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  1. Golf course for cultural district site

    Posted Mar 30th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... District contract. Other contenders are Sunny Development, a consortium of Sino Land, Wharf (Holdings) and Chinese Estate Holdings; and World City Culture Park, a Henderson Land subsidiary. Under ... Chloe Lai Sun Hung Kai Properties is building a nine-hole golf course at the West Kowloon Cultural District site. The Lands Department last month awarded a short-term tenancy contract ...

  2. Only 2 venues at cultural hub will break even

    Posted Sep 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu 17 facilities will run up deficit of HK$6.7b over 50 years Only two of the 17 arts and cultural facilities in the West Kowloon cultural district will generate enough money ... at Chinese University, said relying on rental revenue was risky because the amount could fluctuate. Francis Lui Ting-ming, director of the Centre for Economic Development at the University of Science ...

  3. Culture-hub idea is under fire

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng The piecemeal development approach to the West Kowloon cultural project proposed by the Institute of Architects has many drawbacks, including a lack of continuity, a shortlisted bidder says. Henderson Land vice-chairman Colin Lam Ko-yin said if the arts and cultural facilities were developed separately, 'they will be difficult to manage'. The institute last ...

  4. Chinese Estates' core earnings slump 89pc

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Chinese Estates reported an 88.7 per cent dive in core earnings last year due to a HK$1.24 billion loss from selling investment securities. The drop came despite ... when such disposal is beneficial to the group and shareholders as a whole,' Lau said. Chinese Estates owns a portfolio of retail and office properties in prime locations. They include ...

  5. Small developers unite to battle Goliaths for cultural hub

    Posted Jun 18th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Quinton Chan

    ... Chloe Lai and Quinton Chan Several smaller developers are believed to have joined forces to compete with large industry players to vie for the controversial West Kowloon Cultural District ... and expensive. It will severely restrict development opportunities,' he said. 'If you put the canopy on Victoria Harbour, it would stretch from the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui ...

  6. Big players are likely to bid for cultural hub

    Posted Jun 16th 2004, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li The government is expected to receive a handful of submissions from the largest property players bidding for the controversial West Kowloon cultural hub development when ... into a developer's colony. The massive project, designed by Norman Foster, to be built on a 40-hectare reclaimed site near Kowloon station, is aimed at turning Hong Kong into Asia's cultural ...

  7. Chinese lenders in capital rush

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen Lulu.Chen@scmp.com Driven by souring loans and regulatory demands to boost their capital bases, banks- including Chinese lenders- are poised to tap international capital markets ... appears to be in relatively good shape and few people predict a banking crisis, mainland lenders- several listed on international stock markets- are also raising capital. Chinese banks- relative ...

  8. CapitaMalls in Suzhou tie-up with Chinese firm

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com CapitaMalls Asia, a Singapore-listed shopping centre developer, has unveiled plans to build the biggest shopping and commercial office project in Suzhou. The move comes as foreign developers exploit government measures to curb t ...

  9. Fresh calls for rethink of cultural project contract

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Peggy Sito The government is facing renewed calls to drop its plan to hand the West Kowloon cultural project to one bidder now that the property market is looking up. ... in the proposed cultural district and use the capital to sustain cultural facility development. Legislative Council members said they would press the government to rethink the proposal at the Legco ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... manager, MTR Corporation Ltd Olympics give Chinese citizens pride There has been growing concern over the implementation of national education in Hong Kong's schools. However, despite ... and faced their challenges. Leaving other areas aside and focusing only on the sports scene, I take pride in saying the words, 'I am a Chinese citizen.' Samantha Datwani, Pok Fu Lam ...




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