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  1. Rock Wong celebrates Club No 9's anniversary with a keen eye on emerging competition

    Posted Aug 09th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Kimberly Chou

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak andKimberly Chou. Central's Club No9 is celebrating its first anniversary tonight with a private bash in its Galleria space. The venue might have won the Style Award for Nightspot of the Year, but managing director Rock Wong (right) knows not to rest on his laurels, especially since there are always new challengers ...

  2. Mainland's boom on a rocky road as skills crisis emerges

    Posted Feb 10th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... A critical shortage of project managers highlights a chaotic building industry still in its infancy, writes Dennis Eng Planning and building a road is usually a straightforward process, ... the mainland, where a critical shortage of qualified project managers is resulting in ineffective planning and co-ordination. It's a problem that David Cox, chief representative of Minter Ellison ...

  3. Emerging markets contribution proves it pays to get back to basics

    Posted Mar 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it, fund managers say. 'Consensus is that their strength is in emerging markets and Asia so they're saying the right things,' said Shu Yin Lee, a director of Grand River ... HSBC's second-half results show that its traditionally strongest business area- emerging markets- helped bail the bank out of a loss-making venture in United States consumer lending. 'The ...

  4. Red Cross drive on disaster reduction

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... million allocated in the past three years, reflecting an increasing trend towards attaching more importance to helping local communities prepare for disasters instead of emergency relief ... be improved. 'While emergency relief for floods on the mainland might cost 300 yuan per person, the same amount, if spent on prevention, could help them cope with the disasters for five to 10 ...

  5. Journalists welcome revision of rules on reporting emergencies

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Mainland journalists have cautiously welcomed a revision to the draft law on emergency management which has dropped a controversial clause prohibiting unauthorised media reports on emergencies. The revision of the draft law, which is going through a second reading at a National People's Congress (NPC) session, indicates that the central government is gradually realising ...

  6. Investors turn to emerging markets

    Posted Jul 08th 2007, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... better than consensus data and see if 'the story pans out'. 'With emerging markets, portfolio managers must have a feel for the quality of the information and the level ... Mehta, head of Asia and emerging markets for DBS Asset Management, is also seeing good returns from developing economies. For the firm's Asia bond fund, which saw growth of more than 50 per ...

  7. Rescue services put to the test in airport emergency drill

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Airport rescue workers rush a victim from a mock crash to an ambulance yesterday during a dawn emergency exercise. The drill, a large-scale simulation of a plane crash, was designed ... of AsiaWorld-Expo and breaking into pieces. It was the first time an emergency exercise has been conducted on land outside the airport's restricted area. The Boeing 747 had 120 passengers and 18 crew ...

  8. Bank adopts patient approach to global emerging markets

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... manager of ABN Amro's Global Emerging Markets Bond Fund, which took honours this year in the fixed income global emerging markets sector over three and five years. 'We don't manage ... with the health of the markets or economies,' he said. Instead, as a fund manager, he has a six- to 12-month horizon for taking profits on his bond positions. 'Most investors will come ...

  9. Emerging markets luring smart money

    Posted Jul 29th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... at Credit Suisse is that the fundamentals of emerging markets look sound,' Mr Mahendran said. Emerging market equity funds weathered wild market swings in the first quarter, managing on average ... Global financial markets awash with liquidity, increased fiscal stability and the trend towards investment-grade ratings have made emerging markets less vulnerable to external market ...

  10. Tapping emerging markets via bank stocks

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... penetration is low in China and India, so there is still untapped potential in banks that offer banking and wealth management services to retail investors. And emerging market banks have raised ... Amanda Lee Emerging market bank stocks will probably appeal to cautious investors who want to gain some exposure to the economic growth of developing economies. Western bank stocks ...




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