current affairs than ... Book Fair to be the most political that the public has ever seen. 'There has never been a year when the chief executive election has been in the same year as the Legislative Council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007096/political-drama-sequels-and-reruns-aplenty-years-book-fair
  10. Book fair won't take extra floor to cut crowding

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Hong Kong Book Fair organisers will not be expanding the number of exhibition halls this year to ease crowding, but for the first time are exploring other venues around town for events like authors' talks and book signings. The most popular consumer fair in the city, which usually occupies two floors of the Exhibition and Convention Centre in Wan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005093/book-fair-wont-take-extra-floor-cut-crowding

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