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  1. Male order

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Francesca Fearon

    ... at Bourdon House, the Duke of Westminster's former residence in London, which offers the exclusivity and discretion of one of London's traditional members-only gentleman's clubs together with the luxuries of modern retail and concierge services. In London, a client can have a shirt fitted while watching sport on TV in the changing room. Then have a shave, buy a sweater ...

  2. London calling for Chinese investments

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in London The mainland has entered the headlines with its sometimes controversial grabs for mineral wealth in remotest Africa and outback Australia. Less known are its investments in more genteel climes. England is increasingly becoming a favoured investment destination for mainland companies. And it seems even the iconic London cab may not be safe. Despite billions ...

  3. Shanghai no threat, says City of London mayor

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Although some companies in Hong Kong and London have expressed interest in listing shares or issuing bonds in Shanghai, the lord mayor of the City of London does not consider ... in Shanghai, which is turning into an international financial centre. 'Shanghai is not a threat to either Hong Kong or London. This is just like New York; it does not replace London,' he ...

  4. Li snaps up London site for $1.49b

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

    ... the acquisition of a London property for $1.49 billion. The news came just 24 hours after the blue-chip conglomerates announced the $2.41 billion purchase of two residential-commercial sites in Wuhan, ... CIS, a 50-50 joint venture owned by the two companies, has reached an agreement to buy the London property, the companies said in an announcement. The property comprises a 16-hectare site ...

  5. London in cards as Peninsula eyes European foray

    Posted Nov 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang After Shanghai and Tokyo, a new frontier opens for the hotel group The Peninsula Group is contemplating a maiden foray into Europe, with a new hotel in London a probability, according to Clement Kwok King-man, chief executive and managing director of Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels. The revelation of the group's London ambitions follows its recent decision to return ...

  6. HK flavour of world's Chinatowns on wane

    Posted Dec 06th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu in London When Edward Chow Kwong-fai studied in London in 1968, the 16-year schoolboy learnt the trick of how to get a bigger serving in Chinatown restaurants- speak Cantonese. Now, if he wants his meal 'super-sized' he has to speak another language. 'If you cannot speak Putonghua you find it difficult to order food in Chinatown in London ...

  7. Toasting the success of a great decade

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The 'around-the-world' menu will feature chefs from 10 of the group's celebrated restaurants in Hong Kong, London and Beijing. Each chef will create a 10th birthday dish which will highlight the Aqua ... of the chic restaurant buzz of New York, Tokyo and London to Hong Kong. The success of that first opening has led to Aqua Restaurant Group becoming a 'culinary empire' of 20 bars ...

  8. Savouring success

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... and some of London's favourite restaurants, including Quaglino's. 'Conran single-handedly changed London's dining scene 20 years ago,' Wong says. 'The Q-shaped ashtrays at Quaglino's, designed by Conran himself, were London's most stolen items.' Stolen at a rate of about 1,000 a month, Conran eventually put a price on the ashtrays and sold ...

  9. Insurer says lowering risk first lesson from turmoil

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Hong Kong broke away from Britain more than a decade ago, but according to a former lord mayor of London the country's financial regulatory model could be an example ... following London, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing in June will issue a consultation paper proposing to introduce British-style quarterly reporting. Listed companies in Hong Kong are only required ...

  10. LSE woos state-owned mainland companies

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu London Stock Exchange (LSE) is in talks with the mainland's state-owned Big Four banks and other leading players to entice them to list in London instead of New York. 'I would like to see all the mainland large state-owned enterprises, including the Big Four state-owned banks, consider listing their shares in London,' said Jane Zhu, the head ...




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