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  1. News - World - TRADE

    US hopes for draft Trans-Pacific Pact free-trade deal by November

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 05:10am by Reuters

    ... leaders of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nations when he travels to Asia in November, a trip that will include the Group of 20 leaders meeting in Australia on November 15 and 16. Asia Pacific ... Reuters in Washington Obama looking to have draft ready for talks with trade partners during Asia trip in November US, New Zealand map out Pacific free-trade hopes Pacific trading partners ...

  2. Earful

    Posted Mar 01st 2005, 12:00am by Georgina Lee

    ... Georgina Lee When PCCW executives were talking up potential 'synergies' with China Network Communications Group (Netcom), who knew they were talking about the property sector? Officials from both sides are keen to explore together China's wireless sector or international business, but the area that has the market most excited is property: shares in Pacific Century ...

  3. Bargain hunters move into telecoms counters

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... placements, some traders say. Yesterday Pacific Century Premium Developments tumbled 8.49 per cent to $2.425 after controlling shareholder PCCW sold 450 million shares, or a 23.9 per cent stake, in its property arm at $2.48 each to Deutsche Bank. The bank then sold them on to the market at $2.50- representing a 5.6 per cent discount to Pacific Century's latest closing price ...

  4. A year's free calls? We'll win on service, says PCCW

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Michael Logan

    ... Michael Logan and Martin Wong The biggest fixed-line telephone provider yesterday vowed to compete with a rival's offer of 12 months' free connection and local calls. PCCW would compete by offering superior services, deputy chairman Jack So Chak ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Cantonese or Putonghua in schools? Hongkongers fear culture and identity 'waning'

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:05am by Elaine Yau

    ... mother tongue to learn in our own place kwok fung-hau, putonghua as medium of instruction student concern group The increasing emphasis on Putonghua at the expense of Cantonese among local ... and culture will keep waning". According to two concern groups (Putonghua as Medium of Instruction Student Concern Group and Societas Linguistica Hongkongensis), about 70 per cent ...

  6. PCCW slashes rates 39pc

    Posted Feb 28th 2005, 12:00am by Georgina Lee

    ... Georgina Lee PCCW has cut monthly tariffs for residential land line services by as much as 39 per cent, its biggest reduction in at least four years. The aggressive move comes as rivals have whittled away at the fixed-line carrier's once unassailable ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    Dah Sing profit climbs 29pc on lower China lending

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:03am by DON WEINLAND

    ... Don Weinland don.weinland@scmp.com Dah Sing profit up 29pc on lower China lending Dah Sing Banking Group, which owns Hong Kong's last family-owned bank, posted HK$1.4 billion in net profit for the first half, a 29 per cent growth from the same period last year. Dah Sing Financial Holdings, the majority shareholder of the banking group, saw profits jump by nearly 50 per cent ...

  8. PCCW surges on reports of fixed-line assets sale to CNC

    Posted Aug 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... profit for the half year to fall by 11.5 per cent year on year to $733 million. CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets analyst Francis Cheung said analysts would watch PCCW's line losses in the first ...

  9. Regulator refuses to back down to PCCW

    Posted Oct 07th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Logan

    ... Michael Logan and Hui Yuk-min The Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta) stood firm yesterday in the face of new legal threats from PCCW, despite losing a court battle to the dominant fixed-line carrier earlier this week. PCCW has given the reg ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Market for animal-tested cosmetics is thing of past

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Patsy Moy, Ernest Kao

    ... profit they are likely to make after their corporate image is spruced up." The Hong Kong-based Asia-Pacific branch of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals echoed this view. "As awareness spreads, more and more consumers are in search of products that don't harm animals," the group said. Samart Powpaka, a marketing professor at Chinese University, cautioned ...




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