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  1. Flat owners reject $5.1m upkeep bill on barriers

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... noise barriers. The Galaxia residents yesterday argued the barriers on Lung Cheung Road were government property. They claimed the developer, Wheelock Properties, did not tell them about the maintenance liability when they bought their flats. The government says it will take over the regular maintenance costs of the noise barriers, in future, if the residents pay the $5.1 million bill. ...

  2. China putting up barriers to foreign trade, says EU group

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang The mainland has been accused by a top European trade body of closing the door on economic reforms, raising trade barriers and squeezing foreign players out of domestic markets. The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China yesterday said the mainland was slowing down or even reversing on economic reforms and called for a more transparent and fairer business ...

  3. HSI breaches barrier as buyers lap up blue chips

    Posted Nov 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson China plays also gain in active buying as punters shrug off the Fed's expected increase in interest rates Buyers returned to Hong Kong blue chips yesterday after a one-day breather as oil prices continued to decline and punters decided ...

  4. Great value on offer as appeal for calm triggers panic attack

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland The sight of Japanese prime minister Naoto Kan dressed in his blue-grey emergency overalls and appealing for calm triggered a full-blown panic attack in financial markets yesterday. Investors concluded that if the prime minister was askin ...

  5. Kindle hot property as it leaps Great Firewall

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Amazon's Kindle e-reader is not officially for sale on the mainland but it is being snapped up like hot cakes on internet auction sites and other underground sales outlets. Why? Because it easily circumvents the mainland's internet censoring system, dubbed the Great Firewall of China. Owners are extolling the ability of its internet browsing function ...

  6. Out and about

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... and the then-remote Hong Kong Island took place in the early 1740s near Shek Pai Wan ('Stone Reef Bay'), as the area is known in Cantonese, when 'to a great banyan tree on a small island ... was an important early manufacturing centre for incense sticks. The scent of crushed sandalwood carries for a great distance and so- according to popular legend- the evocative moniker Heung Kong ...

  7. Great things in small packages

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau Horizon Plaza features an array of retailers specialising in maternity and baby products, children's clothing, books and all types of furniture, including custom-made beds, desks and chairs. In this information age, children as young as fo ...

  8. Hotel operator Great Eagle Holdings posts remarkable HK$1.18b net profit

    Posted Feb 25th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Great Eagle Holdings posted a net profit of HK$1.18 billion for the year to December, up from just HK$72 million in 2008, as interest expenses fell and dividend income jumped. The Hong Kong hotel operator and landlord said underlying profit, which excluded property revaluation gains and impairment losses, rose 10.9 per cent to HK$1.27 billion, compared with HK$1.15 ...

  9. Great Wall gears up for second try at IPO

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong Great Wall Motor is revving up for a second attempt at an A-share listing, hoping to raise its profile and brand awareness across the country through an initial public offering ... The China Securities Regulatory Commission stopped vetting new share offerings in July last year and rejected Great Wall's plan to sell 121 million A shares in Shanghai. Great Wall's ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    CNOOC will face serious challenges managing Nexen

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by G. BIN ZHAO

    ... administration, and assist CNOOC in upgrading and establishing its oil sands and shale gas divisions in Beijing to enhance the core competitiveness of the entire company. In addition, Nexen will greatly ... to the hierarchical structure and incentive mechanism, it will be far more difficult to handle differences in national and corporate cultures, and it will require a great deal of time and patience. As long ...




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