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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - DIVERSITY

    Contemporary art shows running alongside Art Basel

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:21am by John Cremer

    ... On show are works by celebrated artists with a proven history of good sales at auction and in the secondary market. For example, the catalogue includes Andy Warhol, Peter Blake, Banksy, Ling ...

  2. Pioneer with a noble purpose

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... better and, for me, I also feel there is a responsibility to be a role model and inspiration for others.' Ms Wong runs a multifunctional group that includes finance, marketing, sales, supply and public relations functions. The focus is on building brands and developing sales of skin care products and colour cosmetics on the mainland, but she also oversees a research and development ...

  3. Agents to play a bigger role

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer Insurers and major financial services companies have some of the largest corporate sales forces in Hong Kong, but numbers alone are no guarantee of success. That depends on having a strong organisational structure providing supervision, training and direction, and a sales distribution model that gives entrepreneurial staff the range of products and incentives ...

  4. Art professional happy with her lot

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... But coming into steadily closer contact with dealers, collectors and museum curators, it was also obvious that Hong Kong was fast becoming the epicentre for sales of Chinese art. 'So, in 1989, ... for sale. It is then necessary to authenticate the pieces, give estimates, contact potential buyers, oversee the production of auction catalogues and exhibitions, and finalise terms of sale. 'I ...

  5. Balancing the books

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... into a 'staggering' fall in sales in the final quarter. 'People have lost money so they are more gun-shy and banks are chastened in the sales process,' he says. 'The significant drop in volume ...

  6. Expansion plans defy slump

    Posted May 16th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... who have experience in banking, the insurance industry and financial sales,' said Tony Chow Man-wai, assistant general manager of Noble Apex. 'But they have to want to build a career ... incomes. However, reflecting industry trends in Australia, Britain and the United States, Noble Apex is shifting its focus from commission on sales to charging clients a quarterly management fee. ...

  7. Welcome to the cautious recovery

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... by sales turnover, outbound bookings for August 2009 were up 30 per cent compared with the corresponding month in 2008 and September was 17 per cent better by the same measure. 'We see ... And despite the downturn some Hong Kong employers were still struggling to fill available positions for sales representatives. Confirming that, the SMCP/admanGo report recorded 2,645 sales ...

  8. Good performers find long-term niche amid volatility

    Posted Jun 23rd 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... investors.' House rules dictate that at least 20 per cent of a constituent company's sales has to relate to the fund's specific theme and, on principle, Pictet will not invest in any business generating more than 5 per cent of its sales from warfare. To monitor such guidelines, each fund has its own advisory board, made up of respected industry experts, academics and senior ...

  9. Diversifying the portfolio is key to long-term gain, says financier

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... as well as investing,' Mr Steel said. Taking the long-term view, he is encouraged to see that the balance of demand for the firm's products has shifted. Last year, the overall sales mix ... reversed, as the agency sales force and bank distribution channels refocused on meeting basic needs. 'The insurance industry lost its way a bit in the past few years,' Mr Steel said. ...

  10. A learning ambition

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... to both her personality and her success as director of Microsoft Hong Kong's developer and platform group, a position she combines with a sales and marketing brief focusing on contacts ... of knowledge.' It was an outlook that prompted each of her subsequent career moves through a number of mainly sales-related roles in the information technology sector, and one that now typifies her ...




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