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  1. Business - China Business - RETAILING

    Retailer hopes Old Navy will bridge China gap

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:22pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai When Gap began an online campaign before it launched its Old Navy label in China, the iconic US clothing retailer asked its potential Chinese customers: have you heard of Old Navy? Only a few had. Brand awareness is one of the uphill battles Gap faces in China as the firm looks to increase its stake in the world’s second-largest clothing market, where it lags ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Military coup raises fears over Thailand's sick economy

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:29am by AFP

    ... of the economy and appointed the navy commander to oversee tourism. Experts say the last putsch, in 2006, showed that soldiers lacked the expertise to run the economy. "The military government ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Sign up to save the government from another political blunder

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... and 20 metres deep for use by occasional visits by PLA warships for social or ceremonial visits. There is no harm in that and indeed might be fun for the public. But there is no need to cede the land to the PLA for this. As Paul Zimmerman, the chief executive of Designing Hong Kong, points out under the Public Order Ordinance, the area can be declared a temporary closed area for use ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government planners are ruining Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 01:26am by Howard Winn

    ... Right in the middle of this stretch of prime waterfront we come across a fenced-off eyesore which extends for 150 metres blocking the view. This is the area reserved for the PLA pier. ...

  5. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Stock rallies spark deal leakage concerns

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 01:24am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Stock rallies spark concerns over deal leakage AutoNavi became the second Chinese company in two weeks to see its shares surge in the days leading up to a takeover announcement, raising concern among investors that details of transactions are being leaked. American depositary receipts of AutoNavi, an online map-content provider, jumped 13 per cent over Thursday ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Rigid town planner annoys objectors at PLA site hearing

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 02:36am by Howard Winn

    ... they wanted to state their views at the board. The matter concerns the arrangement before the 1997 handover to provide land 150 metres long and 20 metres deep for use by PLA warships for social ... the PLA to have control over the controversial site and seven against. Nevertheless, the planning board had let it be known that in view of the large number of people who had said they wanted ...

  7. Business - China Business - ANALYSIS

    Baidu cautious on acquisitions as giants rush to strike deals

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:50am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... in the first quarter, snapping up interests in drug-data firm Citic 21CN, online mapping provider AutoNavi, film and television show producer ChinaVision Media, mobile messaging firm Tango, ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    The five drivers of China’s Internet deal frenzy

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 04:26pm by Jonathan Woetzel and Jeffrey Towson

    ... plans to take control of China’s leading mobile mapping service, AutoNavi. They are investing $804 million for a controlling stake in ChinaVision Media, which has a library of movies, TV shows ...

  9. Business - China Business - SCAMS

    Chinese police in battle against fake army officers

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 03:52am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Beijing Culture of rampant corruption gives rise to a growing number of criminals impersonating PLA officials in a bid to make financial gains Mainland police in battle ... stalks the cicada, unaware of the oriel waiting behind," the newspaper wrote, borrowing a traditional Chinese expression. The PLA is riddled with corruption. Notoriously secretive, ...

  10. Business - Companies - INVESTMENT

    Into Africa: Ex-navy SEAL sets trail for investors

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... there Into Africa: Ex-navy SEAL sets trail for investors The man who built up Blackwater - the giant private security force that guarded US diplomats in some of the world's most dangerous places, including Afghanistan and Iraq - sees Africa as his future. After Erik Prince sold his firm to investors about two years ago, the former officer in the Navy SEALs - the special US military force ...




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