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  1. Business - Companies - THE INTERVIEW

    Turnaround grandmaster

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 01:09am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... awash in red ink. The doubts over Mulally only grew by January 2007 when Ford reported a loss of US$12.7 billion for 2006. That was a hard blow to take after the company remortgaged its assets- ... and company founder Henry Ford, was adamant about Mulally's leadership. He pointed out that Mulally, who had previously served as chief executive at the commercial airplanes division of aviation ...

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    Civil engineer Simon Wong built a small family restaurant business into a HK$1 billion company

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 11:48am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... sees managers hunger for more Simon Wong Kit-lung is an executive director of restaurant management firm LHGroup. Under his management, the company has grown to 30 restaurants, including Banqueting House and Gyu-Kaku, and has more than HK$1 billion in annual turnover. Wong is the son of one of the company's founders. Below are excerpts from his interview with the South China ...

  3. Business - Companies - THE INTERVIEW

    How to cope with labour unrest in a turbulent region

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 12:53am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... that Southeast Asia offers not just low wages and lax regulations, but also political unpredictability and an increasingly activist workforce. Companies are well advised to do a full assessment ... chain is suddenly cut. The cost to a company’s bottom line and reputation when things go wrong can be high. In April, Chinese workers at Hong Kong-listed Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings left ...

  4. Business - Companies - THE INTERVIEW

    Taking Booz on board

    Posted May 09th 2014, 10:18am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... strategic consulting arm- which advises big companies on business and financing strategies. It basically doubled PwC's strategic consulting operations in Asia. The idea is that the strengths ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - THE INTERVIEW

    Sun Hung Kai Financial boss focuses on wealth management and DIY trading

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 02:15pm by KANIS LI

    ... to brokerage chief It is never easy switching to a new business and leaving behind the comfort of a familiar company and an industry you know well. But William Leung Wing-cheung took the plunge and, ... other choices did I have? They included a property development company, a bank and a real estate company.   How did you adapt to the new environment from the previous one where you worked for so ...

  6. Business - Companies - THE INTERVIEW

    Data hosting company follows the cloud

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Rackspace is on a mission to expand its data hosting services in Asia. Lew Moorman and Mark Randall explain their company strategy Ahead in the cloud but feet on the ground Rackspace Hosting has a fairly simple modus operandi: it leases space in data centres to host and help manage company websites and applications, such as e-mail. Founded ...

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    An accidental career in beauty

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:52am by TIFFANY AP

    ... of his own company, LuxAsia, he oversees the Asian distribution of more than 100 of the most prestigious beauty and fragrance brands, including Burberry, Guerlain and Escada. Chong has also ... repositioning the company from a distributor to a market maker, the rising appeal of niche brands for Asian consumers and his ambitions to merge with or acquire other businesses.   How did you find ...

  8. Business - Companies - THE INTERVIEW

    Furla weaves China dream amid affordable luxury boom

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 12:39am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... trends there since 1996, says the company's partnership with the Fung Group, the private investment arm of Li & Fung, is a "perfect combination". "They have the know-how ... company's online marketing strategy? Social media and the internet have become an amazing tool for consumers. Chinese shoppers are using their smartphones, and when they come to our shops in Europe ...

  9. Business - Companies - THE INTERVIEW

    Mall boss makes space for big ideas

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 01:21am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Innovation is key for SHKP's Maureen Fung, who has taken the firm's midnight mall concept to Shanghai, where it is building up its portfolio Mall boss makes space for big ideas As general manager of Sun Hung Kai Proper ...

  10. Business - Companies - THE INTERVIEW

    Ex-Panasonic chief schools Chinese firms on cracking tough US market

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 01:38pm by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Iwatani. Chinese companies are grappling with precisely that dilemma might do well to heed his advice. The former chief executive of Panasonic North and South America has three key messages: offer ... camcorders. He argued that point for two years. His gripes will be familiar to many overseas executives struggling with the dual challenges of managing a company in a foreign land while fending off ...




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