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  1. Increasing allure of US business schools

    Posted May 05th 2008, 12:00am by David Donadio

    ... international students are applying to the primary campuses of business schools in the US in record numbers. 'Expanding abroad serves a number of key purposes both for business schools ... to us.' Nonetheless, while international students are applying to fledgling US and local business programmes in Asia, they're still applying to American campuses in record numbers. After ...

  2. US slump, soaring costs dim business sentiment

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo in Beijing Mainland businesses lowered their overall economic expectations in the first quarter, a sign that manufacturers and service providers are feeling the bite of a slowdown in the United States economy and soaring raw material prices. The China business prosperity index released by the National Bureau of Statistics yesterday dropped 7.4 points to 136.2 in the first ...

  3. Insurance firm seeks quality over quantity when recruiting new employees

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Ana Wang

    ... for its business development. 'We always need people and we are constantly looking for talent,' said Denny Chan, director of life business, Zurich Insurance Group (Hong Kong). 'Our ... to the financial industry, and who have drive and ambition. Zurich Insurance Group has different programmes, such as the newly launched Business Associate Programme and the Business Management Trainee ...

  4. Time for US to get its financial house in order

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has lamented that he did not leave investment bank Goldman Sachs to go to Washington to espouse government intervention in the financial markets. ... have posed systemic risk to the global financial system, damaged the credibility of the US government and undermined confidence in the US dollar. Intervention was necessary to protect ...

  5. Carrier needs pilots to help it cruise into growth mode

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... Jolene Otremba and Susie Gyopos Middle East airline is expanding rapidly, especially in China, and needs people with experience An airline that strives towards excellence and is one of the fastest-growing businesses in its field is on the lookout for qualified captains and first officers to join its team. Qatar Airways, the national airline of the State of Qatar, is dedicated to excellence ...

  6. Risky business

    Posted Apr 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Senior doctors have called for urgent action to improve private hospitals' handling of emergencies. What steps should be taken to ensure these hospitals uphold standards? Write to us. ...

  7. AIG says non-life insurance business not for sale

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and profitable,' said Leslie Mouat, regional president for AIG's non-life business in Southeast Asia. The comments come amid concerns that the US firm is offloading some of its assets in Asia as part ... would be critical, Mr Mouat said, adding that the company was seeing retention levels return to normal. About US$4.6 million was lost from existing business in the early days of the financial ...

  8. Islamic finance will only be a niche business for HK

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Monetary Authority deputy chief executive Eddie Yue Wai-man, adding that the HKMA is devoting 'considerable resources' to promoting the business. Like Mr Tsang, Mr Yue thinks Islamic ... assets worth US$1 trillion and is growing at an annual rate of between 15 and 20 per cent. And although he said issuance of Islamic bonds had dropped by 40 per cent in the first nine months ...

  9. Heads of top business schools to meet

    Posted May 31st 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem The heads of leading business schools are to hold a high-powered meeting in Shanghai next month to discuss the future of executive education in China. The roundtable discussion is to be chaired by Paul Danos, dean of Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in the US. Professor Danos will be joined by the heads of Fudan School of Management and China Europe International ...

  10. Sun's expands into coal business

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fulton Mak Sun's Group, a Hong Kong-listed company engaged in property investment and hotel development, is set to diversify to coal-related businesses after shareholders yesterday ... to be completed by September 30. General Nice Resources will hold 19 per cent of Sun's on completion of the deal. 'It's only the first stride of the group to diversify its business ...




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