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  1. HSBC profit expected to rise by 25.5pc on US business

    Posted Aug 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... Louis Beckerling HSBC Holdings, the world's third-biggest bank by market value, will look to a big boost from its United States consumer business to help lift net profit 25.5 per cent year on year to US$5.14 billion when it reports its interim results today, according to forecasts by analysts. However, weighing on the group's bottom line will be a lower contribution ...

  2. Business decries tougher rules for visa entry to US

    Posted Jan 16th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... of the problems they had created. 'We've heard great concern, particularly from China, where some people have been unable to come to the US to conduct business deals, purchase machinery ... measures that are much more elegant in their execution than has been the case to allow legitimate business and tourism travel to the US,' Mr Hacker said from Dallas. 'So far, security has ...

  3. US firm expands welding business in China

    Posted Jan 14th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai A major United States welding company yesterday announced it would acquire controlling stakes in three welding businesses in China, its fastest-growing ... stakes in the three, one with Tenwell Development of Singapore and two with Kuang Tai Metal Industrial. The acquired entities will have a combined revenue this year of US$55 million. Lincoln ...

  4. Favours are favours but business is business in the real world

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

    ... business. Let us dispense with the minor things first. At the turn of the year there was indeed reason for concern. Our economy was bouncing back rapidly from the slowdown caused by Sars ... there was not much he could offer prospective customers other than a plea of: 'Aw, come on, you've given lots of business to Evergreen and Mitsui this year. Why don't you give us some ...

  5. Business and the debate

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Do you think the debate over patriotism and political reform in Hong Kong will hurt the economy? Share your views: write to us. ...

  6. Disney business

    Posted Nov 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong Disneyland predicts 5.6 million visitors for its first year, one-third from the mainland. Ticket prices will be the world's cheapest for Disney. How do you expect the park will fare? Write to us. ...

  7. Business: what voice?

    Posted Jan 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... How should business, which pays a major part of Hong Kong's taxes, be ensured a say in a democratic system? Should functional constituencies be retained as the voice of the sector, or would the interests of business be properly represented by parties in a democracy? Share your views: write to us. ...

  8. Business and elections

    Posted Jan 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun may seek direct election to the Legislative Council in September. Pro-democracy politicians say that if he does run, it would eliminate the business sector's worries about direct elections. What do you think? Write to us. ...

  9. Politics of business

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

    ... Big business has formally entered the political fray for the first time. A number of top businessmen and others have established a political group, the Hong Kong Development Forum, headed by property tycoon Ronnie Chan Chi-chung. What do you think of this move? Share your views: write to us. ...

  10. C.C. Tung wins top business award

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

    ... the DHL/SCMP Business Person of the Year. Driven by a strong performance from its flagship Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), the parent company posted an almost threefold increase in interim net profit of US$268.4 million. Mr Tung said the company was on track for another record performance this year. '[This year] will be better than last, and last year was a record year,' he ...




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