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  1. Car parts giant bets on Asia as global industry goes east

    Posted Jan 24th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... 'The automotive centre of gravity is moving east. By 2010, 40 per cent of new cars in the world will be made in Asia including Australia and 50 per cent by 2015,' he said. 'There ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai One of the world's biggest automotive suppliers yesterday opened its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Shanghai and forecast that Asia would account for half ...

  2. Bank of East Asia profit soars 32.3pc

    Posted Aug 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Higher interest income and mainland expansion lift earnings Bank of East Asia, the city's fifth-largest bank, posted a 32.3 per cent jump in profit for the first half, ... sectors and to diversify from Hong Kong's competitive loan markets. Bank of East Asia now runs 27 outlets on the mainland including branches in key cities such as Shanghai, Shenzhen, Xiamen ...

  3. Asia must play role in East Timor's future

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... East Timor is in an isolated part of Asia, but that is no reason for the region to forget that the young nation exists. With political and ethnic turmoil and gang violence threatening ... of those operations and gradually, international interest has waned. Therein lies the root of East Timor's woes: having to fend for itself despite being Asia's newest, yet poorest, ...

  4. Bank of East Asia on the mainland acquisition trail

    Posted Aug 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Bank of East Asia, Hong Kong's fifth-largest bank, has mapped out a long-term business strategy by which its aims to boost its mainland returns by 40 per cent and its ... sights set on expanding overseas, everywhere from Southeast Asia to the United States and Europe through equity investment or co-operation with local strategic partners. 'Our strategy ...

  5. N Korean shadow to haunt East Asia talks

    Posted Dec 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is on for a more robust and meaningful response from next week's fledgling East Asia Summit in the Philippines. An absent North Korea is once again expected to weigh heavily on the summit, at which ... such a meeting has been held to forge a greater sense of an East Asia community along the lines of European or North American blocs, fostering greater economic, social and security ties and integration. ...

  6. Asia can help East Timor stand on its own two feet

    Posted Jul 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jose Ramos Horta's first task as the new prime minister of troubled and isolated East Timor is to guide Asia's newest nation towards a fresh start. Political and ethnic turmoil ... fight in exile to free East Timor from Indonesian occupation. Now he faces an even greater battle- to pave the way for national reconciliation ahead of elections due next year and rekindle ...

  7. Suspect was seeking work in East Asia, resume shows

    Posted Aug 18th 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford The suspect in the killing of JonBenet Ramsey posted his resume on the website of an agency that claims to place teachers in posts in China, South Korea and Japan. On the site, www.job4teacher.com/Candidates/Candidates.html, John Mark Karr claims to have travelled extensively. In Asia, he says he has visited Sydney, Singapore, South Korea and Osaka. In South ...

  8. The Middle East's parade of sorrows

    Posted Jul 31st 2006, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring The west is very good at accusing Japan of forgetting unsavoury history. But nothing beats the west for forgetfulness when it comes to the history of the Middle East over ... interests and prejudices. The latest example comes from US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, with her statement that the latest war represents the 'birth pangs of a new Middle East ...

  9. BEA keen to extend reach in Southeast Asia

    Posted Apr 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan The Bank of East Asia has its sights on expanding in Southeast Asia either through equity investment or co-operation with local lenders, according to chairman and chief executive, David Li Kwok-po. Speaking after the bank's annual general meeting yesterday, Mr Li said BEA also remained keen to invest in the mainland and had been talking to a number of banks ...

  10. Asian initiative will benefit east and west

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... currency bonds. The initiative has a self-serving objective: Asia's big savers are supporting America's big spenders by buying US short-term debt paper. America's big investors are then recycling this money into taking stakes in Asia's long-term economic future. If there were deep and liquid regional currency bonds, Asian issuers could tap Asian savings and put that money ...




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