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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. Designs focus on balanced development

    Posted Aug 12th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH Many people think that sustainable development means environmental conservation. But, according to some young award-winners, sustainable development covers the economy, society and environment. They took part in the design competition 'Play Your Part in Sustainable Development', which aimed to raise awareness of the concept among locals. The competition, organised ...

  6. New World Development rakes in $2.99b profit

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.45pm: Hong Kong property developer New World Development on Thursday reported a $2.99 billion net profit for the year to June, boosted by an improving property market and asset sales by the company's infrastructure arm. The company reported a $976 million loss for the previous year. New World Development said it was able to report a profit ...

  7. Developer faces bill of $6b in land cost

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ernest Kong Henderson Land Development expects to spend around $6 billion in land premiums for converting an agricultural site in Wu Kai Sha into a residential project. Lee Shau-kee, chairman of the largest agricultural land holder among local developers, said the company would speed up the process of negotiating the land premium payments for converting the land bank. ...

  8. Hunghom developers unfazed by rejection

    Posted Aug 13th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Problem is a minor one involving emergency exits Developers will resubmit their plans for a luxury upgrade of the harbourfront Hunghom Peninsula estate as early as next week, ... it to the government again very quickly,' said a spokeswoman for Sun Hung Kai Properties, co-owner of the seven blocks with New World Development. The spokeswoman said the rejection did not affect work ...

  9. Give developing nations a chance to compete

    Posted Dec 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the developed countries for failing to do enough to advance the Doha round of negotiations. By pointing out their hypocrisy in handling agricultural subsidies, he threw the mainland's weight firmly behind the developing world in pressing for progress on this critical issue. The minister noted that of the world's 2.6 billion farmers, 2.5 billion were in the developing countries and most ...

  10. KCRC Tai Wai project attracts 15 developers

    Posted Nov 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ernest Kong 12 residential towers split into two packages to entice big and small firms Despite a flagging residential market, Hong Kong developers are still showing keen interest in new development sites. According to Kowloon-Canton Railway Corp, about 15 developers yesterday expressed interest in its tender to develop a large-scale residential project at the company's Tai Wai ...




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