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Ink painting genre gets boost from auction house's arrival

Ink painting genre gets boost from auction house's arrival

What's interesting about the arrival of China Guardian Auctions next month - other than it being the first major auction house from the mainland to hold seasonal sales here - is its decision to hold a non-selling exhibition on Hong Kong ink paintings to mark its local de

Monday, 17 September, 2012, 9:25am

G.E. forges on with China tech spend

US-based industrial giant General Electric (GE), which has already delivered on plans to spend US$2 billion to beef up its activities in China, will continue to increase investments in innovation and technology partnerships in the mainland market.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Goldman's 'face of China' tipped for retirement

Cai Jinyong, a long-time influential Chinese investment banker, is expected to retire in the next couple of months from Goldman Sachs to pursue personal interests, according to two industry sources.

Cai, 53, has been chief executive of Goldman Sachs Gaohua Securities, a Beijing-based investment banking joint venture, since early 2008.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Art dealers in HK look beyond mainland buyers

The winds of caution have arrived in the art auction market following Beijing's order to rein in speculative activities, and the exposure of art buyers dodging mainland import duties.

These factors - plus the gloomy economic outlook - are believed to be the reasons behind lukewarm results on the last day of Christie's Hong Kong spring auctions.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

GE beefs up presence in Chengdu and Xian

General Electric is taking Beijing's 'Go West' campaign seriously, and has added to its facilities in the cities of Chengdu and Xian. Chief executive Jeff Immelt says the US conglomerate is optimistic about growth prospects in the world's second-largest economy.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Everything's rosy, judgingby the Christie's index

The Chinese economy may be cooling down, America's remains weak and Europe's is largely in crisis, but Christie's Hong Kong has shown yet again that it is insulated from the economic gloom gripping the globe.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

Guests ride a wave of opulence

In a meeting of minds between a world-class waterfront residential development and a leading global auction house, Sino Land and its partners teamed up with Christie's to introduce Providence Peak - with an exclusive preview of the treasures available at Christie's Spring Auction.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Fibre firm is suing Goldman for losses

China Man-Made Fiber is suing Goldman Sachs (Asia) for losses incurred from financial products that it bought from the United States investment bank.

4 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Parting shot won't do you any favours

We have all fantasised about doing what Greg Smith did when he left Goldman Sachs and blasted his former employer with a savage diatribe in the New York Times. But it is best not to succumb to such self-righteousness because it reflects badly on you, no matter how justified the accusations. And you're probably not saying anything people don't already know.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Expanding Nike to set up new HQ in Shanghai

After celebrating the 30th anniversary of its China operations last year, Nike plans to boost infrastructure spending by establishing its new corporate headquarters in Shanghai's Yangpu district to support the rapidly growing business in its second-largest market after the United States.

11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

David Rockefeller Jnr

DAYS OF WAR I have a child's impression of the second world war as I was only four when it ended, in 1945. Luckily, I didn't have the fear someone in London or Hiroshima would have had. But I did miss my father because he was a captain in the United States army in North Africa. He was in the intelligence division and after the war he played an important role in the reinvigoration of France.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Driven by a desire for change

Champion for the Advancement of Women

American investment banking firm Goldman Sachs has a reputation for innovative thinking. It is not surprising, then, to find that when it comes to diversity and inclusion, the firm operates hundreds of programmes to encourage the inclusion of its 34,000 or so employees around the globe.

14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

So, what's in a name? Recognition

Jack Dunn, president and chief executive of the global professional services firm FTI Consulting, has a to-do list on which the top two items are closely related.

The first is to make sure clients have heard of his company, a collection of loosely connected firms advising on corporate investigations, bankruptcy, forensic analysis, technology and litigation support.

12 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Parks board to consider fate of Sai Kung beauty spot

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Editor's jailing reflects tough times for news

The recent sentencing of a former chief editor of a party newspaper in Nanyang, Henan, to 16 years in jail for selling top spots in his newspaper has offered a rare glimpse into what a grass-roots party paper must do to survive.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am