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  1. French delegation aims to boost two-way trade

    Posted Nov 10th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Reports by Michael Taylor FRENCH COMPANIES- especially small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)- are expressing growing interest in Hong Kong and the mainland. As a result, France ... and biotechnology. As part of the large-scale Gallic initiative, the French Trade Commission, the French Chamber of Commerce, Invest in France and the French Tourism Board will join Sopexa, which promotes ...

  2. Wine's best kept secret emerges from its slumber

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... place and Niepoort Douro Vertente 2005 at 98th place. Only France, the United States, Italy, Spain and Australia had more wines on the list. Portugal is the world's 10th largest producer ... There are some fantastic Portuguese wines out there, and they are 40 to 50 per cent cheaper than wines of comparable quality from Italy or France.' Mr Pennaneach agreed that Portuguese wines have ...

  3. Strong support gives heart as players make up for lost time

    Posted Sep 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... offering trade services and publishing houses. Besides the individual exhibitors, Hong Kong, the mainland, France, Germany, India, Italy, South Korea, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, ... exhibitors are taking part, an increase of 80 per cent over last year, when the gallery made its debut. Participants include Bill Blass of Hong Kong, Daniel Hechter Watches of France, Ted Lapidus ...

  4. Chinese design stars head home for show

    Posted Nov 21st 2005, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... was also one of the international designers whose works were showcased in Shanghai and Beijing during last year's France in China festival. The show, entitled The Awakening- La France ...

  5. New themes will draw mainland provinces

    Posted Nov 10th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... pavilions. Running from November 21 to 23, the International SME Conference will feature 30 presentations on diverse topics such as rising business opportunities in France, India- the new powerhouse, ... 30,000* 5,000 visitors* 2,000 visitors from more than 60 countries* *estimates OVERSEAS DELEGATIONS Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, the United States, Vietnam. CONCURRENT ...

  6. Celebrations hit a high note with romantic masterworks

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Watts; Russian violinist Vladimir Spivakov; young virtuoso pianist Lang Lang, conductor Carlo Rizzi, the London Philharmonic Choir, Platypus Theatre, Magic Circle Mime, and singer Frances Yip. ... the Israel Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony, and the Orchestre National de France. He has won three Grammy nominations, the Deutsche Schallplatten Critic Prize ...

  7. Brands seek to mix and match watches in fashion statements

    Posted Sep 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... and Moiselle, and three are non-local firms, one each from France, Russia and the mainland. 'Watches are not just for checking the time,' says Doreen Chu, marketing manager of Advance Group ...

  8. Steps to more transparency

    Posted Jan 14th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... economists expect the country's economy will have leapfrogged that of Italy and France to fourth place behind the United States, Japan and Germany. The mainland could surpass the US ...

  9. Studying in situ can be fun and ideal for meeting people

    Posted Jan 29th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... abroad. Six months to a year should be enough,' Dr Laudanna said. If you enrol in a language class while overseas, you will have many options to choose from. In France alone, there are 122 ... classes.' Costs vary according to the programme and the school, and schools can usually provide information on accommodation. 'The cost of living [in France] varies between Euro450 and Euro980 ...

  10. Study tours prove popular

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... from host companies.' The tours last about two weeks. Recent destinations have included China, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. BMW, Munich Reinsurance, IBM, Swatch, Novartis, ...




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