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  1. Property - International - URBAN PLANNING

    Infrastructure guides investment flows

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 01:36pm by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Infrastructure guides investment flows Developers and government planners alike take their main cue from an assessment of infrastructure in determining where property projects should go, a survey finds. "Eighty-eight per cent of survey respondents rated infrastructure quality as a top or very important consideration when determining where real ...

  2. Business - Economy - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Myanmar urged to copy Hong Kong development model

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih in Yangon hanshih.toh@scmp.com Poor nation should maintain a land bank of public sites to help fund up to US$150 billion of much-needed infrastructure projects, investors say Myanmar urged to copy HK development model To meet the enormous cost of funding Myanmar's infrastructure and property development, the impoverished country should adopt Hong Kong's land ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai court rules against HK$480 billion infrastructure plan

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 11:31pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok Judges say Thai government's HK$480 million infrastructure scheme is unconstitutional Court rejects high-speed rail project A Thai court ruled yesterday that the government's ambitious two trillion baht (HK$480 billion) plan to build high-speed rail and other transport infrastructure was unconstitutional and must be ended. The Constitutional Court's ruling ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Infrastructure spending is declining, says Starry Lee

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 01:01am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn This one is for Starry Lee Wai-king, who while talking on RTHK's Backchat yesterday about the budget, said that the government's spending on infrastructure ... was asked, was the government so keen to spend on infrastructure. She waffled about the need for Hong Kong to stay competitive, and to provide more facilities for visitors and so on. But we all know ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    It's the infrastructure, not the aged, that's costing us

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:23am by Howard Winn

    ... on social welfare, and HK$52 billion on health care, and so on. This has to be whittled down through a process of one-off payments and huge spending on infrastructure. Hong Kong is possibly unique in the way it persists in funding its infrastructure up front in cash rather than spreading it over the life of the asset through the bond market. Interestingly, by far the biggest increases ...

  6. News - China - FOREIGN INVESTMENT

    China pledges to pump more funds into Iraq's oil sector, infrastructure

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 11:53am by Teddy Ng

    ... investment into Iraq’s oil and infrastructure sector, as the Chinese government stepped up its presence in the Middle East. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the pledge on a rare visit to Iraq, ... – which provides around 90 per cent of government revenue, according to economic indexes – to fund the reconstruction of its infrastructure, which sustained heavy damage during the conflict. Since ...

  7. Axia offers fibre network as basic infrastructure

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 09:39am by Reports by Laleh Larijani, Michelle Phillips, Emmanuelle Stahler and Jessica Ryan

    ... this high-performance connectivity through a business model that regards internet access over a fibre network as basic infrastructure. Axia's fibre network transports packets of online data without ...

  8. Business - China Business - CARS

    Infrastructure snag to deter China's green car buyers

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 01:57am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com Lack of charging stations to upset mainland plan, despite subsidies for buyers, say analysts Infrastructure snag to deter push to go green The mainland government's move to ease pollution by giving more subsidies for the purchase of electric vehicles than it planned will run into a roadblock because inadequate infrastructure ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PEARL RIVER DELTA

    Study urges review of impact of infrastructure projects on the Pearl River Delta

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 04:02am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Study says Hong Kong should assess effect of infrastructure projects on other cities in region Wider impact of major projects ‘needs review’ The Hong Kong government should conduct strategic impact assessments to determine if its infrastructure projects affect nearby cities in the Pearl River Delta, a cross-border planning study has recommended. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More infrastructure won't make Hong Kong airport more competitive

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 07:24pm by Albert Cheng

    ... of the Airport Authority's infrastructural planning committee. This project is not new; the same idea was proposed during the era of then chief executive Tung Chee-hwa, in 2001. At that time, ... more negative effects than positive ones. To maintain Hong Kong's competitiveness as an international aviation hub, we should not blindly push on with enormous infrastructure development; ...




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