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  1. Study needed to justify plan for guesthouses, say hoteliers

    Posted Sep 11th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... They believe research is required on the influx of travellers from the mainland A six-month study is being considered by the government to find out how many individual travellers are coming to Hong Kong from the mainland, before it decides whether to conv ...

  2. Anger as Nazi-theme clothes stay on shelves

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Retailer 'not sure the issue is so serious' as to warrant withdrawing the items Fashion chain http://www.izzue.com is baulking at withdrawing its Nazi-themed clothing line despite worldwide public outrage. 'This is Hong Kong, and Chinese pe ...

  3. Tour operators see huge market potential from cross-delta bridge

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan, Niki Law

    ... Local tour operators predict a huge market for multi-destination tours around the Pearl River Delta will develop if the 30km bridge linking Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai is built. But a street poll by the South China Morning Post found mainland tourists had ...

  4. Li & Fung unit IDS posts 22pc profit growth

    Posted Mar 16th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Hong Kong saw growth of 15.5 per cent. Taiwan profit more than tripled. Due to weakened consumer confidence in the West, sales in the United States and the United Kingdom fell 27 per cent ...

  5. HSBC's US unit turns in first profit in 3 years

    Posted May 08th 2010, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... down a notch. 'You can't dodge [a downgrade], because if the sovereign is downgraded, you go with them,' Geoghegan said. But he added: 'Our headquarters is in the United Kingdom, and we would not change that... because of credit ratings.' Investors price corporate bonds based on what it costs their home nations to borrow cash. Hong Kong has an AA+ credit ...

  6. PetroChina in refineries deal

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng PetroChina, the nation's largest oil producer and the second largest oil refiner, has signed a preliminary deal to invest in two refineries in Europe, as part of its ambition to grow a global refining and trading operation. The oil giant sign ...

  7. US fines PPG unit for export to Pakistan

    Posted Dec 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez The United States government has imposed US$3.75 million in fines against a mainland subsidiary of PPG Industries, a global supplier of paints and coatings, for illegally ... serve as a warning to companies that violate US export laws. 'It is not only unlawful, it is also bad business,' Machen said. 'In this case, the millions in fines to be paid ...

  8. United affronts

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Once upon a time the idea of united front tactics was to use non-communist progressive forces to strengthen the communist-led assault on feudalism, landlordism, organised crime, monopoly capitalism and bureaucratic corruption. Today, it seems that the purpose of a united front, as understood by Beijing and as practised by its acolytes, is to protect a new ...

  9. Club takeover will take time, McMahon says

    Posted Aug 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa The sale of Liverpool is unlikely to be sorted out before the transfer window closes at the end of the month, former England international and Anfield favourite Steve McMahon says. McMahon (pictured), who is in town to promote ESPN's coverage of Sunday's Community Shield match between Chelsea and Manchester United, said there would be prolonged negotiations ...

  10. Security law will scare investors, lawyers say

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Beijing's new national security law will create uncertainties for foreign investors hoping to acquire mainland companies, lawyers say. The law- the Security Review System ... at Appleton Luff, an international law firm. 'Unlike China's existing anti-monopoly law, there are no value or market share criteria that trigger application of this new law. By introducing ...




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