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  1. Time for developers to accept new reality

    Posted Aug 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... hegemony', a notion referring to the alleged dominance of big property developers over local politics and the economy. A new survey by the Chinese University's Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies has pretty much confirmed what we already know. Two out of three people think developers only care about maximising profits and care nothing about social responsibility. Eighty-five per cent ...

  2. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    The burning question: has Asia truly lost its mojo?

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the International Monetary Fund warned developing Asia to brace for shocks from the West. Then the Asian Development Bank (ADB) slashed its regional growth forecasts. Now analysts are concerned that Asia ... risks arising from the euro zone and the uncertain recovery in the US, both of which are key export markets for Asia's factories. "Developing Asia is slowing down much more than we ...

  3. New department to develop bigger role for the yuan

    Posted Sep 07th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing A new department will be set up under the central bank to oversee the recently developed pilot scheme to use the yuan for trade settlement between Hong Kong and a handful of selected mainland cities, according to a government economist who has been briefed on the plan. The Second Monetary Policy Department would also be expected to deal with a wide range ...

  4. Developer throws party to pitch luxurious Hollywood flats

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. High earners know all about staying in fancy W Hotels when they travel, but Jeff Cohen wants them to know they can also own one of the brand's luxury serviced apartments. This autumn, the American developer's W Hollywood Residence will open, right at the heart of Hollywood and Vine, and Cohen has been ...

  5. What will be the legacy of HK's development-blinded planners?

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of modernisation. In the name of progress and backed by the infamous Urban Renewal Authority they move forward with their obviously flawed plans backed only by the developers as supporters. Don't ... is a resounding 'no' from our entrusted planners. If their masterplans for urban development make money for the developers and add to the tax base then they have their short-term gains. ...

  6. Born leader sought to develop Asia market

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... Jolene Otremba, Susie Gyopos A rapidly-growing international real estate specialist is on the hunt for a natural-born leader to develop its business in the Asia market. Hong Kong's ... and is very adept at developing relationships,' Mr Di Gregorio said. 'We value passion, enthusiasm, leadership and commitment, and someone who likes to enjoy themselves as well,' he ...

  7. Developers look to Southeast Asia

    Posted Jan 30th 2008, 12:00am by Peggy Sito, Sandy Li

    ... aimed at putting the brakes on excessive price rises, Hong Kong developers have begun exploring alternative investment opportunities in Southeast Asian markets. 'Asia provides an investment alternative for Hong Kong developers, considering the city's scarce land supply,' said Vivian Sze, an assistant general manager of HKR International, the developer of Discovery Bay. HKR ...

  8. Communicator sought to develop business plans

    Posted Feb 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... business operations in the United States, the candidate would develop plans in support of the Certified Public Accountant and CPA Review programmes to be delivered to students sponsored by targeted ...

  9. Real-life lessons in development

    Posted Mar 13th 2007, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... to take that pain. So it is possible that Pakistan will leap ahead.' Regardless of differences and similarities in development, experiences are being shared between China and South Asia. Their new, emerging regional model for development is one based on experiences- coping with hard conditions and realities as they exist, not as theorised in the laboratories of American east coast ...

  10. On track to 'developed' status

    Posted Aug 31st 2006, 12:00am by Eileen Lian

    ... not be in total agreement with his successor Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, but both share the vision of making Malaysia a developed nation by 2020. And things seem to be on the right track. When the country ... for the first time during the plan's period. The next 15 years will be crucial for the country as it races towards its goal of becoming a developed nation by 2020 under its Vision 2020 plan, first ...




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