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  1. New entrants will test TVB, ATV duopoly

    Posted Nov 05th 2010, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu If the share price of Television Broadcasts is any guide, investors have switched off a potential takeover of Hong Kong's dominant free-to-air television network. When talk of sale of control of TVB made news in late September, the shares j ...

  2. A testing ground for the yuan? Dream on, Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 12th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp The city is set to become a testing ground for the yuan as it moves to become an international currency, but local regulators have warned investors to trade ... it is convertibility the other way round which is the real test. True convertibility means that anyone on the street in Chongqing should be able to walk into a bank branch, convert a yuan deposit to US ...

  3. Banks' profiling tests nothing more than a marketing tool

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The so-called investment profiling test offered by banks to customers appears to be nothing more than a marketing tool that allows people to feel good about investing in some products. The tests are supposed to establish whether a certain investor has the experience, ability and knowledge to invest in riskier products such as the infamous Lehman minibonds. But from White ...

  4. Odd couple's Nan Shan bid faces test

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... Chen, the head of Taiwan's Financial Services Commission, said Primus and China Strategic had to satisfy five criteria to win Nan Shan. One of the tests would be the 'stability' ...

  5. Views on share splitting to be tested

    Posted Jun 08th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The government will consult the market before proposing changes to Companies Ordinance rules covering the practice of 'share splitting' by companies listed on the Hong Kong stock market. Market players may be asked if they want to see ...

  6. Air Canada stand-off tests Victor Li

    Posted Mar 24th 2004, 12:00am by John Gray

    ... To airline unions he is a bully, but many will be scrutinising the acumen of the deal-maker, writes John Gray in Toronto Four months ago, Victor Li Tzar-kuoi's decision to buy a major part of Air Canada was hailed as the salvation of the struggling n ...

  7. Foreign brewers face profit test

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrew K. Collier in Beijing The challenge of getting their beer down the throats of China's drinkers and a tough market await global beermakers Heineken's US$71.8 million purchase of a 21 per cent stake in Guangdong Brewery Holdings is the late ...

  8. Oil deal tests Washington's commitment to free market

    Posted Jun 24th 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei The China National Offshore Oil Corporation's US$18.5 billion bid for Unocal looks set to spark a fierce debate in Washington over whether the deal poses a threat to America's national security and its overall trade and energy poli ...

  9. Few willing to test the waters

    Posted Apr 13th 2005, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Developers in Phuket are offering incentives to lure investors back to the holiday paradise, writes Sandy Li When Hong Kong businessman Paul Barton paid the deposit on a luxury villa in Phuket this month he was not concerned about the Asian tsunami. On De ...

  10. Tolerance of fakes is put to the test at eBay

    Posted Aug 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Contributed by Eva Woo and Sidney Luk Mainland hawkers of fake and unlicensed branded goods are setting up shop on the internet, drawn by the low overheads of maintaining a virtual storefront. At eBay Eachnet, counterfeit Prada bags start at just 30 yuan ...




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