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  1. It's time to demonstrate a respect for global standards

    Posted Apr 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If China wants to become a driver of technology standards, the authorities must show a willingness to respect global standards and the maturity to know when to compromise. With the June 1 deadline approaching, Beijing is running out of time to do the right thing and abandon its ban on foreign wireless encryption standards. Wireless networking is likely to be a key issue tomorrow ...

  2. Fit to be king of the world

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer The bombshell fell on Tuesday and I still have not recovered. I rubbed my eyes a few times, checked that I did not have a fever, made sure that my hearing was not defective, ... back on the world. That is not to say that the anti-apartheid hero should not be allowed time to himself. After all, he turns 86 next month. With a little persuasion, however, Mr Mandela would ...

  3. Stock up on share-heavy funds

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Chapel

    ... rather than putting it all in cash when they are 55. In a longer time frame, the higher risk/reward profile of equities will usually let you achieve your goals. 'Most countries have ... is getting comfortable with them.' There is a lot to gain from starting early and saving regularly to save for one's retirement, he said. 'We definitely believe in the time value ...

  4. School gears up for global character

    Posted Feb 19th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... of Hong Kong, recognises the importance of learning in a knowledge-based economy that is global in character, extremely competitive, technology-driven and peopled by a workforce that is diverse. ... and collaboration with other teaching institutes and overseas universities to develop recognised credit-based programmes. Mr Wong says part-time courses will take into consideration students' busy work ...

  5. Global prospector

    Posted Jun 11th 2004, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Aluminum Corp of China (Chalco) chairman and chief executive Xiao Yaqing yesterday said the firm was scouting for investment opportunities overseas in an attempt to gain greater control of alumina resources. Speaking to Hong Kong media publicly for the first time yesterday, the firm's new chief said the company was studying investment opportunities in several ...

  6. Grooming for the global market

    Posted Feb 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with a local organisation, or a simulation game. The simulation game involves groups of students representing fictitious companies and making business decisions appropriate to the time and context. ... enterprise development. Each course is delivered in a study schedule of six to eight weeks, and conducted through an offshore intensive seminar block. Full-time faculty from the university's ...

  7. The global cultural melting pot

    Posted May 08th 2004, 12:00am by Jean Nicol

    ... of stable experience. And, of course, there is the question of who has the right to decide what it means to be Chinese or Russian. For cross-cultural studies to catch up with the times, the new ... to consider cultures as- hang on to your hat- shifting, disjointed sets of experiences. In multi-cultural Hong Kong, a woman spending time with her grandfather might feel an identification ...

  8. Berlin beats go global

    Posted Feb 15th 2004, 12:00am by Annabel Walker

    ... an opportunity most young performers only dream of. 'We've been lucky on this tour as we have been able to take the time to see as much of every city and culture as possible,' Morgenstern says. 'We haven't had time to write new music while we've been on the tour, but I think it will influence my music when I get home.' The musicians, who had never met before ...

  9. Philippines issues new US$1.18b global bond

    Posted Feb 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson The Philippines said yesterday it would issue new seven-year global bonds with an aggregate principal of about US$1.18 billion as a result of its earlier announced bond ... at a time when investors are concerned about the upcoming presidential election and a budget deficit that is forecast at US$3.5 billion this year. As a result, the spread on Philippine debt has ...

  10. Global rebound cuts back late payments, defaults

    Posted Jan 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong Hong Kong firms' abilities to collect payment have been helped by a recovering global economy, with the numbers of defaults and late payment stabilising in the fourth ... general manager Grace Wong said that although the local economy had been benefiting from the Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (Cepa), it would take more time for the effects to kick in. ...




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