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  1. Private eye steers the gullible around the cons that blind new investors

    Posted Sep 15th 2003, 12:00am by Andrew Dembina

    ... and are surprised when no one is interested. 'And some assume that the people they're going to do business with are honest; they don't carry out even the most basic background checks. And then they're shocked when business partners run off with their money.' The services the Briton's company offers are all founded on common sense: a studied look at the target market combined ...

  2. BOCHK knew of Chau risk

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... of occasions about his concerns', but Mr Liu endorsed the loan on April 23 last year. Former chairman Liu Mingkang did bring up the concern of potential conflict between the heads of business generation and risk management, but Mr Liu decided 'not to implement the chairman's proposals'. In his anxiety to capture business for the bank, Mr Or exposed BOCHK to credit risk ...

  3. Netease chief tops Forbes rich list

    Posted Oct 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are seeing the development of a new type of wealth, the Chinese high technology sector, including the internet,' he said. The total wealth of the top 100 on the list rose to US$22 billion from ...

  4. Shui On plans three mainland cement acquisitions

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Shui On Construction and Materials plans to acquire three mainland cement plants this year to boost its revenues after announcing a $47.1 million net loss for the year to March 31. Chairman Vincent Lo expects the first acquisition of a loss-making cement ...

  5. The real worth of state-owned assets

    Posted Sep 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... profits last year from rising oil prices), China Inc is at best a break-even business. And bear in mind that these profitability numbers were generated by the Chinese government's own, ... How much are the Chinese government's state-owned assets worth? Quite a lot, if you believe the official numbers. But poke deeply into those numbers and, as usual ...

  6. Lessons learned improve outlook

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by David Evans

    ... of the business and the management team,' he said. 'All of us are looking to back quality people, running businesses that have the ability to grow and create value. There were some dotcom deals ... Chinese enterprise. Investors have begun to realise this and Chinese companies are beginning to catch on. 'Chinese chief executives understand that there is a physical limitation in terms ...

  7. Yeoh joins Kiehls for a good cause

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... ACTION STAR Michelle Yeoh joined forces with skincare brand Kiehls to raise money for her favourite charity, Aids Concern. Thirty per cent of the sales from her favourite products was set aside for a three-month period, raising $100,000 for the non-profit ...

  8. Brewer holds talks on stake sale

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Winston Yau Guangdong Brewery Holdings is in talks to sell a 21 per cent stake to one of the world's top five breweries, marking the latest attempt by an international brewer to break into the mainland's highly competitive beer market. The Guang ...

  9. Appliance retailer targets HK

    Posted Sep 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland's largest home-appliance retail chain will make its first foray into Hong Kong in November and aims to grab a 30 per cent market share in three years. Gome Home Appliance, known for its aggressive pricing, will open its first Hong Kong retail outlet, with an area of 270,000 square feet, in the busy retail hub of Mongkok. The company is taking advantage ...

  10. How private firms are their own worst enemies

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... businesses, property investments, and to the extent permitted by China's rigid laws, financial services. In part, this arises because Chinese businesspeople 'are more interested in making ... a cultural bias in favour of finance and against manufacturing. 'It's common in Chinese business today to say that the first stage is providing products, the second stage is providing ...




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