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November 9, 1990 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to gain a strong foothold in the fast-growing Pacific Rim computer market, Ingram Micro D said Thursday that it has tentatively agreed to buy a 33% interest in a large Australian computer distributor. Ingram Micro D, the nation's largest independent distributor of personal computer products, said it will pay $2.4 million for a one-third interest in Sidney, Australia-based Imagineering Technology Ltd. Under terms of the deal, the Santa Ana company would also provide $9.
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November 24, 1997 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Aiming to give some perspective to Southeast Asia's economic crisis, Andrew Grove kicked off a technology summit here last week by harking back to the region's past. The Intel Corp. chief executive showed a picture of himself taken 27 years earlier, his pants rolled up to his knees, wading through mud that kept his car from reaching the site of a new plant being built in Malaysia. "Just to finish the story," Grove said, "it's a place where we employ over 8,000 people today."
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BUSINESS
February 14, 1991 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. firms boosted their manufacturing investments abroad in 1990, as a slowing domestic economy sent them scrambling for fresh opportunities in the faster-growing and liberalizing markets of Asia and Eastern Europe, new data to be released today shows. New U.S. projects abroad totaled 271 last year, a 25% increase over 1989, according to data compiled by the Conference Board, a nonprofit international business research organization.
BUSINESS
February 14, 1991 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. firms boosted their manufacturing investments abroad in 1990, as a slowing domestic economy sent them scrambling for fresh opportunities in the faster-growing and liberalizing markets of Asia and Eastern Europe, new data to be released today shows. New U.S. projects abroad totaled 271 last year, a 25% increase over 1989, according to data compiled by the Conference Board, a nonprofit international business research organization.
BUSINESS
November 24, 1997 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Aiming to give some perspective to Southeast Asia's economic crisis, Andrew Grove kicked off a technology summit here last week by harking back to the region's past. The Intel Corp. chief executive showed a picture of himself taken 27 years earlier, his pants rolled up to his knees, wading through mud that kept his car from reaching the site of a new plant being built in Malaysia. "Just to finish the story," Grove said, "it's a place where we employ over 8,000 people today."
BUSINESS
March 16, 1990 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carl Karcher Enterprises, the parent company of Carl's Jr., is negotiating a licensing agreement with a Malaysian finance company to expand the fast-food chain into nine Pacific Rim countries. An official for MBf International Ltd., a unit of MBf Group of Cos.--a large financial-services firm based Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia--confirmed Thursday that it is close to signing the agreement with Karcher, which could be announced as early as today. "We think the (Carl's Jr.
BUSINESS
July 1, 1988 | BILL SING, Times Staff Writer
The Pacific Stock Exchange said Thursday that it has agreed to develop a business plan to form a new equity trading floor in Honolulu, an effort that, if completed, would likely link U.S. exchange trading hours to the opening of Asian stock markets. A new floor--which would be added to the PSE's existing trading facilities in Los Angeles and San Francisco--could be a key step in bringing stock investors worldwide closer to true 24-hour trading through exchanges.
BUSINESS
September 3, 1990 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With consumer markets in Asia about to become far larger than the North American market, heads-up companies should heed this sea change and adjust their strategies accordingly. That is the theme of PacRim 90, a high-powered international trade and finance forum that begins a four-day stand at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco next Sunday. "The shift from low-wage, export-driven economies to higher-income, consumer-driven economies (in Asia) offers enormous opportunities for U.S.
BUSINESS
January 15, 1990 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six years ago, Christopher Mead, a Stanford MBA, combined his interest in Japan and Asia and his love of writing to start several newsletters. The time was right: The newsletter business was booming, and investment and competition from Asia, particularly Japan, was on the rise. Today, the Phoenix entrepreneur produces five specialized newsletters on topics ranging from Japanese investment in U.S. real estate to high technology.
BUSINESS
November 9, 1990 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to gain a strong foothold in the fast-growing Pacific Rim computer market, Ingram Micro D said Thursday that it has tentatively agreed to buy a 33% interest in a large Australian computer distributor. Ingram Micro D, the nation's largest independent distributor of personal computer products, said it will pay $2.4 million for a one-third interest in Sidney, Australia-based Imagineering Technology Ltd. Under terms of the deal, the Santa Ana company would also provide $9.
BUSINESS
September 3, 1990 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With consumer markets in Asia about to become far larger than the North American market, heads-up companies should heed this sea change and adjust their strategies accordingly. That is the theme of PacRim 90, a high-powered international trade and finance forum that begins a four-day stand at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco next Sunday. "The shift from low-wage, export-driven economies to higher-income, consumer-driven economies (in Asia) offers enormous opportunities for U.S.
BUSINESS
March 16, 1990 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carl Karcher Enterprises, the parent company of Carl's Jr., is negotiating a licensing agreement with a Malaysian finance company to expand the fast-food chain into nine Pacific Rim countries. An official for MBf International Ltd., a unit of MBf Group of Cos.--a large financial-services firm based Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia--confirmed Thursday that it is close to signing the agreement with Karcher, which could be announced as early as today. "We think the (Carl's Jr.
BUSINESS
January 15, 1990 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six years ago, Christopher Mead, a Stanford MBA, combined his interest in Japan and Asia and his love of writing to start several newsletters. The time was right: The newsletter business was booming, and investment and competition from Asia, particularly Japan, was on the rise. Today, the Phoenix entrepreneur produces five specialized newsletters on topics ranging from Japanese investment in U.S. real estate to high technology.
BUSINESS
July 1, 1988 | BILL SING, Times Staff Writer
The Pacific Stock Exchange said Thursday that it has agreed to develop a business plan to form a new equity trading floor in Honolulu, an effort that, if completed, would likely link U.S. exchange trading hours to the opening of Asian stock markets. A new floor--which would be added to the PSE's existing trading facilities in Los Angeles and San Francisco--could be a key step in bringing stock investors worldwide closer to true 24-hour trading through exchanges.
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