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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. Sustain momentum for development strategy

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

    ... Hong Kong has been slow to embrace the principle of sustainable development- and even slower to put it into practice. Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa put the idea of seeking to better balance economic, social and environmental development on the agenda in his policy address for 1999. He announced the intention to establish a body to promote sustainable development ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Developers keen to take their slice of ecology pie

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Developers keen to take their slice of ecology pieNew policy expected to garner at least six proposals for building on sensitive sites Property developers are lining up to propose projects at some of Hong Kong's most ecologically sensitive sites under a new conservation policy launched last year. At least six developers are planning to suggest proposals ...




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