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  1. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Hong Kong warned fuel slug may turn lines away

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 11:58am by Anita Lam

    ... turn lines away Ships calling at Hong Kong will face higher costs when legislation requiring vessels to switch to cleaner marine fuel upon berthing is passed next year. Some carriers may, ... a low-emissions zone in the waters around the Pearl River Delta, but steps taken by its mainland neighbour remain based upon voluntary action by carriers. Hong Kong is taking a tougher line ...

  2. Business - China Business - SHIPPING

    Shenzhen port chiefs bid to lure container shipping lines from Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 03:52am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Port chiefs advise big foreign carriers to skip Hong Kong, threatening transshipment trade Shenzhen tries to lure container lines from HK Port authorities in Shenzhen are working aggressively to persuade foreign carriers to skip Hong Kong as a transit hub and do business directly with them, the Post has learned. Shenzhen is well-placed to overtake Hong ...

  3. Business - China Business

    Hong Kong patent lawyers get boost from China

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 11:50am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Opportunities galore across the border amid talent shortage in a booming IP market HK patent lawyers get boost from mainland While Hong Kong may still lack ... but now it’s getting easier Lewis Luk, Hong Kong Institute of Patent Attorneys Mainland inventors are also increasingly seeking patent protection outside China. The number of overseas patent ...

  4. Business - China Business - PORTS

    Shenzhen taking no chances on Hong Kong lead

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 05:17am by Anita Lam

    ... Shenzhen overtook Hong Kong's port business this year in a move that was widely expected, and anyone who thought it was a temporary phenomenon, induced by a labour strike, had better think ... of thousands of teu," said Lai. "Yantian, Shekou and Chiwan are all pretty full. Some routes now calling at Hong Kong may also have the potential to come here." Back in April, a number ...

  5. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Beijing's help sought for Hong Kong trade deal with Asean

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 03:31am by Anita Lam

    ... with Asean Hong Kong should seek help from Beijing to join the Asean-China free-trade agreement, amid warnings that exclusion from the region's biggest free-trade network would harm the city's port terminals. Tung Chee-chen, the chairman of Hong Kong's biggest container line Orient Overseas (International) Ltd (OOIL) and a member of the Hong Kong Port Development Council, ...

  6. Business - China Business - TRANSPORT

    Hong Kong's third runway may stymie Shenzhen's big cargo vessels

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... at the Hong Kong International Airport could cost port terminals in western Shenzhen millions of dollars a year in lost business. The project, already criticised for its HK$136 billion price tag ... The restriction would extend beyond Hong Kong waters and into Shenzhen's marine territory and could mean a new generation of massive cargo ships could not access western Shenzhen ports like Chiwan ...

  7. Business - Money

    Island's equities try to lure Hong Kong investors

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Island's equities try to lure HK investors Sri Lanka, the latest hot spot for Chinese investments, is inviting Hong Kong investors to take the plunge ... analysts questioned the potential of the island's US$18 billion stock market, which is smaller than the market capitalisation of many blue-chip firms in Hong Kong. The governor ...

  8. Business - Companies - CARS

    German carmakers lose Hong Kong market share after tax break ends

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com German brands miss out on tax break German car brands are losing market share in Hong Kong as a weaker yen and a new emissions rule that has squeezed European ... the price of European cars up by much, as the carmakers and dealers absorbed some of the increase." Volkswagen's Hong Kong managing director, Thorsten Jaede, said launching new models ...

  9. Business - Companies

    Firms are coming to Hong Kong from all across Europe

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... of Count Dracula. But the eastern European country, which has just 200 citizens in the city, is quietly strengthening its business presence in Hong Kong with the imminent creation of its first business chamber. "When a country sets up a chamber of commerce in a place, it is a sign that something is happening," says Talida Goaen, Romania's consul general in Hong Kong, who ...

  10. New flight path to Hong Kong to save time, cut emissions

    Posted Oct 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam About eight million passengers flying to Hong Kong each year will save up to 14 minutes on their journey time thanks to the rerouting of a northern flight path this month. ... for inbound flights from the east and southeast- including Taiwan, Japan, North America and Australia. But Hong Kong has lagged behind the United States and Europe for many years in deploying ...




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