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  1. Sport - Tennis - PROFILE

    How Li Na went from a badminton-playing kid in Wuhan to one of China's global icons

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:22pm

    ... frustrations. In public, however, she seemed anything but buttoned up, as she joked about shopping sprees and how Jiang’s snoring would keep her awake before important matches. In the age of social ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Popular boss Chou Cheng-ngok reads between the lines on bookselling business

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Amy Nip

    ... revenue was about the same as the year before, with new outlets and fairs offset by the closure of two big shops. Net profit after tax dived more than 54 per cent to S$10.6 million. It has been ... distractions and insufficient guidance at home and school, he said. Chou has tried to beat the trend by investing more in the shops to boost their appeal. He spent S$1.5 million to renovate an outlet ...

  3. Magazines - Money - PROFILE

    Back with a Banga

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 10:28pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... three years ago as a way to bring Banga's sons- one working at Citigroup, the other at the private equity shop KKR- and him into a family business. There are three pillars of Caravel: asset ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    How mainland Chinese influx can damage the environment

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the message." A solution he has raised is to set up a dedicated, closed area for mainlanders to visit and shop. Tam said his non-threatening style could balance the bluntness of protesters who wheeled luggage around crowded shopping areas in mock imitation of mainland tourists and resorted to verbal abuse of Putonghua speakers. "I would not call [mainland visitors] 'locusts', ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Toy story: how tycoon Lam Leung-tim built his empire

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:38am by Christy Choi

    ... Kong, but with little money. For a month or two he lived and worked in a coffin shop and would sleep in one of the wooden coffins at night. Seeking better pay, he took a job on a magazine ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    It is all about the money for TVB's star presenter

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 05:23am by Tanna Chong

    ... Lam Chun-keung, have labelled him a symbol of superficiality, Chan is ever the pragmatist. "I always get the most expensive clothes in the most expensive shop. They may not always be the most stylish, but you can't go wrong if you go to the most expensive shop in Europe- the heart of fashion- and get the most expensive and exclusive items," he says. "I never ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Profile: Ricky Wong, the media upstart making a splash

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 05:17am by Amy Nip

    ... The books were quite expensive in Hong Kong shops, so Wong flew to Taiwan to source them. IBM gave him a job as a management trainee once he graduated. In 1989, Wong migrated to Canada and started ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Shih Wing-ching: From real estate to the fourth estate

    Posted Aug 26th 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... you try to stabilise the residential market, that's fine. But the measures hit the office and shop market as well, and that's no good for the economy. You are discouraging people from investing," he says. Recent media reports about Shih's attempt to offload a big chunk of his property holdings - including 19 commercial shop lots and office units - have also ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Dealer who can make or break a family's fortune: William Chak

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... of them, they're shocked," said Chak, chuckling as he sits in his antiques shop in Hollywood Road, Central. He is wearing jeans with Converse sneakers; a gold watch on his wrist; ... became an apprentice under antiques dealer "Master Wong", cleaning, packaging and delivering goods in the day and sleeping in the shop at night to guard the merchandise. After he ...

  10. Business - Companies - PROFILE

    Insurance novice Charoen Pokphand Group is Beijing's friend

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... emigrated from Guangdong to Thailand. In 1921, they set up a small seed shop called Chia Tai Cheung in Bangkok's Chinatown. The company gradually expanded into producing animal feed and other ... and livestock production businesses. CP now has more than 100 feed mills and five fully integrated poultry businesses as well as seed shops in China. ...




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