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  1. At the peak of the business cycle, the only way is down

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Few industries are as cyclical as the container shipping sector, and China Cosco is coming to market at the very top of its business cycle. That will not unduly trouble the management of China's largest shipping company. According to bankers close to the deal, the institutional tranche of Cosco's initial public offering was fully covered by the end of business ...

  2. Moulin ran phantom businesses, probe finds

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... Moulin Global Eyecare Holdings was conducting phantom business on a large scale, with dummy customers, suppliers and sales, according to sources close to an investigation into the company. 'Was there really a profitable business there in the first place?' said one source, following an initial probe into the company's accounts. Moulin is in the hands of provisional ...

  3. Business digest

    Posted Apr 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... later in the decade. Meanwhile, Commonwealth Bank announced the acquisition of rival Macquarie Bank's mortgage broking business in Shanghai. Macquarie Securitisation Shanghai would ...


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

    ... division multiple access) handset business this year. The move could help the Finnish giant consolidate its position as the world's largest mobile handset supplier and build its small presence ... They said the goal was to make its CDMA business as competitive as its GSM operations, especially against more aggressive players such as Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics. 'We expect ...

  5. Business digest

    Posted May 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong Broadband (HKBN) has stepped up its battle against PCCW, this time targeting the dominant carrier's broadband business. HKBN yesterday said it would provide broadband services to PCCW ... in output and new orders. It was the fourth consecutive month-on-month increase. Business activity, a measure of output, rose at its fastest rate for 10 months as one-in-three firms registered ...

  6. Business call

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Samsung Electronics, as much a shrewd marketer as an adroit evaluator of design, has released a premium, clamshell mobile phone geared for business professionals- the Anycall E618. But instead of aiming the product at both sexes, Samsung has chosen to play up the black E618's 'masculine appearance'. Sporting a thin and light design, the phone measures ...

  7. Business Digest

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China shipping set to buy four suezmax tankers State-owned China Shipping Group's dedicated oil transport arm is close to announcing a US$290 million deal for four Suezmax crude tankers from mainland yard Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry. The deal w ...

  8. Cosco deal with devil shows business can make strange bedfellows

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling They say politics makes strange bedfellows. If this week's deal between the mainland's two biggest port operators is anything to go by, the same can be said for business. Immersed in a blue-chip battle for mainland port supremacy for the past decade, China Merchants (Holdings) International and Cosco Pacific are intense rivals right down ...

  9. Oracle gets down to business of ruling the world

    Posted Dec 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... have well summed up the future for the enterprise information technology market: 'Nothing ever lasts forever. Everybody wants to rule the world.' On Monday, business ... mergers and acquisitions in the enterprise information-technology sector, where business-automation software suppliers SAP, Oracle, IBM and Microsoft Corp dominate the landscape. Making strategic ...

  10. Business digest

    Posted Feb 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stake in Shanghai Holdfast Science & Technology. Nippon Asia used to be active in the natural-gas business- under the name of China City Natural Gas- but since September last year has ...




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