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Tai-Pan

A colloquial, Cantonese term for a business executive. It literally means "top class." The term originated as an expression for Western executives who did business in Hong Kong during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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And they have obviously got the dishes right, for each one of them is a brilliant example of what Taipan stands for -- understated flavours and restrained helpings of sauces.
Today, the Taipan Group includes 18 financial e-letters and trading services with a year-to-date gain of 38% for the flagship service, Taipan.
Frankie then looked all set to win the following Medlock Links Handicap outright when edging ahead in the final furlong on Taipan, but Lombardic rallied gamely in the last 100 yards to force a dead-heat
SARA NUNNALLY is managing editor of the Taipan Publishing Group, and co-contributor to Smart Investing Daily.
Taipan keeps a 30% interest and operatorship during the exploration phase in Block 2B.
Most attacks on humans are by mother grizzlies protecting their cubs A bite from the inland taipan can kill a human in just 45 minutes
Australian Venom Research Unit Director, Dr Ken Winkel said AVRU and its partners in PNG and Costa Rica have shown that affordable, potent antivenom to one of the world's most lethal snakes, the Papuan taipan can be produced for less than 100 dollar per dose by adopting a humanitarian approach to drug development.
Taipan Daily is Taipan Publishing Group's free flagship e-newsletter.
Will Taipan Financial News move from producing online videos into the world of television?
Alan King's filly was set to score when her saddle slipped as she jumped the last GOBLET OF FIRE - could be a useful performer over fences for Paul Nicholls after a chasing debut which saw him scalp the useful Unleash by 1/ lengths in the featurerace at Fakenham on Tuesday NOUS VOILA - the French import only had two races on the Flat in his native country but oozed talent in a two-mile novice hurdle at Leicester, where the four-year-old enjoyed a comfortable winning margin ALEXANDER TAIPAN - really caught the eye on the gallops earlier this week and could be Willie Mullins' horse for the Festival Bumper at Cheltenham next spring.
Meanwhile in Italy yesterday, John Dunlop's Taipan, ridden by John Reid, made it third time lucky by scoring an easy win in the 10 furlongs Premio Roma.