Baidu brings new mobile browser to Africa and Middle East

Baidu is teaming up with France Telecom to create a mobile browser for Africa and the Middle East. Photo: Bloomberg

Baidu, China's biggest internet search services provider, is jump-starting its international expansion by delivering a new mobile browser this year for fast-growing smartphone-user markets in Africa and the Middle East.

Tuesday, 15 January, 2013, 4:15am

China Telecom: French tie-up coming?

Wang Xiaochu, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of China Telecom attends China Telecom Corporation Limited annual general meeting at Conrad Hong Kong in Admiralty on May 30, 2012. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Beijing has been sending signals this year indicating it will soon open up ...

26 Sep 2012 - 11:40pm

Ex-banker likes to see the fruit of his labours

Fresh orange juice has long been seen as a healthy beverage in many places around the world, but it is a relative newcomer to drinks lists on the mainland.

Daniel Liao Yuang-whang, the new chief executive of frozen-concentrated-orange-juice maker China Tianyi, believes the changing beverage culture on the mainland portends big business for companies such as his.

30 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Colour blocking

Colour blocking is an ongoing trend that's getting stronger. It's also a great palette cleanser after all the dark shades of the autumn-winter season. Mix reds, yellows, oranges and blues with the same zeal as kids in a finger painting class.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Colourful year ahead

Colour specialist Pantone has predicted that tangerine tango, a spirited reddish orange, will be the colour of the year in 2012.

Pantone is relied upon around the globe for its insight into colour predictions and this year, it says the world needs a colour to recharge and move forward from the economic uncertainty.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Markets put squeeze on orange juice producer

The mainland's largest orange juice producer is striving to boost production capacity to fend off foreign competitors, but weakening market sentiment is casting a pall over some deals.

24 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Asian Citrus full-year net profit rises 90pc on year

Asian Citrus Holdings, the largest orange plantation operator on the mainland, saw its net profit increase 90 per cent to 1.11 billion yuan (HK$1.35 billion) in the year ended June on larger harvests and higher orange prices.

The producer has earmarked up to 800 million yuan for acquisitions of orange and other citrus plantations in southwest China.

17 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

summer colours

Entrants in the Young Post Summer Colours arts competition did a great job once again this week. Jade Lam used contrast, comparing two pictures and making comparisons within the pictures themselves to express the different aspects - and colours - of summer. Samantha Borje used the symbolism of a gate to express her vision of an adventurous summer.

22 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Fire and wood elements in logos

In designing company logos, there are fung shui principles to keep in mind.

28 May 2011 - 12:00am

Profits flow for leading orange juice producers

Tianyi Fruit Holdings, the mainland's largest orange juice concentrate producer, expects production to rise by 25 per cent next year after it acquires a major juice processing plant in Hunan in the coming months.

26 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

In a jam

The first (and so far, only) time I saw fresh Seville oranges was at a market in France, when I was surprised by the price - the vendor was charging one euro (HK$10.50) for a single orange.

13 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Have we got hues for you

Why are we so scared of colour? 'Terrified' is how one designer summed up the mood of so many home decorators, who seem stuck in neutral tones.

3 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Juicy fruit

It's not easy to get excited about oranges. The fruit is a victim of its own popularity - it is ubiquitous throughout the year, even though its true season is the winter. It's only when we taste a particularly juicy, sweet and delicious one that we think twice about a fruit most of us take for granted.

24 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

On the Rails

My high school economics teacher was particularly fond of wheeling out the following analogy when it came to innovation and herd mentality.

If someone goes to a football game and takes an orange box to stand on, that person has an advantage and gets a better view. But if everyone takes an orange box to stand on, then nobody has an edge.

28 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Designer hopes to add splash of colour to fashion scene

Fashion designer Radha Nanda Rathke hopes lime green will become the next black. Rathke, the granddaughter of former Indian prime minister Gulzarilal Nanda, settled down in Hong Kong with her banker husband and two young children five years ago and recently founded her own fashion label, Radhae.

14 Sep 2009 - 12:00am