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  1. Companies spread wings

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... From Central and Causeway Bay to Chai Wan, a company's location is of paramount importance to its business. 'The location of a company's peer group and client base has ... networks and the Airport Express link, and the quality and range of accommodation available,' Barnes says. Driven by a lack of space and high rents in Central, financial companies have spread ...

  2. HK listing for water company

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... treatment and supply companies: Asia Water, General Water of China and United Runtong Water. The three have a combined daily handling capacity of 7 million to 7.5 million tonnes, and Zhou said he expected the capacity would grow to 8.5 million tonnes by the end of next year to make SIH one of China's three largest water companies. SIH aims to boost the total capacity to up to 10 ...

  3. We must encourage more for-profit companies to run social businesses

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as charities. We should encourage more for-profit companies to run social businesses to ensure that people with business skills can build and grow the enterprises on a sustainable basis. Third, many ... social issues are as relevant to other segments of society as to the underprivileged. The November issue of the Harvard Business Review carried a feature on great companies that 'create ...

  4. Mainlanders lead expat hires by local companies

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a notably high demand for senior talent, with several industries reporting significant shortages of suitable candidates. 'The candidate profile that companies are looking for tends to be one ... a potential brain drain may be well-placed- for now, at least. 'Companies need not be too worried, given that Hong Kong candidates are not overly interested in being posted overseas,' he ...

  5. Guangdong tries to back Hong Kong companies

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is on the rise,' he said. 'Companies are also facing difficulties in hiring workers and organising electricity, land and finance.' The central government is keen to ensure that small ... may not toe the line from above.' He said it had never been a smooth ride in the 10 years his company had been in operation on the mainland. 'At the moment, my headaches include ...

  6. Companies among the owners of fatal blaze flats

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu and Paggie Leung Ten of the flats in buildings affected by yesterday's fatal fire in Mong Kok are owned by companies or investors, drawn to the lucrative rents offered by older buildings. Land registry data revealed that 10 of the 48 units in the six buildings in Fa Yuen Street are held by private companies while an individual owner, Wan Chi-fong, owns two flats ...

  7. Energy company seeks 6b yuan from share sale

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... projects of Huadian, as well as some coal-fired and hydropower plants in Fujian province. Huadian is one of five central government-owned national power generation groups. The company plans ... The company also has 37.7MW of solar projects and 25MW of biomass projects. Huadian Fuxin plans to spend 1.57 billion yuan on 21 wind power projects and 181 million yuan on four solar projects ...

  8. Companies hope for share of LNG investment boom

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com China could see a surge in its use of liquefied natural gas, one that will require a massive investment in new terminals and gas-carrying ships to import the energy source. Pointing to the growth of LNG, Chen Qiang, pres ...

  9. Convincing companies to make a difference

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a difference to thought leaders in the private sector.' Founded in 2004, the group works with companies on issues such as diversity and inclusion, work-life balance and helps with their corporate ... was knocking on doors and asking companies to become members. There was almost no baseline understanding of responsible business,' says Mahtani, who succeeded in convincing companies that being ...

  10. Holding companies add to majority shareholders' control, but subtract value

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Khor Un Hun moneypost@scmp.com Holding companies are used to hold the different businesses owned by a common controlling shareholder. These structures have a legitimate use but can also be used as a tool to deprive minority shareholders of control and, ultimately, money. Holding companies give controlling shareholders levels of control that are disproportionate to the size ...




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