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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. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't let road congestion choke Hong Kong's development

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by RICHARD VUYLSTEKE

    ... Richard Vuylsteke Richard Vuylsteke says HK needs a better integrated transport policy Congestion, roadside pollution are choking development The quality and efficiency of Hong Kong's MTR receive rave reviews from residents and visitors alike. It's a world-class system for Asia's "world city". Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the city's ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Sparks fly in developers' meeting with officials over anti-speculation taxes

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito, Olga Wong and Ng Kang-chung Private developers, angry over government's stamp duty to curb speculation, slam officials for being 'ignorant' about the sector Sparks fly in talks on new taxes Private developers are threatening to stop redevelopment projects, claiming the government's new anti-property speculation taxes will render property ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    Hong Kong housing developers hope for better 2013

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito, Sandy Li, Yvonne Liu, Paggie Leung

    ... Peggy Sito, Sandy Li, Yvonne Liu and Paggie Leung Leading players are expecting potential purchasers to return after the Lunar New Year when sentiment is likely to swing upwards Developers betting on buyer comeback Developers are betting on buyer comeback Property stamp duties announced at the end of October are leaving deep scars in Hong Kong's housing market, with sales ...

  5. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Nansha development zone in Guangzhou eyes Hong Kong tax rate

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... in arbitration cases, now the Nansha development zone in Guangzhou wants to set its income tax at the same lower level. Raymond Sun Lei, deputy chief of Nansha's district government, was speaking ... at a rate of up to 45 per cent. Sun said this could change as Nansha strives to develop into a "new Guangzhou and new Hong Kong", learning from the experience of both cities. "We ...

  6. Business - Companies - TENDER

    Hong Kong's Sneaker Street project sees good response from developers

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... received an overwhelming response, with 12 developers putting in tenders. "I think they were attracted by the high investment value of the retail space in the project," said Vincent ... Surveyors, said: "Another reason is the site is not big. That's why it attracted mid-sized and small developers." Developers including Cheung Kong, Sun Hung Kai Properties, Sino Land, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Development that would benefit locals and mainland visitors

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says new housing with shopping malls may ease the crunch Development that would benefit locals and mainland visitors There was a time when mainland tourists were ... in the run-up to the Legislative Council election. Two news stories created confusion, panic and even anger. The first was a One Country Two Systems Research Institute proposal to develop parts ...


    Kwu Tung: villagers vow to fight new town development plan

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... into yet another satellite town. "We will be evicted, our houses bulldozed, the whole place reconstructed," said Lee, now the chairman of a concern group overseeing the development ... complexes. The Kwu Tung development is expected to house some 65,000 people in 20 years' time. The Development Bureau says 22,000 flats will be provided by 2030. Unlike new towns such as Tseung ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Lands Department controls the property market, not developers

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Alnwick Chan

    ... Alnwick Chan Lands Department's discretionary power over land sales is what has slowed development. The system is unfair and bad for the economy Bureaucrats control the property market The government has announced that it will release some sites for the development of residential projects for restricted sale to Hong Kong residents only, with details of terms ...

  10. Business - Property - PROPERTY

    HK developers retain appetite for land banks

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Interest shown in site near Yuen Long MTR station seems to defy latest cooling measures Developers have not lost appetite for land banks Sixteen developers ... Kong (Holdings), China Overseas Holdings, Hang Lung Properties, Henderson Land, Kerry Properties, Nan Fung Development, New World Development, Paliburg Holdings, Sun Hung Kai Properties, Sino ...




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