Economy of Germany

Volkswagen talks on

WAGE negotiations between German car-maker Volkswagen and the IG Metall union for about 100,000 workers at the six VW factories in western Germany got under way yesterday, according to a union source.

Thursday, 10 August, 1995, 12:00am

German rate cut forecast

A CUT in German interest rates is expected about autumn, according to a Salomon Brothers economist who is 'mildly optimistic' about the German economy.

5 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Rogue Porsche

TWO women taking an early morning stroll were knocked down a 100-metre slope by an out-of-control Porsche in Sha Tin yesterday. They were treated and discharged from the Prince of Wales Hospital. The 57-year-old male driver was admitted in fair condition.

4 May 1995 - 12:00am

Migrants pour billions into the NZ economy

IMMIGRANTS have invested NZ$1.06 billion ($5.24 billion) in New Zealand since the government introduced its business migration policy in November 1991.

Those from Northern Asia have been the biggest investors, spending NZ$856 million since the programme began.

12 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Trade links to grow with China expansion

BILATERAL trade between Germany and Hong Kong reached HK$70 billion in the last full year, according to figures from the German trade commissioner, Dr Thomas Schafer.

He said in 1990, 1991, and last year the territory's imports grew by seven per cent, 12 per cent and 32 per cent respectively.

3 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Paper denies official line on death of car deal boss

OFFICIAL accounts of the death of Fang Hong, the late general manager of prestigious joint venture Shanghai Volkswagen, were contradicted by a mainland newspaper.

2 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Rising prices likely to slow down China's boom in imported car sales

BOOMING imported car sales in China - many delivered through Hongkong - are expected to moderate as importers react to the recent renminbi devaluation and buyers contemplate higher prices.

18 Jun 1993 - 12:00am