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Tuesday, 19 April, 2005, 12:00am

Mainland offers window of opportunity

The mainland could be among the countries to initially use WiMAX equipment when the first certified products hit the market later this year.

19 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

PCCW steps up offensive in Britain

As mobile and fixed-line technologies converge, the carrier awaits clearance to expand its wireless broadband service

PCCW intends to offer fully mobile voice and data services in the British market once the regulator liberalises its spectrum policy, according to company executives.

18 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Growing mountain of bank scandals obstructs road to listings

Shockwaves from last month's sudden sacking of Zhang Enzhao, chairman of China Construction Bank, continue to spread despite official claims that his is an isolated case.

Official mainland media reported on Saturday that Qin Hui , described as the mainland's leading media tycoon, had been detained in Beijing to assist the probe into Mr Zhang's corruption case.

18 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Mainland offers window of opportunity

The mainland could be among the countries to initially use WiMAX equipment when the first certified products hit the market later this year.

18 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Software firm hopes name will score goal

Mainland enterprise software vendor formally known as Ufsoft wants to be known as Ufida because it 'sounds more European'.

Perhaps company executives were thinking the name would go down well in soccer-mad Europe, where the Uefa governs the sport.

Whatever the case, it is all a part of Ufida's efforts to build an international business as competition heats up at home.

18 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Trading pioneer strengthens ties

HONG KONG'S RECENT economic upturn and the relaxation of restrictions to Hong Kong companies on the mainland are spawning opportunities for well-established trading firm Jebsen & Co, according to managing director Helmuth Hennig.

The company's long history of continuous involvement in Hong Kong and the mainland dates back to 1895, when it was a shipping company.

16 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Static electricity

Electricity is something we take for granted. It powers our computers and mobile phones. It transports us up and down and across town. It keeps our food fresh, our drinks cold and it keeps the concrete boxes we live in warm in winter and cool in summer. Without it, even for a short time, life in the city grinds to a halt, and soon becomes untenable.

15 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Intel to offer students cheap PC platform

Intel has unveiled plans for a new, low-cost notebook personal computer platform, code-named ?Tanggula?, designed for university students in the mainland.

15 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Vertex shares surge after strategic investor buys into power plan

Shares in media firm Vertex Communications & Technology Group surged as much as 45.28 per cent yesterday on news that it had recruited a strategic investor for its bold but still-sketchy plan to supply electricity to Hong Kong.

14 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Steelmakers face hard landing

Yesterday's climb-down by BHP Billiton over its iron ore prices is a significant victory for China's steel producers.

In resisting BHP's attempt to impose a hefty premium for its Australian ores, China's steelmakers displayed a newfound willingness to band together and flex their growing muscle in international price negotiations.

14 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Mainland steel mills looking beyond Billiton

China's steelmakers and traders, refusing to accept an iron ore surcharge proposed by BHP Billiton, are looking for alternative suppliers as negotiations with the Australian mining giant make little headway.

12 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Small-caps overshadow blue chips in thin trade

Investors put focus back on Macau as index slips slightly and falling crude prices take a toll on oil producers

Hong Kong's leading stocks started the week on a soft note as many investors opted for the sidelines ahead of corporate earnings and key US data reports later in the week, and others shifted their focus away from blue chips.

12 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

New rules needed to protect viewers from TV content war

You might want your MTV, football, golf, NBA and latest movies, but in Hong Kong it is not that simple. This was all meant to change last year when, after a decade's wait, competition finally emerged in pay television. Yet the immediate result was less satisfactory - fewer channels to watch.

12 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Enterprise digest

IBM in new partnership to boost storage portfolio

IBM has forged a new alliance with network-attached storage (NAS) market leader Network Appliance in a match that is expected to rival the partnership between EMC and Dell.

12 Apr 2005 - 12:00am