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  1. Silver lining to the textile cloud

    Posted Nov 18th 2004, 12:00am by Winsome Lane

    ... observers believe the end of textile quotas will eat into Hong Kong's massive textile re-export trade as manufacturers beef up their presence on the mainland. But for Hong Kong fabric ... When China joined the World Trade Organisation in 2001, it agreed to allow the United States and other WTO nations to place one-year interim quotas on Chinese textile imports to protect ...

  2. Business - China Business - SHIPPING

    Cosco arm may dip toe into leasing

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Trading offshoot of shipping giant considers plan to charter out vessels to boost business Cosco arm may dip toe into leasing Cosco International ... policies to help with vessel financing, including tax breaks. Cosco International may also consider expanding its ship trading operation from the sale and purchase of Cosco vessels to cover ship ...

  3. Beijing urged to ease e-trading platform rules

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... main competitors are actually the investment banks themselves, which have developed their own e-trading platforms internally. 'However, we believe our platform has a quicker response than ... Jeff Pao Progress Software Corp, a provider of electronic trading platform solutions, has urged Beijing to loosen regulations on electronic trading platforms for investment banks ...

  4. The bank that was built on shipping and opium trade

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Kenneth Howe

    ... the shrewd Scotsman had already become the superintendent for China and Japan for P&O, whose fortune was largely made on the opium trade. Together with local Western merchants he founded ... manager Vandeleur Grayburn and successor David Edmondston, as well as hundreds of staffers, died while interned by the Japanese. Although its headquarters decamped to London in 1993, HSBC, often ...

  5. Ministers clocking up air miles to advance trade and business ties

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... role and title, he is heading for the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) two-day get-together of trade ministers that starts on May 31. Given that the trip involves 40 hours in the air, he may end up spending more time aloft than in meetings with trade officials. Hong Kong has limited trade links with Peru but that is likely to change. After a six-day visit to China ...

  6. Macau bucks the convention trade with cheap deals

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... arrangements with the museums so we can do a treasure hunt there.' Taking a cue from Las Vegas, the Asian gaming hub also wants to bring in world-class trade shows and conventions. Towards ... there is a shortage of suitable venues. Last October, the city's largest trade show could only fit 278 booths. All the space at the Macau Tower was already in use. If a more spacious venue had been ...

  7. Business - China Business - LISTINGS

    Fujian broker mulls Hong Kong float in expansion

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by REN WEI

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Faced with dwindling share trading income on the mainland, Industrial Securities is exploring overseas markets for new revenue sources Fujian broker ... On the mainland, securities firms rely heavily on brokerage fees from retail investors' trading of shares. However, a bearish market in the past three years prompted the companies to seek new growth ...

  8. Insurer investing in recovery offers job seekers ray of hope

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... and trading companies, all with no luck. 'The employers usually have a lot of requirements yet offer a relatively low salary,' he said. 'Looking for a job is particularly hard for me, ... the economic downturn. Financial planning may be a world away from running a restaurant, but that did not stop Mr Lam from attending the opening day of a two-day job fair American International ...

  9. Business - China Business - RETAIL

    Retailer Stelux eyes dealmakers to turn around China business

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Chairman will appoint two experienced dealmakers to help bring profit to its optical and watch stores on the mainland Stelux rises on turnaround hope Shares of Stelux Holdings, a Hong Kong-based retailer of mid-priced glasses ...

  10. International consultants set to shake up Macau market

    Posted Mar 17th 2005, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Two leading international property consultants have joined the rush to Macau and look set to fuel competition in the sector. FPDSavills and Jones Lang LaSalle plan to open offices ... market will boom for the next two to three years,' he said. Given a shortage of international standard property consultants and strong demand across the board, Mr Lee expects ...




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