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  1. Technical skills and diplomacy are all part of the day's work

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer IN A TYPICAL fire engineering project, technical skills and diplomacy are equally important. You have to comply with the architectural design, the client's brief and all the requirements of the Fire Safety Committee. 'We always take a safety-first approach,' said Paul Chan, director of Wong & Ouyang (Building Services). 'However, you have to be patient ...

  2. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Dell looks beyond the big Chinese cities for PC push

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Ralph Jennings

    ... the big mainland cities for PC push Dell, one of the top names in personal computers, is planning an aggressive expansion in smaller Chinese cities as the market grows despite a global trend ... systems. Smaller Chinese cities show the most promise for consumer technology, moving the market away from the big centres such as Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, market research has found. ...

  3. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple in drive against excessive overtime at Chinese factories

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Technology giant expands tracking of working hours to cover more than one million staff employed in its production supply chain Apple widens watch on mainland overtime Apple, the world's biggest technology company, has ...

  4. Business - Companies

    Lenovo bid for BlackBerry could collapse under pressure

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 03:45pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing Lenovo is considering bidding for struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry, but the devil is in the details Lenovo is wading into the BlackBerry jam. The Chinese ... a state-owned company, but Blackberry’s popularity among the business and political elite – including President Obama – would be unlikely to survive a Chinese takeover. Regulators may even demand ...

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    Chinese banks must tap growing online market

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says e-banking can be a competitive tool, provided regulatory issues are addressed Chinese banks need to click with the growing number of online consumers ... is the US, followed by Britain and Japan, with growth rates of roughly 10 to 15 per cent a year. However, with China's e-commerce sales more than doubling in 2011, the Chinese electronic ...

  6. Business - Commodities - TECHNOLOGY

    Chinese mobile phone makers boost sales amid industry slowdown

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Chinese manufacturers report steady sales despite a 2.3pc industry decline worldwide Cellphone firms defy global trend Chinese mobile phone manufacturers ZTE, Huawei Device and TCL Communication Technology posted steady global sales in the three months ended June 30, despite an industry-wide slowdown for the second consecutive quarter. Market ...

  7. Apple sweetens features for Chinese consumers

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez in San Francisco bien.perez@scmp.com Apple's sales in China could be poised for sharper growth this year after the technology giant unveiled new features for Chinese users ... States. 'Apple's focus on innovating uniquely for China is going to serve them well and build trust with Chinese consumers,' Ben Bajarin, from US technology consultancy Creative ...

  8. Chinese solar firms hit by US duties

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Chinese makers of solar power equipment saws their share prices tumble after Washington imposed tough new duties on panel parts exported to the US. The decision ... nations. The US Department of Commerce said its investigation has found that Chinese firms sold solar cells and panels in the US at less than fair value. It slapped a preliminary duty of around ...

  9. No Google Music for Chinese online fans

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Smartphone users in China, already excluded from Apple's iTunes music service, have also been denied access to songs from Google's newly launched online music service. Consumers on the mainland, Hong Kong, Macau an ...

  10. Business - Money - TECHNOLOGY

    China's LCD maker BOE plans US$7.5b offering to expand production

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 07:11pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai The world’s fifth-largest LCD panel maker, BOE Technology, said on Thursday it planned to raise 46 billion yuan (HK$356.84 billion) in the biggest Chinese equity offering this year. The funds will be used in the construction of high-generation panel production lines and the acquisition of shares in an existing joint venture called BOE Display Technology. ...




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