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  1. Deloitte to spend US$150m on mainland expansion

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... that will see the Big Four accountancy firm make the biggest single investment in its history. One of the first international accounting firms to set up business on the mainland, Deloitte has earmarked US$150 million to be invested in its China practice over the next five to six years. The aim is to increase its staff by 400 per cent and revenue four to five times. About 75 per cent ...

  2. Biologist laments science brain drain

    Posted Dec 09th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... thought a career as a biologist offered few prospects,' says Mr Ma. He says his experiences in the US have highlighted the gulf between the way government and business supports scientific research in Hong Kong, compared with the US. 'In the US there is huge funding for research and support from businesses who see the need and benefit of combining scientific research ...

  3. Perfect time for businesses to take responsibility

    Posted Jun 05th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... to integrate 'sustainability' and 'social responsibility' into their business strategies. Jane Lau, CLP Holdings director- group public affairs, said the principles of CSR were among the key elements for driving CLP's business strategies. The concept of caring for the environment had become an integral part of business planning and daily operations. Commenting ...

  4. Keeping pace with the changing workplace

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... business models- which have introduced us to the learning organisation, the centreless corporation and 360-degree operations- now require individuals to work on different projects with different ...

  5. Plenty to learn from mainland businesses

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... International Business Report, among the 34 economies surveyed globally, the mainland records the highest percentage (74 per cent) of privately held businesses having adopted CSR as a formalised strategy, while Hong Kong ranks 29th (37 per cent) and Taiwan second last (30 per cent). Patrick Rozario, principal and head of business risk services at Grant Thornton in Hong Kong, said ...

  6. Rock-solid career in HK

    Posted Jul 19th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... The business has become more cross-border as multinational companies outsource their real estate needs to professionals like us,' said Mr Cruz, who in 1991 received a commendation from ... Written by Chris Davis Jason Cruz enjoys enormous success in the property business after moving from Gibraltar Changing rocks, from The Rock of Gibraltar to the 'barren rock of Hong ...

  7. Benefits of boardroom in the sky

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... has yet to take off in Asia. To some, business aviation is still viewed as a transport whim of the rich and famous rather than the business tool it is in the US. Limited access to air space, ... Chris Davis Hiring a jet for a four-day business trip to the mainland can cost as much as $465,000, but the benefits of a boardroom in the sky often outweigh the costs, says Chris ...

  8. Guidance on hand for enterprises that show promise

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... in the mid-market sector in Asia. It prefers to invest in rapidly growing, profitable companies with enterprise values of between US$50 million and US$200 million that have proven business models. Mr Salata ... Reports by Chris Davis Private equity firms offer business expertise as well as capital PRIVATE EQUITY investment in Asia is not only providing much needed funds for expansion ...

  9. Art of giving a lift to business perfected over three decades

    Posted Dec 08th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... the company had diversified into a wide range of related businesses by selecting products and services that had a close synergy. Over the past 35 years, under Dr Chow's leadership, the Chevalier ... are lucky that we have very good people.' He said technology and globalisation had dramatically changed the way business was conducted, compared with how things were done when he set up his ...

  10. Problem solver with an eye for detail and design

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... is satisfied with the result. I have been in the business for more than 20 years so I have built up a good rapport with many of our clients. I usually travel to Europe and the US a couple of times each ... on time, and meeting tight budgets. Our business is very competitive so tight quality control, professional services and initiative are needed to give us a competitive edge. It is important ...




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