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  1. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Gome pulls plug on electrical shops and 100 jobs

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... its Hong Kong business focus to wholesale trade. A Gome spokeswoman in Hong Kong said: "It is a change of direction of business, from retailing to wholesaling or bulk trade. We hope ...

  2. Business - China Business - AVIATION

    China Southern still on board Boeing's Dreamliner

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... doubt," a China Southern executive said. "For now, we don't have plans to do so." The Guangzhou-based carrier ordered 10 B787-8s, with the first plane expected to be delivered ... plane until the end of 2015. Hong Kong Airlines, which is controlled by the HNA Group, signed a memorandum of understanding for an option to buy up to 35 B787-9s but the carrier has ...

  3. Business - Economy - INDUSTRY OUTLOOK

    Headwinds, high rent and new ground

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Home-grown carrier Cathay Pacific Airways did not escape unscathed last year, and is banking on higher cargo demand for a better 2013. Its recovery from likely margin losses in 2012 will depend ... of the 'dash 8' is 25 tonnes more than the old aircraft, capacity will slightly increase," Rhodes said. Prospects for mainland carriers are somewhat rosier. After the 18th Communist Party ...

  4. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Electronic turbulence: airlines and social media

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Carriers have overlooked a cost-effective way to promote themselves by responding to tweets promptly and effectively, says industry expert Disruptions to airline schedules can now be instantly relayed through social media sites, confronting carriers with real-time feedback that could either harm or burnish their image depending on how they respond. "Chaos at J'burg. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - BUSINESS

    Hongkong Post handles record 103 million mail items

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... and October, more than 103 million items were sent by mail, up from 91.7 million in the same period last year. "It seems the increase is mainly bulk airmail and registered mail, likely from ... processing. Local mail is sorted by three-letter codes before being dispatched. Letters with no stamps, such as bulk mail in pre-bought envelopes, are fed through another machine that automatically ...

  6. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Qantas gets approval for Emirates alliance

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... largest carrier, has won provisional approval from the nation's antitrust regulator to cooperate with Emirates on services as it seeks to turn around unprofitable international operations. The agreement should be permitted for five years, rather than the 10 sought by the carriers, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, or ACCC, said in a statement yesterday. Sydney-based ...

  7. Business - China Business - CARGO

    Coscol looks abroad for new members of shipping pool

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... including general cargo ships and vehicle carriers, in addition to the submersible ships. He added the pool was formed to "mitigate price cutting competition in the heavy lift ...

  8. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Qantas revamps services to woo corporate travellers

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Sydney Australian carrier plans earlier arrivals for flights to HK and Singapore Qantas revamps servicesto woo corporate travellers Qantas Airways, seeking to end losses ... before 7.35pm, too late for business meetings or to catch many regional connections. The carrier would announce the changes to its Asian schedules next month, Hickey said. Those changes would ...

  9. Business - China Business - COMMUNICATIONS

    China Mobile to branch into internet business

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... said. He said the carrier had also set up a base in Guangzhou to develop internet products, with other bases around the country. It has been reported that the China Mobile internet company ...

  10. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Turkish Airlines seeks to create hub serving Asia and Europe

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... and Europe. Helped by proactive government policies and the country's location midway between the two major markets, the carrier has embarked on an expansion programme to grow its fleet to 375 ... carriers," Kotil said. "The hubs in Europe are becoming less and less important." The centre of gravity for air traffic had been steadily shifting from the West to East over the past three ...




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