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  1. Breath

    Posted May 25th 2008, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... Alister McMillan Breath by Tim Winton Picador, HK$225 Anyone preparing to travel to Australia should read Tim Winton before touching a guidebook, newspaper or parochial antipodean expatriate. And any writer who turns to 'questions of identity' after an empty search for material might look at the rich novels, short stories, children's books and non-fiction Winton ...

  2. In his element

    Posted May 25th 2008, 12:00am by Bron Sibree

    ... Tim Winton may be camera shy but he will assert himself for a good cause, writes Bron Sibree It is hard to imagine a living novelist who inspires such admiration among his fellow countrymen as Tim Winton. Eight novels into an illustrious literary career, 47-year-old Western Australia-born and based Winton has acquired a kind of status in his homeland that lies somewhere ...

  3. Shanghai ad firm gets US$45m in new funding

    Posted Nov 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Venture-capital and private-equity funds are scaling back investments in China amid an economic slowdown and the global equity rout. However, the mainland was still a bright spot worldwide as investors ... are hungry for fresh capital to keep their businesses afloat while cash-rich funds still want to help them,' said a venture-capital fund manager. 'It is believed that those who can survive ...

  4. Hong Kong set to host consumer congress for a second time

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng About 700 delegates and representatives of governments and consumer advocacy groups are expected to descend on Hong Kong when it hosts the four-day Consumers International World Congress in 2011. This will be the four-yearquadrennial congress&# ...

  5. Reflections on life at the top

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Karen Winton

    ... Written by Karen Winton Special skills and a great team are needed if chief executives are to beat the trend for short tenures The global credit crunch and the financial turmoil in the United States capital market have transformed the role of chief executives, according to the author of a new book on what it takes to hold down the top job in organisations. Speaking one recent ...

  6. Firms seek help from psychologists

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... and competition through intellectual capital are now creating more of a demand for the skills of organisational psychologists. A decade ago there were only a few expatriates working as organisational ... in the discipline every two years. The course also includes a three-month internship, mostly in Hong Kong but sometimes in the mainland, with large corporations. Winton Au Wing-tung, associate professor ...

  7. Big-hearted boss

    Posted Nov 28th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... Kiu-wai, offering to put some heart into heartless capitalism ...

  8. Gome boss caught in his fiercest storm

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stamped by his willingness to undercut rivals and suppliers when market competition stiffened and his timely tapping of the capital market for funds to expand. His company grew into one famed ... than Inner Mongolia was the place for him. A year later, he moved to the capital city and took over an apparel retail shop named Gome with 30,000 yuan he earned in Inner Mongolia. He ...

  9. financial crisis

    Posted Oct 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath Word power Match the words with their meanings: 1. Great Depression 2. capitalism 3. stock market crash 4. eviction a. the act of forcing someone out ... is the current economic crisis affecting your life now? What about the future? Answers Comprehension: 1. c, 2. b, 3. c Word Power: 1. d, 2. c, 3. b, 4. a Fill in the blanks: 1. eviction, 2. capitalism ...

  10. Fixed asset investment data shows rare creative talent

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... There does not seem to have been any Olympics building boom in Beijing at all over the last four years. Fixed asset investment in the capital has steadily declined as a percentage of overall fixed ... a misallocation of capital? Good questions all of them, but there is another one that intrigues me here. The blue line on the chart shows you an alternative measure of fixed asset investment ...




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