Show nets $2b orders

THE 25th Hong Kong Fashion Week Fall-Winter show netted about $2 billion worth of business on the back of a strong turnout of exhibitors and buyers.

Wednesday, 25 January, 1995, 12:00am

Turning the tables in negotiations

I AM puzzled when I hear business people refer to the 'negotiating table'. Things will improve if they can just get the other side to 'sit down at the table'.

15 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

UK and China draft airport finance deal

CHINA and Britain are now drafting an agreement on the Chek Lap Kok airport financial arrangements - to be signed within the next few days, according to the chief negotiators.

25 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Win Win wins contract

WIN Win International Holdings has signed a deal to act as sole distributor for Italian dyeing-machinery maker Flainox in the China market. Win Win is also in negotiation with three other Italian textile-machinery makers for distribution rights on the mainland.

31 May 1994 - 12:00am

Negotiators settle airport works row

THE Provisional Airport Authority and construction contractors have ended their row over contract conditions which has delayed work by more than a month.

In a breakthrough after nearly five hours of talks, negotiators agreed to the setting up of an independent disputes resolution panel to settle claims as they arose.

28 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Talks centre on steel firms

EASTERN Century (Holdings) has confirmed it is negotiating to acquire interests in steel-related businesses in China.

The company said discussions were only at a preliminary stage and no definite plans had been arrived at.

26 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

A fine time at the fair

HONG Kong companies have returned from the Frankfurt International Spring Fair, this year's first major trade fair in Europe, with orders worth $560 million.

Eighty-four local firms participated in the fair, between February 19 and 22, under the auspices of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

2 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Confirmation of principles sought

THE Chinese side produced an eight-point text on principles for confirmation with the British side before going into negotiations on the 1994-95 electoral proposal.

The points mainly sought the British side's confirmation on the various agreements, including the Joint Declaration and convergence with Basic Law, that the two sides had reached in the past.

1 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

DB owners in negotiation

HONG Kong Resorts, developers of Discovery Bay, and parent company Mingly Corp, have confirmed reports the group is holding discussions with a third party interested in acquiring an interest in assets held by the group.

The talks are in preliminary stages and there is no certainty that they will lead to a transaction being concluded, a company statement said.

7 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Negotiators still so immature

RECENTLY the Governor of Hong Kong has been called ignorant, not qualified, and been accused of making a fool of himself. He's been refused handshakes to make sure he understood the message.

8 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

One step closer to going alone

NO one ever expected the negotiations to go on so long when they first began last spring. Back then, all the talk was of how the electoral legislation had to be through the Legislative Council before the summer recess, come what may. China would not be allowed to use the talks as a stalling process, it was stressed.

28 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Britain in push for seats after 1997

BRITAIN has put forward proposals on the controversial through-train criteria for legislators to sit on the post-1997 legislature during the first day of the 16th round of talks in Beijing yesterday.

While British officials were tight-lipped, it is understood they envisage some form of oath allegiance to be made by legislators.

20 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

China urged to show sincerity

CHINA has been urged to demonstrate sincerity to speed up the negotiations on Hong Kong's 1994/95 electoral arrangements.

Governor Chris Patten yesterday called for a corresponding response from the Chinese side after the British had shown sincerity ''in abundance, along with patience''.

6 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Baltrans to invest in region

FREIGHT forwarder Baltrans Holdings plans to invest up to $9 million in companies in Taiwan, Indonesia and the Philippines to develop its regional business.

The equity investments would enhance the group's operations in those places, said chairman and chief executive Anthony Lau.

1 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Sino-UK talks 'inch' forward

CHINA and Britain ended a 14th round of talks on the political fate of Hong Kong with a hint of progress, and have fixed a further session next Wednesday and Thursday before a crucial ministerial meeting in London next month.

22 Oct 1993 - 12:00am