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Lai See

Business as usual for financiers in Japan? Not likely...

Thursday, 17 March, 2011, 12:00am

Mainland firms leave bad taste in the Big Apple

Chinese IPOs have long proven popular in New York, where investors desperate to diversify their holdings out of the moribund US economy queue up to grab a slice of the mainland's rapid economic growth.

15 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

How firms can escape tyranny of high rents

A vision without a plan, according to a proverb, is just a dream. A plan without a vision is just drudgery. But a vision with a plan can change the world.

14 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Mainland tycoons reach for the sky

Recently fitted with internet access, plush adjustable tables and chairs, refined wood finishing and ideal for business meetings - but with a price tag that tops US$30 million - the latest Embraer Legacy 650 luxury business aircraft is being targeted at well-heeled mainland business and leisure travellers.

8 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Send them packing

Takeout breakfast, lunch at a convenient dim sum palace and dinner at a favourite hotpot joint: eating out is so convenient and routine that some families regularly have all three meals outside the home. It's a wonder their kitchens are used for anything more than making tea or the odd bowl of instant noodles.

21 Feb 2011 - 12:00am


Allow same-sex weddings; gays will flock to city

As cases of Hong Kong tour guides forcing mainland tourists to shop continue to surface, I feel rather embarrassed as someone born and raised here. What has happened to our city?

18 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

China's mappers take on world and get lost

Hainan is in Japan, Guangzhou is in South Korea and Tiananmen is in Shanghai. The Great Wall is south of the Yangtze River, and there's a new London suburb called Unk.

China's answer to Google Maps, launched last week after years of effort and months of test runs, is throwing up some unexpected results.

23 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Rhythm and booze

Every seasoned karaoke fan has a place he favours over all others, a pied-a-terre with his kind of vibe. The 'vibe' is made up by a particular combination of services offered. The pillars of a diverse song list, ample space for gesticulation and emoting, a good selection of booze and timely service can be further supported by privacy options, enticing food menus and local character.

20 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Huawei forecasts global sales growth for its mobile devices

Huawei Technologies, the mainland's largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, expects global contract sales of its mobile device business to grow from 20 per cent to 30 per cent this year after posting a record US$5.7 billion last year.

8 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

TiRon Interior Architecture

Who started it? Hong Kong interior designer Timothy Cheng worked for Norman Foster's British architectural firm before striking out on his own last year. He is the co-founder and project director of TiRon Interior Architecture, which specialises in applying architectural theories to interior design.

2 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Gome in battle for online market

Home appliance retailers in China have opened a new battlefront on the internet to augment their campaigns for customers on the streets.

20 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Airbus engine launches challenge to China's home-grown aircraft

The battle for airline orders between the Airbus 320 aircraft and China's home-grown 158-seater, the C919, has started even though the first flight of the C919 is still four years off.

3 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

World Wide Touch upbeat on offer despite cutting target hopes

World Wide Touch Technology, a provider of capacitive touchpads for notebook computers and consumer electronics, will restart its public offering bid to raise up to HK$904 million after scrapping a listing plan in June.

The company planned to issue 861 million shares at an offer price of between 85 HK cents and HK$1.05 each.

2 Dec 2010 - 12:00am


Christmas comes early this year as Regus rolls out a special for one of its signature services, the Virtual Offices. Clients who sign up for 12 months before December will receive the Virtual Office free for the rest of the year plus two months free next year.

27 Nov 2010 - 12:00am


Opportunites for social investment presented by Avantage Ventures include:

Organic Cotton Conversion

Enterprise: Shanxi Pohan Farmers Association, Shanxi province, China

Scope: Founded by Zheng Bing in 1998, with a membership of 3,800 farmers from 35 villages

22 Nov 2010 - 12:00am