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At the top: Asia’s top companies market cap

At the top: Asia’s top companies market cap – Illustration AT THE TOP Asia’s top companies by market cap AUSTRALIA Industry Market Cap (US$) Telstra Corp Telecoms 31,314.73 News Corp Multimedia 29,900.37 National Australia Bank Finance 29,286.51 BHP Billiton Minerals 23,155.74 Commonwealth Bank Finance 18,717.68 Australia and NZ Bank Finance 15,151.01 Westpac Banking Finance 15,109.10 […]

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Singapore firm’s profits down 80%

Singapore firm’s profits down 80% * Singapore — The regional financial crisis has caused an 80 per cent fall in the interim profits of 190 listed Singapore companies to S$660 million (US$385.3 million) compared to S$3.26 billion (US$1.9 billion) a year ago. Of the 190 companies reporting results for the half-year ended June 30, 133 […]

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Top Tassie exporters gather

Top Tassie exporters gather – Australian Export Awards Austrade managing director Peter O’Byrne has praised the efforts of Tasmania’s trade community, saying the State has a “proud tradition (of) producing big export results”. O’Byrne was speaking at a Top Exporters Panel Discussion Luncheon held in Hobart early last month. The event was part of the […]

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Voting opens in hotel awards – 2002 Best Business Hotels In Asia Awards

Voting opens in hotel awards – 2002 Best Business Hotels In Asia Awards – Brief Article The finalists have been chosen for the 2002 best business hotels in Asia awards. business Asia will profile all of the hotel finalists in the lead up to the gala Awards ceremony to be held on 3 September. Readers […]

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Platform boots give sales a kick

Platform boots give sales a kick – Brief Article Mayu Enatsu’s new boots took some getting used to. After stumbling in them several times, one day the 17-year-old Tokyo high-school student took a hard fall at the bottom of a stairway. The result: one badly swollen ankle. No matter, Enatsu says. Her brown boots with […]

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Bangkok—Royal Garden Resort Pcl, one of Thailand’s largest hotel operators, expects sales to rise more than 20 per cent this year and profit growth to surpass the sales increase as hotel occupancy rises and costs are contained

Bangkok—Royal Garden Resort Pcl, one of Thailand’s largest hotel operators, expects sales to rise more than 20 per cent this year and profit growth to surpass the sales increase as hotel occupancy rises and costs are contained – Brief Article BANGKOK — Royal Garden Resort Pcl, one of Thailand’s largest hotel operators, expects sales to […]

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Yunnan—a piece of land with numerous business opportunities. Following are remarks by Mr Xu Rongkai, Governor of Yunnan Province, at the closing banquet of ABAC recently

China’s provinces speak out; the Governor of Yunnan Province promotes investment to APEC heads: Yunnan—a piece of land with numerous business opportunities. Following are remarks by Mr Xu Rongkai, Governor of Yunnan Province, at the closing banquet of ABAC recently Xu Rongkai Distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen and friends, the 2nd Session of ABAC 2005, […]

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Website cuts food export barriers – International Pages – Internet/Web/Online Service Information

Website cuts food export barriers – International Pages – Internet/Web/Online Service Information – Brief Article A new e-commerce site for the marketing of food products in Australia and globally has been jointly launched by Telstra and the Prime Minister’s Supermarket to Asia Council. The initiative, called FoodConnect Australia, will enable agri-food businesses to trade and […]

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Cafe franchise fills a niche

Cafe franchise fills a niche Evelyn Duffy Dome Coffees Australia is pursuing an Asian expansion strategy that is likely to see its unique brand of cafe culture on sale throughout Singapore, Malaysia, China, Thailand and India. Dome, which is synonymous with Perth’s cafe society, started exporting to Asia in 1993 when it set up a […]

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Private jets still a good buy for some

Private jets still a good buy for some Corporate jets were the signature of high-flying business people in the ’80s. Today, the benefits of a private jet are still applicable to some tycoons Buying or leasing a business jet is guaranteed to frighten company accountants, who find it difficult to justify the expense. This is […]