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  1. Secondary deals up 70pc last week despite talk of cooling

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Investors and owner-occupiers rode the continuing rally in home prices last week, ignoring talk of further cooling measures in today's policy address by Chief Executive ... rates in a climate of rising inflation since real estate presents a way of protecting wealth against the corrosive impact of inflation, said Wong. He expects prices to surpass pre-1997 peaks ...

  2. A dilemma for climate change conference

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chris Ip The dilemma was obvious from the start. How do organisers of an international climate change conference fly in guests from Copenhagen to Johannesburg and provide food, transport and accommodation for four days, yet avoid contradicting their message by leaving a huge carbon footprint? It probably didn't help that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg touched down in Hong Kong ...

  3. Now TV spin-off talk fuels surge in PCCW shares

    Posted Sep 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Now TV apparently has more pressing issues to resolve. PCCW and ESPN Star Sports have been deadlocked in talks after an exclusive six-year deal between the companies to broadcast some ...

  4. Table talk

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Nadine Bateman

    ... Nadine Bateman Who doesn't appreciate a good dinner in a luxury hotel or restaurant? It's not just the fine food and exceptional service that make for an enjoyable experience, there's something about sitting at a table that's been laid ...

  5. Carmakers surge on talk of extension to state support

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong The share prices of Hong Kong and mainland-listed carmakers rose yesterday on media reports that Beijing would extend this year's support measures for the industry to next year in order to maintain the high level of vehicle sales. Beijing ...

  6. Blackstone eyes Shanghai complex stake

    Posted Nov 05th 2008, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li US equity group in talks with Thai company over slice of Super Brand Mall in Pudong United States private equity fund Blackstone Group has offered to buy a stake in Shanghai's biggest shopping centre, weeks after it acquired another retail complex in the city. Sources said the US fund had been in talks with Charoen Pokphand Group about acquiring a stake ...

  7. Airwaves hot with talk of costly flats, as Tang gives budget advice

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Tang's comment yesterday came as the airwaves were hot with talk of Hong Kong's unaffordable flats for a third day. The property market this week has seen luxury homes fetch red-hot prices. ...

  8. Ming Pao said to be in talks to acquire Metro

    Posted Apr 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung The city's free newspaper market may enter a new era of competition in the near future as the publisher of Ming Pao Daily News is looking to acquire Metro Daily, sources told Media Eye yesterday. The news comes amid talk that the chief executive of Metro International, the parent of Metro, was in Hong Kong this week and was in talks with Ming Pao ...

  9. Airline shares will come down to earth

    Posted Jul 24th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... To understand why, take a look at climateers.org. This website, set up by the conservation group WWF, offers a carbon footprint calculator especially designed for Hong Kong residents. Plug in your ... As a result, the International Panel on Climate Change reckons a tonne of carbon dioxide emitted by an airliner equals 2.7 tonnes at ground level. This is bad news for the airlines, because one day ...

  10. Beauty of the beasts

    Posted Jun 05th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... coverage would, over time, become a financial burden. The world was talking climate change in the 1990s and the company responded with an electric car that was ahead of the competition. Claimed ... Nostalgia is not such a bad thing. Nor are panache, style, white-walled tyres, tail fins, in-your-face grilles and hood ornaments- and chrome, lots of chrome. I am talking of the cars GM ...




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