Economy of Germany

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'.

Tuesday, 27 April, 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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2 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Why investors should look to eastern Europe

Former Soviet bloc offers diversity and high returns for HK money

On May 25, after an unsuccessful bid for the London Stock Exchange, Nasdaq announced that it was merging with OMX, the Nordic exchange comprising the bourses of Denmark, Sweden, Iceland and Finland, as well as those in the former Soviet states, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.

29 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Chance to train in UK

Hundreds of young local football players are making final preparations for this weekend's adidas +Challenge extravaganza at Tsim Sha Tsui Drive-in Theatre to win the chance to train with Liverpool FC in the UK.

19 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Price cuts help car firms hit sales goals

The mainland car market hit its sales target for the first half of the year, boosting sales 23.31 per cent to 4.37 million vehicles as carmakers cut prices to attract buyers.

China, which surpassed Japan as the second-largest vehicle market in the world last year, is expected to sell 8.5 million units this year, an 18 per cent increase from last year.

7 May 2015 - 1:03pm

Jamison wins scholarship

Teenager Ross Jamison's dreams of becoming a fully-fledged professional received a massive boost when he became the first Hong Kong driver to win a scholarship to compete in the Formula BMW Asia series.

8 Mar 2007 - 12:00am


Hong Kong's top-end showrooms seem busier on our recent rounds of Gloucester Road. Sancy Chan of Italian Motors and AutoItalia agrees, while Porsche Centre Hong Kong spokeswoman Mabel Wong reports 'steady' traffic, after a year of 505 sales of mainly 911s in Hong Kong and 27 in Macau.

27 Jan 2007 - 12:00am


Welcome to this year's Summer Holiday Quiz, in which we test who's the real car expert in your family. Answers are upside-down at the bottom left-hand side of this page. Start your brain cells ...

1 Lots of models helped to launch this car (below) in July last year. Name the marque (one point) and the car (one point). If you were the bloke in the hat, you get a bonus point.

7 May 2015 - 1:03pm

Bitter pill to swallow

It was no ordinary trip to the doctor's surgery. As well as getting some pills for my gout, I hoped to discover whether British Prime Minister Tony Blair's much-vaunted government health reforms really mean that our London GPs are earning more than stockbrokers, barristers and Cabinet ministers.

24 Apr 2006 - 12:00am


Has Sai Kung gone Morris mad? Our spy, Hawkeye of Hebe Haven, thinks so. 'I've seen one of those rounded Morris Minors and an old Morris Ute in European Motors' forecourt,' she says. 'And I'm sure I saw a Morris 1100 last week.'

18 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Fear of public transport helps increase car sales in Shanghai

Nervousness over the Sars outbreak has helped boost already soaring Shanghai car sales and pushed up the price of vehicle shares on the stock market, companies and dealers said yesterday.

14 May 2003 - 12:00am

New relay event adds spice to adidas race

Three university athletics teams will test themselves against Hong Kong's top corporate 10km runners in the adidas King of the Road 2003 race on March 2.

28 Jan 2003 - 12:00am