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  1. The business view on China

    Posted Apr 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang and Cary Huang Q1 What is your biggest concern about doing business in China? Q2 Identify two difficulties you have encountered while doing business here. Q3 What is your ... for Westerners to have a cookie-cutter approach to doing business in China. We need to be flexible. A2 When we opened our first foreign office, which was in Shanghai, in the mid-1990s, things were a lot ...

  2. Sierra Leone mine to get US$3b port and railway

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com China Communications Construction says it has signed a US$3 billion contract with African Minerals to build a port and railway in Sierra Leone to transport iron from the Tonkolili mine. The contract covers the second and third phases of the Tonkolili iron ore project, one of the most significant in west Africa. 'This large contract ...

  3. Cranes busy again as Taiwan expands ports

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Ralph Jennings

    ... are once again busy at Keelung, and a little further along the northern coast a new channel is being dredged at the Keelung-managed Port of Taipei, along with a warehouse and three new berths. The Port of Taipei developments are part of a US$558 million harbour expansion that will run for eight years as officials expect global marine shipping to pick up sharply this year. Taiwan's ...

  4. Beijing bid to expand HK's yuan business

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The central government is considering a proposal to allow Hong Kong to expand its yuan business related to the mainland's financial help to developing countries, ... to extend financial aid to developing countries in yuan, instead of the usual practice of doing so in US dollars But the programme limits the use of aid by beneficiary nations as the yuan, which ...

  5. Not a Korean war, but no longer business as usual

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... 'No one in South Korea wants another Korean war,' said Thomas Hubbard, a former US ambassador to Seoul, this week. 'There is very little support for the kind of retaliation ... between US$100-200 million) with the hardline state. That trade could be cut without damaging local interests. South Korea's investment in the joint Kaesong Industrial Complex, an economic ...

  6. Pirates turn ancient trade into model modern business

    Posted Oct 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as three months. It could be argued that on many levels, the pirates have created a compelling business model. They have found a niche that is durable- the Horn of Africa leads to the Red Sea ... in a sub-legal twilight world, untroubled by law enforcement as long as they stick to Somalia. Some captured during naval operations at sea have been sent to Kenya, the Seychelles and even the US ...

  7. Facts don't support tycoon's warnings on business with mainland

    Posted Aug 17th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... suffrage, you democrats, because it's dangerous and business must come first in this town, particularly business with China. Thus let us turn to his warnings on business with China: 'If we ... relationship with business partners across the border'- According to Beijing, Hong Kong over the past year put about US$43 billion of foreign direct investment into the mainland and this is money ...

  8. Business Digest

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in China, Xavier Farcot, said the costs of raw materials in China had been rising so far this year as oil prices had jumped to record highs and exceeded US$70 a barrel. 'The Chinese authorities ... from a non-Asian financial institution in the local market. The bank priced its debut deal 15 points above the Hong Kong interbank offered rate. Proceeds are expected to be swapped into US ...

  9. How three resorts are getting down to business again

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... by cutting the ribbon on a lavish presidential suite that will be hired out for US$8,000 a night. The 1,400 square metre suite at the Soneva Gili in the Maldives will be the biggest over-water ... the least-expensive villas cost US$1,500 a night- suffered extensive structural damage in the tsunami, although no one was hurt. Chief marketing officer Raymond Hall said: 'We were already building ...

  10. Business ties can bring real benefit when relations hit a rocky patch

    Posted Aug 16th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... not offered to other customers. The restaurant is one of thousands of businesses catering to the Japanese community in Shanghai, a sign of how strong economic bonds have grown since China and Japan established diplomatic relations in 1972. Japanese officials say shared economic benefits helped relations recover from their lowest point in 33 years when in April protesters destroyed businesses ...




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