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  1. Office rents in Central falling

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Office rents in Hong Kong's central business district have been softening and a sharper decline is expected as demand for space dries up as a result ... on rents in Central in particular. But on a month-on-month basis, average rents in Central were already down 1.09 per cent in October compared with September and now stood at about HK$120.24 per ...

  2. Talking points

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... and those south of the Yangtze River to record some of the winter's lowest temperatures, with most of the rest of southern China expected to see snow and rain. Occupy Central holds free yoga classes Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement provides free yoga lessons in the public space beneath HSBC's headquarters on Queen's Road Central. The organisers, inspired ...

  3. Trial and error

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anderson, of architecture firm Purcell Miller Tritton, which is consulting on the Central Police Station conservation project, says we should be grateful the building was kept at all, but, 'it ... by the result. The main problem when it comes to public perception, she says, has little to do with architectural elements and more to do with the fact the complex is being occupied by designer labels ...

  4. Central, Kowloon trump London, Paris for retail rent

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... its top spot as the world's most expensive fashion retail street, with annual rent of US$2,633 per sq ft as of March. Next were Queen's Road, Central, and Canton Road, Kowloon, with an average rent of US$1,831 per sq ft between them. Queen's Road, Central retail rents gained 34.7 per cent year-on-year, and Canton Road rents rose 30.2 per cent, Colliers said. While New ...

  5. HK most expensive city for office rents

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a gradual return to growth,' said Karine Woodford, head of occupier research at DTZ. DTZ said the take-up of offices in big cities on the mainland continued to rise during the year, driven by demand from domestic firms keen to have their brands associated with top office buildings. The highest increase in costs was seen in Beijing's central business district, at 38 per cent ...

  6. Talking points

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... will first provide 'experience flights' until October 26 between Beijing and Guangzhou, and from October 27-29 between Beijing and Shanghai. Occupy Wall St protests spread across ... and elsewhere to join New York in the Occupy Wall Street movement. In Singapore, Occupy Raffles Place is planned to include a march to the Singapore Exchange building, despite police warnings against ...

  7. Revolutionary echoes in Central

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com A hidden corner in Central that was a cradle of China's 1911 revolution has been revamped as a historic garden to retell stories of the event. The open space behind Pak Tsz Lane will open to the public late next month to celebrate the centenary of the revolution. 'This initiative provides the public with a valuable open space while ...

  8. Turn Central Market into a merchant marine museum to celebrate heritage

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Central Market, built in the Bauhaus style of architecture before the second world war, is now a listed heritage site. But our government seems to have run out of ideas with regard ... of the city's history. The Central Market site is too valuable to be left in the hands of a few inexperienced historians and artists. It is up to the government to select and invite a respectable member ...

  9. Central Asia's new great game draws a player with an eye for oil and gas

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Howard Winn David Robson is a large, cheerful man from the north of England with a big ambition- he wants to create the biggest oil and gas company in Central Asia, and is well-positioned to achieve his goal. Robson is the president and CEO of Tethys Petroleum, an exploration and production company with operations in the Central Asian republics of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan ...

  10. On shaky ground in disputed waters

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... 130 Bodies of land in the Paracel chain, located off central Vietnam. Occupied by Beijing since 1974, Hanoi and Taipei also have claims     ... as part of future talks on maritime disputes. From Beijing's perspective, as sole occupier, there is no dispute. Certainly China's state media largely ignores the Vietnamese claim, ...




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