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  1. HSBC brings home positive message for Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 06th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The Hong Kong government is really pleased that HSBC is relocating its group chief executive, Michael Geoghegan, back here 16 years after moving the bank's headquarters ... system and its international connections. There is little reason why anyone should predict doom and gloom for Hong Kong. Quite the opposite. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer ...

  2. US architect to add inspiration

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... Martin Donovan Residencies along the upper reaches of Mid-Levels will have a new addition designed by an award-winning firm led by renowned American architect Frank Gehry. Swire Properties ... with the challenges and the possibilities,' says Mr Gehry, who has been working on the project with Hong Kong-born architect Edwin Chan. 'This extraordinary location, with its spectacular views ...

  3. Mr S: The Last Word On Frank Sinatra

    Posted Sep 28th 2003, 12:00am by Andrew Dembina

    ... Mr S: The Last Word On Frank Sinatra By George Jacobs and William Stadiem Sidgwick & Jackson $220 George Jacobs was Frank Sinatra's valet for 15 years in the 1950s and 1960s, a period that saw the crooner entangled with the mafia, his middle-age slump in music and movies, and the loss of his great love, the actress Ava Gardner. Almost 50 years later Jacobs shared ...

  4. The name that oozes culture

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... the architecture of the spiral Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright is greater than the art. The Bilbao museum, completed in 1997, draws crowds with its curving and tilting metal-clad forms designed by Canadian architect Frank Gehry. The building also brought international attention to the formerly quiet and abandoned Spanish industrial town. 'My theory ...

  5. Demand expected to drive up value of top-end homes

    Posted May 12th 2004, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Frank, prices at the top end of the market rose 3.3 per cent on average last month, with Pokfulam recording the biggest jump of 5.5 per cent because of strong sales at Residence Bel-Air. Knight Frank research manager Benedict Ma expected luxury home prices to rise another 20 per cent to 25 per cent this year. 'Average luxury residential prices have gone up 12 per cent between ...

  6. Conduit Road residents force sale under new rule

    Posted Jan 31st 2011, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... properties. Property consultant Knight Frank has been appointed to handle the sale on behalf of a group of occupants who together hold more than 80 per cent of the 144 flats in Arts Mansion. ... into a 245-metre block with a potential gross floor area of 150,000 sq ft, according to Knight Frank. Since the supply of luxury residential sites on Hong Kong Island is limited, it estimates the land ...

  7. Cashed-up Chinese buy prime flats in London

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... in China, which has triggered a sharp fall in mainland sales. Estate agency Knight Frank reports that over the past 12 months, 31 per cent of clients buying homes through its Canary Wharf offices ... the 2012 Olympics in neighbouring Stratford will lift property values throughout East London, Knight Frank reports. 'Generally, we have found Chinese like to buy below the GBP1 million price ...

  8. HK investors get pick of new British homes

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren in London Dozens of British residential development schemes are launched in Hong Kong before being offered to buyers in Britain. Estate agency Knight Frank has sold 450 ... and the first opportunities,' he said. Liam Bailey, head of residential research at Knight Frank, said a lack of mortgage funding stopped Britons from buying at new developments. 'The UK ...

  9. Mainland buyers head for Paris market

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Knight Frank says. 'It is the first year we have begun detecting mainland Chinese demand, albeit in its infancy,' said Mark Harvey, an international residential consultant at Knight Frank's Paris office. 'They are primarily looking at secondary market properties in prime areas like the 7th, 8th and 16th arrondissements.' Mainlanders bought property for family use, ...

  10. CRE, Kirin in drinks tie-up

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu Hong Kong-listed brewer China Resources Enterprise and Japanese beverage giant Kirin Holdings will establish a joint venture to produce and distribute soft drinks in Greater China. CRE chief financial officer Frank Lai said the aim was to build the soft drink alliance into a leader in the mainland's non-alcoholic beverage market with an annual turnover ...




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