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  1. Helicopter deal makes travel easier for rich

    Posted Jul 28th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Paggie Leung

    ... arrivals dropped about 15 per cent year on year. Mainland visitor and short-haul tourist numbers each declined 16 per cent this month, Mr Tien said. Long-haul travellers decreased slightly by 2 per ... corner of the Convention and Exhibition Centre site in Wan Chai, hopefully by 2011. Meanwhile, the number of visitors to Hong Kong dropped 14 per cent in the first three weeks of this month ...

  2. Credit card payments diverted to avoid taxes

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese authorities are investigating a fraudulent payment method that involves operators illegally forwarding mainland visitors' credit card spending ... night,' Wang said. He said the operators of the three stores were suspected of installing the ChinaPay credit cards readers to charge mainland visitors using UnionPay credit cards. Because those ...

  3. Shun Tak posts 69pc drop in underlying profit

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

    ... Fulton Mak Shun Tak Holdings saw underlying profit slump 69.42 per cent last year as its transportation arm was hit by fluctuating fuel prices and restrictions on mainland visitors ... challenging for the transportation division, burdened by a multitude of factors including an abrupt fluctuation in fuel prices, stiff competition, visa restrictions on mainland visitors and global ...

  4. Moving out of town to lure guests

    Posted Apr 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... International. The number of visitors from major long-haul markets has not increased on a year-on-year basis. However, this has been compensated by the continuing influx of visitors from the mainland. 'The number of visitors to Hong Kong for the whole of 2008 was more than 29.5 million, a growth of about 4.7 per cent compared with 2007, with visitors from the mainland having increased ...

  5. Dynasty forges chateau as centrepiece of its winery

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... and the mainland's Dynasty Fine Wines Group, the unlikely Sino-Chateau should come as less of a surprise. And like the best of the French wineries, Dynasty has its own chateau- complete with spires, ... with a view to hosting groups of suitably stunned visitors. In addition, it functions as a private members' club, a conference centre, and a wine museum and educational centre. Club memberships ...

  6. Cyberspace invaders

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... top-level domains such as the mainland's '.cn' and '.ru', for Russia- and each day blocks about 2,000 sites that host malware or redirect visitors to those that do. ... programs: deceiving visitors, stealing personal information and crashing computers. 'Last year, most new infections occurred while people were surfing the Web,' says Rowan Trollope, senior ...

  7. CLP reviews mainland nuclear investments

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang CLP Holdings is reviewing its mainland atomic power investments following the nuclear crisis in Japan and Beijing's rethink on its own nuclear policy. A spokeswoman ... Wen Jiabao's surprise decision to put a brake on approving new atomic energy projects across the mainland have put a cloud over CLP's plans. Over the past two years, CLP chief ...

  8. Microsoft to give mainland its own little bit of Bing

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Software giant Microsoft Corp plans a major launch on the mainland this year for the advanced, Chinese-language version of its Bing search engine as it aims for broad adoption in the domestic e-commerce and smartphone markets. The internet search product, which has been in beta tests on the mainland since its worldwide release in June 2009, will be 'much-improved and very ...

  9. Groupon bargain site launched on mainland

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Online daily deals provider Groupon, backed by funding from local industry leaders, went live on the mainland yesterday offering discounts to consumers through its newly launched group-buying portal, GaoPeng.com. It marked the US-based Groupon's most ambitious expansion in the Asia-Pacific, with the mainland now the world's second-largest economy and home ...

  10. Two mid-sized mainland banks speed up their IPO preparations

    Posted Feb 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Two mid-size mainland banks have accelerated their preparations for initial public offerings, hungry for fresh capital ahead of higher requirements by the regulator. ... the regulator,' said the official, who asked not to be identified. On the mainland, the CSRC has a final say on the timing of IPOs, a move to stabilise the volatile market. The two banks will have ...




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