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  1. Dow Jones Ind Average

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... US stocks are set for a sideways move this week after hitting year-plus highs during the past five trading days. For the week the S&P 500 gained 0.2 per cent to 1,053.21, the Dow added 0.1 per cent to 9,809.79 and the Nasdaq climbed 2 per cent to 1,970.74. ...

  2. Dow Jones Ind Average

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Dow Jones industrials rose 1.4 per cent over the week to close at 9,321,69 on Friday while the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite gained 3.5 per cent to close the week at 1,702.01. The broad market Standard and Poor's 500 index rose 1.3 per cent, closing at 990.67. Much of the focus centred on the blackout that struck the eastern United States and Canada. However, traders did ...

  3. Update

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hang Seng Index dipped 0.21 per cent, or 20.4 points, over the week to close at 9,636.81. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.9 per cent higher, or 81.126 points, at 9,070.21 on Thursday before Friday's holiday. Kenny Tang Sing-hing at Tung Tai Securities said the recent rally had been based on hopes for a second-half economic recovery. 'Players are now taking ...

  4. Values that can help shape the business model in a changing world

    Posted Sep 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Maney wrote the history of the science of information technology, a fascinating story of the emergence of the industry and the role of brilliant scientists and smart managers. In 1928, ... that idea and he set out to transform his business from simple tabulation in accounting to what became the computing industry. My favourite part is Steve Hamm's section on 'Reinventing ...

  5. Sihuan to reap fast profit from stake sale

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Sihuan Pharmaceutical Holdings, which counts billionaire George Soros as an investor, will sell a 50 per cent stake in a company it bought last month. It will make a profit of at least 250 million yuan (HK$321.4 million) ...

  6. Bio Beauty sells appeal of its own brands

    Posted Nov 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of working women and the growing popularity of grooming are driving the mainland's cosmetics and toiletry industry. Last year, the mainland's cosmetics and toiletry industry reached 95 ...

  7. Wal-Mart lays off hundreds of workers at purchasing centres

    Posted Nov 04th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee US retail giant Wal-Mart has begun mass layoffs of staff working at mainland purchasing centres, a move industry insiders say may be a prelude to the company moving the centres to lower-cost countries. One fired worker said mass sackings had occurred at the purchasing centres in Shenzhen, Shanghai, Putian and Dongguan, involving a total of more than 1,200 people, the 21st ...

  8. Spotlight sets sight on mainland

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng Spotlight, Australia's biggest home improvement retail chain, is seeking a mainland partner as it aims to open 40 stores over the next five years in the company's first significant expansion outside its home market. Spotlight, which o ...

  9. Rate rise unlikely to hurt equities

    Posted Apr 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the start of a US tightening cycle may pose to these markets,' he said in a report. But history showed the average performance of Korean and Taiwanese equities remained bullish after rate ... Citigroup also brushed off the rate concerns and suggested investors seek value in some mid and small-cap Hong Kong industrials. A recent research report from Citigroup showed it initiated coverage ...

  10. More freedom for investment

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... investment-approval powers. The commission oversees all major investments in the nation. The idea would expand the role of the private sector by listing specific industries where investments would be encouraged, allowed, limited or prohibited. It would also break up industry monopolies and eliminate local protectionism. It would establish a financial system to accommodate the needs of the private ...




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