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  1. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong's outdated copyright laws a barrier to development

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:16am by LETTERS

    ... of communication, even when these may result in widespread circulation of infringing copies and should constitute an offence. To keep pace with technological developments, a general communication right, ... thereafter, begin the next stage of reform to enhance the copyright foundation that will allow Hong Kong to truly develop into an intellectual property trading hub. Candy Lam, regional counsel, IFPI ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Discounts from developer SHKP point to push on cash flow

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:41am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Lures at Fanling project highlight developers' needs to offer incentives on stock of 2,000 flats for Easter presales amid rush to boost land banks SHKP ... to as much as 70 per cent of a flat's value as an added lure for buyers. "Undoubtedly, developers need to provide an array of incentives and financing schemes to aid buyers looking ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - STRATEGY

    Developers team up to survive ebbing tide in property market

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 02:57pm by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Mainland players aim to protect their financial soundness and reduce exposure to competition Developers join hands to survive ebbing tide As the tide turns adverse in the mainland's real estate market, developers are joining hands to expand while protecting their financial positions. Bad decisions on one or two projects are enough ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Loneliness can develop into a life-threatening condition, say researchers

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:09am by DAVID TAN

    ... Community Development Council. “We came up with five types of elderly: the learner, volunteer, nature lover, sporty and tech-savvy. Once we know what type the elderly person is, we can make ...

  5. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    China invests in farms overseas as development and pollution threaten its fields

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 03:55am by LA TIMES

    ... Los Angeles Times in Beijing Investment in overseas agriculture soars as the world's most populous country sees its own farmland threatened by development and pollution China sets its ... on it in a headlong rush towards economic development. The Ministry of Land and Resources in December revealed the results of a previously secret five-year study: 3.2 million hectares of farmland, or roughly ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Hong Kong government spending millions developing apps that no one downloads

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Amy Nip

    ... the popularity game Mobile phone applications developed by government departments at a cost of tens of millions of dollars are barely being used, with some attracting as few as just 10 downloads. ... departments develop apps and forget about them," information technology sector lawmaker Charles Mok said at a special meeting of the Legislative Council Finance Committee. "It's a waste ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - STOCKS

    Property developer shares shoot up on CE statement, China reports

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 06:47am by Sandy Li

    ... be suspended, and following reports that several mainland cities might relax measures designed to curb investment demand. Shares in Hong Kong developers- led by Wharf and Sun Hung Kai Properties- surged ... would continue to soften because the two toughest measures- double stamp duty and buyer's stamp duty- remained in place. Strong gains in developer stocks saw the Hang Seng property ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    City University researchers develop life-saving ‘smart’ shirt that can detect heart problems

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 07:03pm by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Wearable 'sports top' ECG monitor designed for high-risk patients Researchers at City University have developed a next-generation “smart” shirt ... statistics. Hong Kong has seen an increasing trend in deaths due to heart disease since 1993 when there were about 15,000 deaths. “It’s certainly a real development,” said Chris Wong Kwok-yiu ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - ACQUISITIONS

    Developers’ caution in buying land could threaten local government finances

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 03:36pm by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Developers exercise extra caution as costs rise, dampening local government revenue hopes Mainland firms play safe on land purchases "Caution" is a word commonly used by mainland developers when talking about their land acquisition plans this year. That bodes ill for some local governments that are under pressure to refinance. Sentiment ...

  10. Property - Comment - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Local developers balk at high prices

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 12:56am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Mainland property developers still prepared to pay premium prices as local firms turn cautious Local developers balk at high prices Hong Kong developers are tightening their purse strings, with many resisting paying high prices for development sites in contrast to mainland rivals who are bidding aggressively to establish a foothold in the city. Since ...




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