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  1. Langham proves detractors wrong

    Posted Jul 04th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bailey

    ... the mainland, South Korea and Malaysia. Although not expected to climb higher again, it is not likely to drop out of the top 10 anytime soon. The forecast average annual growth for visitors from Hong ... It is ahead in some fields, such as in-room technology. The hotel's interior boasts paintings and statues by contemporary and modernist artists from Hong Kong and the mainland and it has three ...

  2. Prejudice feeds ignorance of the system to the north

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... this is not the case- and you don't have to look very far. The regulatory system of our equity market, where mainland players have the deepest involvement, is already very telling. Until this month, mainlanders rarely sat on any of the policymaking or advisory committees of the Securities and Futures Commission or the Hong Kong stock exchange. Locally listed firms and brokers, as well as American ...

  3. In Brief

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

    ... Long-haul visitor numbers slump Visitor arrivals dipped 1.4 per cent to just over 2.53 million last month year on year as growth in short-haul markets failed to offset the drop in the number of long-haul travellers, the Hong Kong Tourism Board said. The number of visitors from Europe, Africa and the Middle East dropped 12.2 per cent, while visitors from the Americas fell 15.3 ...

  4. Arrival of global airline competition starting to hit home

    Posted Dec 20th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bailey

    ... Although mainland officials are eager to attribute the surge in visitors to the wish to get close to some of the world's greatest sights, the main reason for it is slightly more mundane- ... for America, buying more cement for construction, as well as more vehicles to move all this around. Official figures put the business travel share of mainland visitors at 25 per cent. It is more likely ...

  5. Disneyland needs still more transparency

    Posted Jan 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... We now know why Hong Kong Disneyland kept details of its financial performance and visitor numbers secret: they are woeful. Finally released this week under an agreement ... years of poor performance, it is turning a tidy profit and attracting as many visitors. Competition also comes from the region, with the latest, Resorts World at Sentosa, opening in Singapore. ...

  6. New rules for mainland firms to affect accountants

    Posted Feb 07th 2011, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Hong Kong accounting firms will need to diversify out of their dependence on auditing revenues after a rule change that relieves mainland companies from an obligation to use their services. Auditing now represents more than 60 per cent of all accounting firms' business, a dominant contribution due in part to a stock- exchange regulation that required mainland companies ...

  7. Mainland price pinch on power producers

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Mainland power producers face another tough year as spot-market coal prices head higher, warn analysts. Unless Beijing lifts administrative controls on the price at which ... poorer-quality coal into their deliveries and imposing surcharges, even though Beijing has warned them not to do so. 'It is clear that the mainland coal market is a seller's market... we ...

  8. Mainland's Daifu sees gold in medical waste

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the mainland's growing emphasis on environmental protection. Goman Chong, president of Daifu, said the multimillion dollar investment made by Goldman would help the equipment and service provider ... Goldman has invested in the company, aims to acquire 20 disposal stations across the mainland next year and will continue to expand its presence in the world's fastest-growing major economy ...

  9. The saga of the mainland's 'steel princess'

    Posted Oct 17th 2010, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... old, she's one of the mainland's richest citizens. She presides over a corporate empire built on important connections and the ability to parlay them into a business marrying mainland ... BHP Billiton and Perth-based miner Mount Gibson Iron, US$516 million, according to legal filings. Chen (pictured) was born into a high profile family on the mainland and is a part ...

  10. Mainland steps up consolidation campaign in select industries

    Posted Sep 07th 2010, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong The mainland renewed its effort yesterday to consolidate key industries- such as cement, steel and vehicles- by issuing measures that would allow more private capital to invest in key sectors and permit company mergers across provincial borders. For several years the central government has with little success been urging companies in the vehicle, cement, steel, ...




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