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Economy of Germany

Foreign carmakers upbeat as mainland sales lead way

Japanese carmaker Honda Motor's first-quarter sales in China have exceeded its earthquake-hit home market for the first time, according to figures released yesterday, while Volkswagen Group sold twice as many cars on the mainland in the first three months as it did in Ge

Friday, 29 April, 2011, 12:00am

Porsche trader Jebsen aims for 15pc growth

Jebsen & Co, the Hong Kong trading house that operates China's biggest chain of Porsche dealerships, is targeting car sales growth of at least 15 per cent this year, according to Jebsen group director Mark Bishop.

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Growth in mainland car sales hits brakes after 2 years racing away

After two years of stimulus-fuelled, double-digit increases, growth of car sales on the mainland slowed to a crawl last month.

10 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Happy Days

Porsche's lifestyle accessory division, Porsche Design, has created an advent calendar with a luxurious twist. Instead of housing chocolates in a cardboard calendar, it has built a huge aluminium tower full of surprise gifts to correspond with each day in the run up to Christmas. There's a P'6910 Indicator rose-gold watch, a full Porsche kitchen and, most impressively, a motor yacht.

5 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Driver's delight

I've never been able to look at a bloke driving a Porsche - and it's rare to see any other gender at the wheel of this particular brand of automobile - without feeling envious.

Away with anything so trivial as envy: overpowered, overpowering, what's the point?

17 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Lai See

Tsang means business, but he's a party pooper

Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah may know a thing or two about economics, but not a lot about hosting a good 'party'.

27 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Carmakers surge on talk of extension to state support

The share prices of Hong Kong and mainland-listed carmakers rose yesterday on media reports that Beijing would extend this year's support measures for the industry to next year in order to maintain the high level of vehicle sales.

1 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Porsche targets the child, not the hottie

Are Porsches changing from chick-magnet sports cars to family-friendly suburban wagons? That appeared to be the case on Friday when the German carmaker unveiled its four-door Panamera saloon at a lavish event at the Grand Hyatt, complete with a laser show.

22 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Passenger car sales down 8pc in December

Mainland passenger car sales fell 8per cent to 584,600 units in December, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, the fourth decline in the past five months as the industry battles slowing demand.

For the full year, sales rose 7.3 per cent to 6.76 million.

13 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

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