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  1. FBI swoop sparks Manila-US row

    Posted Jan 15th 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Department's actions. Later, Mr Ricciardone said both countries remained 'close allies and friends'. But Philippines House of Representatives foreign relations committee chief Apolinario ... relationship' between the two countries. US President George Bush visited the Philippines in October. Manila's Foreign Secretary, Delia Albert, summoned US Ambassador Francis Ricciardone to express ...

  2. Remittance operators count on expansion

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... with a cottage industry of low-cost operators that has sprung up in recent years and as local employers are hiring more Indonesian domestic helpers. Philippine National Bank (PNB), which claims to have ... US$278.9 million to the Philippines, up 47.4 per cent from US$189.2 million in 1997, according to statistics from Bangko Sentral ng Philipinas, the country's central bank. Eyeing the easy ...

  3. Small firms feel bite of foreign currency limits

    Posted Jan 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... own protection, has plenty of money- in yuan. Acquiring foreign currency is another matter. Since the yuan is not freely convertible, currency transactions involve lengthy application ... and import licences, so they are barred from converting cash into foreign currencies and remitting them to overseas accounts. Feng would have to hire a licensed import agent to buy the second-hand ...

  4. US, Asean call for freedom of navigation

    Posted Sep 26th 2010, 12:00am by Kristin Jones

    ... of navigation... and the peaceful settlement of disputes'. This was a reference to the South China Sea, according to US and Philippine accounts of the summit. The language was more moderate than ... Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said in Beijing: 'China has and always will work for the peaceful resolution of South China Sea disputes.' She said China hoped the states concerned ...

  5. Foreigners offered slice of yuan funds

    Posted Dec 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Shanghai will soon allow select foreign investors into the mainland's yuan-denominated private equity and venture capital funds, creating opportunities for them ... to embark on a pilot scheme under which qualified overseas investors are allowed to convert foreign currencies into yuan before investing in yuan funds, according to a government official ...

  6. Pay-back time for HK tycoon's Manila gamble

    Posted May 30th 2005, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Cheng Yu-tung's venture into the Philippine gaming industry is now bringing in $28.6 million a month, writes Sandy Li Three years ago, as Macau decided to break up a casino monopoly, Hong Kong tycoon Cheng Yu-tung set his sights on the less competitive Philippine gaming and hospitality market. While Macau aimed to transform itself into Asia's Las Vegas, the government ...

  7. Mainland firms fill office space left by foreigners

    Posted Dec 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... properties,' a property agent said. 'The situation is rather that non-mainland tenants, particularly foreign financial institutions, have held up their leasing plans.' But with foreign ... a growing number of foreign newcomers were looking for fitted-out office space surrendered by other firms in Hong Kong, he added. 'They are more cautious about spending money as a result ...

  8. Foreign firms target HK for bio-diesel investment

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Good legal system and business environment attracts More foreign companies are planning to build bio-diesel plants in Hong Kong. Hong Kong attracts foreign firms because it has a good legal system and business environment. With many restaurants, there is plenty of raw material- used cooking oil- for bio-diesel manufacturing, InvestHK special projects head Ivy Chian ...

  9. Intriguing sub-plot sustains hubbub

    Posted Jun 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... to suitor airports in the Philippines will not have gone unnoticed in Beijing as officials prepare for another three-day round of bilateral aviation talks, from June 9. FedEx has not been shy about telling the world it is looking for a new Asia-Pacific hub, cramped as it is in Subic Bay, in the Philippines. It says the front runners are Guangdong's new 18 billion yuan Guangzhou Baiyun ...

  10. Shui On turns to China with foreign backer

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... German partner. 'We are looking at the possibility of forming a new company with foreign investors,' he said. 'Our investor friends are telling us there's so much interest ... According to Mr Lo, there has been a sea change in foreign investor interest towards mainland property plays over recent years. '[When listing Socam in 1997] China property was a dirty ...




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