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  1. Fortis to expand Central offices

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fulton Mak The biggest landlord in Central has seen no adverse impact yet of subprime-sparked lay-offs on the demand for grade A offices in the core business district. Hongkong Land ... site completes its redevelopment in 2011, rental rates in the district will maintain a moderate uptrend, he said. The vacancy rate of Hongkong Land's Central premises stands at below 2 per ...

  2. Talkback

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... protect its heritage? The government is simply not doing enough to protect Hong Kong's heritage. It is more concerned about making money out of the land occupied by historical buildings. ... and rebuilt on less profitable land near Stanley in order to preserve it. The relocation was a very well-executed project, but should the government have to go to such extremes to save a building? ...

  3. Wealthy Hongkongers seek security in diversification

    Posted Jul 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis moneypost@scmp.com Hong Kong investors are fond of Hong Kong equities, but how did that strategy play out in August 1998, as the Asian financial crisis was hitting hardest? The Hang Seng Index dropped 60 per cent over 12 months. In the same pe ...

  4. 60pc of Hongkongers say MPF inadequate

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Six in every 10 Hong Kong people believe the Mandatory Provident Fund fails to address their retirement needs, a Hong Kong Polytechnic University survey has found. The university's applied social sciences department, which interviewed 1,0 ...

  5. Hongkongers too laissez-faire about retirement planning

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... members remains more important than ever. Despite their reputation for being financially savvy, Hongkongers still paid too little attention to proper post-retirement planning. They typically ...

  6. Some Hongkongers rethinking retirement plans in downturn

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung More than one in 10 Hongkongers intend to delay their retirement because of the economic downturn, a poll has found. HSBC's Future of Retirement Survey, in which 1,000 local people were interviewed through the internet, showed that about 12 per cent, or 120 Hongkongers, said they intended to postpone retirement due to the financial crisis. 'The economic ...

  7. SFC appears to be in la-la land over listing documents

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com 'Many draft listing documents failed to provide meaningful disclosure on the listing applicants' risks, historical financial performances and future plans for investors to make an informed assessment of ...

  8. HSBC can't avoid Senate's rocket-propelled grenade

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland Banks operating in the more exciting parts of the world have always faced big risks. Just consider the old British Bank of the Middle East (BBME). On January 20, 1976, during a lull in Lebanon's bitter civil war, a military unit surrounde ...

  9. UBS sees HK home prices falling

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in suburban areas. Meanwhile, the biggest landlord in Central, Hongkong Land, reported the vacancy rate in the group's office portfolio in the district grew to 3.6 per cent at the end of last ... land sites that can support the construction of about 20,000 flats. Lee said she expected developers to lower the prices of existing projects to clear inventories and raise funds for new land ...

  10. Mainland couple sue HSBC over US$5 million loss

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A mainland businessman and his wife are suing HSBC's Swiss private banking unit after losing more than US$5 million on high-risk investment products. In a writ filed with the High Court, Qi Weibao and his wife, Cheng ...




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