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  1. No retreat, no surrender

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Mike Moore

    ... into hi-tech, research and development, and industries of the future. The reform of Europe's subsidies folds neatly into Mr Blair's next ambition for Africa, which he championed at the G8 last ... deal that will do more to alleviate poverty than any other mechanism- the Doha development round of trade talks. Africa is the only continent that has gone backwards over the past 20 years, her ...

  2. New export quota rules hailed for small firms

    Posted Jun 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Mary Lloyd

    ... established companies, said Daniel Poon, an assistant chief economist with Hong Kong's Trade and Development Council. International quotas capping Chinese textile imports in Word Trade ...

  3. Review

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... Hazel Parry Get it Together by Damian Barr (Hodder and Stroughton $116) Here's a comforting thought for all those who thought they missed out on something in their 20s: life as a twentysomething singleton isn't all it's cracked up to be. Ra ...

  4. Shenzhen opts for quality over fast economic growth

    Posted Jan 16th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang In what he called a landmark step in development strategy, Shenzhen Mayor Li Hongzhong said the city would shift its focus from the pace of growth to its quality. Mr Li said ... yesterday. Mr Li made the announcement at a meeting of the Communist Party's municipal committee, the city's top decision-making body, on Friday. The shift in development strategy ...

  5. China unveils package of measures to help developing nations

    Posted Sep 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter China yesterday announced a package of measures to assist developing countries, in a move President Hu Jintao said would make the 21st century an era for all people to share the fruits of development. The president unveiled the plan at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York. The measures range from providing loans and writing off debts, to the granting ...

  6. Development on the rise

    Posted Oct 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China Overseas Land & Investment, flush with mainland sites, will slow its aggressive land acquisition and boost development spending by 25 per cent over the next five years. Vice-chairman and chief executive Kong Qingping said the company would invest about 10 billion yuan a year in its development business, compared with about eight billion yuan last year. Some ...

  7. Developers eye price rise on bubbly mood

    Posted Oct 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foster Wong Two major Hong Kong developers will raise the prices of their residential projects by between 3 per cent and 8 per cent to cash in on improving sentiment after strong sales at the weekend. Shrugging off rising interest rates, buyers snapped up some 200 flats in the primary market over the weekend- twice last weekend's sales, according to developers and property agents. ...

  8. Land sale will be test of nerve for developers and economy

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Peggy Sito

    ... Developers expecting to bet upwards of $10 billion on the future of local housing prices today will be hoping their gamble pays off despite wavering public confidence in the property ... Ting-ming, economics professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. 'However, property developers have misfired many times before and been wrong about their price predictions. ...

  9. Developers to set up panel to police sales

    Posted Jul 05th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The Real Estate Developers Association will set up a disciplinary committee to ensure compliance with its new guidelines to improve the transparency of internal sales of partly ... They are also upset that developers are taking advantage of a lack of government regulation and that they sell most of their flats through internal sales. The government gave the developers a month ...

  10. Developers pledge to be more open on price lists

    Posted May 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ernest Kong Developers have pledged to release the price lists of new projects to be launched after coming under fire for not being sufficiently transparent in their internal sales practices. New World Development, Chinese Estates Holding, Chinachem Group and HKR International said they would follow guidelines issued by the Real Estate Developers Association (Reda) by releasing ...




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