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  1. Doubt cast on Nanjing Auto's plans for UK plant

    Posted Oct 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Widespread scepticism has greeted a plan by Nanjing Automobile Group to invest hundreds of millions of pounds into producing cars at the MG Rover plant in Birmingham it bought in July. Nanjing Auto vice-president Wang Qiujing said at the ...

  2. Footdown

    Posted Jun 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Volkswagen Golf GTI (right, with the Mark I version) is selling well, although there's been a swing in Hong Kong buyers' colour preferences, says local dealer Harmony Motors (tel: 2882 8938). 'Since the launch in March, we've sold ...

  3. Shanghai Auto wants to build own brand

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai Car will probably be based on Rover 75 and may be on the road in two years Shanghai Auto Industry Corp (SAIC) plans to produce its own brand of cars, probably ... on the Rover 75 chassis adding a new exterior. In November last year, SAIC paid #67 million ($999.3 million) to British firm MG Rover for the right to manufacture the Rover 75 and Rover 25. The Rover ...

  4. Brand-conscious Marriott targets quality business hotels in Asia

    Posted Sep 05th 2005, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Anna Healy Fenton What makes a Marriott a Marriott and when is it a JW Marriott? Marriott International is on a mission to clarify the status of the brands under its umbrella. Renaissance ... that brand standards and integrity were ensured by discussions with owners. If partners fail to meet capital expenditure requirements, they lose the name. 'If you get a red flag three years ...

  5. SAIC to fight for Rover brands

    Posted Jul 25th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... ownership of the two premier Rover brands it already owns. Advisory PricewaterhouseCoopers, which is administering the bankrupt British carmaker, announced at the weekend that it had sold the firm to Nanjing Automobile rather than SAIC or a group of British entrepreneurs. SAIC, the favourite after it spent #67 million ($905 million) last year to buy the Rover 25 and 75 series, had been ...

  6. Mini mania

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... Hong Kong's passion for the little British cars revved up in Quarry Bay last Sunday, writes William Wadsworth CLARISSA YUNG HAS her pink dress on, and she's thrilled to bits, ... Mini is next up for judging by fans and motoring writers. Hong Kong and the Mini go back a long way. On May 4, 1960, Dodwell Motors touted the cheeky, little British car in the Post ...

  7. foot down

    Posted May 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the weather this year. Its annual concourse was washed out on February 27, and drenched again last Sunday. But old British cars teach their owners to be optimistic, and every cloud had a silver lining ... head of mission at the British Consulate-General, turned up in a green consular Jaguar to distribute this year's awards. He knows his MGs- after all, his father had a quite reasonable ...

  8. Be our guest

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

    ... Come fly the friendliest skies between here and Australia courtesy of Virgin Atlantic. Virgin is offering two lucky Post readers the chance to experience its new Hong Kong-Sydney Upper Class service. The winners will be able to stretch out for a good nigh ...

  9. Smoking bill would ban brands such as Mild Seven

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... no less of a health risk despite its name. Philip Ho Wing-hong, spokesman for British American Tobacco, which makes the Dunhill brand, said: 'The use of descriptors is an effective tool ... May Chan Some of the most famous cigarette brands- including the second-biggest seller worldwide, Mild Seven- could be banned if anti-smoking legislation is passed as proposed. As well ...

  10. Best of British

    Posted Oct 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Joyce Siu

    ... By Joyce Siu Charity album Help: A Day in the Life offers a sampling of today's best British bands, with the aim of raising funds for children affected by war. The worthwhile project ... is Radiohead's brand new track I Want None of This. The piano-driven ballad, set against Thom Yoke's melancholic vocals, is stunning, yet heartbreaking. Coldplay's How You See the World No2 ...




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