Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Monday, November 24, 2014   

Stage set to sparkle
Jewelry manufacturers and buyers from various parts of the world are set to converge at this year's Hong Kong International Jewelry Manufacturers Show, running from November 27-30 .

ETFs gain favor of investors
According to Ray Chan Chun-man, Head of ETF Business Development at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), there are now more than 100 Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) locally, with a combined asset of over HK$580 billion. On a worldwide basis, ETF is a US$2 trillion industry, with projections of a rise to US$3.54 trillion by 2018.

Small lender keen to borrow big ideas
Jiangsu-based small loan company China Huinong Capital Group has submitted its listing application to the local exchange.

Bank seeks float to beef up base
Shengjing Bank, the largest city commercial bank in northeast China by total assets and net profit, has opted for Hong Kong over Shanghai to conduct its initial public offering.

Rate cut lifts connect mood
Since its launch on November 17, the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect scheme has disappointed many investors, analysts and even regulators on both sides of the border.

Leaving it to fate
"It's a people industry!" says Winnie Chiu Wing-kwan, explaining why she chose to focus on the hotel segment of the property industry.

New star checks in
Dorsett Hospitality International (2266) president and executive director Winnie Chiu Wing-kwan has high aspirations for the Hong Kong-based hotel group. She wants to turn it into a global brand.

People's first choice
The bar-style hotpot, called Shabu- Shabu, was first introduced in Japan in the 20th century.

Hot-pot chain hungry for float
Xiabuxiabu Catering Management (China) has submitted its listing application to the local exchange.

Jet demand immune to oil price slide
Airlines are sticking with plans to buy the latest generation of fuel-saving passenger jets even though falling jet fuel costs have undercut the case for these planes, the head of one of the world's largest aircraft leasing companies said in an interview.

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