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  1. Mainland consortium loses out on Grundig TV brand

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai Three Chinese companies have lost their bid to acquire one of Europe's most famous television brands, in a development that will delay their plans to become global manufacturers. An investment group jointly owned by Turkish television company Beko and British home electronics group Alba signed an agreement to purchase the core home electronics ...

  2. On their best of British behaviour

    Posted Jun 06th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Newman

    ... Social anthropologist Kate Fox has turned her sights on the eccentricities and foibles of the English, writes Martin Newman You may have heard it said that actor Hugh Grant is the quintessential Englishman. Polite and reserved, slightly foppish, unsure of ...

  3. British filly provides major attraction for mile showpiece

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... outstanding British filly Attraction. Jockey Club executive director of racing Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges announced yesterday that Attraction would head an overseas contingent of five that will bid ... Guineas (Group Two, 1,600m) last term, contributes another classic dimension to the British challenge. Brunel started his four-year-old season in fine style with second in a Group Two event over ...

  4. All eyes on British hotshot Hamilton

    Posted Nov 21st 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay in Macau Beauty is all in the eye of the beholder. And in this case, appropriately enough, it was Hong Kong eyewear company Moulin International, which decided earlier this year that it would back Lewis Hamilton's beautiful dream to win ...

  5. Lacoste bites back

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Elegant sporting style and savvy street fashion are being blended as the French brand returns to the height of fashion, writes Hui Kuok ALMOST EVERYONE has memories of wearing a Lacoste ... dimmed and the likes of Polo Ralph Lauren muscled their way onto the scene with their own brand of polo shirts and marketing savvy. But renewed interest in athletic and casual fashion has marked ...

  6. Initials success

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Lim

    ... director of Bottega Veneta, says he wouldn't dream of designing a must-have bag- the proverbial bread and butter of luxury brands since Fendi started a feeding frenzy with its Baguette. ... road to success. The Italian luxury goods brand, founded in Vicenza in 1966 and bought by Gucci Group in 2001, is almost anti-fashion in its approach to design: styles evolve over several ...

  7. BAT luck fizzles out

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill No foreign company was more successful in pre-communist China than British American Tobacco (BAT). It started importing cigarettes into China in the second half ... and almost 40 per cent of BAT's global volume at that time. It ran sleek advertising campaigns with elegant models who made their brands, such as Hademen and Tianqiao, household names across ...

  8. Street smarts

    Posted Jul 27th 2005, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... the leading brands. And in the past year or so, Hong Kong names such as Knowledge, Double Dog of Double Brother and Dusty have begun to register with buyers in the west. Knowledge is perhaps the best known of the group. Launched by skate shop 8Five2 last summer, the brand is fast making a name for itself. That's due in part to owner-designer Julius Brian Siswojo's strong industry ...

  9. Christopher Bailey

    Posted Sep 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Lo Who? As Burberry's creative director, 32-year-old, British-born Bailey is at the helm of one of the world's most iconically English clothing labels. Responsible for the concept of all product lines as well as defining Burberry's overall image, the designer has helped revamp the 148-year-old label. The once-stodgy brand is now a favourite of trendsetters ...

  10. people's republic of desire

    Posted Jun 09th 2004, 12:00am by Annie Wang

    ... Annie Wang Matchmakers are believed to earn positive karma in Chinese culture. Still, Niuniu doesn't enjoy the role. She detests watching people squirm when they meet for a blind date. And tonight is no different. Lulu has been pestering Niuniu to se ...




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