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  1. Business - China Business - COMPANIES

    Zoomlion says sales surged last year

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... of the mainland's second-biggest construction-equipment maker, said last week. "Zoomlion is a company with integrity." GPS tracking devices were installed on every machine sold and employees met ... to the company's annual and interim reports. First-half profit jumped 21 per cent last year while larger Sany Heavy Industry posted a 13 per cent decline. Construction-equipment makers face a glut ...

  2. News - China

    16 missing in Chinese expressway tunnel cave-in

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 02:39pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Chinese state media say 16 people are missing following the cave-in of a highway tunnel under construction in the country’s southeast. The Xinhua news agency ... workmanship have led to a spate of bridge collapses and unusable roadways as the country races to shore up the economy by investing in infrastructure. Construction schedules are often highly ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONSTRUCTION

    Skilled workers in short supply in Hong Kong's construction industry

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:56am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Hong Kong faces a shortage of skilled workers in the construction sector, with projects in Macau and mainland drawing workers away Staff crunch amid building ... in Hong Kong's construction industry. "Hong Kong property and construction talent relocating to China and Macau is an increasing trend, and this should continue," said Christopher ...

  4. Rolled gold

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... Yvonne Lai Let's face it: the year-end bonus won't put a dent in the down payment for a new flat these days. But with a little ingenuity, it may go a long way towards giving the one you have a bright, new look. For refurbishments on a modest bud ...

  5. What if contractors daren't fix rickety blocks?

    Posted Feb 06th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Kobi Chan

    ... lives on the second floor said: 'I feel my flat is shaking when there is a typhoon. I am afraid my building will fall in as it is too old. I heard a construction worker say this building may collapse within three years. I am very scared.' The company, Wadabuild Construction, refunded the down payments received. Its registered boss, Ho Chi-ming, could not be reached ...

  6. Stimulus breeds fears of wasted resources

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... high-speed rail, which runs at 350km/h, is already in operation while a high-speed rail linking Beijing with Guangzhou and Hong Kong is under construction. But Mr Lomas says that not all cities have the funding needed for state-of-the-art construction, and that is where the viable projects are separated from those that are mere hype. To counter the global downturn, the biggest portion ...

  7. Family of man in fatal fall call for covers on drainage holes

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Relatives of a man who died after falling into a drainage hole wanted all such holes, known as catchpits, to be covered, an inquest heard yesterday. Chan She-yim, 68, was walking uphill backwards in Sheung Lok Street, Ho Man Tin, at about 7.20 ...

  8. China Resources HQ to get green facelift

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito China Resources Properties will begin renovating its 30-year-old headquarters in Wan Chai by the end of the year as it attempts to enhance the valuation of its property portfolio and lift its international image as a green developer. Managing d ...

  9. Hundreds cheer return of historic steel bridge

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Rain and chilly winds in Shanghai were not enough to stop several hundred history buffs turning out early yesterday to witness the return of a century-old bridge to the northern end of the city's iconic Bund. A sea of umbrellas ...

  10. 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 ...




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