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  1. Three firms cut price of petrol, diesel

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Caltex, Shell and Sinopec yesterday announced an 18-cent cut in the price of a litre of diesel and a 25-cent cut for petrol. The cuts on Caltex's platinum and gold petrol and Shell's unleaded and V-power petrol were effective from midnight, while Sinopec's cut was effective from 3pm yesterday. The cut in diesel takes the price to HK$10.50 a litre at all three ...

  2. Mobile phone makers strike gold with their clamshell design

    Posted Sep 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Red Door News It is the latest must-have handset for mobile phone lovers- an object so desirable that it even played a part in keeping a Chinese Olympic gold medallist away from her ... it is 'particularly easy for women to hold and operate... slipping easily into a handbag'. The hi-tech Motorola V3, by contrast, has a more masculine look and feel to match its heftier price tag ...

  3. Business - Economy

    Trade-off between productivity gains and job losses isn't so simple

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 02:06pm by PATRICK LOW

    ... Productivity increases typically lower prices, encouraging increased demand. Technological change and innovation are at the heart of the creation and destruction that underlies economic progress ... of the queue. The electoral cycle is too short to induce enough longer-term thinking. This near-term view of the world exacts its price on key sections of the population, especially the young, but does ...

  4. Apple's new player small in every way but price

    Posted Jan 13th 2004, 12:00am by Carolyn Ong

    ... iPod with a large price tag. The four-gigabyte newcomer, which measures an inch across, is, in fact, a Hitachi hard drive in a coloured case. Called the iPod Mini, it is about the size of a business card and will be available in five funky colours- silver, gold, blue, pink and green. It will ship to Hong Kong in April. Apple holds a 31 per cent share of the worldwide market for MP3 ...

  5. Apple's new player small in every way but price

    Posted Jan 12th 2004, 12:00am by Carolyn Ong

    ... CAROLYN ONG Product: iPod Mini Price: US$249 Pros: Attractive colours and design, about time they reduced the size Cons: Pricey, still does not record voice After weeks of speculation about cheaper iPods and video iPods in the run-up to MacWorld 2004, Steve Jobs finally pulled the wraps off a much less exciting product- a smaller iPod with a large price tag. The four-gigabyte ...

  6. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Frenchman takes PCs to the lap of luxury

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... gold, jewels, initials or a coat of arms embossed on the rear of the screen: the sky is the limit for the made-to-measure creations, whose equally luxurious price tag starts at €17,000 ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Classical computers finished in brass or gold leaf are more than just work tools French entrepreneur takes PCs to the lap of luxury Does your laptop clash ...

  7. Business - Commodities - MINING

    Gold miners let down by size and equipment

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Many operators do not have the machinery and efficiency and they rely on cheap labour, which is not sustainable, say mainland producers China has been the world's largest gold ... Kong-listed Zhaojin Mining Industry, said China's top 10 gold miners produced 184 tonnes of bullion last year, based on China Gold Association's figures. On the other hand, the world's ...

  8. The write stuff

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Tessa Chan

    ... in a skeleton of white gold, encircles the pen. The transparent precious resin on the cap and barrel recalls Lennon's trademark round blue glasses; a colour that's repeated in the sapphire set on the clip alongside three diamonds that mark out the song's chord. The pen's cone is lacquered to resemble a piano keyboard, and, on this 70-piece edition (HK$2.08 million), the 18K gold ...

  9. Business - Companies

    Will Apple go for 'kill' with iPad Mini?

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 10:56am by AFP

    ... Reports have been swirling for months about the “iPad Mini,” but Apple has made no comment. But blogs which closely monitor Apple say the new tablet could be priced from US$249 to US$399, which ... the larger-format iPads. With Kindles selling from US$199, Apple will be forced to keep its price low for its new model and “will not have its normal profit margin,” said Kay. And some blogs say Google may ...

  10. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple price pressure as profit margin declines to levels after iPhone launch

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Profit margin falls to 2007 level amid tougher competition and a lack of new products Falling prices hit Apple's margins Apple's profit margins are falling back to levels not seen since sales took off after the 2007 debut of the firm's iPhone, as competition and a lack of breakthrough products pressure the company to lower its prices. Concern over ...




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