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  1. Hong Kong hongs gone

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... It used to be said that Hong Kong was ruled by 'hongs' such as Jardines, Wharf and Swire, with grandees from each congregating at the Jockey Club, another great institution ... Hong Kong to Britain, open more ports to trade and legitimise trade in the narcotic. The huge profits gained from opium dealing enabled the group to expand into many other businesses, which ...

  2. Developer looks for lifeline in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu and Angela Che Debt-laden Greentown China Holdings has become the first mainland developer to bring in new shareholders from Hong Kong to raise cash. It is a sign ... yesterday it would sell a total of HK$5.1 billion of shares and convertible securities to Hong Kong's Wharf (Holdings). The Hong Kong developer will hold 24.6 per cent of Greentown and become ...

  3. Conduit Road residents force sale under new rule

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

    ... 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 ... residential site at 103 Mount Nicholson Road on The Peak. It was the third most expensive site in Hong Kong in terms of floor area price. It was reported earlier that contractor Chun Wo Development ...

  4. Index decline may force delays or cuts in offers

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amanda Lee amanda.lee@scmp.com New listings could be delayed or cut as the Hong Kong equity market continued its decline, leaving investors high and dry. Yesterday the Hang Seng Index ... scheduled on the Hong Kong stock exchange on June 16. Some bankers have advised their clients to reconsider launching floats at present. 'If you're not desperate for cash, now is probably ...

  5. University and bank join forces for course

    Posted Feb 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Chinese University (CUHK) and HSBC Insurance have collaborated in the launch of the HSBC Insurance course- the first of its kind in Hong Kong. Launched in October, the course ... David Fried, chairman and CEO of HSBC Insurance for Asia-Pacific, says: 'We are pleased to partner with CUHK to launch the first-of-its-kind company insurance course in Hong Kong ...

  6. October's market storm warning is still in force

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Markets in Hong Kong and the mainland have held up even more strongly. Despite falling last week, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index is still 15 per cent above October's low (see the second ... support the prices of Hong Kong-listed stocks. Although many ordinary investors have bailed out of equities- retail participation in the Hong Kong stock market has slumped to a record low- ...

  7. Wary buyers force developers to think on a smaller scale

    Posted Jun 07th 2006, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Players are reducing their exposure to a potential drop in sales revenue by releasing projects with fewer flats Hong Kong developers are having to think up new strategies ... and Cheung Kong (Holdings) had plans to launch six large projects over the next seven months. ...

  8. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Jan 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not been dug up. If Hong Kong Electric are not excavating, then Town Gas is digging deep. Drainage Services regularly have trenches either on King's Road or nearby streets and it's a favourite site for Water Supplies earthmovers. If all this fails, Hong Kong Tramways can be relied on to repair a section of their tracks; it's got to hold the record for the most-excavated ...

  9. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Jun 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the police. The sole infrastructural asset that appeared on The Brand Company top 10 was Chek Lap Kok Airport. The airport, indeed, but what about Star Ferry, Peak Tram, the MTR and Hong Kong ... but there's no doubt some brands are worth billions. That's why they are so jealously guarded. It's also why Hong Kong companies spend about $35 billion a year to boost standings ...

  10. Failed in Hong Kong? Try again in Singapore

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland Remember when people used to talk about FILTH? If you don't, then FILTH was an acronym for 'Failed In London, Try Hong Kong'. It was used as a handy collective ... that their careers might have a better chance of living up to their expectations if they relocated to Hong Kong. Well, the world has changed since then. These days Hong Kong is more likely to be the first ...




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