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  1. Carrefour managers under probe

    Posted Aug 27th 2007, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... operation declined to comment on the anti-graft investigation but admitted that the group had looked into some corrupt practices since the headquarters set up a risk management taskforce, the paper ... that left eight managers detained by police, according a mainland media report. The French retailer said in an internal memo that it had recently probed its central merchandising unit and seven ...

  2. Firms facing risks in foreign hot spots call in the experts

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... with other multinationals, many of which have been operating in hostile areas for years and have security systems in place, Chinese enterprises have less experience in preventative risk management ... attacked in Bayelsa state. Dominic Armstrong at British security and risk management company Aegis argued that better cultural intelligence could help to nullify some of these risks. 'The ...

  3. Risks rising in China banking system

    Posted Jun 16th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... second-largest bank. 'We're clearly aware of the challenges in risk management and corporate governance that the reform process is seeking to address.' ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing Regulators call for tighter lending curbs as new bank loans top 1.8 trillion yuan China's top financial officials yesterday warned of mounting risks ...

  4. Closer ties reduce risk of conflict: ex-official

    Posted Mar 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the ability of Washington and Beijing to manage differences. when they arose. But closer economic co-operation tended to dampen the chances of conflict. 'Close economic links clearly do reduce the possibility of conflict by increasing the price of any confrontation and providing incentives to peaceful resolution,' he said. Mr Baker said an important step in managing the differences between ...

  5. Pricing rule poses higher risks for players

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung in Beijing The new requirement on developers to set selling prices before bidding or auctioning for sites would increase risks and lower profit margins, according to mainland ... said the new measure posed higher risks for property firms in buying sites with better locations. 'Prices for high-end properties have fluctuated a lot in the past two years. It's ...

  6. Risk for reward

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... has fully assessed the political implications of the model,' he said. 'There will be higher risks, but Beijing will make sure it is still manageable.' Of the 529 district ... is likely to be launched by the end of the year. A pro-Beijing source said Mr Tsang managed to convince Beijing that the democrats would not be able to snap up all five new functional constituency ...

  7. News - China - SECURITY

    Beijing on high alert for party's national congress

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... appeals and evaluate the risks to social stability arising from major issues, so as to prevent and reduce social conflicts at source. Last week, Justice Minister Wu Aiying urged law enforcement ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - PEOPLE IN PROPERTY

    Sun Hung Kai's Beijing manager Ian Choy has learned to adapt

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... with floor areas of more than 100,000 square metres," recalled Choy, who was speaking by phone from his office in Beijing. The first challenge was to hire staff to manage the mall. "The concept of property management was not understood at the time," said Choy. Instead there was a simple concept of "service" and applicants thought it was easy to serve people and all ...

  9. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... is certainly right to attack corruption, some business people argue his anti-corruption efforts have gone too far and been turned into micro-management. "Don't send your friend a Christmas ...

  10. Keeping the wolves away from the farm

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... the state often ends up being the lender, which it would have done anyway. From its own experience, Beijing is surely aware of the risk of mass corruption in any land reform. Local party cadres ...




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