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  1. A hand in history

    Posted Nov 14th 2003, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... Reggie Ho sees how watches have taken their place in time Today when we speak of timekeeping to a millionth of a second, it is hard to believe that just a few hundred years ago people ... into existence in Macedonia one century before the birth of Christ, mechanical clocks that kept time throughout the day without having to rely on the observation of celestial bodies apparently did ...

  2. Passion for people carriers grows

    Posted Mar 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Red Door News Hong Kong's love affair with seven-seater vehicles is, on the face of it, hard to fathom. The city has one of the world's lowest birth rates, with women on average giving birth to less than one child and fertility rates falling fast. The last thing the modern Hong Kong family would want, one might think, is a car that is almost as big as their apartment ...

  3. Japanese telecoms giants hope to double mainland sales in two years

    Posted Jun 07th 2004, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Asia and KDDI Corp- hope they can double their sales in the mainland to 10 billion yen (HK$700 million) within the next two years. The two firms, which provide information systems integration ... of the country,' said KDDI managing director Naofumi Moriya. KDDI recorded China sales of five billion yen last year, a jump of almost 30 per cent. Mr Moriya expects sales to top 10 billion yen by the end ...

  4. IT industry back at work after a year's sick leave

    Posted May 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... firms have started a major push of new products and services in Hong Kong this summer, more than a year since the Sars outbreak virtually stopped the industry in its tracks across Asia. ... Kong this year fuelling increased investment in IT marketing and promotion activities. This change in mood is in stark contrast to that of April last year when large IT firms, like other ...

  5. Cuts steer Sunday to first full-year profit

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

    ... Michael Logan Mobile-phone operator Sunday Communications reported its first full-year profit yesterday after aggressive cost cuts, but the result still failed to meet expectations. Sunday made $27.17 million last year, against a loss of $117.26 million in 2002, but analysts had expected a profit of $34.2 million, according to Thomson First Call consensus estimates. 'Today ...

  6. Full 3G access on MTR by next year

    Posted Mar 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... SIDNEY LUK Access to Hutchison's third-generation (3G) mobile phone services will be available at all 50 of the MTR's stations by next year. At present, subscribers can use ... all MTR stations by the beginning of next year. All four licensed 3G operators are in talks with MTRC about installing base stations to allow coverage inside tunnels. In addition, Ms Nardi ...

  7. Full 3G access on MTR by next year

    Posted Mar 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 50 of the MTR Corp's stations by next year. At present, subscribers can use Hutchison's high-speed data network at just 18 MTR stations and platforms, and access is not available inside tunnels. Hutchison Telecom managing director Agnes Nardi expects the 3G network will cover all MTR stations by the beginning of next year. All four licensed 3G operators are in talks ...

  8. Watershed year for mobile phones

    Posted Jan 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... All will depend on Hutchison's launch of 3G services and whether it will stimulate the market, Ben Kwok writes The start of third-generation (3G) services this year could lead ... Telecommunications has committed to a launch this year, while the other two 3G licence holders- CSL and Sunday- are likely to launch next year. Hutchison's 3G strategy is to grab customers in the high ...

  9. Bonds may be Thailand's story this year

    Posted Jan 01st 2004, 12:00am by Michael Preiss

    ... Michael Preiss michael@michaelpreiss.net THERE ARE SOME recent developments in Thailand that could make the country even more interesting to investors this year. Last year, Thailand was the market for equities, with the Stock Exchange of Thailand being the best performing Asian equity market (up 116.6 per cent) and the baht rising (up 8.7 per cent) against the US dollar. This year ...

  10. Hard-earned win helps firm through year of challenges

    Posted Dec 12th 2003, 12:00am by Robert Pierce

    ... of international brushware manufacturer Hayco, receiving last year's Owner-Operator Award was a great honour and a pivotal moment in the history of the company, one that has helped to ensure its continuing success, especially in the wake of the Sars setback. 'Everyone here at Hayco was immensely proud at being nominated for the DHL/SCMP Business Award last year,' says Mr Hay, who ...




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