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  1. Man-made islands

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at the end of 2009 on Palm Jumeirah's crescent. The construction of property on the islands all happened very quickly. The development failed to recognise falling demand in the property market ... government. And the construction of the two remaining islands, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira, has been put on hold indefinitely. The company has recently restarted a retail project on Palm Jumeirah ...

  2. Dubai an example of a construction investment bubble

    Posted Jul 01st 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... now prides itself on having the world's tallest building but is better known for the world's silliest construction projects- that palm-shaped reclamation on the coast, for instance, ... offices and you will have bankers. Just apply steroids to your office construction programme and, hey presto, the world has a new global financial centre. Yes, it all went wrong. ...

  3. Laying foundations for new workers

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Andrea Zavadszky International consultancy and construction company Mace Hong Kong is currently involved in a number of high-profile projects, including Phase 3 of the Hong Kong Science ... construction industry. Mace likes to challenge the status quo. We believe there is always a better way and this is the mindset we try to find in applicants,' she says. The business is agile ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pakistan a weak link in China's energy plan

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... road and rail links. A volatile Baluchistan dampens prospects for construction of the pipeline. Moreover, sectarian tensions prevail in Gilgit-Baltistan after Shiite-Sunni riots in April ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 14, 2012

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... There are seldom reports of serious damage. However, this is not the case with the city's squatter huts, as was shown last month during Severe Typhoon Vicente. These huts are poorly constructed ... Sheung Shui A healthy debate constructive I would disregard the article by Lau Nai-keung ("Hong Kong courts disaster with culture of opposition", August 3) were it not for the fact ...

  6. News - China - MIDDLE EAST

    Yinchuan, Ningxia, to host China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on economic construction to create jobs for young people. There is a huge young population in these countries. In this regard, China can help and use it as an opportunity," Yin said. Xiao said ...

  7. Survey shows friendship outweighs pay in the city

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong) have to construct a culture where everybody does enjoy the company of their colleagues, but that they are also working hard to achieve common goals. Where it can become impactful ...

  8. Go-ahead attitude is a tale of two cities

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are under construction. Perhaps more important than any infrastructure or institution, Hong Kong and Dubai share a go-ahead attitude that has taken both cities a long way since their early days. ...

  9. Government to demolish 'heritage' west wing

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... construction; the site's zoning- it will be either government, institution or community- will be unchanged. The model was used in the construction of cross-harbour tunnels but has rarely been used ...

  10. Coastal Greenland profit skyrockets 300 per cent

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... last month that 'China's property market appears to be turning some very important corners' and 'the worst is probably over'. Growth in floor space under construction ...




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