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  1. Designated Drivers: How China Plans to Dominate the Global Auto Industry

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... beginner's guide to the mainland's car industry, and a flashing warning light to investors- that Beijing's political influences could stifle the sector's global ambitions. Designated ... for their promotion appraisals every five years. As a result, many SOEs stuck to the revenue-earning, job-creating assembly of foreign-branded cars instead of emulating Japanese and South Korean ...

  2. Manufacturing shrinks, with PMI at 7-month low

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com The country's manufacturing activity further deteriorated this month, prompting analysts to believe the government will launch stimulatory measures, such as fast-tracking investment projects. The HSBC Flash China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to a seven-month low of 48.1, based on data collected from June 11 to 19. The HSBC China ...

  3. Pressure on Beijing amid manufacturing slowdown

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com The mainland's manufacturing sector is likely to grow at its slowest pace in 32 months, putting pressure on Beijing to ease tightening measures. ... in November's flash PMI arose largely from sluggish demand in domestic and external markets. Manufacturing input and output prices fell faster than expected and contracted for the first time since ...

  4. Supply of qualified staff stretched to limit as manufacturing booms

    Posted Jul 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... manufacturing boom on the mainland, demand for merchandisers is likely to far exceed supply. 'The [merchandising field] is still expanding. Most companies have vacancies,' said Chan ... With the demolition of the quota system next year, many manufacturers will probably expand their sites. 'This, in turn, means more jobs for merchandisers,' Mr Chan said. Manufacturing businesses ...

  5. Events diary

    Posted Feb 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today, HK: Volkswagen 2006 Manufactured Display Car Show (until tomorrow). Elizabeth House. Monday, February 12, HK: Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce seminar: 'Maritime, ... next challenge: In search of a new economic and social model'. JW Marriott Hotel. Friday, March 2, HK: HKPC seminar on lean manufacturing. HKPC Building. ...

  6. 10 held for smuggling stolen cars out of HK

    Posted May 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee and Simpson Cheung Hong Kong organised crime detectives are probing a possible link with the Mongolian underworld after they broke up a car-smuggling gang in Tuen Mun yesterday and arrested 10 people. A team of officers from the force's organised crime and triad bureau swooped on the gang in Lung Kwu Tan as they loaded two stolen luxury Lexus cars worth nearly HK$1 ...

  7. Carmakers yet to feel full impact of Japan crisis

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... stocks. 'It takes about 20 to 40 days for the sea shipping to arrive in China... Until a while ago, they [Chinese vehicle manufacturers] still received the shipments which departed from ... Japan's deadly earthquake took place on March 11, six weeks ago. Almost one-fifth of passenger sedan vehicles sold in China last year came from Japanese manufacturers, including joint-venture ...

  8. Got the car but where to park?

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... William Wadsworth Affordable credit and a strong economy fuelled a splurge on wheels and property in Hong Kong last year, with 41,240 new registrations for private cars- 31,828, of which were new. By February this year, there were 452,159 registered private cars, the Transport Department says. Despite increases to first registration taxes, such demand raises questions ...

  9. Talking points

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and a second contraction means it will be back in recession, although economists say it may just squeak through with 0.2 per cent growth. Beijing ministry reports on manufacturing, IT The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology' chief engineer, Zhu Hongren, briefs media on performance of the mainland's manufacturing, IT and communications industries. The ministry recently ...

  10. Not much sympathy for the unfairer sex

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in a rapidly changing world. That makes it more difficult to keep the fairer sex under our thumb. We did all right in the old days when Hong Kong was a manufacturing town. But the shift to a service ... know how to check their own anatomy for early symptoms. Most men still know more about the inside of our cars and computers than our own vital organs. The EOC report makes me feel neglected ...




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