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  1. Signs of promise

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Victoria Burrows The meetings industry is small in Laos, but it is growing. The country's economy continues to boom, and the number of foreign visitors is increasing rapidly, from 80,000 in 1990 to 1.876 million last year, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. While the ancient capital of Luang Prabang in northern Laos has been the major draw for foreign ...

  2. In the next issue of STYLE...

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and take a tour around buzzing Tokyo and exotic Laos. Out May 8 ...

  3. Macau's casino industry gets back on a roll

    Posted Apr 18th 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... of this year after recording its lowest recent year-on-year growth last year. Latest figures provided by the Macau government economist Lao Pun-lap also show that the gaming sector remained its largest ... period last year. The sector's annual revenue growth rate was 11.3 per cent last year, the lowest since the handover of the former Portuguese enclave to China in 1999. Mr Lao said gaming tax ...

  4. Labour shortages mounting in Macau

    Posted Apr 28th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... long,' lawyer Carlos Simoes said. It is believed the city has a shortage of between 50,000 and 100,000 workers. Government economist Lao Pun-lap estimates the city's labour gap will grow ... for the first time demand the resignation of Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau-wah. More than 5,000 protesters clashed with police on May 1 last year, leaving 27 injured. Mr Lao said it was essential ...

  5. Second coming

    Posted Mar 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Laos, Thailand and Indonesia, as well as ceramics and baskets. Hong Kong designers represented include Denise Huang Mengqi (suzhou-cobblers.com), whose pretty silk slippers (below) range ...

  6. Rail chief warns next results will be derailed

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of lifting its new orders 14 per cent to 650 billion yuan this year. China Railway also hoped to win a 50 billion yuan contract to build a conventional rail link between China and Laos, for which ... But a high-speed link between China and Laos, originally envisaged by former Railways Minister Liu Zhijun before he was arrested in February last year, has been delayed, and both governments are still ...

  7. Gambling helps fuel 18pc growth in Macau

    Posted May 31st 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Per capita tourist spending for January-March rose by 5 per cent over the same quarter last year to 1,562 patacas. Government economist Lao Pun-lap said the higher-than-expected quarterly GDP ... in 2004. 'Compared to Hong Kong's large and broad-based economy, Macau has a small economy susceptible to the performance of its pillar industry [the gaming sector],' Mr Lao said. He ...

  8. Market researcher requires Web specialists

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... information in one place on the internet,' said Lao Choi-I, human resources manager at TNS. 'So far, we have developed TNS Info for a substantial number of multinational corporations, ... would like to develop their careers at TNS,' Ms Lao said. ...

  9. Sinohydro warns it is vulnerable to risk overseas

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... destructive dam projects'. She said Sinohydro is currently completing feasibility studies for the Pak Lay dam planned on the Mekong River in Laos. The dam would threaten the Mekong River's ... two 'build, own and transfer' projects, including seven dams worth US$2 billion along the Nam Ou River in Laos. It is drafting a sustainability framework for its global operations, ...

  10. China Unicom drops 10pc on funding talk

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... under one roof. The Shanghai-listed shares yesterday halted trading after their value fell to 10.92 yuan in the morning, from Friday's close of 12.13 yuan. Company secretary Lao Jianhua ... is market speculation only,' Mr Lao told China Central Television. The market is rife with talk that China Unicom would sell its Code Division Multiple Access mobile network and services ...




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