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  1. Copyright group seeks book payout from Google

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Works Copyright Society said that since September, hundreds of books by Chinese authors had been available to view for free from Google's digital library in the United States. The authors ... for this afternoon. Google has scanned more than 10 million books from US libraries since 2004 and plans to offer them to online users under a US agreement designed to offer a framework for the emerging ...

  2. E-book publisher to build a library

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by I-ching Ng

    ... I-CHING NG When the Commercial Press launched its e-commerce subsidiary CP1897.com four years ago, it did not envision its e-books as a reservoir for Greater China's first Chinese e-library system. The venture began as a digital print-on-demand system for out-of-print historical and academic Chinese books. 'Since the service was offered for personal and business use, ...

  3. Cost cuts, bookings help lift Priceline

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Nasdaq-listed online travel agency Priceline.com says second-quarter net profit has risen 22 per cent year on year on the back of cost cutting and an increase in hotel bookings ... Alfredo Gangotena said: 'Our business in June and July did quite well.' He reported steady sales of its published-price hotel booking product launched early this year. Last month, ...

  4. Hopewell Holdings to book $300m windfall on power- plant sale

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Recognition to be conducted on pro-rata basis despite completion after year's end Sir Gordon Wu Ying-sheung's flagship Hopewell Holdings is expected to recognise a windfall of about HK$300 million from the sale of an Indonesian power plant. Sour ...

  5. Hutchison books $9.4b gain from 3G buyout

    Posted May 11th 2005, 12:00am by Georgina Lee

    ... Georgina Lee Purchase of 35pc stake from estranged Japanese and Dutch partners in British unit will clear way for another spin-off Hutchison Whampoa will book one-off accounting profits ... in time to book further one-off gains next year. In an announcement filed with the stock exchange yesterday, Hutchison said it would pay a combined outstanding balance of GBP70 million ($1.02 ...

  6. Shanda enters the China market with Bambook e-reader

    Posted Jul 31st 2010, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu Move over Amazon: Shanda Literature, a unit of Shanda Interactive Entertainment, is entering the fast-growing world of electronic books with the launch of its new Bambook. Shanda Literature's chief executive, Hou Xiaoqiang, said Shanda started researching e-books 18 months ago before coming up with the Bambook, which comes with Wi-fi and 3G. The Bambook has a six-inch screen ...

  7. Banks tap into top end of market

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... managers to boost their offices in Hong Kong and other financial centres in the region. One of the banks is Barclays Wealth, which has set up a booking centre in Hong Kong offering help to its high-net-worth clients. Barclays Wealth is the wealth management division of Barclays Plc. This is the British investment bank's second booking centre in Asia- in addition to the one Barclays Wealth ...

  8. Culture makes play for brand awareness

    Posted Jan 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as much as they are on Gucci handbags. 'Hong Kong is getting so cultural lately,' said Ken Wan Kin-man, director and chief executive of Xinhua Book City, which will officially open next ... Book City is not your typical book store, resembling more a library or gallery. It recently finished an exhibition showcasing arts from nine provinces in the pan-Pearl River Delta area. ...

  9. Turmoil keeps luxury train to Tibet in sidings

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... citing the global financial crisis as the reason. The situation in Tibet was not noted as a reason for the delay. The delay has resulted in about US$2 million of advance bookings being forfeited, a Tangula spokeswoman said. 'We had several private charters on our books, which we had to forgo. A number of individual bookings have also been affected. We offered our clients the opportunity ...

  10. Genting HK swings to profit as casino business picks up

    Posted Aug 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... disappointing results at its 50 per cent-owned Norwegian Cruise Line unit, which posted a loss during the period. The owner of Star Cruises, Asia's biggest cruise line, booked a net profit ... including a 24 per cent reduction in expenses related to sales, administration and other general costs. The company booked a maiden profit of US$10 million from its first land-based casino ...




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