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  1. Viva Macau loses its operating contract

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Dozens of mainland tourists formed a human blockade to stop other passengers from boarding their planes in a bid to attract the authorities' attention. Meanwhile, hundreds of tourists ... receive no compensation because the agencies act only as middlemen. Representatives for Viva Macau could not be reached for comment. The Macau tourist office paid for plane tickets to bring 39 ...

  2. Hyatt Regency faces wrecking ball

    Posted Jul 30th 2004, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... prime tourist district. Although the influx of mainland tourists has helped the local hospitality industry rebound from last year's Sars epidemic, the five-star hotel's principal ... noting that the group was also concerned that the growing supply of hotel rooms in Hong Kong would put further pressure on room rates. Mainland tourists accounted for only 10 per cent of revenue, ...

  3. Mainland banks drive full speed into financing for new ships

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis Mainland banks are likely to have secured a record volume of ship finance deals last year as they supported Chinese and foreign shipowners with orders at Chinese shipyards ... It is already clear mainland banks are becoming increasingly big players in the international ship finance sector. Rodricks Wong, a financial analyst with Marine Money, said ICBC grew its shipping loan ...

  4. TPV expands TV business with Philips sales deal for mainland

    Posted Sep 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... TVs on the mainland. Kowloon-based TPV and subsidiary AOC Holdings yesterday secured a five-year, exclusive licensing deal with Royal Philips Electronics, according to chairman and chief ... The opportunities for TPV are high on the mainland, where market research firm DisplaySearch forecast flat-panel colour TV shipments to reach 59 million units in 2014 from 31 million units last year. ...

  5. General Electric plans US$2b investment in mainland ventures

    Posted Nov 10th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng General Electric plans to invest more than US$2 billion over two years on the mainland to improve product development and fund manufacturing joint ventures in the power ... of 2012 to fund research and development centres in six mainland cities- including Chengdu, Shenyang and Xian- to serve clients in western, northern, central and southern China, which would create ...

  6. Five more banks to provide yuan card services

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Christine Chan

    ... mainland UnionPay cards in time for an expected surge in tourist arrivals during the week-long May 1 national holiday. Hang Seng has lined up 4,000 local merchants for its yuan credit-card ... their UnionPay-authorised credit cards at Hong Kong outlets using the banks to settle credit-card transactions. Previously, only merchants using BOCHK could accept mainland credit cards. HSBC said residents ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Sep 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1,900 square feet and 3,600 square feet. Midland Realty said that the units could be converted into hostel accommodation to take advantage of an expected influx of tourists from the mainland ... is HK$80,000. The leasing takes advantage of the growing number of mainland tourists arriving in Hong Kong. Property agent Centaline Property said that besides Bonjour, Sa Sa International - another ...

  8. Mainlanders go with the group

    Posted Oct 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... always need to eat.' Wang was recommended by a colleague to a website that's part of a new wave of group buying on the mainland. The websites list all kinds of bargains on items such as restaurant coupons and movie tickets. Tuan gou, or group buying, has become the latest shopping fad in major cities on the mainland. The idea is that the group can get a better discount from ...

  9. Growing ties and exchanges as cultural ice across Taiwan Strait thaws

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by David Frazier

    ... Palaces is increasing, and since Taiwan's opening to mainland tourists last year, the Taipei museum's galleries have been so flooded that limitations have been set on visits by tour ... David Frazier Nine years ago, cultural relations between Taiwan and the mainland could have been summed up by Beijing's ban on Taiwan's biggest pop star, A-Mei, for singing ...

  10. Police asked to study Hainan land auction

    Posted May 27th 2010, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick, Sandy Li, Toh Han Shih

    ... and the company were successful bidders for land in Hainan to be developed as a tourist resort, according to a person familiar with the situation. Shareholders have complained that Yung successfully bid, at what mainland media reports have said was a fraction of the market value, for land that they think the company should have bought itself. Citic Pacific has denied any improper deal with Yung ...




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