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  1. Art market sets records as buyers chalk up multimillion-dollar sales

    Posted May 31st 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Hong Kong's art market has shrugged off volatile financial markets to score new highs, with several records set at auctions and multimillion-dollar sales at ART HK over ... of the financial markets and economic jitters in Europe had not hurt the art market, which was experiencing a strong recovery led by Asia. Bonhams' spring sale achieved a record high, fetching HK$127 ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    An honorary degree for Eason Chan is the best marketing campaign for a British university aiming at the Chinese market

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 07:13pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... in a competitive highly regulated market.” The financial statements showed that total income dropped from £203.3 million in 2011/12 to £202.7 million in 2012/13. Funding council grants dropped by £18.6 ... Cantonese or Chinese go to a Canto-pop concert? I seriously don’t think so. Perhaps the “cultural bridge” was referring to the connection between the university and the lucrative China market. Over ...

  3. Financial turmoil takes gloss off art and jewellery auctions

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Vivienne Chow

    ... executive director Jun Lee said he was satisfied with the results even though a number of big-name items went unsold. 'The market has changed because of the financial crisis and the economic ... Vivienne Chow and Celine Sun A number of famed art works and big-ticket jewellery items went unsold at two highly anticipated auctions yesterday as the global financial crisis hit the art ...

  4. Lifestyle - ENTERTAINMENT

    Filmmakers told to follow the crowd in financing bid

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Twenty-five film projects from around Asia- including five from Hong Kong- have been chosen to take part in the HAF "project market", seeking financiers, investors and partners. ... and Exhibition Centre. Garcia said the society had set up a partnership between HAF and Indian crowdfunding site Catapooolt. "Micro movies are a big trend. HAF should probably look at the market ...

  5. HK$70m Sotheby's result reassures nervous art market

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow The world financial crisis has yet to land a ruinous blow to the art market, with Sotheby's auctioning off nearly 140 lots for more than HK$70 million. Auction houses have expected the financial uncertainty to cause price fluctuations but they also noted particular genres that were 'hot' at the moment. Out of the 163 lots offered ...

  6. HK filmmakers look further afield for new investors

    Posted Mar 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Filmmakers will have to turn to new markets in the Middle East and eastern Europe for funding as traditional markets in the US and Europe have been hit hard by the financial ... that despite the financial crisis, investors in these markets were still keen to invest in film projects of the right genre. She said that compared with big Hollywood films, the risk of investing ...

  7. Fashion alters tactics amid crisis

    Posted Jan 13th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow The financial crisis has prompted fashion industry players to adjust their business strategies to focus on brand promotion, a trend that is clear in two fashion trade fairs ... Kong Trade Development Council, said those figures suggested companies were focusing more attention on brand promotion during the current financial crisis. 'They are seeking partners ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    What government says of TV licence decision, and Ricky Wong's response

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 05:56am by Vivienne Chow, Tanna Chong

    ... and Wong's response:   Financial capability Government: The applicants' or their parent companies' market capitalisation and profitability, cash flows, asset-to-liability ratio and financial support to be rendered to each applicant. Wong: Hong Kong Television Network: HK$3.7 billion profit and HK$2.3 billion net cash and assets, according to its 2012 annual report; HK$8 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong arts festival seeks more funding for future growth

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Vivienne Chow

    ... of the total, by the time it closed. Cheng said that while box-office success helped pad the festival's accounts, it brought another dilemma: "Programming becomes market-oriented in order ... attracted audiences and corporate sponsors. "If there's more public funding, will it ease the festival's financial burden so that the festival can experiment with new ...

  10. Discounts promise bonanza for book buyers

    Posted Jul 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... wanted their children to learn better English, Dymocks retail operations and buying manager Matthew Steele said. He expected sales at the fair to grow despite the financial crisis. Page One senior marketing executive Keith Wong said he was optimistic about sales, but was not sure whether separating English-language books from their Chinese counterparts would be the best idea. ...




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