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  1. KWah's net profit falls 79pc

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... KWah International's net profit slumped 79 per cent to HK$193 million last year as turnover dropped over 65 per cent. The developer generated turnover of HK$352 million from mainland property sales, down 84 per cent from 2009. Revenue from property s ...

  2. Abundant land supply key to mainland property prices

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu The mainland's property markets have become popular investment targets for investors from around the world and both developers and analysts warn that they should bear in mind that a plentiful supply of land in the country could have a bearing on the future price performance of property assets. Brokerage CLSA interviewed major players in both the Hong Kong ...

  3. Government rules stifle creativity, say architects

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Hong Kong may boast the most expensive residential property in Asia, but the city's buildings lack the design flair of lower-priced rivals elsewhere in Asia, say critics. In reply, the city's architects say they cannot be as creative with their projects since the government tightened development restrictions, meaning they had been forced to adopt conservative ...

  4. HK boasts Asia's most costly flats

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Average price is 6.14pc higher than Japan, although the per capita GDP is 23pc lower You may buy the world's second-cheapest Big Mac in Hong Kong, but a 120 square metre flat in the city centre will cost you more than a similar-sized apartment anywhere else in Asia. The Economist magazine's Big Mac hamburger index released in July last year showed ...

  5. HK$283m buys Asia's most expensive flat

    Posted Nov 24th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu The sale by Kerry Properties this month of a 7,088 sq ft penthouse in Mid-Levels for HK$283 million means Hong Kong still sports the most expensive high-rise apartments in Asia. Property agents said the penthouse, on the 52nd and 53rd floor of the Branksome Crest tower, sold for a record HK$40,000 per square foot. The buyer has not been identified and Kerry Properties ...

  6. Macau poses conventions challenge

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Hong Kong needs new facilities as Venetian Macao is set to open a venue for meetings Hong Kong is in urgent need of new exhibition and convention facilities to fend off growing competition from Macau and nearby cities. Its higher value-added convention an ...

  7. Rail chiefs talk up rapid link

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Transshipment, who has travelled on the line, said there were many more tourists from Hong Kong and Guangdong travelling to Wuhan. During Liu Zhijun's tenure as Railways Minister, the line was chosen for the country's first long-distance high-speed service instead of the Beijing-Shenyang line. Wuhan, the capital of Hubei, is the home town and power base of Liu, who was sacked ...

  8. Overhaul of delta transport links to slash travel times

    Posted Jun 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the transport networks in the region, according to Railways Minister Liu Zhijun and Communications Minister Zhang Chunxian. 'The existing railway networks in the region are lagging behind its social and economic developments,' said Mr Liu. 'At present, there is no direct train [service] from the Pearl River Delta to coastal regions in the east. The rail link ...

  9. Cross-border driving plan on a long, winding road

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... appeared to be on the right track, the arrest of former railways minister Liu Zhijun over alleged corruption threatened to put things back to square one. The then customs minister, Sheng Guangzu, who would have led the ad hoc licence project, was named to replace Liu. 'The new customs chief will need some time to pick up on his position,' another person familiar ...

  10. Bridge traffic already running into problems

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... sputtered to life. Just as they were to get underway last month, the head of the mainland delegation was named to take over from disgraced railways minister Liu Zhijun. As it will take some time ...




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