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  1. First Pacific delivers amid challenges

    Posted Sep 01st 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Company reports 18pc increase in interim profit and declares a 'modest' dividend, the first in four years Conglomerate First Pacific has declared its first dividend ... in the Philippines and Indonesia, First Pacific delivered solid results for the first half of this year,' Mr Pangilinan said yesterday. 'Although the interim payment is modest, it is our intention ...

  2. Noodles to add spice for First Pacific

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Indonesian food company expected to propel group earnings Instant noodles will be a key growth driver at First Pacific despite the company's fears of rising competition in the sector and the impact of a volatile Indonesian rupiah, according to analysts. First Pacific, a Hong Kong-listed conglomerate with most of its operations in the Philippines and Indonesia, has ...

  3. Bonds net US$199m for First Pacific

    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson First Pacific has raised US$199 million through the sale of bonds exchangeable into shares of its Philippine telecommunications unit in a move that will give the company ... investment holding company said 'no specific acquisition is currently contemplated'. One analyst, who declined to be named, said the bond issue- besides lowering First Pacific ...

  4. Brothers land a family first

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... in the same cockpit to pilot a Cathay Pacific passenger flight to Australia and back. Simon Rattigan, 34, captained the Airbus A330-300 flight from Hong Kong to Sydney on Friday night with brothers Stephen, 32, and Stuart, 29, as his senior first officer and first officer. It is believed to be the first major commercial flight anywhere in the world to be piloted by three brothers. Simon told ...

  5. One-off gains lift Swire's first half

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

    ... from property, said it saw an improvement in occupancies and rental reversions in the first half. A total of 975,000 square feet of additional office space, mainly from the One and Two Pacific ... Foster Wong Property revaluation and write-back disguise lesser 11pc rise in net profit Swire Pacific, one of the biggest landlords, expects the buoyant office and retail rental market ...

  6. Cathay Pacific puts more passengers on board to overtake JAL

    Posted May 30th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bailey

    ... Murray Bailey Earlier trend indicators for regional airlines were confirmed with results for the first quarter this year, compared with the same period last year. According to data collected from the airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways' growth in seats filled, at 17 per cent, is not only fast, but it makes the airline bigger than Japan Airlines. The airline has become ...

  7. First day of aviation talks ends without deal

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling Hong Kong, US negotiators sparring warily for opportunities Government negotiators walked away from an 'exploratory' first day of talks yesterday without ... of airlines, frequencies, beyond rights and code-sharing opportunities. Executives from Cathay Pacific Airways, among others, cautioned the government to reject that approach in favour of maintaining ...

  8. Pacific Coffee buyers put growth on menu

    Posted May 24th 2005, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Chevalier iTech Holdings' Oscar Chow Vee-tsung (left) discusses expansion plans for the company's newly acquired Pacific Coffee chain with fellow executive director Norman Kan (right) and managing director P.K. Fung. They plan to more than double the number of stores to 100, from 44, over the next five years, and open their first outlet on the mainland ...

  9. Visitors flock to a recuperating Asia-Pacific

    Posted Jun 13th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bailey

    ... Murray Bailey Visitor figures from Asia-Pacific's main destinations for the first quarter look good, with an average 14 per cent growth over the same period last year. That is even better than it appears because last year's results were actually boosted slightly by a one-off recovery after Sars and Iraq war fears the year before. In addition, first-quarter growth ...

  10. Pacific Century drops joint venture plans

    Posted Aug 09th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Insurer decides to concentrate on Sinolife investment which would give the company a 22pc stake Pacific Century Insurance Holdings has withdrawn its application to China's insurance regulator to form a mainland joint venture after securing a foothold in the market through another deal. The insurer, 46.7 per cent owned by Pacific Century Regional Developments, agreed ...




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