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  1. Sport - China - SAILING

    Abu Dhabi yacht wins first leg of Volvo Ocean Race to Cape Town

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 12:40am

    ... Associated Press in Cape Town Chinese contender Dongfeng surprises competitors with hot chase through south Atlantic to close gap British skipper Ian Walker steered Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing to a first-leg victory in the nine-month Volvo Ocean Race on Wednesday after foregoing sleep for two days. Walker’s yacht was chased all the way through the South Atlantic by Chinese entry Dongfeng Race ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - SAILING

    Volvo round-the-world fleet set to fill their sails

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Alicante The 39,000 nautical mile race starts with the first leg in Cape Town Volvo round-the-world fleet set to fill their sails The Volvo Ocean Race makes its ... in June 2012 to require each entry to use a standard one-design Volvo Ocean 65 boat that is designed, manufactured and assembled by the same consortium of companies. Each boat is built ...

  3. Business - Companies - CARS

    Volvo cannot escape mainland carmaker probe, analysts say

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:28am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com Analysts say investigation into car price fixing will expand to many more foreign brands Mainland carmaker probe likely to touch Volvo Volvo's mainland backing may have spared it from the first round of anti-monopoly investigations in the car sector but analysts say the Geely-owned carmaker cannot avoid government enforcers ...

  4. Business - Companies - CARS

    Volvo maps out export plans for China

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 01:19am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Volvo maps out export plans for China Volvo Car's plans to turn the mainland into an export hub show parent company Zhejiang Geely Holding is out to disprove pessimists who have cast doubt on Chinese companies' ability to manage global consumer brands. A senior Volvo executive said the Swedish carmaker would start exporting Chinese-made sedans- ...

  5. Business - Companies

    Volvo expects China to become its largest market in 2014

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 01:23am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing China to replace US as Volvo's top market Volvo Car, the Swedish luxury carmaker owned by Zhejiang Geely, said it expects China to surpass the United States as its largest market this year. Volvo would probably outpace the estimated 20 per cent growth in China's luxury-car sales this year and deliver at least 80,000 vehicles in the country, ...

  6. Sport - China - GOLF

    Money no object to boost local players for Volvo China Open

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 11:06pm by Noel Prentice

    ... no effort- or money- to give Chinese golfers a head start at the 20th Volvo China Open. Thirty-three Chinese golfers will tee off in the 156-strong field on Thursday and all have been given a free ... "I feel a little bit of extra pressure for the Volvo China Open but it also motivates you," the 28-year-old said. Zhang finished runner-up at the US PGA Tour's first-ever China ...

  7. Sport - Golf

    Henrik Stenson loses sense of humour on rough day at Volvo China Open

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 09:03pm by Noel Prentice

    ... Noel Prentice in Shenzhen noel.prentice@scmp.com World number three, still suffering from a stomach bug, complains of slow greens and 'silly' rough on Genzon course With his sense of humour strangled by sickness, Henrik Stenson threw a club and then a left hook at the course set-up at the Volvo China Open on Thursday. The world number three complained of “silly ...

  8. Sport - Golf

    Ian Poulter ready to make assault on Volvo China Open

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 10:03pm by Noel Prentice

    ... and PGA Tour champion Jason Dufner as the marquee names for the 20th anniversary of the Volvo China Open, which starts on Thursday at the Genzon Golf Club in Longgang district, Shenzhen. Poulter ...

  9. Business - China Business - CARS

    Volvo chairman urges China to lift curbs on foreign carmakers

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 01:38am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Volvo chairman says mainland needs to let foreign carmakers control their own operations China urged to lift carmaker curbs Li Shufu, the chairman of Volvo Cars, said ... companies and foreign companies," Li, who is also chairman of Volvo Cars' parent, Zhejiang Geely, said in Beijing. "The interests of the consumers and the competitiveness ...

  10. Business - Companies

    Culture clash as Chinese chief seeks to 'Pimp my Volvo'

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:57pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Culture clash as Geely tries to add bling to Volvo Safe, solid and understated in a Swedish way, or a wannabe luxury brand pandering to a Chinese taste for excess and ‘bling’: that’s the debate causing ripples at the top of Volvo Car Corp, under Chinese ownership since 2010. A culture clash between Volvo’s European management and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co, ...




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