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  1. Red-hot demand for those in the business of keeping us cool

    Posted Jul 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok It was so hot that... On Heping Road in Tianjin, high temperatures mean big business. Cold drinks have almost sold out because of the high demand. 'From 9.30am to noon, we sold more than 100 boxes of ice-lollies,' one cold drink shop manager said. 'That's twice as much as usual.' At least 10 provinces in China sweltered yesterday ...

  2. How green is our business? That's none of your business

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... rate of 20 per cent for the US is relatively low,' it said. The survey, 'Environmental Performance: A Global Perspective on Commercial Real Estate', introduced a new ...

  3. Genting HK swings to profit as casino business picks up

    Posted Aug 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of group revenue. Revenue from passenger ticket sales rose 23.5 per cent to US$50.48 million. Profitability was improved at the Asian cruise business through a renewed focus on cost cutting, ... of US$11.32 million in the first half compared with a loss of US$35.26 million a year earlier. Sales, mainly gaming revenues from onboard casino operations, rose a modest 5.1 per cent to US ...

  4. Dell plans big expansion in its mainland business

    Posted Nov 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Computer maker Dell aims to boost investments in China to more than US$25 billion a year over the next decade amid plans to expand delivery of information-technology services to its second-biggest market after the United States, a senior executive said yesterday. That estimate would top a commitment to spend more than US$100 billion over the next 10 years ...

  5. Shangri-La sees return of business travellers after last year's gloom

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang After a 'pathetic year' in 2009, luxury hotel owner and operator Shangri-La Asia is seeing the return of business travellers, according to a senior company official. ... on the performance of the hotel group's 69-property portfolio last year, with net profit before non-operating items diving 78.85 per cent to US$54.7 million. Including non-operating items- such as fair ...

  6. Energy security a risky business with Iran

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Letters

    ... respects an old civilisation and a rising power seeking nuclear parity with others. Beijing's past military aid for Iran was designed partly to counterbalance US interests in the region. Yet ... However, in October The Washington Post reported that the US had intelligence on Chinese companies known to be providing illegal technology to Iran, including materials needed for enrichment. More ...

  7. TPV expands TV business with Philips sales deal for mainland

    Posted Sep 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... TPV Technology, the world's largest contract manufacturer of computer monitors, is set to expand its television business with a new initiative to sell and distribute Philips colour ... million (HK$12.88 million). The deal is expected to close before December 31. This marks the latest strategic transaction between Philips and TPV, which completed its US$358 million purchase ...

  8. Li & Fung to privatise IDS logistics business

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... a total of US$140 million to buy three companies: Jackel Group, which runs packaging, perfume and personal-care businesses, denim clothing company HTP Group, and Cipriani Accessories, a designer, ... company has set itself a US$1 billion core operating profit target and also aims to boost its turnover to US$20 billion by December 31 this year. Managing director William Fung Kwok-lun said he ...

  9. Think Big: Make It Happen in Business and Life

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... David Phair Think Big: Make It Happen in Business and Life by Donald Trump and Bill Zanker Harper, HK$120 Who better to think big with than Donald Trump, star of The Apprentice, and Bill Zanker who started The Learning Annex with US$5,000 and turned it into a US$5 million a year company. What's the connection between the two? Well, Zanker used the strategies of Trump to grow ...

  10. Backing consumer rights is good for business

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan More Hongkongers today demand better consumer protection, and the business community should accept this as something that will benefit all in the years ahead. ... the industry. This would bring insurance into line with the banking and securities industries and with international practice. Those of us in the sector generally support the idea. It would cost us ...




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