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  1. Thriving smaller players boost IT spending

    Posted Aug 24th 2004, 12:00am by Shane Abrahams

    ... Shane Abrahams Small and medium-sized businesses are beginning to step up information technology spending as an improving economy encourages companies to invest. 'We're seeing increasing optimism in the market and among our customers as the leve ...

  2. Citigroup buys Taiwan lender for US$427m

    Posted Apr 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... consolidation in the industry and foreign lenders could expand their networks only through acquisitions, an analyst said. Citigroup, which made a pre-tax profit of NT$4.85 billion last year in Taiwan, ...

  3. Data with destiny

    Posted Apr 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... opportunities in Hong Kong's early information technology industry as the field opened up. There were huge profits to be made for pioneering computer companies such as IBM, which set up shop ... in Hong Kong swelled and helped establish the city as a strategic manufacturing and industrial centre for Asia. IBM's major clients came from the shipping and textile sectors. According ...

  4. Retail giants draw on shipping clout

    Posted Apr 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... more to ship Asian-made goods to the United States this year despite carrier claims that transport supply is at a premium on the Pacific, according to senior industry sources. With the new ... during peak seasons. Fierce competition for steel supply in China, where almost 85 per cent of the world's containers are made, has the industry's two biggest manufacturers limiting ...

  5. Career banker Chan quits Citigroup

    Posted Feb 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... said he was 'smart' and very committed to his work as well as to interest groups in the local financial service industry and to community service. Mr Chan, a Justice of the Peace, ...

  6. Citigroup tips 40pc property rise

    Posted Apr 11th 2004, 12:00am by Stephen Seawright

    ... Stephen Seawright Hong Kong property prices should rise by more than 40 per cent in the next one to two years, according to a new Citigroup report. 'The strong liquidity and momentum should propel housing prices back to 1994 levels- a 100 per cent ri ...

  7. IBM seeks to cash in US$127m from Lenovo stake sale

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Jeff Pao and Carol Chan IBM Corp is selling a 3.5 per cent stake in Lenovo Group, the world's third-largest personal computer maker, raising as much as US$127 million, according to sources. IBM yesterday offered 300 million Lenovo shares at HK$3.20 t ...

  8. ExxonMobil pays out over faulty pump

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun ExxonMobil will pay out up to HK$18,000 in compensation to customers who paid too much for their fuel because of a faulty petrol pump. The company yesterday said it would give cash or coupons to the value of HK$50 to those who were overcharged ...

  9. Right place at the right time

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... officer for Singapore, she selflessly credits her success to the positive and supportive environment in which she operates. 'I can't think of [another] industry that allows you to have ... that are the differentiators in this industry,' she said. When necessary, though, she has made herself an unwavering and steadfast champion of women and still hopes to see many more assuming similarly senior ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... praying mantle China Life's share allotment foulup left bankers and stock exchange officials bleary eyed for yesterday's grand market debut in Hong Kong. All eyes were on exchange chief executive Paul Chow Man-yiu and Citigroup investment banker ...




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