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  1. Bond deals prove fertile for CK Life

    Posted Aug 06th 2004, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Biotechnology venture, CK Life Sciences International (Holdings), has found it easier to profit from investing in bonds and notes than selling fertilisers, its principal business. The Growth Enterprise Market firm yesterday reported that interim ...

  2. Passion for people carriers grows

    Posted Mar 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Red Door News Hong Kong's love affair with seven-seater vehicles is, on the face of it, hard to fathom. The city has one of the world's lowest birth rates, with women on average giving birth to less than one child and fertility rates falling fast. The last thing the modern Hong Kong family would want, one might think, is a car that is almost as big as their apartment ...

  3. PCCW claims lower churn rate

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

    ... HUI YUK-MIN PCCW is claiming success in lowering its churn rate, saying initiatives such as its 'intelligent' fixed-line services have slowed the defection of customers ... signed up 550,000 subscribers since it was launched four months ago. 'An improved churn rate indicates clearly that the new services have had an effect on the market dynamic,' Mr ...

  4. Low 3G rates aim for high end

    Posted Dec 17th 2003, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... BEN KWOK Hutchison Telecom is targeting the high-end users of its rivals by offering third-generation (3G) mobile phone services at 2.5G prices. The starting fee for the advanced mobile services is just $263 per month- similar to existing bundled packages ...

  5. Hutchison's low 3G rates aimed at top of market

    Posted Dec 17th 2003, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Ben Kwok Aggressive pricing of premium service throws down the gauntlet to mobile competitors and could shake up market Hutchison Telecom is targeting the high-end users of its rivals by offering third-generation (3G) mobile-phone services at 2.5G prices. ...

  6. 3G concerns weigh down Hutchison rating

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... International ratings agency Fitch has taken a negative outlook on Hutchison Whampoa in its first assessment due to uncertainties over the conglomerate's third-generation (3G) mobile-telephone venture. The French ratings agency yesterday assigned the Li Ka-shing-controlled firm an A-minus long-term debt rating, a recommendation similar to its American counterpart Standard & ...

  7. Hutchison takes the long view with '3'

    Posted Nov 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... afford to take the long view. Rating agency Moody's also remains sanguine- Hutchison's US$3 billion bonds retained an A3 rating but came with an 'outlook negative' disclaimer. ...

  8. PalmOne pins hopes for China on former rival

    Posted Mar 16th 2004, 12:00am by Irene Tham

    ... not provide details. Opportunities also abounded in the smartphone sector. 'The market for converged devices is going to be very strong in Asia... We have a wonderful, fertile ground for Treo ...

  9. Asat seeks US$125m to help pay debt

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... & Poor's Ratings Services. The bonds, which will mature in 2011, have been given a single B rating by S&P. Apart from paying off an existing US$100.75 million senior note, the proceeds would also be used for capital spending, including costs associated with moving the company's operations to the mainland, the ratings agency said. Nasdaq-listed Asat designs and makes ...

  10. Asat bond balloons to US$150m

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from 9.5 per cent, the sources said. The price was expected to be fixed during the New York session late yesterday. 'The subscription rate is phenomenal... this proves everyone is looking ... Holdings, a Hong Kong-listed leadframes maker. The proceeds from the fixed-rate bond will be used to redeem about US$100 million of existing debt maturing in 2006 as well as for other capital ...




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