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  1. Exhibition organisers vow to safeguard copyright

    Posted Jan 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... working to promote foreign trade and investment, and the US-based International Association for Exhibition Management. Assistant council chairman Wang Jinzhen said it was important for exhibition ...

  2. Car testing regime puts truth on trial

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Guorun Holdings has certainly been putting its cars through their paces. The carmaker recently issued a press release to tell us about their latest model which they had successfully crashed a few times in a collision test at Tsinghua University. Nothing too strange there - carmakers have to test their new models before letting them loose on the wild roads of China. But those ...

  3. Middle-class homeowners stand up for their rights

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... to us. If they had done that right at the beginning, I would not have joined the protests. But now we are really angry about the way they handled all this.' Another believed the dispute had ...

  4. China sizes up IT outsourcing

    Posted Feb 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Japan, Britain and the US to lower-cost countries, amounting to a combined value of US$51.6 billion. Exporting IT jobs to lower-cost countries is now regarded as critical to survival ... requirements at a lower cost and with a higher level of expertise. Mr Cestar said more multinational companies, especially from the US financial services industry, were starting to outsource part ...

  5. Capital gains ruling eases concerns

    Posted Dec 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... clarification might not be deliberately timed to boost the market. More than 32 QFIIs, including Martin Currie, UBS and Temasek Holdings have won mainland regulatory approval to invest about US$5.5 billion in the country's stock and bond markets. Regulators in July raised the combined investment quota for qualified foreign investors from US$4 billion to US$10 billion. However, analysts ...

  6. Suffering under the spotlight

    Posted Dec 14th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... a country where 'courageous human-rights activists remain harassed and imprisoned'. China's Foreign Ministry responded: 'We suggest the US side should take a clear consideration of the situation and make self-reflection on its own human-rights problems.' The US also found itself on the receiving end of criticism from United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise ...

  7. Best foot forward

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... the body. But most of us who go in for a foot massage do so because we find it deeply relaxing, if not sleep-inducing. The good thing about setting up a foot massage business is that you do not need ...

  8. Yue Yuen to double China store network in two years

    Posted Jan 19th 2006, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... per cent now, Mr Li said. Yue Yuen's turnover grew 15.9 per cent to US$3.15 billion in the past financial year to September, with retail sales in the mainland soaring 128 per cent to US$169.1 million. The company has 524 shops on the mainland and plans to have 1,000 by 2008. The gross profit margin at its mainland wholesale and retail business is 35 per cent to 45 per cent, ...

  9. Top economist sees about 8.5pc growth

    Posted Jan 19th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... this year- perhaps to between US$60 billion and US$80 billion, Dr Fan said. However, he rejected warnings by economists that the mainland was too dependent on exports, saying the contribution of net ...

  10. With technology comes market vulnerability

    Posted Jan 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the exchange's credibility. The problem came with the exchange still reeling from its trading system's failure to prevent an erroneous trade last month. Mizuho Securities lost about US$225 million ... further. Already, more than US$300 billion in shareholder value has been wiped off the Japanese market this week. The effect is being felt on other stock markets, as well as the futures ...




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