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  1. HK ready to elect its leaders, say US business chiefs

    Posted Jun 28th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... he had taken advantage of Cepa himself to do business across the border. The businessman, chairman of Crown Relocations, also stressed that the city's low tax system should ...

  2. New business drives up AIA earnings 10pc

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... business rose to US$512 million, up 28 per cent from the year-earlier period. Tucker said first-half new business growth was driven by an expanded agency sales team. 'The continuing momentum ... growth, with Hong Kong's new premium business in the first half at US$243 million and Thailand at US$244 million. The fastest-growing market was Singapore, which shot up 27 per cent to US ...

  3. Hong Kong firms pay the most for business airfares

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com The cost of business travel airfares for Hong Kong firms is the highest in the world, a report by Concur, a US provider of travel and expense management ... The average cost, in US dollars, of a business travel airfare for a Hong Kong firm, the world's highest. The average amount globally is US$441 ...

  4. Beijing eyes HK-mainland overseas business tie-ups

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... overseas investments rose 21.7 per cent to US$68.8 billion, overtaking Japan and Britain as the world's fifth-largest overseas investor, said Zhang Xiaoqiang, deputy director of the National ... 12.4 per cent to US$41 billion, said Zhang, adding China was now the largest overseas investor among developing countries. 'To maintain Hong Kong's long-term prosperity, as stated ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Businesses count the cost of decision to block extra Shenzhen visitors

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Fiona Tam, JOLIE HO

    ... on visitor halt Restaurateurs anticipating an influx of visitors from across the border have reduced their forecasts of extra earnings by HK$1 billion. Retailers' hopes of better business were ... with some claiming the city is already "overrun". Residents also fear the multi-entry permit may ease the way for illegal workers or parallel traders. Business aside, residents of the two ...

  6. Poorer business English may hit competitiveness

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daleena Samara Hong Kong's employees are getting by with only a basic command of Business English, the Global Business English Index (BEI) has found. They can understand business presentations and communicate descriptions of problems and solutions, but struggle when asked to play an active role in business discussions or perform relatively complex language tasks. The BEI, based ...

  7. Pining for a golden era of business opportunities

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... They set up a company, Milliard Toys Manufacturing, which made Hello Kitty products for Japan and Disney dolls and animals for the US and Europe- and turned Chai and his wife ... could see over 10 million yuan of net profit in a single year.' Business grew quickly. 'I started my business in 1984 in Lam Hing Street in Kowloon Bay, and by 1993 I still had only ...

  8. Business - Economy - SHIPPING

    Port Everglades agent bound for Pearl River Delta in exports push

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... as will community resistance to further growth. This will inevitably divert business to other gateways," added Vanderbeek, with Port Everglades and other US east and Gulf coast ports among those ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Port Everglades agent may set up shop in Pearl River Delta as it becomes latest US east coast dock to target mainland export market Asia full of eastern ...

  9. Business world up in arms at plan to cap directorships

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu Hong Kong business people are well known for their work ethic, the latest example being the strong opposition to a cap on how many directorships one can take. In December ... at the end of August last year had more than five independent directorships. The opposition has not only come from these directors, but also from hundreds of others in the business community. Many ...

  10. Business first

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Chugani Eva Cheng probably doesn't even realise it, but our transport and housing secretary has given us a valuable peek into how this government sees its priorities. When ... been taken.' Those few words tell us a lot about how the government thinks. They scream out that the government cares more about building a bridge than about the quality of air you ...




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