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  1. Expert Advice

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Sofia Suarez

    ... Chinese saying states that all good things come in pairs,' says Chiang Oi-ling of Contes d'Orient, a Central gallery that specialises in antique Chinese furniture and objets d'art. ... on the quality and age of the piece.' RESOURCES Classical Chinese Doors and Windows by Ma Weidu ($936); www.chinese-furniture.com Contes d'Orient, G/F Oriental Crystal Commercial Bldg, 46 ...

  2. Furniture firm bosses flee owing 300m yuan

    Posted Mar 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen Bosses of a Taiwanese-funded furniture company in Shenzhen have disappeared, leaving behind 300 million yuan in debts. The 2,900 employees are owed more than 3 million yuan in unpaid wages. Kangbeisi Limited had been plunged into financial crisis by a series of bad investments after rapid expansion. Ten days ago, its top management abandoned the company ...

  3. Kang furniture

    Posted Aug 12th 2005, 12:00am by Sofia Suarez

    ... Sofia Suarez A low table I want to buy is apparently known as a kang. Is that an era? WHAT THE EXPERT SAYS 'This type of furniture gets its name because it could be used on the kang- ... The furniture was low so that things would be within reach and they wouldn't have to get off the kang. 'Today, because of its small dimensions, kang furniture is suitable for modern ...

  4. US duties to thin out furniture firms

    Posted Nov 07th 2005, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... HK exporters escape worst of dumping blitz but see tariffs up to 198pc sending many rivals to wall, writes Toh Han Shih Hong Kong's mainland-based furniture makers have escaped ... targeting wooden bedroom furniture made in China could be severe, warned Chan Man, the chairman of the International Furniture & Decoration (Hong Kong) Association. About 100 mainland-based ...

  5. Canadian furniture makers fight China

    Posted Nov 10th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai Group seeks anti-dumping tariffs of up to 60pc as mainland exports double The Canadian Council of Furniture Manufacturers has filed a complaint with the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, demanding tariffs of up to 60 per cent in the first of a three-year surtax on Chinese-made residential furniture. David Hanna, president of the Ontario ...

  6. Part of the furniture

    Posted Oct 30th 2005, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... with Charmaine Chan Reality-television show The Apprentice attracts viewers for many reasons, but interior design is not one of them. Which is a shame because, as fans will know, the contestants' rooms are like the Donald Trump wannabes: aspirational. For those who want to know where to buy a piece of furniture featured, the website (www.nbc.com/The_Apprentice_4/suite) includes ...

  7. China Resources to buy back office furniture business

    Posted Nov 09th 2005, 12:00am by Ken Lo

    ... Ken Lo Conglomerate China Resources said yesterday it would buy back the office furniture business held by subsidiary CR Logic for a total of $183 million, freeing its subsidiary ... after-tax profit reported by the office furniture business Palazzo Group for the past two financial years, and is about 1.8 times its net tangible asset value as of December 31, last year. Proceeds ...

  8. Regency furniture

    Posted Aug 05th 2005, 12:00am by Sofia Suarez

    ... Sofia Suarez Living in Asia, I haven't had experience with European antiques. I'm interested in Regency furniture. Any tips? WHAT THE EXPERT SAYS 'The Regency period ... become the global industrial leader of the era. With this new wealth came greater confidence, expressed through the nation's furniture and furnishings. 'The Regency period is typified ...

  9. Furniture maker not fully covered

    Posted Nov 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fiona Lau Samson Holding, Asia's largest furniture exporter, has drawn institutional investors to its initial share offering but fell short of its targeted retail tranche. While the institutional tranche of Zhejiang-based Samson's up to $2.24 billion float was 'well covered', the retail offer, which accounts for 10 per cent of the issue, was undersubscribed at its ...

  10. Furniture maker to use half of IPO cash to pay loans

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fiona Lau Target of $958m well short of original figure but should have impact on debt Kasen International Holdings plans to use half the funds it raises in its initial public share offering to repay bank loans, according to a company statement issued yesterday. The leather products and furniture manufacturer began marketing its up to $958 million offering yesterday, ...




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