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  1. What, exactly, is left for the Trade Development Council to develop?

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Jake van der Kamp This week sees the confluence of three important fairs as the Hong Kong Trade Development Council capitalises on its reputation for hosting some of the world's ... merchandise exports. We also subsidise the Trade Development Council with a special tax, the trade declaration charge, because, even with the Convention and Exhibition Centre at its disposal, ...

  2. The narrowing gap

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... for some countries, it is above 8 per cent. By any standards, this is a remarkable rate of growth. But national income growth doesn't paint the whole picture. The United Nations Development Programme each year publishes the Human Development Index (HDI), the brainchild of the Indian Nobel laureate for economics, Amatya Sen, and the Pakistani economist, the late Mahbub ul Haq. The index ...

  3. Bosses must see value of talent

    Posted Feb 12th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Support from management to develop talent development programmes is vital. However, taking a cue from Sun Tzu- the military tactician from the 6th century BC who wrote the classic treatise The Art of War- human resources (HR) professionals should carefully pick their talent development battles with management. Louisa Yeung, Michael Page international director for Hong Kong & ...

  4. Developer taps HK market- for a price

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Small mainland developer Kai Shi China, which owns two residential projects near Dalian, is tapping the Hong Kong equity market as it battles rising interest rates and tightening credit conditions in its home market. The mainland developer plans to offer 150 million shares priced between 87 HK cents and HK$1.20 each, and expects to raise up to HK$180 ...

  5. Developers in clash over sale of Shanghai site

    Posted Dec 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... prime Shanghai site to another developer. Fosun International yesterday released an announcement saying that it was surprised by the proposed stake transfer of the Bund 8-11 site in Shanghai ... development is only part of its many businesses.' Standard & Poor's Ratings Services yesterday said that its rating and outlook on Zendai were not affected by the deal. The deal, ...

  6. Beijing puts emphasis on sustainable development

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Vice-Premier Li Keqiang vowed to make environmental protection a development priority, and step up efforts to stem degradation and pollution problems ... Television. The vice-premier, who has been widely tipped to succeed Wen in 2013, said Beijing would pursue conservation through steady economic development in the coming decade. Senior environmental ...

  7. Credit for developers dries up

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the city's big real estate developers. Once reliably cheap credit is now scarce, forcing real estate consortia to borrow at costs not seen for more than a decade. Tom Quarmby, senior bank analyst at Barclays Capital, says Hong Kong property developers had enjoyed some of the cheapest corporate credit in the world, but no longer. He says tighter liquidity in the city's banking sector ...

  8. Can online auction by 20 developers trigger a change of habit?

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Buying homes online is not common practice on the mainland. But will a forthcoming attention-grabbing online auction organised by a group of 20 developers ... an online auction. Each developer agreed to put about five of their properties in key cities such as Beijing, Hainan, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Wuhan on online auction through a real estate ...

  9. Developers show extent of influence

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Development, Great Eagle, Cheung Kong-Hutchison, Jardines and Swire won five to six seats. Albert Lai Kwong-tak, convenor of the think tank's research committee, said the results showed developers had extended their influence beyond the original design of the electoral system. 'Developers were supposed to represent the interests of their own subsectors, but subsidiaries also won ...

  10. Development of sustainable fisheries too slow to conserve shark population

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Columbia spiny dogfish fishery, of which meat and lower-grade fin are products. However, this is only one small fishery in global terms, and the development of sustainable fisheries for sharks ...




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