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  1. Fare war looms as Jetstar Asia flies cut-price from Singapore

    Posted Dec 15th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... it is not concerned about a looming fare war on the Hong Kong-Singapore route, despite increasingly competitive pricing by airlines already flying between the two cities. Jetstar, which is 49 per cent owned ... for a full-fare ticket. Jetstar chief operating officer Con Korfiatis said the carrier was not worried about a fare war because it would be able to offer low fares indefinitely on its low cost-base. ...

  2. Investors changing the face of Vietnam

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson Vietnam is no longer the poor cousin of urban and resort developments in Asia. Foreign investment has seen to that. According to Colliers International's just-released The Knowledge Report, Vietnam's GDP grew by 5.8 per cent in the third quarter of last year, with real estate the second-highest Foreign Direct Investment sector, after accommodation and food. ...

  3. Vietnam protests over Chinese 'invasion plans'

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Greg Torode and Shi Jiangtao Beijing dismisses online threats Vietnam has formally protested to China over so-called 'invasion plans' appearing on mainland websites that purport ... of missile strikes from land, sea and air and climaxing in an invasion involving 310,000 troops sweeping into Vietnam from Yunnan, Guangxi and the South China Sea. The electronic jamming ...

  4. HTIL, Hanoi Telecom to launch Vietnam's first 3G service

    Posted Jun 13th 2005, 12:00am by Georgina Lee

    ... Georgina Lee Forecast of 2.9m subscribers in 10 years much too conservative, says official Hutchison Telecommunications International Ltd (HTIL) will launch Vietnam's first 3G mobile ... be launched in Vietnam in the second half this year. However, marketing for the CDMA2000-based 3G network was expected to be more low-key than in Hong Kong and similar to the limited 3G service ...

  5. Sudanese civil war risk has CNPC oilfields over a barrel

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), the mainland's largest energy producer, is being drawn into the bloody Sudanese civil war with a dispute over its oilfields ... in the country, underscoring the risks of operating in a war zone. They were among nine CNPC employees who were kidnapped. A CNPC spokesman told the South China Morning Post he has no answer to Global ...

  6. New salvo fired in mortgage war

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Three months ago, the Monetary Authority warned bankers they were charging unreasonably low mortgage rates and ignoring the risks involved. It seems not everyone is listening. In what could be the opening salvo of a renewed mortgage price war, ICBC (Asia) is offering what is believed to be the lowest ever fixed interest rate on a mortgage. Homebuyers will pay a fixed ...

  7. War and unrest hit mainland deals in Africa

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih A civil war in the Congo and an economic crisis in Nigeria are threatening billions of dollars of investment by Hong Kong-listed mainland state-owned firms in Africa. China Railway Group, listed in Hong Kong and Shanghai, has a US$3.1 billion capital commitment to a set of mining and infrastructure deals in the Congo, torn in a war between the government and rebel ...

  8. Hutchison launches price war with shot at 2G rivals

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... BEN KWOK and HUI YUK-MIN Hutchison Whampoa has declared a full-scale war in the battle for the mobile data market, drastically cutting third-generation (3G) tariffs and handset prices ... but becomes more useful if the whole city is using one. But with 3G services now at 2G prices, analysts expect a full-scale price war to break out. 'For consumers, that's great. But for 2G ...

  9. Hutchison launches price war with shot at 2G rivals

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Ben Kwok and Hui Yuk-min A new handset for $998 and a monthly tariff of $183 mark a 3G offensive into the mass market Hutchison Whampoa has declared a full-scale war in the battle ... expect a full-scale price war to break out. 'For consumers, that's great. But for 2G operators, it's a bit of concern,' CLSA's Francis Cheung said. '[Operators] may ...

  10. Cross-strait turf war comes to a head

    Posted Jan 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Michael Logan

    ... The Taiwanese chipmaker aims to take mainland rival SMIC to the clean room over poaching, writes Michael Logan A lawsuit filed by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) against Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) appears aimed at s ...




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