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Big businesses turn to syndicated loans – Asia

Big businesses turn to syndicated loans – Asia – Brief Article The syndicated bank loan market in Asia is fast returning to popularity among Asia’s companies searching for cash to refinance debt or raise money for mergers and acquisitions. But analysts say that since the region’s financial crisis, the market has become more of an […]

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New Rmit Courses In Vietnam – RMIT International University Vietnam

New Rmit Courses In Vietnam – RMIT International University Vietnam – Brief Article A further investment has been made into a skilled workforce in Vietnam with this year’s launch of the RMIT International University Vietnam (RIUV) City Campus programs in Ho Chi Minh City. The establishment of the City Campus of RIUV arose from the […]

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Last chance to cast your vote: voting for the 2002 Best Business Hotels in Asia Awards closes on 22 August, so readers only have a few weeks left to put in their choices for Asia’s top hotels. In this edition, we profile the finalists for Vietnam, the Best New Hotel category, and the Best Airport Hotel category

Last chance to cast your vote: voting for the 2002 Best Business Hotels in Asia Awards closes on 22 August, so readers only have a few weeks left to put in their choices for Asia’s top hotels. In this edition, we profile the finalists for Vietnam, the Best New Hotel category, and the Best Airport […]

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HK tycoon takes on Europe phone market

HK tycoon takes on Europe phone market – Brief Article For Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong’s pre-eminent businessman, grabbing a chunk of Europe’s fast-growing mobile phone business only took a week. The response from investors has been euphoric. Hutchison Whampoa Ltd, Li’s flagship company, gained 12 per cent in four days earlier this month as it […]

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India’s Top 50 Companies By Market Capitalisation

India’s Top 50 Companies By Market Capitalisation – Brief Article RANK NAME INDUSTRY 1 Wipro Corp IT 2 Infosys Technologies Software 3 Hindustan Lever Diversified 4 Reliance Industries Chemicals 5 Mahanagar Telephone Uigam Telecommunications 6 DSQ Software Software 7 Oil and Natural Gas Oil and gas 8 ITC Ltd Finance 9 ZEE Telefilms Film production […]

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Raffles To Expand – Raffles Holdings Ltd – Brief Article

Raffles To Expand – Raffles Holdings Ltd – Brief Article – Company Profile RAFFLES HOLDINGS, OWNER of the 114 year-old colonial-style Raffles Hotel in Singapore, plans to double the rooms it manages and owns to 25,000 by 2005 as part of a new blueprint to become one of the world’s top luxury hotel brands. Singapore’s […]

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Wipro’s rise spawns millionaires

Wipro’s rise spawns millionaires – Brief Article AMALNER, a small city about 400km northwest of Mumbai, has much for which to thank Wipro Ltd. Most Indian maps don’t recognise the town, in which 80,000 people tolerate mud paths, loitering cows and a crowded bazaar lined with shops selling everything from cloves and cardamom to turmeric […]

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Face masks sales soar in the face of SARS – Update

Face masks sales soar in the face of SARS – Update – economic news from around Asia Conducting business in Asia invariably involves a lot of travel, something that has become more than a little hazardous in recent times due to the outbreak of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in several countries within the region. […]

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The Mahathir malaise – Malaysia economic condition

The Mahathir malaise – Malaysia economic condition – Brief Article Ganesh Sahathevan Despite some signs of economic recovery, not everyone is sure Malaysia’s underlying economic problems have been addressed Malaysia is likely to begin the new century with many of the problems that plagued it in the final years of the old. The general elections […]

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Asian success not put on hold – Success Story

Asian success not put on hold – Success Story – Australian advertising service expands into Asia The company that has made a name for itself as Australia’s leader in ambush marketing is now going full steam ahead into the Asian market, with a growing client base stretching right up into China. The Messages On Hold […]