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  1. Business - China Business - VEHICLES

    New entrants add fuel to China's electric bus boom

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 07:21am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Guangzhou Green bus boom fuels capacity fears Forget luxury limousines, think green buses. The mainland's electric vehicle sales surged fivefold in the first 10 months of the year, powered by state subsidies. In a long-awaited take-off, even unlikely firms like a metals trader are pouring money into green transportation. As demand for luxury and premium cars cools, ...

  2. Business - Companies

    Volvo AB to close its bus production in Sweden

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Stockholm Volvo to close bus production Volvo, the world's second-largest truckmaker, will close its bus production in Sweden, reducing staff by about 390 workers and consultants in reaction to weak European demand. Volvo plans to end bus making in Saeffle by June 2013, and will consolidate the business in Europe to its main plant in Wroclaw, Poland, ...

  3. Business - Companies - AUTOMOTIVE

    Volvo aims to lift its bus unit earnings

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Stockholm Volvo aims to lift bus sector earnings Volvo's bus unit will improve its production system to boost profitability, which has lagged behind the company's ... "It's our conviction and our ambition that the bus operations will be as profitable as the other divisions." Olof Persson, who became Volvo's chief executive a year ago, wants ...

  4. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's new rail projects a case of city planners asleep at the wheel

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:40am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... rail projects costing an estimated HK$100 billion have been unveiled by the government. Front page, September 18 What's wrong with the bus? I ask the question seriously as I ride the bus quite often and it is my preferred form of public transport. A bus ride is an opportunity to relax. It is also the preferred form of transport for most transport planners as it is a remarkably ...

  5. Business - China Business

    Clear Media in mainland China buying push for ad rights of failed firms

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:34am by Sophie Yu

    ... for bus-shelter panels on the mainland drop and small advertising firms go out of business in the economic slowdown. "If we look at some recent tender results, the bid prices of auctions are 30 per ... that in recent years when cities tendered the rights for bus-shelter advertising space, small local operators would bid high to the point that it was unrealistic to take part in the auctions. "Some ...

  6. Business - Money - BUDGETING

    Grabbing a cab can put you on a road to ruin

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by Pavan Shamdasani

    ... added up, it can eat away at your bank account. You'd take a bus if only you could work out the convoluted routes. Well, now a number of free smartphone applications are here to help. ... on iPhones, but it's somewhat unwieldy and offers only simplified bus and tram information. Android users get a couple of better options: StudioKuma Bus Info includes all major regular bus ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Stanley car park insanity continues

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 06:29am by Howard Winn

    ... of not building a multi-storey car park on what is now the central bus station and is now proposing an underground car park on the site instead. Although it can't give financial details, it says ... Residents say if the government is determined to build a car park, then this is the most sensible place. Another feature of the department's plan is to allow bus parking along Beach Road, thus ...

  8. Business - China Business - CARS

    Infrastructure snag to deter China's green car buyers

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 01:57am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Index. Trading in Zhongtong Bus, a Shenzhen-listed electric bus maker, was suspended after rising 10 per cent yesterday. ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Powerful evidence Hong Kong officials just don't care about pollution

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... concentrations are inversely proportional to the cube of the distance from the source. So although a factory 80 kilometres away in Dongguan might emit 100,000 times as much pollutants as that bus roaring past you in the street, the bus is doing twice as much damage to your health. Yet government efforts to reduce roadside emissions range from the farcical to absurd. It has told drivers ...

  10. Business - BRICKS & MORTAR

    There are rewards for breaking out of the box

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu There are many reasons for putting up bland buildings, but creativity can fetch a premium There are rewards for breaking out of the box Last Saturday, I took a bus to Sai Wan from Causeway Bay. When my bus passed a building with unusual shapes on the façade, I recognised it was the Lippo Centre and I am already in Admiralty. And the nearby gold-coloured building ...




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