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  1. NWD bags bargain in Yuen Long land deal

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for a Yuen Long agricultural site and taking advantage of a land premium offered before last week's land auction. It has been reported that NWD agreed to a land premium of about $200 million, ... encouraged to increase land premium asking prices by more than 30 per cent after unexpectedly vigorous bidding at the auction. 'While developers have shown that they are willing to pay land ...

  2. wanted: a few good men

    Posted Feb 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow CitySeen is helping to recruit some stud muffins- 18, to be precise. That's the number of men to be auctioned off at the second annual Bid For a Bachelor charity auction ... are wanted, so long as they are willing to submit to a date with the highest bidder. Proceeds of the auction, to be held on Friday the 13th (just in time for a Valentine's Day date), will go ...

  3. Karen finds a market for bachelors in name of charity

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... but just two years on it has become a major fund-raising event for women's charity. The auction, held at the Helena May on Friday, netted $225,000 in bids. Competition among 300 women for dates with 20 eligible bachelors was so hot that the organisers hastily decided to auction off eight of the event's security guards, who were happy to accommodate. 'It all started off ...

  4. Business - China Business - CARS

    China's Wanxiang wins auction for troubled US hybrid-car maker Fisker

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:10am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Wanxiang wins auction for Fisker China's Wanxiang Group won an auction for Fisker Automotive, a maker of luxury plug-in hybrid cars, with a US$149.2 million bid, almost six times what the US company was seeking when it filed for bankruptcy. In winning the four-day auction, which went through 19 rounds of bidding, Wanxiang topped Hybrid Tech, a company led ...

  5. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    PCCW starts legal battle to block auction of 3G mobile phone spectrum

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 04:46am by Austin Chiu

    ... PCCW in legal battle to block 3G auction PCCW has launched a legal fight to overturn a controversial government decision to shake up the telecommunications sector by claiming back a third of the city's 3G mobile spectrum and auctioning it off later this year. The telecoms giant- which dominates the city's HK$63 billion phone industry through its mobile subsidiary HKT- is challenging ...

  6. Would anyone pay $20m for this? Find out today at HK's biggest auction

    Posted May 29th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... at auction if, as is widely expected, bidding goes beyond $20 million. How the bidding turns out hinges largely on the skill of an elite group of art experts who have been flown into Hong Kong by Christie's auction house. Their assignment is to bang the gavel on 2,200 pieces of Asian art and jewellery over the next four days. When the sale ends it is estimated they will have cleared $700 ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Auctioneer hammers home the importance of arts education

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 06:47pm by Crystal Tai

    ... Crystal Tai Arts auctioneer Bong Lee sees his mission as educating Asia's young collectors, writes Crystal Tai Under the hammer Fine art is expensive- and Bong Lee knows this better ... of the country's most influential galleries, Gana Art, in 1983, as well as its largest auction house, the publicly traded Seoul Auction, and JangHeung Artpark, a private art museum near Seoul. Lee is now ...

  8. News - World - AUCTION

    1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta sells for record US$9.4m

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:02pm by AP

    ... most valuable stamp, again. The 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta sold on Tuesday at auction in New York for US$9.5 million, Sotheby's said. It was the fourth time the stamp had set the auction record for a single stamp in its long history. The stamp was expected to bring between US$10 million and US$20 million. Sotheby's said the buyer wished to remain anonymous. David ...

  9. Auction last resort for vendors on Costa del Sol

    Posted Sep 15th 2004, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren in London Desperate vendors on Spain's Costa del Sol are offloading their properties at auction- because the sales market is 'dead', property agents reveal. While the upper end of the market remains healthy, the lower end favoured by investors has been hit by overbuilding and a shortage of buyers. Direct Auctions, the company that held ...

  10. Magazines - Style - HAUTE

    Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates preservation of Chinese films at Shanghai festival

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:15pm by Vivian Chen

    ... engraved on the watchcase, and lots donated by patrons were auctioned in support of the restoration of Chinese films and to promote awareness of Chinese cinema development.   CHIC CHAT  with John ...




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