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  1. On the upswing - Weir regaining winning form

    Posted Nov 14th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of six US PGA Tour stars on view at Fanling this week, the others being two-time US Open champion Retief Goosen - returning for the second successive year - world number 11 KJ Choi, Stuart ... 1987, 1990 & 1992 and Masters 1989, 1990 & 1996), Retief Goosen (US Open 2001 & 2004) and Mike Weir (Masters 2003) bring a major presence to the field 5 A record of 10,000 fans ...

  2. Taiwanese brothers swing into China Open

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to a six-under-par 66 to finish at 11 under for the 36 holes, and book his place in the US$2 million China Open at Shanghai Silport Golf Club next month. A two-putt birdie at the par-five 18th hole gave ... at the international qualifying for the Volvo China Open at Discovery Bay Golf Club yesterday. The elder Fu Chiang, 18, posted a best-of-the-day 65 for a two-round total of six-under-par 138 and earned a tie ...

  3. Carlson taps US$1b fund to expand

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Minneapolis-based Carlson Hotels Worldwide, which runs nine hotels under Regent and Radisson banners in the mainland, has joined forces with a US$1 billion private equity fund ... Rinck, who took charge of the hotelier's development in Asia-Pacific on October 1, said yesterday that London-based Lotus Hotel Investment Fund was raising US$1 billion in seed capital ...

  4. Sharapova aims to turn spotlight on grand slams

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... US Open- which in itself brings a fair degree of pressure and scrutiny, but it doesn't end there. You're as likely to see her face on a billboard as on a tennis court. Over recent ... in the world, making a whopping US$1,357,144 a day from work outside of playing tennis, made up of million-dollar deals with Canon, Motorola and Tag Heuer to name but a few. Sharapova is a player ...

  5. Martin has big dreams for game

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... last month, finishing in fourth place. He also took part in the under-21 event at the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final in China. Last year, Martin also participated in the UBS Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong Amateur Open, Junior World Golf Championships and the Zhang Lianwei Cup. Soundbite: 'I have been playing golf since I was three. I wouldn't have started if not for my dad [Daniel ...

  6. Merchants Bank cleared to open US branch

    Posted Nov 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... related rules enacted last year. The mainland and the US have been urging each other to open their banking markets. Lou Wenlong, a director of the China Banking Regulatory Commission's ... lender, last month called on US officials to intensify their efforts in allowing mainland lenders to open branches in the US. 'They need to be more open-minded towards us before we let ...

  7. Zheng joins Li on US Open sidelines

    Posted Aug 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing China's grand slam doubles champion Zheng Jie will skip the US Open because of injury, following hot on the heels of the withdrawal of Li Na, another ... that prompted Zheng's complaint, a claim that drew overwhelming criticism from the media. 'Li Na was part of our US Open campaign and even travelled with the national team to North America ...

  8. China and US close to an agreement on 'open skies' deal

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... partners. The ultimate goal is to emulate last month's deal between the US and the European Union that opened up the lucrative transatlantic airline market. 'Without question, we have ... with demand. About 16 per cent of US-China passenger traffic is now lost to third country carriers. US officials regard opening the skies to more competition as vital for maintaining smooth economic ...

  9. Cisco opens US$16b mainland push

    Posted Nov 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez in Beijing Cisco Systems, the world's largest networking equipment manufacturer, will invest about US$16 billion in the mainland over the next five years, marking its ... Group, the mainland's largest business-to-business portal operator, after agreeing to invest US$17.5 million in Alibaba.com, a subsidiary of the group, as part of its initial public offering ...

  10. US economist opens door to GDP sceptics

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland During the Dog Days of August, the US economist Lester Thurow attracted a brief flurry of attention with an article in The New York Times. In it, he argued that the mainland's economy is not growing at between 10 and 11 per cent a year as Beijing claims. He calculated that the mainland's economy is growing at only about half the heavily manipulated official ...




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