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  1. Business - BRICKS & MORTAR

    There are rewards for breaking out of the box

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu There are many reasons for putting up bland buildings, but creativity can fetch a premium There are rewards for breaking out of the box Last Saturday, I took a bus to Sai Wan from Causeway Bay. When my bus passed a building with unusual shapes on the façade, I recognised it was the Lippo Centre and I am already in Admiralty. And the nearby gold-coloured building ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Building on EU-Hong Kong ties for peace

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by VINCENT PIKET

    ... Vincent Piket Vincent Piket says the EU's foreign policy of promoting democracy and peace finds a home in Hong Kong, where bilateral ties have been strong Towards peace Today is Europe Day, the anniversary of the declaration by Robert Schuman, the fo ...

  3. Building Department approves 12 building plans

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... JUDY NGAO Updated at 5.55pm: The Buildings Department said on Wednesday it had approved 12 building plans in May- four on Hong Kong Island, one in Kowloon and seven in the New Territories. ... services developments. In the same month, consent was given for work to start on 17 building projects that, when complete, will provide 185,609 square metres of gross floor area for domestic use, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must build housing for people, not just investors

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Stephen Vines says home ownership should be the basis of the good life City must build housing for people, not just investors It is becoming increasingly clear that while the government has something approaching a property policy, it has very little by way of a housing policy. Controversy reigns over the latest bout of property market intervention, which is designed ...

  5. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    PICC builds listing base on 17 cornerstone investors

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by George Chen, Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan and George Chen Biggest mainland non-life insurer lines up 17 cornerstone investors in initial public offering to raise up to HK$27.8 billion PICC assembles broad base for Hong Kong IPO People's Insurance Co (Group) of China (PICC) has taken ...

  6. Business - Companies - ENVIRONMENT

    Austal in talks to build LNG fast ferries for HK

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Firms looking to switch to cleaner vessels as tougher international emission targets loom Austal in talksto build LNG fast ferries for HK Australian ... receiving questions," he added. But Bennett said while Austal could build the ferries, the major stumbling block was the lack of a LNG propulsion system. European engine builder MTU had yet ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hysan loses bid to relax building limits in cases against town planners

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Hysan loses bid to relax building limits Developer Hysan group yesterday lost two judicial challenges against the Town Planning Board's refusal to relax building restrictions on the group's 10 sites in Causeway Bay and Wan Chai. Hysan won only one point among the series of restrictions imposed by the board. In a combined judgment ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hysan Group takes town planners to court to get building restrictions eased

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Causeway Bay landlord asks court to get Town Planning Board to relax restrictions Building rules limit freedom, Hysan claims Developer the Hysan Group yesterday challenged the Town Planning Board in court over the board's refusal to relax building restrictions on various sites in Causeway Bay. Hysan, a major landlord in Causeway Bay, argued ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONVERSIONS

    Challenges loom in converting industrial buildings into homes

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Agents welcome plan to allow redevelopment, but say profits are limited Challenges loom in converting industrial buildings Converting industrial buildings poses test The government's latest plan to allow owners to convert their old private industrial buildings into homes is expected to give a further boost to the industrial property ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Car rams into lobby of Sing Tao Building

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... into lobby of Sing Tao Building A car rammed into the large plate glass windows of the Sing Tao News Corporation headquarters in a pre-dawn attack yesterday- three weeks after masked men marched ... the car reverse at high-speed into the lobby of the building, sending glass flying as it shattered two three-metre tall windows. The driver then accelerated away and the abandoned car was found ...




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