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  1. SFC considered shutting CA Pacific before its collapse

    Posted Dec 04th 2003, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... Jane Moir The securities regulator was on the brink of shutting down CA Pacific's business six months before the brokerage's 1998 collapse, which left thousands of investors ... operations, including its credit lending policy. The regulator was going to apply a restriction notice to the securities arm, which would deter it from carrying on its business in whole or part. ...

  2. Diplomacy business

    Posted Dec 13th 2003, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... A despatch from Bloomberg news service, published by the South China Morning Post, wondered aloud whether the US business lobby in China had tipped the balance. In other words, who paid Mr Bush ... of the US business lobby in China, for example. As the Bloomberg article noted, China spent just US$180,000 in the past year in formal lobbying through registered representatives in Washington, ...

  3. Li & Fung buys rivals to boost Mexican business

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... term but offered the trading company a chance to tap the fast-growing Mexican market. 'The acquisition is in line with our strategy to grow non-US business and will expand our presence ... Hui Yuk-min The deal comes amid growing trade tensions as Chinese exports undercut Mexico in the US market Sourcing agent Li & Fung has agreed to buy two rivals for cash and stock ...

  4. HK ranks eighth for ease of setting up in business

    Posted Oct 11th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... It is edged out by Singapore and also lags behind Australia and US, a World Bank study of 133 economies shows Hong Kong is one of the easiest places in the world to set up in business ... needed to start a business, the researchers also looked at how easy it is to hire and fire workers, and enforcement of contracts. In Hong Kong, five procedures, costing US$594, are required ...

  5. Risky business

    Posted Jul 17th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... President Chen Shui-bian is needlessly risking Taiwan's security by promising to hold a referendum no later than March 20, the date of the next presidential elections. The US ... but on whether Taiwan should build a fourth nuclear power plant. Defying the US, the Chen administration insists that it is Taiwan's fundamental right to hold a referendum and that no nation, even ...

  6. Paying the price for establishing a business

    Posted Dec 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In June, we bought equipment from a company that was going out of business. Among the things we bought were telephone numbers, so that any residual business calls could come to us. PCCW ... to pay. PCCW wants us to pay someone else's bill, which puts us under financial strain. If we go out of business we will not require a line so PCCW will lose a subscriber who pays all fees ...

  7. Brokers find high-pressure job has its compensations

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Wendy Ng

    ... that affect their work. More clients are using online trading, so brokers should be able to assist their clients with the e-business platform. Most of all, solid industry and market knowledge ...

  8. Open for business

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Without fanfare, Shanghai revoked its strict rules for Sars prevention last week. The mainland's financial hub has quickly gone back to business by launching campaigns to help ... but most managed to stay out of the single digits. Industry officials expect to see the rates rebound as the number of individual business travellers climbs, but group travel will be slower ...

  9. JP Morgan seeks to double Asia business

    Posted Oct 16th 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... JP Morgan's private banking division is aiming at doubling its business in Asia by 2006. Chairwoman and chief executive Maria Elena Lagomasino said the mainland market would play a pivotal role in the private banking giant's goal of expanding its Asian business to account for 25 per cent of its global revenue from the current 10 per cent. But to safeguard its brand ...

  10. Business leaders converge on Xiamen

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More than 200 trade groups from 42 nations and 31 provinces to attend fair More than 10,000 foreign investors and 40,000 domestic business people are converging on Xiamen this week ... as a platform to go global.' In the first seven months of this year, China attracted US$33 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI), keeping the nation in line to match or even exceed last ...




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