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  1. HSBC stake talk takes Bocom to record

    Posted Oct 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu Bank of Communications shares surged 12.58 per cent yesterday to close at a record high of HK$11.28. The stock's biggest advance since December last year followed speculation its biggest shareholder, HSBC, may raise its stake through the H-share market. An HSBC spokeswoman declined to comment, reiterating the lender was in talks with mainland regulators over ...

  2. Idea of fuel surcharge on bus fares rejected

    Posted Sep 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this because there are similar proposals by other transport trades such as the shipping industry,' she said. A spokeswoman for KMB said the company had no specific proposal for a fuel surcharge ... A spokeswoman for the two operators said they had informally exchanged views with the government on the idea. 'The oil price trend remains uncertain and we have to consider a basket of factors, ...

  3. HSBC looks into online system delay

    Posted Jul 14th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung HSBC was yesterday investigating a slight delay in an online system for buying securities on Monday morning. A spokeswoman for the bank said the delay happened at 10am on Monday and lasted for 15 minutes. But the spokeswoman denied the situation amounted to a breakdown. She said fewer than 10 customers were affected by the delay and compensation would ...

  4. Who said it?

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Corruption is the biggest danger facing the party. If not dealt with properly, the problem may change the nature of, or terminate, the political regime Premier Wen Jiabao We look forward to even greater investment and growth here A spokeswoman for Apple, confirming a visit to Beijing by chief executive Tim Cook (above) It's painful, but not something I have to make ...

  5. Alipay joins international bank for online deal

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... holders to safely and conveniently pay for their online purchases anywhere, anytime,' a Standard Chartered China spokeswoman said. The milestone is expected to help swell the number ... debit-card business in 2008. The bank's spokeswoman declined to say how many debit-card holders the company has on the mainland. Hangzhou-based Alipay, an affiliate of privately held Alibaba ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Gome pulls plug on electrical shops and 100 jobs

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... its Hong Kong business focus to wholesale trade. A Gome spokeswoman in Hong Kong said: "It is a change of direction of business, from retailing to wholesaling or bulk trade. We hope ... on March 16. Gome's five other Hong Kong shops- in Tsuen Wan, Kwun Tong, Yuen Long, Tai Po, and Tuen Mun- will close on February 1. The spokeswoman said some 100 workers would be affected. ...

  7. Tokyu reaches out to Chinese investors via seminar

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Japanese developer Tokyu Group will hold a seminar in Beijing on Saturday, aimed at attracting wealthy mainlanders to invest in Japan. A spokeswoman for the organiser said rich people were checking out overseas property markets after Beijing introduced limits on home buying. Mainland Chinese used to invest in the US and Australia, but the flying distance to Japan ...

  8. Business - Money - MPF REFORM

    Warning on unscrupulous MPF pitches

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... inspections, among other controls. The MPFA did not have a strict definition of what offences would lead to an agent's licence being suspended or revoked, a spokeswoman said. In the past few years ... Council had received nine complaints about the MPF in the first nine months of this year, a council spokeswoman said. It heard three cases last year and none in 2010. The complaints were all about ...

  9. Li Ka-shing ups Spotify bet ahead of US launch

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the investment or stake. 'We still have one seat on the board,' a spokeswoman for the foundation said. Frank Meehan, CEO of London-based INQ Mobile, the mobile phone manufacturing arm ... the foundation spokeswoman said. 'Spotify also comes pre-loaded on some of INQ's handsets.' Founded in April 2006 by Swedish entrepreneurs Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, Spotify is a free ...

  10. Business - Companies

    Galaxy benefits from woes hitting Macau casino rivals Sands and Wynn

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... to face as they navigate both regulatory regimes. Sands China had followed regulations in both Macau and Las Vegas, chief executive Edward Tracy said last month. A spokeswoman for the company ... and largest shareholder Kazuo Okada also has sued Wynn over the company's unilateral redemption of his shares. A spokeswoman for Wynn declined to comment on the investigation. ...




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