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  1. A banker who's hot on the trail

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Sandro Gianella runs down a long and steep flight of steps on the infamous Twins trail in Tai Tam, his legs flowing smoothly like a waterfall. Fifty ... this fearless instinct, which he honed through chasing his dad and older brother down the Alps on skis, eludes me. Gianella, 36, has been a common face- and typically among the leaders- in trail running ...

  2. ICBC on expansion trail

    Posted Oct 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) is busy integrating two acquisitions it made last year. Managing director and chief executive Zhu Qi said ICBC (Asia) had plans for the Hong Kong unit of Fortis Bank, which now operates as Belgian Bank, a ...

  3. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - CUISINE NEPALESE

    A Nepalese haven in Jordan

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Charley Lanyon charley.lanyon@scmp.com On Jordan's hidden spice trail The first Nepalis came to Hong Kong as Gurkhas with the British Army. Today, they make up just under 1 per cent ... and live cheaply so they can return to Nepal. Jordan is considered cheap and convenient. Many Nepalis eat and pass time in small unlicensed restaurants run out of people's homes. Rai believes ...

  4. New dimensions in Asian graphics

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and wand, creating star trails on the wall and triggering music. 'It was inspired by Disney's Fantasia,' French student Camille Barot said. 'I'm hoping it can be used ... technologies, including mobile phone applications, in which organisers say Asia has been leading the charge. Siggraph Asia 2011 runs until December 15 at the Convention and Exhibition Centre. It is open ...

  5. Mainland markets among top decliners

    Posted Dec 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... trailed only the 65.4 per cent decline in 2008 and the 22.3 per cent fall in 1994. It also made the mainland market one of the world's top decliners this year, following a 14.3 per cent drop last year, the third worst-performing market then. 'Investors totally lost hope given the poor market performance,' said West China Securities trader Wei Wei. 'The poor run ...

  6. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Qantas brings forward Asian flight times

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 01:00pm by Bloomberg

    ... Qantas Airways, Australia's largest carrier, will fly seven Asian routes earlier in the day as a partnership with Emirates gives it more scope to run flights at times that appeal to business-class passengers. The carrier would also look at whether to run direct flights from Australia to Beijing, Delhi and Mumbai from 2016, when it could exercise options to buy as many as 50 Boeing ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance

    Asia to trade views on Basel III

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by PAUL SOH

    ... is a set of rules designed to make global banking safer. Following the 2008 global financial crisis, the original Basel agreements were revised to include a multitude of new rules running up to 509 ...

  8. News - Asia - GAMBLING

    Asian casinos solve conservative beliefs by allowing foreigners only

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and there are now seven, with two more in the pipeline. For Vietnamese nationals, all gambling apart from a state-run lottery is banned. While Vietnamese gamblers have no access to a place like Kangwon ...

  9. Zone offers an unforgettable experience

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... development that is special. Next to the DMZ and connecting the east and west coasts of the Korean peninsula, the PLZ contains natural wonders and historic monuments, hiking trails and specially built ... Korea - the trail heads south, taking in stunning ocean views on the way to Hwajinpo Lake, which in winter acts as a homing point for migratory birds such as the mallard and Bewick's Swan. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    As Asia grows, SMEs must venture out, or miss out

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by ALBERT CHAN

    ... have made supply chains cheaper to run, more reliable and more efficient. Free trade agreements and simplified customs procedures have reduced barriers to multinational production ...




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