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    Hong Kong entrepreneur profited from trading in Africa

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... rush into Africa. A million Chinese moved there during the past 10 years as China overtook the United States and Europe to become the continent's largest trading partner. During the decade the annual growth in trade between China and Africa was more than 30 per cent a year, reaching US$166 billion last year. "I first went to Togo in 1988 with a group of friends, and for the next ...

  2. New Territories child mortality 'rivals Africa'

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Helene Franchineau helene.franchineau@scmp.com Hong Kong may be a first-world economy but some areas of the New Territories have a higher child mortality rate than Johannesburg's. According to UN and Census and Statistics Department data, between 17 ...

  3. Asian buyers see big returns in European assets

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Europe also tends to be more open and welcoming of mainland investors,' Chow said. Mainland investors ranked the Middle East and North Africa as their second most favourable destinations, followed by North America. Mergers and acquisitions in developed nations are a preferred option for investors seeking to acquire technology or brands, while in less developed countries, greenfield ...

  4. HK runners grab podium finish in North Face race

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Two Hong Kong residents yesterday claimed top awards in the 100-kilometre Beijing leg of the gruelling The North Face 100 endurance challenge. Kami ... crossing the finish line in eight hours and 45 minutes. Behind Semick in the women's competition were two mainland runners. The Beijing race is a stop in The North Face series, which crosses ...

  5. Scramble for Africa

    Posted Aug 19th 2008, 12:00am by Sarah Monks

    ... 'into Africa' policy, Hong Kong entrepreneurs are becoming increasingly active on the continent. They are capitalising on several distinct advantages - a shared colonial heritage with English-speaking Africa, plus nearly three decades of involvement in the mainland's economic development. Some are 'going out' with large mainland enterprises as their springboard. Others ...

  6. Machinery giant aims for Hong Kong listing

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 120 countries and regions in Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, North America and Latin America. But it is best known for its extensive footprint in the developing world, ...

  7. HK to feel disasters' financial punch

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... in North Africa and the Middle East will cause Hong Kong's exports to shrink by 0.6 per cent. ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Morning Clicks, August 27

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 09:49am by John Kennedy

    ... John Kennedy Keywords: Bank loans, Fiscal stimulus, South China Sea, Occupy Hong Kong, China Construction Bank, Japan, Internet regulation, Africa, Egypt, Iran, Russia, Pearl River Delta ... on China-Africa Media Forum   Jean Ping, chairman of the African Union Commission [...] believes there should be more direct media exchanges between China and Africa.--  Live crossover: Reasons behind ...

  9. HK exporters travel north to lobby for friendlier, more stable policies

    Posted Jan 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Representatives of Hong Kong's battered exporters will embark on a three-day trip to Beijing in escalated efforts to lobby for a more investor-friendly and stable policy regime. The Federation of Hong Kong Industries, one of the city ...

  10. Students treated to their first North Korean performance

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Students at Heung To Middle School were treated to an entertaining performance by young artists from North Korea last week. Forty members of the Pyongyang Children's Art ... Youth and Children's Choir Festival at the Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui. This year's event attracted ensembles from 36 nations, including Inner Mongolia, with North Korea ...




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