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  1. Going dotty ...

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

    ... 1 George Nelson-inspired Marshmallow steel and leather miniature sofa, $3,999, by Vitra Design Museum at Aluminium (Capitol Plaza, 2 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, tel: 2546 5904; www.hk-aluminium.com ). 2 Silmu cotton fabric, $299 a metre (145cm wide), by F ...

  2. Europe joins US in calling on China to revalue yuan

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

    ... in the European and world economy as a result of competition from emerging economies. 'I'm really afraid of a possible protectionist wave in Europe,' he said. He welcomed the Chinese ...

  3. Ray of economic sunshine glimpsed through gloom

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... of the economy are showing strong resilience. The Alpine state's economy appeared to stall in the second quarter of the year after contracting in the first, according to Swiss National Bank (SNB) ... and boost the nation's economy. To stress its commitment to maintaining currency stability, the bank has announced it will buy foreign currencies if necessary. The Swiss franc rose 6 per cent ...

  4. Wu Yi asks Europe to make room for China

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the challenges ahead'. While she did not mention recent global criticism that the mainland was keeping the yuan artificially low, her plea for inter-regional co-operation between Europe and Asia was, in effect, a plea for more understanding. 'At a time when the world economy is facing many challenges - especially the recent Iraq war, the Sars crisis, the volatility of the US ...

  5. Europe sees need for monopolies regulator

    Posted Nov 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrew K. Collier in Beijing The senior minister in charge of Europe's competition policy has urged mainland policymakers to set up a commission under the State Council to be responsible for preventing monopolies and other abuses of the market economy. European Commissioner Mario Monti yesterday met Vice-Minister of Commerce Yu Guangzhou and is scheduled to see ...

  6. Europe upbeat on HK's outlook, says Tung

    Posted Nov 14th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... confident about Hong Kong's economic recovery. He had told British and French political leaders and leading businessmen from the industrial and financial sector that Hong Kong's economy ...

  7. Trip to Europe gives Tung a chance to shine

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

    ... administration- in a far more positive light. He will go armed with evidence of a rebound in the economy and a host of measures speeding Hong Kong's integration with the mainland. A trip of this kind ... have become more limited. His last such trip to Europe was in 2000, and since 1999 he has tended to restrict himself to a single visit to the west each year. The chief executive may feel ...

  8. The real reason why all the talent ends up in Europe

    Posted Dec 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... but it's much more than that. Most of these players go because their local economies are in shambles and because their domestic leagues are an absolute joke. It's not Europe's fault ... for rich clubs in Europe to send scouts shopping in Africa, South America and Asia to 'buy' the most promising players there,' Blatter wrote in The Financial Times. 'This leaves ...

  9. Budding bards

    Posted Dec 04th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow Budding poets will gather tonight for what will be the last of Petticoat Lane's annual poetry nights before the venue closes at the end of this month. Hosted by Nisha Parmanand (who also organised last year's night), this year's ...

  10. Upgrades and downgrades

    Posted Oct 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that even if there is a strong cyclical recovery in the Hong Kong economy next year, bank sector share prices have already factored in most of the upside,' analysts Alistair Scarff, Keith ... reiterated its 'overweight' call on the retailer but has also raised its earnings forecast in response to the firm's strong earnings growth in Europe. Analyst Stephen McKeever has ...




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