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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Population of Lamma Island will double under new housing plan

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 03:16am by Olga Wong

    ... population of Lamma A refined housing and tourism development plan released yesterday would see Lamma Island's population almost double from 5,900 to nearly 11,000. And about one-third of new ... with a population of up to 7,000- the third option featured a marina and small-scale private housing. In a paper submitted to the Town Planning Board yesterday, the marina was removed, while the existing ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Plan to double Lamma Island's population stokes fears over higher ferry fares

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 04:11am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Lamma quarry plan stokes transport fears A development plan for a quarry on Lamma that would almost double the population of the island has triggered ... the island's most populous area. A new ferry pier would serve the development, meaning the Sok Kwu Wan ferry would make an extra stop, said Yeung, who works for Arup, the engineering firm working ...

  3. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Populism adds to pressures on debt-laden Indian utilities

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 01:26am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New Delhi Populism adds to pressures on debt-laden Indian utilities In India, sporadic power failures have hobbled Asia's third-largest economy for years. ... a grid collapsed because some states drew more than their quota. The country's supply-chain disaster is deepening with the dawn of electricity populism. Arvind Kejriwal in December rose from ...

  4. Business - Economy

    China should build bigger, denser cities as growth engines

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 05:08am by Bloomberg

    ... India's 2013 GDP, said Andy Xie, a former chief Asia-Pacific economist at Morgan Stanley. The country should have big, densely populated urban areas, Xie said. The mega cities needed to build up, not out, he added, citing Tokyo and its population of about 37 million. "If you do not focus on big cities with concentrated populations, China will become an ecological catastrophe," he ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - Budget 2014-15

    New types of indirect tax must be explored as the population ages

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:51am by Marcellus Wong Yui-keung

    ... Marcellus Wong Yui-keung An ageing population will put pressures on Hong Kong's long-term fiscal sustainability New types of indirect taxation must be explored In his budget, ... revenue and expenditure, and to avoid allowing expenditure to persistently grow faster. Looking ahead, with an ageing population, growth in the economy and government revenue will slow down while ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - MIGRATION

    Saskatoon's face has changed with the rise in city's Chinese population

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:33am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Incomers change face of Saskatchewan city Named after a violet-coloured berry, hometown of legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell and current home of Life of Pi author Yann Martel, Saskatoon is hoping to add a new string to i ...

  7. News - World - NATURE

    Revival of wolf population stirs old German fears

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 08:14pm by NYT

    ... down and disposed of. Now, however, wolves have made a comeback, growing over the last 20 years to a stable population of 35 packs, about 150 wolves in all. That has set off a furore over whether Germany is big enough for both people and wolves. They have made regular headlines, and been the subject of numerous news programmes. Critics maintain that Germany is too densely populated ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs a clearer view of population growth model

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 09:06pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says broad vision in ongoing consultation must lead to political decisions Hong Kong needs a clearer view of population growth model, and soon Hong Kong is currently consulting the public on its population policy. The steering committee proposes that the policy should "develop and nurture a population that will continuously support and drive Hong ...

  9. News - Asia - WEALTH

    Fortunes rise the fastest for Japan's millionaires among Asia-Pacific rich

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:02am by Bloomberg

    ... "Asia-Pacific is expected to continue to lead global growth and pass North America as the region with the highest high net-worth individual population by the end of 2014 and the greatest high net-worth individual wealth by 2015." The Asia-Pacific region's total population of millionaires increased 17 per cent to 4.3 million. The growth in the number of millionaires in Japan and China ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Planned rail line will improve transport system in Kwun Tong

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by LETTERS

    ... strategy has been welcomed by the public as this line is crucial to ensure the sustainable development of Kwun Tong District, which has a population of more than 700,000. Given the housing projects ... The East Kowloon line project will meet the needs of a growing population and ease a saturated transportation system. Some people may argue there are geographical obstacles to the suggested ...




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