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  1. Apple eyes bigger bite of mainland education sector

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Apple's domestic expansion efforts have a long way to go, especially against the more established mainland personal computer suppliers. The United States-based maker of the iPod, iPhone ... Bien Perez Apple, a niche player in the mainland computer market, is eyeing a greater stake in the country's education sector while building up its domestic retail presence. ...

  2. Saving from the cradle for education

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Jane Parry

    ... at a university in the United States. Even locally, financing a three-year degree course in Hong Kong, including accommodation, living expenses and fees, will set you back more than $250,000. Moreover, ... can be used to invest for future education costs - mutual funds, insurance plans and unit-linked investments, which are a hybrid of the two. All have their own pros and cons. How suited ...

  3. Lai See

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... it going for 10 more years. Under the scheme, the Australian government matches Cheung Kong's contribution dollar for dollar, an arrangement the company believes to be unique in the education ...

  4. Carmakers surge on talk of extension to state support

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... from 9.38 million units last year. The mainland market was the only one to grow this year and has surpassed the United States' to become the world's biggest. Market watchers expect the US to reach sales of about 11.5 million units this year and do not expect a strong pick-up there until after next year. Analysts expect the growth rate on the mainland to decelerate next year ...

  5. Great Wall Motor to boost capacity

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hebei-based carmaker will boost annual production capacity by 38 per cent to 550,000 units when its 4.5 billion yuan (HK$5.33 billion) Tianjin plant comes online, expected to be before July, chairman Wei Jianjun said yesterday. Great Wall aims to sell around 500,000 SUVs, pickup trucks and sedans this year, an increase of 38 per cent from last year's record sales of 363,400 units ...

  6. Hong Kong's export growth revised to 12pc

    Posted Jun 18th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... chief economist Edward Leung Hoi-kwok said yesterday. The economic outlook in the United States and the European Union, Hong Kong's top two export markets, remained uncertain on the back ...

  7. HP, Oracle set pace with data unit

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to HP chief executive Mark Hurd, who joined Mr Ellison through video-conference for the launch at Oracle's annual OpenWorld event last week in the United States. However, Hong Kong-based ...

  8. Transmile to list forwarding unit

    Posted Jun 28th 2004, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... was the surprise beneficiary of an air services agreement negotiated between Hong Kong and Malaysia in March, when it received fifth-freedom rights to fly beyond Hong Kong to destinations in the United States. The company has applied to the US Department of Transport to launch services to Los Angeles and is lobbying for fifth-freedom rights through Shanghai, highlighting the previously ...

  9. Home prices seen as peaking out

    Posted Apr 07th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... of 1997. The difference between the demand for primary and secondary units could suggest a growing resistance to the escalating prices of new apartments, Hui said. But while it signalled ... 7.46 per cent to 78.69 points in the first quarter, the highest level in 12 years. A 1,105 square foot unit on an upper floor at South Horizons in Ap Lei Chau sold on the weekend for HK$10 ...

  10. VTech joins fray with tablets for children

    Posted Feb 12th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the InnoPad. The company, which is also a leading global supplier of electronic learning toys, described the InnoPad as a multimedia educational tablet computer for children aged four to nine years. The device, which features a five-inch touch-screen and access to more than 100 applications available for download online, will sell for US$79.99 when it is launched in the United States later ...




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