launches trading portal, an e-marketplace procurement platform, signs on six new partners as part of its ambitious plans. But the company remains tight-lipped on strategy. marked its official launch on Thursday by unveiling ambitious plans to move approximately HK$8.72 billion $1.1 billion through its online trading portal by 2004. That's equivalent to 1% of Hong Kong's expected year 2000 gross domestic product. But the company declined to explain how it intends to reach that target - or indeed how it aims to break even within the next two years.

The company, which has start-up capital of $40 million, announced six new...

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