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  1. Nothing to fear in this economic success story

    Posted Aug 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It's official: China is the world's second-biggest economy in GDP terms. That's a milestone, although no one should have been surprised. The nation has one-fifth of the world's people, after all, and it was inevitable that Japan, with one-tenth the population, would be surpassed one day. Despite this, some question what the rising wealth and perceived increased ...

  2. Economic forces drive expansion

    Posted May 08th 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer Corporate policy-making in the financial world can involve all kinds of complexities, but in the end it comes down to one simple rule: follow the money. So, with every economic ... private bankers with 15 to 20 years' experience. Having been through one, if not more, full economic cycles, they have likely seen it all, so they are ideally placed to offer clients ...

  3. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Lenovo considers buying BlackBerry maker as an option

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... mobile-device business. "We are looking at all opportunities- RIM and many others," chief financial officer Wong Wai Ming said in an interview at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting ...

  4. Carmakers brace for industry revamp in economic uncertainty

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... the domestic industry that the tough economic times offer potential takeover opportunities. As cash-starved international carmakers like Ford Motor and General Motors Corp scout for buyers- ... parent of Hong Kong-listed Brilliance China, Chongqing-based Qingling Motor, Fujian Motors and Anhui-based Jianghuai Group, were very likely to be acquired. China- the world's second largest ...

  5. Key sectors limiting economic growth potential

    Posted May 26th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... economic growth, a new study says. Die-hard central planners, inefficient bureaucracy and unrealistic price controls are hampering investment in crucial sectors, says a 200-page report, The Dragon ... of the economy, creating shortages and bottlenecks that threaten to slow economic growth. In contrast, China's ports, first opened to private investment and management 20 years ago, are a model ...

  6. Old economics put the 'bust' in Blockbuster

    Posted Jan 31st 2004, 12:00am by Ken Lo

    ... Ken Lo klo@bdcco.com HISTORY CERTAINLY REPEATS itself and this time around, you have to look back only four years. When the world's largest video-rental company, Blockbuster, bought KPS, many people wondered how the company planned to turn it around. After all, KPS was not known to have been plagued by serious management problems, it just had trouble finding customers. ...

  7. K Wah convertible bond offers the best of both worlds

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Stephen Craig

    ... principal repayment of a straight bond. This week's convertible bond issued by second-tier developer K Wah International Holdings seems to serve up the best of both worlds. It only has to pay ... would be better off buying the underlying stock with its 1.6 per cent dividend yield. Of course unconverted, convertible bonds can still come back to haunt issuers, as New World Development ...

  8. China is not buying the world, so don't block it

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... that they are taking advantage of cheap funding from state-owned banks to gobble up the world's resources at an unprecedented rate in obedience to instructions from the highest levels of government ... that are following a covert nationalist, or even racist, agenda aimed at frustrating Chinese economic development. As usual, the actual picture is rather more nuanced. Certainly the frequency and the size ...

  9. China's voice is about to get louder all around the world

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... initiative is part of a broader move by China to use so-called soft power to extend its influence around the world, while giving itself an image makeover, or at least a touch-up. And China is putting ... was that 'now some reports concerning China are not telling the facts. We want to utter our own voice in the world.' CNC has about 100 of its own staff, and wants to hire more. 'I just did ...

  10. When having the bank at your mercy isn't good news

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... ministries around the world are busy splashing out the cash in a desperate attempt to spend their way out of recession. But perhaps Lord Keynes has another lesson for these troubled times, ... save far more money than they can invest at home. That means the surplus cash must be lent abroad. The flip side of this economic equation is the United States, where people consume more than ...




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