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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Build hostels for young while they save for costly housing deposits: think tank

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:50pm by Emily Tsang

    ... faced with high costs and poor employment opportunities. But vice-chairman Lau Ming-wai said the study began a year ago, and denied it was a reaction to the months-long pro-democracy street ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1648543/build-youth-hostels-young-people-who-cant-afford-homes-says-hong-kong-think-tank
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Legco funding delays could drive up arts hub cost, senior official says

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:11am by Vivienne Chow

    ... delay could cost extra HK$20 m a month Delays in funding approval from the Legislative Council could cost an extra HK$20 million per month in building the West Kowloon arts hub, which is already ... the multi-billion-dollar construction costs, which were to be paid by the government. In May, it was announced that the government would pay HK$23 billion- on top of the HK$21.6 billion up-front endowment handed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1647861/legco-funding-delays-could-drive-arts-hub-cost-senior-official-says
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    South Island Line faces more costly delays

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 04:36am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com MTR Corporation says long-awaited line will not be ready until late 2016- a year behind schedule South Island Line faces more costly delays The long ... construction costs. The company will pick up the bill for the cost overrun. The Highways Department was even more pessimistic, saying there was a "very high risk" that the new line would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1645861/south-island-line-faces-more-costly-delays
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Obesity epidemic costs world as much as wars and terrorism, report says

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 04:27am by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.Meng@scmp.com Obesity 'epidemic' costs world as much as wars The obesity epidemic is now so widespread it is hurting economies as much as war and terrorism, new research reveals. More than 2.1 billion people are overweight or obese- costing the world US$2 trillion a year. And while China has lower obesity rates than advanced economies, its numbers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1645764/obesity-epidemic-costs-world-much-wars-and-terrorism-report-says
  5. News - Hong Kong

    Discovery of relics at Sha Tin-Central MTR site has cost HK$3 billion

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 03:11pm

    ... Olga Wong An extended archaeological dig and work to protect relics uncovered by the construction of the Sha Tin-Central MTR link has so far cost the government more than HK$3 billion ... and Monuments Office at To Kwa Wan station was estimated to cost a further HK$1 billion but would not further delay the rail link. They include two wells, a stone footpath and a group of building ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1644516/discovery-relics-sha-tin-central-mtr-site-has-cost-hk3-billion
  6. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Beijing vows to help companies cut funding costs as economy cools

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 06:07am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Beijing pledges to help companies cut funding costs The central government has promised to help companies lower their funding costs by giving banks more flexibility ... rising labour costs. Smaller companies have also complained of climbing funding costs. The government said in August that the financing costs faced by factories leapt 16.5 per cent on a yearly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1644122/beijing-vows-help-companies-cut-funding-costs-economy-cools
  7. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea puts cost of reunification with North Korea at US$500 billion

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 11:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Cost of reunification estimated at US$500 billion South Korea's top financial regulator said developing North Korea's moribund economy after eventual reunification would cost around US$500 billion. Financial Services Commission (FSC) chairman Shin Je-yoon told a seminar in Seoul yesterday that the estimate covered a period of 20 years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1643940/south-korea-puts-cost-reunification-north-korea-us500-billion
  8. Aquaporin's breakthrough technology enables cost-effective wastewater treatment

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 05:15pm

    ... or wastewater at only a third of the cost and a tenth of the energy required by the conventional reverse-osmosis system. "We're offering something that other companies or technologies cannot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1643807/aquaporins-breakthrough-technology-enables-cost-effective-wastewater-treatment
  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Reverend's son sees what democracy struggle has cost his father

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 04:22am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Reverend's son sees what the battle has cost In 1989, Daniel Chu Muk-wah held a clunky mobile phone- a luxury item then- to assist his dad on a march that more than a million people joined to condemn Beijing's bloody clearance of the student protesters in Tiananmen Square. Then 16, Chu was already no stranger to the struggle for democracy, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1642478/reverends-son-sees-what-democracy-struggle-has-cost-his-father
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Despite higher costs, keep Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge on track

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Keep bridge project on track Cost overruns on major infrastructure projects are routine, no matter where in the world they are being built. Wage rises, difficulty ... that the government would seek extra funding for an artificial island being developed as part of the bridge linking Hong Kong with Zhuhai and Macau. Delaying approval will only mean higher costs. The scale ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1640880/despite-higher-costs-keep-hong-kong-zhuhai-macau-bridge

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