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  1. Cement producer records 20pc rise in sales

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... and general manager Shi Shanbo. Based in southern China, the cement maker sold 3.45 million tonnes of cement last year, a 20 per cent rise from 2003, whereas sales of concrete jumped 27 per cent ... general meeting yesterday. 'However, bigger players are more resilient to the measures and benefited from them to some extent.' He added that demand for cement and concrete would remain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485016/cement-producer-records-20pc-rise-sales
  2. Solid thinking

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... Long considered lifeless and cold as a decorating medium, concrete is making a comeback as a hip option, writes David Wilson DRAB, GREY, DEPRESSING: these are the kinds of insults we throw at concrete. With the possible exception of plastic, no material has such an image problem, its name suggestive of estates and grimy monstrosities. But this urban-jungle picture no longer tells ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/509172/solid-thinking
  3. Cost cuts may have caused fall

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng The high cost of repairing the wall of an old building in Tsim Sha Tsui may have led to an accident in which a policeman was injured by a 1kg lump of falling concrete on Thursday, a building representative said yesterday. The 26-year-old policeman suffered head injuries after being hit by a chunk of concrete the size of a fist outside Hankow Apartments at 43-49 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/490432/cost-cuts-may-have-caused-fall
  4. China Resources Cement sales grow but costs eat into margin

    Posted Apr 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foster Wong China Resources Cement Holdings saw sales of its core cement and concrete products grow in the first two months of this year, but gross profit margin shrank as raw material ... manager Shi Shanbo said. Sales for its concrete doubled to 300,000 cubic metres but the selling price dropped about 3 per cent from the same period last year, he added. Mr Shi gave no actual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/495795/china-resources-cement-sales-grow-costs-eat-margin
  5. Cartel case fails despite concrete proof

    Posted Nov 04th 2005, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... concrete: supply is limited to about 16 companies, according to Professor Edwin Chan of Hong Kong Polytechnic University's department of building and real estate. Around eight ... another three have about 30 per cent. According to Professor Chan, one of the main impediments to new entrants is availability and the cost of land to mix and house this concrete. Leases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/523406
  6. Peng Chau's concrete steps to turning green

    Posted Nov 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and 2003 at the phenomenal cost of $158 million. Thousands of tonnes of concrete were used to create a 1.31km seawall enclosing 4.55 hectares of reclamation. The huge chunk of concrete eliminated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/523584
  7. Property rebound to drive up concrete prices

    Posted Mar 01st 2005, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Cement prices in southern and eastern China will be stable this year, but the recovery in Hong Kong's property market will help drive up the price of concrete here, ... and concrete by 30 per cent this year in volume terms, said Mr Shi. 'As coal and electricity prices may remain high this year, we'd rather not predict profit margins,' he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/490809/property-rebound-drive-concrete-prices
  8. Policeman injured in TST by falling lump of concrete

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A police constable was in hospital last night with head injuries after being hit by a lump of falling concrete the size of a fist in a busy part of Tsim Sha Tsui. ... to find out if it was an accident or if the concrete was deliberately thrown. The incident followed a series of cases of falling objects in the area. 'The two policemen had just approached ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/490291/policeman-injured-tst-falling-lump-concrete
  9. Concrete help

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh It was once a run-down school hostel. The students and teachers had to stick old newspapers and plastic on the wooden walls to keep out rain and wind. Thanks to a group of students from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU), the school in Guangxi is now a three-storey concrete building with a comfortable interior. It all began three years ago when Nicolas Yeung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/496337/concrete-help
  10. Philippine artists find inspiration in concrete jungle

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Five visual artists and a photographer who have found their muse in Hong Kong's concrete jungle tomorrow will show a fresh perspective of the city from an ethnic minority's point of view. The six Filipinos, with 77 years of living in the city between them, are staging a joint exhibition in what might be the first street art show in the bustling Sunday haunt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/489472/philippine-artists-find-inspiration-concrete-jungle

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