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  1. Business - Money

    US stocks can still climb higher: analysts

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 10:34am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The combination of record low interest rates and slow but steady growth mean US markets can still power higher, even after the Dow punched its way to an all-time high, analysts said. But with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up nine per cent over the first 10 weeks of the year, few doubt there is room to pause- though Wednesday’s action showed ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. The goods

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... P. Ramakrishnan Men in black Indian designer Ashish Gupta has made the leap from New Delhi's catwalks to global sartorial stardom. For a distinctly non-Bollywood look, he has bled the colours out of his autumn-winter line and adopted a grungy British ...

  4. I.T. doesn't have all the answers

    Posted Sep 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com The IBM supercomputer that trounced two human champions in the quiz show Jeopardy! this year raised the spectre of computers outwitting humans in some fields. But that day might still be very far away, one of the computer� ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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) ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Intensive course helps graduates choose a career

    Posted May 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the kind of profession or industry they should join,' said Polly Cho, the director of human resources at Pfizer's Hong Kong offices. After completing the course, participants should have ...

  10. Give us more time to beat piracy, urges official

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... A top mainland intellectual property rights official yesterday appealed to business leaders attending the Fortune Global Forum to give the country more time to work on improving protection of brands and copyright. State Intellectual Property Office commis ...




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