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  1. Lai See

    Posted Apr 27th 2010, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... with Luisa Tam Tsang means business, but he's a party pooper Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah may know a thing or two about economics, but not a lot about hosting a good 'party'. Tsang is to lead a high-level business delegation to V ...

  2. Project Monopoly

    Posted May 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... the second world war. The war broke out on September 1, 1939, when Germany invaded Poland. Two days later, Britain and France declared war. By 1941, many British airmen were in German prison camps. So, British military experts began to think about ways to help their men escape. Silk roads By 1941, Germany was having problems supplying food to even its own army. For this reason, ...

  3. New products and sales growth help lift Techtronic profit 50.7pc

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... a one-off provision of HK$208 million related to relocation of its manufacturing activities from Germany to relatively lower-cost regions of Czech Republic and Dongguan in Guangdong province. ...

  4. Medtronic may seek Asian listing in future to fund regional growth

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with Weigao, which markets spinal and orthopaedic products in the country. China is Medtronic's fourthlargest market after the United States, Japan and Germany. Sales in China now account for 3.2 ...

  5. The spy who fed me

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... The former East Germany's intelligence chief in China has left cloak and dagger behind to open a restaurant in Beijing, writes Clifford Coonan FOR STEFFEN SCHINDLER, former head ... rolled into Tiananmen Square, the wave of change was happening in East Germany, you had things like the demonstrations in Leipzig,' he says. 'Using violence was an option in the GDR ...

  6. Giordano maps European drive

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... is planning another march on Europe, seeking to expand its business and earnings despite a failed foray into Germany two years ago. The move comes as its major European competitor, Esprit Holdings, expands in Asia. Giordano chairman Peter Lau Kwok-kuen said the firm had learned from its mistakes in Germany and would use a different strategy to penetrate wholesale markets in Europe instead ...

  7. DIY chain earmarks $13.9b for mainland expansion

    Posted Nov 10th 2003, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Germany's largest DIY retail chain, OBI group, is planning a 15 billion yuan (HK$13.93 billion) expansion in China, underscoring the escalating battle among global players for the mainland's growing home improvement market. Matthew Zhang, OBI Asia vice-president for merchandising and logistics, said the DIY chain would increase the number of its home improvement supermarkets ...

  8. Engel & Volkers enters Macau luxury sector

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Engel & Volkers, a property franchiser specialising in the luxury residential sector based in Germany, is to launch its first shop in Macau. 'The market is slow but we can still see demand for residential leasing from expats who are working in the city and looking for mid- and up-market homes,' said Nestor Ng, managing director at Engel & Volkers ...

  9. Debt crisis threatens the whole euro zone

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... of Greece, such as overspending, running up huge deficits and then trying to hide the truth. Ireland's net public debts in 2007 were just 12 per cent, compared with 50 per cent for Germany ... to touch the debt' of the developed members of the G20. The rigid line of Germany's Merkel is not helping. She and France's Nicolas Sarkozy have put their heads together to try ...

  10. Mall manager bets on mainland's fast-growing consumer market

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... for consumer spending in the world, behind the United States, Japan, Britain and Germany. The Ministry of Commerce has predicted the nation is likely to become the biggest consumer market by 2015. ...




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