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  1. Discount era gives top hotels little room to manoeuvre

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bailey

    ... for bulk buyers from large tour companies- so that they are little different from those offered by hotels in lower categories. (Lower-category hotels generally have fewer contracts with bulk ... then. This scenario, however, may not be caused by factors in Hong Kong. Possibly it may be the result of the low-cost travel mood airlines are encouraging- not just the budget carriers ...

  2. Entrepreneurial zeal back in action as budget carriers rush to serve

    Posted Feb 04th 2005, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Malaysia, Thailand and the mainland have rushed to embrace changing airline sector conditions to launch new carriers serving Asian travellers. What a difference a few short months can make. Since ... the government gained agreement from Beijing authorities in September last year to open up 10 secondary mainland cities for operations by a second Hong Kong carrier each year. Given that Cathay ...

  3. HK connection plays key role in fortunes of cargo carrier

    Posted Jun 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... Kate Watson IN THE PAST 12 months, Hong Kong has become the biggest single station in the entire Cargolux Airlines International network, accounting for roughly 16 per cent of the company's US$1.2bn turnover last year. The Luxembourg-based cargo carrier now has 15 flights per week from Hong Kong to Europe. The routes vary but include direct flights once a week to Helsinki, ...

  4. Mobile carriers see slower subscriber growth

    Posted Sep 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hui Yuk-min China's mobile carriers continued to see weak subscriber growth last month, with second-ranked China Unicom signing up 8.1 per cent fewer users than in July. China Unicom added 1.58 million new mobile users to its two networks- GSM and CDMA- last month, representing a month-on-month growth rate of 1.6 per cent, its slowest growth in the past year. It signed up ...

  5. HGC doubles cross-border capacity with Netcom link

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... capacity of HGC, which plans an initial public offering within six months. HGC handled traffic for more than 40 international carriers and internet service providers, which accounted for about 10 ... Shanghai and Shenzhen this year, operates private leased circuits although the bulk of its revenue comes from handling wholesale traffic to China. Andrew Kwok, the head of HGC's international ...

  6. Taiwan carriers on the brink

    Posted Jun 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... airlines as they prepare for competition from a new bullet train and wait, most likely in vain, for permission to fly to mainland China. The carriers- China Airlines subsidiary Mandarin Airlines, ... mergers among the regional carriers. 'I think the airlines should have one maintenance company together. But with so many types of aircraft, it's impossible,' Mr Lo said. ...

  7. Plane sales seen near US$2tr in 20 years

    Posted Dec 16th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Boeing predicts mainland carriers to account for US$183b of global orders Global demand for new passenger and freight aircraft will exceed US$1.9 trillion over the next 20 years, ... airlines. China Aviation Industry Corp and Embraer said demand for aircraft with fewer than 100 seats could add up to 700 planes in the next 20 years. Boeing believes the bulk of demand ...

  8. Caution rules as selective buying props up blue chips

    Posted Apr 08th 2005, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Wong said. China Shipping Development, the country's No 2 bulk carrier, rose 4.29 per cent to $7.30. ...

  9. Lai See

    Posted Nov 09th 2004, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Ben Kwok Trigger-happy Shipper delivers the goods with an ignoble touch In this era of heightened expectations, delivering what the market wants can be a matter of life or death. Literally so, it would seem, for Singapore-listed bulk shipping firm Noble Group, which yesterday beat forecasts with a six-fold rise in third-quarter profits. The Hong Kong-headquartered carrier has ...

  10. Unicom sees subscriber growth with lull in price war

    Posted Jul 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HUI YUK-MIN China Unicom, the country's No 2 cellular carrier, has posted a marginal improvement in subscriber growth for last month, after industry regulators stepped in to tame a punishing price war with rival operators. The carrier said it added 1.74 million mobile users last month, bringing its total subscriber base to 102.51 million. The growth was slightly higher than ...




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