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  1. One application that replaces four

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Chris Walton

    ... CHRIS WALTON Product: Aperture Price: $3,900 Pros: great colour correction and useful light-table function Cons: massive processor requirements, hogs hard drive What is Aperture? What isn't Aperture? Apple has aimed about as high as you can go with this everything-but-the-kitchen-sink application. The target market is the professional photographer and the serious amateur, ...

  2. March business activity nudges two-year high

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong While new orders prompt job growth, firms also see costs rise Business activity in Hong Kong hit an almost two-year high last month amid improved market demand and the launch of new products, but the buoyant mood has also contributed to higher overhead costs due to rising raw material prices and higher wages. The Brunswick Purchasing Managers Index, based on a survey ...

  3. Orchestra's poaching strikes sour note

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Long, artistic director of the China Philharmonic Orchestra in Beijing, said the trainee programme disrupted the market for mainland musicians. 'In China, you don't pay $12,000 a month ...

  4. Magical eye cream smooths away evidence of nights on the town

    Posted Mar 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is the first product on the market to specifically deal with the problem of bags and rings under the eyes. An independent survey commissioned by a magazine found that just three months after its launch, Hong Kong women already considered EyeMed the best treatment on the market in terms of effectiveness, ranking it alongside expensive brand-name face creams. One woman who has seen ...

  5. Band leader Gome won't be caught out when retail music stops

    Posted Mar 24th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'The profit margin is not our main target at this moment. Most important is that we remain No1 in the market.' Wong Kwong-yu Chairman Gome Electrical ... as staying No1 in the market. I think it better described as Gome crossing its fingers and hoping its seat is not pulled when the music stops in this game of musical chairs. It is a reasonable hope. ...

  6. Cement profits crumble as costs soar

    Posted Aug 25th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Anhui Conch tightens cost control and presses ahead with expansion as market conditions stabilise Government-imposed anti-inflation measures and soaring energy costs dealt ... in the group's main markets of Shanghai, Zhejiang, Anhui and Jiangsu. Company secretary Zhang Mingjing said yesterday the operating environment would continue to be as difficult as it had been ...

  7. Business Digest

    Posted Aug 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Earnings per share were 1.07 cents; no interim dividend was declared. 'Despite the poor market conditions, the company sold 8,413 units of vehicle in the second quarter, up 12 per cent over the same period last year,' the company said. Qingling said its strengthened partnership with Isuzu would speed up improvement of its technology and help it develop local and overseas markets ...

  8. Mainland textiles seen little affected by new export tax

    Posted Dec 28th 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... allocations for the US are often traded on the secondary market. Henry Tan, the chief executive of Luen Thai Holdings, the largest listed garment manufacturer in Hong Kong, said: 'The tariffs ... 'disruption' to their markets. ...

  9. China Metal's IPO response good despite Link collapse

    Posted Dec 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this year, has had a reasonable response from investors for its initial public offering, despite receiving little publicity as the market focused on the controversial listing of the Link Reit. The iron-casting maker, which is seeking to raise $355 million, saw its retail tranche slightly more than 50 times subscribed while its institutional tranche was 'well covered', one market source ...

  10. Oxford

    Posted Apr 08th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Pile

    ... To bag a souvenir or two, forgo the chain stores on Cornmarket and head for the bazaar-like Covered Market, which opened in 1774 and remains a good place to find unique items. For something ...




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