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  1. CNBM banks hopes on higher product prices

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chen Ran China National Building Material expects strong net profit growth in the second half and next year as it raises cement prices to offset rising coal costs, the company said. The mainland's second-largest cement producer believes prices will g ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650819/cnbm-banks-hopes-higher-product-prices
  2. Drivers to keep up strike for surcharge

    Posted May 07th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... construction sites have agreed to pay them extra to cover the increasing diesel cost.' About 60 dumper truck drivers gathered outside the Murray Building in Central as association representatives ... the administration told them that for government projects lasting for more than 21 months there was a mechanism to adjust the budget according to price fluctuation in construction materials and fuel. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/636628/drivers-keep-strike-surcharge
  3. The big cover-up

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... for conventional construction and requiring creativity and innovation. So if you're stuck with an ugly duckling, why not turn it into a swan? Simply removing an unattractive design flaw is an obvious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/634143/big-cover
  4. Rising construction costs force 35 projects to seek extra funding

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The surge in construction costs in the past year has forced the administration to seek an additional HK$2.8 billion from the Legislative Council to complete 35 big public works ... of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin, construction of the Route 8 expressway between Tsing Yi and Cheung Sha Wan, a waterfront parade in Ma On Shan and a new Customs and Excise Department headquarters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656669/rising-construction-costs-force-35-projects-seek-extra-funding
  5. 20,000 Hongkongers tipped to lose construction jobs in Macau

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Fox Yi Hu

    ... Agnes Lam and Fox Yi Hu in Macau More than 20,000 Hongkongers working in Macau's construction sector will lose their jobs in the next few months as the financial crisis takes its toll ... Macau. Choi Chun-wah, chairman of the Construction Industry Employees' General Union, said about 28,000 Hongkongers were working in Macau's construction sector. 'About 10,000 Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/660075/20000-hongkongers-tipped-lose-construction-jobs-macau
  6. Housing construction slowdown signals sharp end to boom times

    Posted Nov 10th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong Vancouver Out of all the skills that construction worker Adam Clark has acquired, the most important was one that he learned from his father, but required no tools. The good times don't last in construction, Mr Clark's father warned him. Prepare for when things turn. He has been in the business for decades, and seen both good times and bad. Even though Mr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/659549/housing-construction-slowdown-signals-sharp-end-boom-times
  7. Construction workers face 2003-level layoffs

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Martin Wong

    ... Amy Nip and Martin Wong Unemployment among construction workers is expected to rise next year to levels not seen since the Sars outbreak in 2003, a building industry group said. The warning by the Hong Kong Construction Association followed an announcement by Las Vegas Sands in Macau on Thursday that it was laying off 9,000 workers, including 4,000 from Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/660233/construction-workers-face-2003-level-layoffs
  8. Construction of bridge could start next year

    Posted Nov 28th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Ivan Zhai

    ... Anita Lam and Ivan Zhai in Guangzhou 3 governments endorse report Construction of the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge could begin next year after the three governments agreed to start ... Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng said she hoped construction could begin next year instead of 2010 as originally planned. Speaking after the three governments endorsed a feasibility ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661793/construction-bridge-could-start-next-year
  9. Construction workers are the ones who need a five-day week

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for their getaway and little real work gets done. On the other hand construction workers slaving away, under the elements, on the developer's construction sites for six full days a week are not included in the five-day programme. The construction workers, as anyone who has undertaken manual work outside can confirm, are part of the very sector of the workforce that really needs to have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656946/construction-workers-are-ones-who-need-five-day-week
  10. Construction costs to drop

    Posted Oct 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu The rising trend in tender prices for construction in Hong Kong has come to an end and prices are expected to show a decline of up to 10 per cent by the end of the first quarter of next year due to the global financial crisis, construction consultants say. In its latest quarterly industry survey, Rider Levett Bucknall, a property and construction consulting firm, reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657208/construction-costs-drop

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