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  1. Portugal sells stake in electricity company to China

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com The cash-strapped Portuguese government has made another sale of a key state asset to a mainland state company in the energy sector, to help finance its budget deficit and finance future expansion of its biggest energy distribution firm. The strategic alliance stemming from the sale will give China easier access to some former Portuguese colonies ...

  2. U.K. bribes law a headache for HK companies

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Britain's new Bribery Act is causing extra work, Hong Kong companies with business ties to the UK say. Banks, fund houses, trading companies and manufacturers are among the thousands of Hong Kong companies who have spent precious manhours training staff and upgrading in-house procedures over the past six months to ensure compliance with the law, ...

  3. Economic crime plagues 26pc of HK companies

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu One out of four Hong Kong companies and 33 per cent of companies investing in the mainland suffered losses from fraud or other economic crimes in the past two years, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The fourth biennial PwC survey polled 5,400 companies around the world, including 100 Hong Kong-listed firms. Twenty-six per cent of Hong Kong respondents ...

  4. Guangdong companies profitable, survey shows

    Posted Mar 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou A survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in Guangdong of companies in southern China found companies are profitable or expect to be profitable within three years, and that proximity to Hong Kong is an important reason for their location. In the annual survey of 364 American, foreign-invested and local companies, almost all the respondents said ...

  5. 30pc increase in companies registering in HK in 2004

    Posted Feb 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT In a further sign the economy is recovering, the number of new companies registering in Hong Kong jumped by 30 per cent in 2004, the Companies Registry revealed on Wednesday. Its annual statistics showed there were 65,558 new local companies registered during 2004- a 30.99 per cent increase compared with 50,049 in 2003. The number of new overseas companies which ...

  6. Easier path to HK for mainland companies

    Posted Sep 12th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... based on commercial considerations,' Mr Tsang said. 'We have noticed increased interest from mainland companies in using Hong Kong as a springboard to overseas markets.' He said ... investment projects brought $2.5 billion and 2,450 jobs to the local economy last year, of which 12 per cent were linked to the mainland. Under the policy, Hong Kong will assist mainland companies ...

  7. Trouble in pipeline from Mideast unrest

    Posted Feb 08th 2011, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty With benchmark Brent crude oil hovering at around US$100 a barrel and Malaysia's Tapis, Nigeria's Bonny Light and most of the world's marker crude prices reaching triple digits, oil market specialists are beginning to ask whe ...

  8. Panama takes shape as jewel of Latin America

    Posted Jun 16th 2010, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... links the East and West. Panama City is Central America's most cosmopolitan capital city and a bustling business hub. Panama is the second-largest registrant for offshore companies, after ... of the nation's tapestry. However, these risks have not deterred international real estate companies such as The Trump Organisation, which is building the Trump Ocean Club, a 70-storey, sail-shaped ...

  9. How firms gain from women directors

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu White Collar has always supported listed companies appointing more women to their boards. Now, a Credit Suisse study has shown that companies with more women directors can achieve higher profits. The Credit Suisse Research Institute studied 2,400 companies in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America, including 93 in Hong Kong, from 2005 to last year. ...

  10. 'Gateway to Africa' looks East

    Posted Mar 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... five years,' Mahmoud Mohieldin, Egypt's minister of investment, said. 'Chinese companies have increasingly turned to Egypt for opportunities in our well-developed local market as a launch pad into Africa and as a strategic location for the rest of the Middle East as well as for Europe.' There were 1,022 Chinese companies doing business in Egypt, representing total ...




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