Jardine Matheson Holdings

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New Jardine taipan to arrive as younger Keswicks make their return

Wednesday, 28 March, 2012, 12:00am

Brits don't have such a great record

A recent opinion piece by Hugo Restall in the Wall Street Journal caused quite a stir. Headlined 'Hong Kong was better under the British', it details the scandals and controversies of our chief executive race and concludes that the Brits did better at running the city.

5 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

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Airport workers labouring under a different set of standards

Hong Kong International Airport recently won another two awards for excellence for its various services, giving it nine awards so far this year, including the best airport in China from Business Traveller China.

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Talent thirst tops Asia agenda

Asia's ability to maintain its robust economic growth levels despite the uncertainty brewing in the West may be a promising sign for some. But tucked behind the rosy earnings reports of the region's companies rests some key concerns - namely, worries about the ability of Asian companies to source and retain the leaders needed to maintain this pace of growth.

5 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

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Jardine Matheson market moves show there little change at the top

Jardine Matheson continues its long tradition of paying top market prices with an aggressive strike last week to increase its holdings in insurance company Jardine Lloyd Thompson by 10 per cent to 40.35 per cent.

27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Testing times for veteran

For Simon Murray, the 71-year-old former Hutchison Whampoa managing director, the past few months have been a period of mixed fortunes.

Murray, a seasoned adventurer and former French Foreign Legionnaire, scored the chairmanship of Glencore in mid-April, weeks ahead of the giant commodities trader's London and Hong Kong US$10 billion IPO.

11 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

West Kowloon rules

West Kowloon has outperformed other luxury districts in price gains, according to Savills. The property consulting firm says prices in West Kowloon have surged 138.8 per cent since 2008, better than the second best performers, Happy Valley and Jardine's Lookout. West Kowloon also had the most luxury property transactions this year, at 84 by mid-May.

10 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Kerry expands food service with Nine to Five deal

Kerry Logistics, part of the Kuok Group, has acquired the Nine to Five catering group from Jardine Matheson in a move that will expand its food trading business. Set up in 1991, Nine to Five serves more than 10,000 meals a day to primary and secondary pupils. It has also run student canteens at Chinese and Baptist universities and the canteen at the Airport Freight Forwarding Centre.

23 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

On the Move

Rajiv Nayar Head of capital markets origination, India Citi

12 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

HK$163m for Jardine's Lookout house

Following the government's new measures to cool the property market, buyers have been somewhat hesitant to purchase homes. However, property prices at the luxury end of the market have not dropped.

28 May 2010 - 12:00am

Combining curiosity with questioning is the key to learning

I've always been curious and I think I can honestly say it leads you to learn more. I don't necessarily mean what you gain from books but simply learning by opening your eyes and ears.

21 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Succession planning is crucial to success

Jardine Matheson embraces a broad portfolio of companies ranging from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and Dairy Farm to property giant Hongkong Land, Pizza Hut, Gammon and Jardine Motors, along with airport and shipping interests.

22 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Jardine sees cost pressures after bumper results

Jardine Matheson Holdings, the 175-year-old hong whose investments range from Hong Kong property to Indonesian car manufacturing, said that despite bumper results last year, rising costs in Asia and a slowdown in the United States were creating an uncertain business environment.

8 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Lift technology continues to reach new heights in HK

The sky's the limit for lift companies in Hong Kong as the city's high-rises continue to reach new heights.

High-rise lift technology has changed dramatically over the years, with passengers barely noticing the difference, apart from aesthetic changes and perhaps the lack of a lift operator for those old enough to remember.

31 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Getting a degree of knowledge

A company's most valuable asset is its employees, and human resources managers are increasingly being described as the heartbeat of an organisation.

13 Oct 2007 - 12:00am