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  1. China emerges as a land of opportunity for middle managers

    Posted Aug 12th 2006, 12:00am by Robert Hanson

    ... McGrory, managing director at Futurestep in Hong Kong, said: 'When we work with multinationals, they are looking for managerial experience in the private sector. However, the talent pool from which to recruit is small and finding people is a highly competitive business.' Demand for middle managers is high in every industry and engineers, in particular, are in short supply. ...

  2. For safety's sake

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

    ... response to emergencies- practice and financial support were also needed. The Beijing government has pledged 500 million yuan to upgrade equipment for special police officers charged with ensuring ... emergency plans for responding to a large-scale terrorist attack and a large-scale hostage incident. Meanwhile, the department has finished drafting training plans to 'improve the professional ...

  3. 20 rescued from blazing building

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo About 80 firefighters yesterday rushed to rescue residents trapped in a blazing Fanling building with only one staircase. Two women, aged 25 and 69, were sent to North District Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and were discharged last ...

  4. Investors flee emerging markets

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

    ... slumped 8.03 per cent to $11.45 and PetroChina fell 4.9 per cent to $7.75. 'Interest-rate uncertainties have pushed fund managers to exit emerging markets such as India and China, which ... of client redemptions.' One regional long-fund manager said he had to sell most of the portfolio's South Korean stocks for a single client's redemption yesterday. Stocks in emerging ...

  5. Emerging markets still a good bet despite recent volatility

    Posted May 28th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Titherington, JPMorgan Asset Management managing director (head of global emerging markets). This is despite the recent market volatility. Egypt was first among the top 10 emerging markets last year ... managers such as Mr Titherington believe there is potential to make significant profits during the catch-up phase. He says strong demand for commodities is one reason emerging markets are doing ...

  6. Free-float system emerges as top choice for compiling stock index

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

    ... Charis Yau HSI Services tells industry of favoured method arising from consultations as benchmark looks to admit China heavyweights HSI Services, which manages the Hang Seng Index, is likely to adopt a method that measures the free-float level of stocks when it revises the index to include mainland companies, market watchers say. HSI Services told fund managers, analysts, ...

  7. Re-emergence of inflation calls for investment rethink

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... 5 per cent simply won't be enough, warns Bruno Lee, head of wealth management for Asia Pacific in HSBC's personal financial services division. 'At a targeted return of 7 per cent ... the risk/reward ladder, we could go from high-grade bonds to higher yielding emerging market bonds, or consider a global diversified equity fund, or investing some of our savings in asset allocation funds ...

  8. HK exchange blind to rich emerging markets- just ask a Kazakh

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... a cluster of fund managers and analysts who know emerging Europe and central Asia. All of these reforms will be one-offs, however, if they aren't supported by a fundamental change ... keeps looking for new markets and emerging markets. But we've not heard from Hong Kong,' Mr Arystanov said. A month ago, the Kazakh regulators heard a Hong Kong broker extolling ...

  9. Virtualisation emerges as smart alternative

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Allan Nam

    ... so they appear to be one large device, is emerging as the key storage technology this year. Vendors recently started to launch a second generation of virtualisation systems which ... the management of multiple storage devices, said Graham Penn, head of Asia-Pacific storage research at IDC. Storage arrays are traditionally scattered among different applications, which potentially ...

  10. Airport to reassess emergency practices

    Posted Aug 13th 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford The Airport Authority will review emergency procedures after the chaos that descended on Chek Lap Kok during Typhoon Prapiroon. More than 3,000 passengers were left stranded on August 3 as winds of more than 200km/h hammered Chek Lap Kok, causing the worst disruption at the airport since 1998. The authority's terminal manager, Eric Wong, said the review ...




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