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  1. Warehouse rents in Asia-Pacific rising amid export boom

    Posted Nov 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... year to US$16.26 per sq ft per year, moving from the fourth spot worldwide at the end of 2009 to third spot in June 2010. Zurich ranked fourth. In Asia-Pacific, many countries recorded ... leasing markets continued to register lacklustre growth in the first half of last year, in particular Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Russia, Spain, Italy and the Baltic states. 'Even though signs ...

  2. UK luxury developer opens first HK office

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Central last month. The opening of a local office marks a first for the group, even though it is no stranger to buyers in the region, having sold properties to homeowners and investors in East ... 50 per cent of central London new homes are now bought by Asians,' said Seb Warner, Asia-Pacific director of international project marketing at Knight Frank. 'About 22 per cent ...

  3. At first blush

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... but there's no pan-Asian girl band.' So meet Blush- the first pan-Asian all-girl band. They are hoping to carve a name for themselves in a market that's been notoriously difficult to crack. ... to the [Project Lotus] audition.' Blush had their first major gig in May, when they opened for Justin Bieber at AsiaWorld Expo. A little more than a month later, they released their first single ...

  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    US navy accused of 'harassing' carrier Liaoning in South China Sea incident

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 11:30pm by Cary Huang, AP

    ... Pacific Fleet said the 10,000-ton cruiser had to take emergency measures to avoid a collision. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying referred questions to the defence ministry, but insisted ... to a naval drill involving the country's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, and its support ships. The paper said the Cowpens came within 45 kilometres of the Chinese squadron, inside what ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Planned joint maritime security exercise shows Asean can lead

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:35pm by MARK VALENCIA

    ... joint exercise is a U-turn from the 2012 debacle when Asean publicly split over South China Sea issues and for the first time failed to agree on the wording of a communiqué at the end of its ... the exercise, it could be a first step in a conceptual sea change on regional security. If Asean can build on this initiative, it may well be what Indonesia's Foreign Minister Marty Natalagawa ...


    Expulsions likely as Hainan requires permission to fish in South China Sea

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 12:09am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... to fish in South China Sea? Ask Hainan first A Chinese local government has quietly introduced a set of rules that require all foreign fishing vessels to seek approval from authorities to operate ... up efforts to control the South China Sea, Shen Shishun, director of the department of Asia-Pacific security and co-operation at the China Institute of International Studies, said the new ...

  7. News - China

    Filipinos back Manila's move to confront China over South China Sea

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 11:49pm by Raissa Robles

    ... the trust survey was part of the pollster's regular survey and had not been commissioned by the Philippine government. The survey results came as China condemned US Pacific Air Force commander ...

  8. first person

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... was established last November. Robert Hayes is Glu's managing director for Asia-Pacific and vice-president of corporate development. Your plan to manage and expand your business in the region was to segment it into the mainland and Korean markets, and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region. How did you decide where to base your operation? It's not going to be China or Korea because we have ...

  9. Lily Chiang means business first and last

    Posted Jul 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Chief brings new style to trade chamber's top job Lily Chiang entered the history books in May as the first woman head of the 146-year-old Hong Kong General Chamber ... business organisation, including HSBC Hong Kong head David Eldon, Peter Sutch of Swire Pacific and Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun. Her own family is well known. She is the daughter ...

  10. News - China

    Chinese officials fill up first Sansha cruise in disputed seas

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 03:28pm by Chris Luo, AFP

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com and Agence France-Presse More civil servants than actual tourists climbed aboard the first Chinese cruise ship to visit disputed South China Sea islands on Sunday. Only 100 of 240 passengers were regular citizens, the  Shanghai Morning Post reported on Monday. The rest were civil servants from various government organs in Hainan province. The debut ...




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