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Economy of New York City

Southern bias for investors

Every major city continues to evolve, and London is no exception. Well-planned and generously funded regeneration projects are now transforming older areas of the capital, reflecting new trends in urban living and bringing numerous opportunities for investment.

Thursday, 3 November, 2011, 12:00am

Web fest

Like most organisations, film festivals feel it's good marketing and publicity to broadcast their presence on the web. The venerable Hong Kong International Film Festival (hkiff.org.hk/eng/main.html) recently unveiled an app to keep users informed about the event. The primary use of festival websites is, as one would expect, screening information and ticket sales.

20 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Factory fitted

Some of the most fashionable clubs, bars and hotels boast edgy industrial design not always associated with the hospitality sector. At East London's underground Cargo club the toilets are in metal cargo containers. Bistrotheque, also in London, was once a sweatshop and is now a restaurant and bar.

4 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Reel access

Most film festivals are bricks-and-mortar affairs that take place wholly in cinemas. But this year's New York-based Tribeca Film Festival has entered the virtual realm: audiences will be able to watch festival films on its website (tribecafilm.com/festival) or participate in Q&A sessions. Some online films are free, while others demand a premium subscription.

11 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

VisionChina gets US$108m in cool market

VisionChina Media, an outdoor mainland advertising firm, has raised US$108 million in an initial public offering on the Nasdaq Stock Market, despite a lukewarm response.

The company offered its shares at US$8, below its earlier forecast of US$9.50 to US$11.50 per share. The stock closed unchanged on its debut last Thursday.

11 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Redgate Media tipped to seek Nasdaq listing

Beijing-based Redgate Media, a multimedia holding group and parent of Hong Kong-listed magazine publisher One Media Group, is considering a Nasdaq listing to raise up to US$150 million, sources said.

3 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

De Niro's post-9/11 brainchild has outgrown its cinematic roots

New York

Many New Yorkers are thankful for what actor Robert De Niro did in the wake of the September 11 attacks by creating the annual Tribeca Film Festival in a part of downtown Manhattan that was once in the shadow of the World Trade Centre.

8 May 2007 - 12:00am

Allyes fails to impress investors

Allyes, co-founded by chief technical officer Wang Jiangang and three high-school classmates in 1998, raised US$30 million from US-based venture capital firm IDG and Oak Investment Partners in September 2005.

6 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Allyes fails to impress investors

Allyes, co-founded by chief technical officer Wang Jiangang and three high-school classmates in 1998, raised US$30 million from US-based venture capital firm IDG and Oak Investment Partners in September 2005.

6 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

China.com weighs Nasdaq potential

GEM-listed portal operator considers attraction of the US bourse against shift to main board

China.com, listed on the Growth Enterprise Market in Hong Kong since 2000, is considering applying for a listing on the Nasdaq market in the United States in a bid to broaden its investor base, according to chief executive Rudy Chan.

22 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Chinacars raises cash for Nasdaq

Mainland portal Chinacars.com has raised US$5 million from venture capital investors as part of the company's plans towards an eventual listing on the Nasdaq stock market.

22 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

ASAT HOLDINGS TRIMS LOSS BY US$15m

QPL International said its 43.05 per cent-owned ASAT Holdings posted a smaller loss for the nine-months to January 31. ASAT, which was listed on Nasdaq, said the loss amounted to US$71.98 million, compared with a net loss of US$86.95 million over the same period last year.

6 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

QPL IN ASAT OFFER

Integrated circuit leadframes manufacturer QPL International Holdings has sought to boost the outlook of its Nasdaq-listed subsidiary ASAT Holdings by saying officers and directors of ASAT may buy up to two million of its American depository shares.

27 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

PERFECT 10

1. West Side Cycle Path: Manhattan is usually the toughest part of any trip to New York. The subway can be intimidating and the taxis unreliable. Hiring a bike is a great alternative, and thanks to the West Side Cycle Path, a dedicated cyclists' road that runs the full length of Manhattan, it's a relatively safe one too.

26 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

The Manhattan transfer

ABOVE THE MODERN-ART splendour of the renowned Gallery Stendhal in chic SoHo, Manhattan's latest investment revolution is quietly and swiftly moving along.

18 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

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