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.
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 Pacific's core property and aviation businesses face major structural shifts, chairman John Slosar said.28 Jul 2014 - 6:36am 19 comments
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 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
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'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
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 atmosphere20 Aug 2012 - 5:42am
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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