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Swire Group

Swire Group, whose activities span property, aviation, beverages, marine services, and trading and industrial, is a Hong Kong listed conglomerate. It is the parent of Hong Kong carrier, Cathay Pacific Airways, and Dragonair, and Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co (Haeco) is a subsidiary. Swire Pacific and Swire Properties are the main listed arms of the group, which also owns Swire Hotels. 

Tradition and training key to Swire Pacific's future profits

Swire is one of the world's biggest bottlers of Coca-Cola with a global franchise of 450 million customers. Photo: David Wong

Four months into his new job at the helm of soft drinks to ship salvage conglomerate Swire Pacific, John Slosar is getting to grips with being a hands-off manager - and is arguably the busiest he has ever been.

Thursday, 31 July, 2014, 6:21pm

Swire chief eyes property, aviation shifts

John Slosar said profits from the group's residential property trading operations were at their cyclical peak.

Swire Pacific's core property and aviation businesses face major structural shifts, chairman John Slosar said.

28 Jul 2014 - 6:36am 19 comments

Taipan takes in the big picture

Swire Pacific has made a break with tradition in its appointment of American John Slosar as chairman of the conglomerate. Photo: Sam Tsang

The next taipan, as the chairman of Swire Pacific is known, is a far cry from the traditional image of the autocratic British public school colonial. Drinking Nestea, a Swire beverages product, naturally, John Slosar is a deceptively laid-back American.

25 Nov 2013 - 3:52am

Swire Properties pays US$64 million for plot near Brickell Florida project

Swire Properties' Brickell CityCentre project in the US.

Swire Properties will expand its US$1 billion retail-residential-office-hotel project in Miami, Florida, by buying an adjacent site for more than US$64 million.

17 Jul 2013 - 6:06am 1 comment

Angry merchants protest against Cathay Pacific's shark fin ban

Workers drying shark fins in Sai Ying Pun. Photo: Felix Wong

More than 100 angry merchants yesterday protested outside Cathay Pacific's headquarters against the airline's decision to stop carrying shark fins on its cargo flights.

8 Sep 2012 - 2:54am

Cathay Pacific adds six new Chinese dishes to in-flight menu

One of the "signature" options that Cathay Pacific plans to serve until October.Photo: Dickson Lee

Cathay Pacific's contribution to the airline industry's rethink of in-flight meals has a distinctly Hong Kong flavour, with the company adding new Chinese dishes to its menus.

23 Aug 2012 - 9:20am

Luxury, elegance and all the beauty essentials a girl could ask for

Lumen and Andrew Kinoshita

A live jazz band played amid models, Hong Kong socialites and VIP guests in Pacific Place's foyer at the opening of the new Beauty Gallery last Thursday.

Designed by renowned architect Thomas Heatherwick, who also renovated the entire interior of the mall last year, the gallery has a contemporary elegance and a welcoming atmosphere

20 Aug 2012 - 5:42am

Flat frenzy sees sales up 60pc this month

Flat frenzy sees sales up 60pc this month

Home sales in the secondary market have surged 60 per cent this month, triggered by a buying frenzy across the board, with Midland Realty offering generous incentives to lure agents away from rivals to strengthen its sales team.

17 Aug 2012 - 5:53am

Swire plans HK$10b office tower project in Quarry Bay's Taikoo Place

Swire Properties chief executive Martin Cubbon. Photo: Dickson Lee

Swire Properties says plans to turn three industrial buildings in Quarry Bay's Taikoo Place into two grade A office towers will cost HK$10 billion in construction costs alone and could be the company's biggest investment in a project in a decade.

The announcement of the investment cost came as shares declined on a surprise stock placement by its ultimate controlling shareholder.

15 Aug 2012 - 1:54am

Kimberly Kwok Pui-ying joins elite pilots of Dragonair as rare female

Kimberly Kwok, centre, and fellow cadet pilots Oscar Wan Chi-yui, Kenny Yip Man-kei, Shaun Chan Cheuk-yin and Dennis Law Ding-shan.Photo: David Wong

Kimberly Kwok Pui-ying has been fascinated by aviation since she was a little girl. But it took years before her childhood dream to become a pilot finally took off.

Kwok is one of 15 cadet pilots, and one of very few women, to join the profession after graduating from Dragonair's training programme last month.

15 Aug 2012 - 3:47am

Corrections & clarifications

An article headlined "Profit up 3.8pc at Swire Properties", published on B3 on Saturday, incorrectly stated the interim dividend of its parent company, Swire Pacific, was HK$1.50 per A share and 30 HK cents per B share. The amounts should have been HK$1 per A share and 20 HK cents per B share.

14 Aug 2012 - 2:58am

Magician Avon Lee eyes record-breaking feat at Cityplaza show

Yo-yo world champion Hiroyuki Suzuki and a European breakdance trio strut their stuff at Cityplaza.

Local magician Avon Lee Hang-chai is constantly pushing the envelope. After breaking the record for the "most teleportation illusions performed in one minute" last year, Lee will attempt to break a new record this summer.

From August 23 to 26, Lee will try to add "most costume change illusions in one minute by an individual" to his list of triumphs.

13 Aug 2012 - 12:04pm

Buys down for a third week as bosses hold on to shares

Buys down for a third week as bosses hold on to shares

The buying fell for a third straight week while selling among directors was flat, based on filings to the exchange from August 6 to 10.

12 Jun 2013 - 10:27am

Bumpy tax landing for Cathay

Cathay Pacific and many of its overseas-based pilots are facing a financial hit after a perfectly legal 'taxsaving'' scheme set up in the early 1990s backfired.

One well-informed source said the problem may have already cost Hong Kong's flagship airline a substantial amount.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:30pm

Travellers' checks

he Westin Changbaishan and Sheraton Changbaishan

Fun on the run Anyone inspired by today's Olympic men's marathon race, or last Sunday's women's event, can take part in something similar with Cathay Pacific Holidays' Mount Fuji Marathon 2012 Special package.

31 Aug 2012 - 11:48pm