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  1. Logistics key to post-quota life

    Posted Nov 16th 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... fend off cheaper mainland rivals who are expected to flood foreign export markets once textile quotas end next year. 'It is the logistics capability of apparel manufacturers that makes ... prices can go.' The bet among analysts is that the end of quotas will lead to garment prices sold in the US declining by between 10 and 30 per cent. However, the big boys are betting ...

  2. Labour imports for projects on the cards

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Toh Han Shih

    ... Martin Wong and Toh Han Shih Hong Kong may be on the verge of importing labour for the first time in more than a decade to bolster the ageing construction workforce, industry figures ... to the industry with subsidies and higher pay. A government minister did not rule out importing labour if they did not succeed. Presenting the measures, Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng ...

  3. US stops further imports of Chinese-made plasterboard

    Posted Oct 31st 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih The United States government is blocking further imports of Chinese plasterboard, after a preliminary investigation found abnormally high levels of sulphur in the building ... imports of mainland plasterboard, said commission chairman Inez Tenenbaum. 'We have identified hundreds of thousands of stockpiled boards and we have sent notice to the warehouses where ...

  4. State power generators seek more coal imports

    Posted Feb 14th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng The mainland's five state-owned national power generation groups are seeking to import more coal to enhance their bargaining power with coal producers, amid an impasse ... tonnes. Datang alone needed 80 million tonnes this year, but only two of its coastal plants would find imported coal economical, the official said. The other groups involved are China Guodian ...

  5. Oil giant to launch trading flagship

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... China National Offshore Oil - parent of listed dominant offshore oil producer CNOOC - is planning to establish an oil trading flagship to import and export crude oil and refined oil ... power generation and life insurance businesses, while CNOOC has remained focused on oil and gas production. China National may name the new company China National Offshore Oil Import and Export ...

  6. Pantech deal skirts China import rules

    Posted Feb 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HUI YUK-MIN South Korea's third-largest mobile handset maker, Pantech, is circumventing mainland rules restricting imports of nearly finished components by teaming up with a licensed ... to restrict handset imports would hurt the company's sales in China but through the joint venture, Pantech would be able to localise its products and sell directly to China. Korean ODM vendors ...

  7. Spandex plant expected to cut need for imports

    Posted Jan 05th 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... a credit rating firm. 'China can control its raw materials.' Analysts said this trend would reduce price volatility of imported raw materials. Kiu Hung International chairman Joseph Hui ... imports come from South Korea- the world's biggest Spandex producer- and the United States. The Sinochem-Kiu Hung joint venture will have an annual production capacity of 5,000 tonnes ...

  8. Results

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today Interim: Apac Resources, Apex Capital, Artel Solutions Group Holdings, Asian Union New Media (Group), China Best Group Holding, China Foods, China Grand Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Holdings, China Rare Earth Holdings, Chinney Alliance Group, Dynam ...

  9. Tack Fat goes hip with stake in Mudd

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... success. Mr Lung said the arrangement would enable Mudd to source products from Tack Fat, an important factor when global textile quotas are lifted on January 1 next year. 'In the near future, when quotas end, manufacturers need a competitive edge. One viable strategy would be to own or control a branded US distributor,' said Peter Shay, managing director of MMG Asia, ...

  10. BMW to expand its mainland dealer network

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... with 3,052 made at its joint venture with H-share Brilliance China Automotive Holdings in Shenyang, Liaoning province, and the rest imported. About 45 per cent of last year's sales were of the top-end product line, the 7 Series, as import quotas resulted in a higher proportion of high-end products being sold in an under-served market. China is the third-biggest market for the series ...




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