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  1. Dongfeng to invest 30b yuan in growth

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and research and development capacity to meet booming demand in the world's largest car market. Dongfeng plans to launch 14 new passenger-car models and three new series of trucks and buses ... year to a record 10.98 billion yuan on rapid growth of sales of passenger cars and commercial trucks, the company said. The profit figure was about 3 per cent short of the 11.27 billion yuan ...

  2. Small wonder

    Posted Oct 11th 2008, 12:00am by Calum Gordon

    ... While Fiat tapped into the cutesy appeal of its 1950s original to rejuvenate its city car, BMW set about recreating a car that was originally driven by only a handful of people. The Mini JCW ... attached to the Cooper name, BMW took the prudent step of acquiring independent tuner the Cooper Car Company in 2006 and establishing a dedicated tuning division for future Mini projects. Unlike ...

  3. Manufacturers cut costs to weather the storm

    Posted Mar 28th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng In more than 30 years as a toy manufacturer and exporter Samson Chan Ming-yiu has survived a few oil crises, but nothing quite as trying as the present one. 'Oil prices spiked in the 1970s but we only suffered for a short while. Our margins were also not that tight back then,' the chairman and chief executive of Manley Toys said. 'We have been ...

  4. Liquidators appointed at Norstar amid slump, soured forex trades

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So, Kandy Wong

    ... Charlotte So and Kandy Wong Norstar Founders Group, one of the world's largest car component manufacturers, was forced to liquidate amid the downturn in demand for cars ... in a statement. The Beijing-based company, which supplies car parts to major carmakers such as state-backed Beijing Automotive Industry Corp, employs 2,300 staff. The Hong Kong-listed car component maker ...

  5. Japanese carmakers in China face damaging supply crunch

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... factory closures are prolonged. Shares in the mainland joint-venture partners of major Japanese car and truck manufacturers fell yesterday on fears that existing inventories of imported components from Japan could be run down in a matter of weeks. Production at nearly all of Japan's car plants and their supplier factories has been suspended since the quake struck last Friday, ...

  6. HK factories suffer from overseas turmoil

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Japan's earthquake and the Middle East turmoil have dealt yet another blow to Hong Kong manufacturers across the border, according to the Federation of Hong Kong Industries. Supplies of electronics, hi-tech components and car parts in Japan have been choked off by electricity rationing and damaged transport infrastructure after the earthquake and a subsequent ...

  7. Chery gears up for US roll-out

    Posted Apr 26th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... at the latest Italian sports cars and bulging American sport-utility vehicles (SUVs), foreign car executives nervously inspect the models that may one day put them out of business. Foreign brands account for most of the models at the show, which opened to the public on Friday, but the number of Chinese cars is growing and their stands are more glitzy. The nightmare for the big producers ...

  8. Jewwllery watches

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bejewelled with layers of gems and new levels of creativity, some watches cross the boundary between a device for telling the time and high jewellery. Many play with the concept of hide-and-seek with the dial. Here is a round-up of some of the latest mode ...

  9. Hopewell hopes for more cars on its roads

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Hopewell Highway Infrastructure, which saw underlying earnings increase 8 per cent in the year to June, expects rising car ownership on the mainland to offset fewer trucks ... export slump kept trucks off the road. Managing director Thomas Jefferson Wu said he was pinning his hopes on more smaller cars using the highway and the fact the Xintang-Dongguan section ...

  10. Where else in the world would a car owner want such a plate? Or a 'tsunami' dinner?

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... else in the world but Hong Kong would you get a licence like that?' he said. 'Perhaps the car owner was just being honest, or was that his English name? We didn't wait long ...




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