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  1. Mixed praise for Bowie

    Posted Feb 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... By Ernest Kong Virgin has not wasted its money on an expensive cover design for David Bowie's latest release, and with good reason. The words 'rare' and 'unreleased' are more magnetic than any glossy packaging to die-hard fans eager to get their hands on his entire catalogue. What you get with Club Bowie- Rare and Unreleased 12' Mixes are nine ...

  2. Department to do more with less after merger

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government has pledged to do more with less as it launches its newly merged logistics department today. The department replaces the Land Transport Agency and the Supplies and Printing departments. The merger will reduce staff numbers by about 60 and s ...

  3. Office sales soar on large dollar deals

    Posted Feb 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ernest Kong Sales of prominent commercial buildings helped push last month's office transactions to their highest dollar value since the handover. Office space deals registered last month amounted to $6.33 billion, the highest since July 1997, according to the figures from the Land Registry and Ricacorp Properties. This compared with a peak of $9.15 billion recorded in June ...

  4. Investment in Beijing slows down

    Posted Aug 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ernest Kong Investment in Beijing real estate is slowing, following government measures to cool an overheated sector. According to the city's Statistics Bureau, real estate investment in the city rose 22.1 per cent to 61.1 billion yuan in the first seven months of the year, down from 24.2 per cent growth in the first six months. Investment in residential properties in the period ...

  5. Fewer flats on market as vendors delay sales

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ernest Kong Estimate of 27,700 units available this year and next year too high, says report The supply of flats on the Hong Kong market will be smaller this year and next than the number estimated by the government, according to a new report. This year 26,500 new flats will be available, dropping to 22,000 units next year, the annual property review from the Rating and Valuation ...

  6. Techno duo delivers a decade of hits

    Posted Feb 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... By Ernest Kong Who can resist the urge to drift away to the dance floor when Underworld's synthesiser-driven techno-anthem Born Slippy starts spinning? Does it bring to mind scenes of gloomy Scotland from Trainspotting, the cult film which featured the hit on its soundtrack? Underworld 1992-2002 is a collection of singles from what remains one of the most influential British ...

  7. Convenience sets Fo Tan housing apart from rest

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ernest Kong Low-density project The Morning Glory has the rare distinction of being within walking distance of public transport A low-density residential area is the ideal living environment for many people, but the inaccessibility of some of these areas often discourages potential residents. However, Fo Tan, near Sha Tin, is one of the few low-density residential areas where ...

  8. Families keen on Mid-Levels project

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ernest Kong Developers see good response to mid-sized luxury flats with four large en-suite bedrooms A residential development in the luxury district of east Mid-Levels has received a warm response from buyers with large families. No8 Shiu Fai Terrace, developed by Chinese Estates Holdings and Asia Standard International Group, caught the attention of flat-hunters because it offered ...

  9. Cool response to spy cameras

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Community leaders and some residents yesterday expressed reservations about the controversial proposal to install security cameras in hygiene black spots, saying the funds could be better spent in other ways. Newsstand owner Ms Lam said deploying more hea ...

  10. Mid-range flat prices slashed

    Posted Oct 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ernest Kong Developers such as Hang Lung Properties are selling projects at 10pc lower than market expectations Developers are launching competitively priced mid-range housing projects, as market conditions sour because of interest rate rises and growing supply. Hang Lung Properties has adopted a lower than expected pricing strategy for AquaMarine, its 1,616 unit mid-range project ...




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