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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Infrastructure spending is declining, says Starry Lee

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 01:01am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn This one is for Starry Lee Wai-king, who while talking on RTHK's Backchat yesterday about the budget, said that the government's spending on infrastructure ... was asked, was the government so keen to spend on infrastructure. She waffled about the need for Hong Kong to stay competitive, and to provide more facilities for visitors and so on. But we all know ...

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    It's the infrastructure, not the aged, that's costing us

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:23am by Howard Winn

    ... on social welfare, and HK$52 billion on health care, and so on. This has to be whittled down through a process of one-off payments and huge spending on infrastructure. Hong Kong is possibly unique in the way it persists in funding its infrastructure up front in cash rather than spreading it over the life of the asset through the bond market. Interestingly, by far the biggest increases ...

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    Is it so hard to turn Hong Kong's landfills into biofuels?

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:02am by Howard Winn

    ... infrastructure, "knowledge", trading links and so on. Indeed in 2012, the Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Hong Kong the fourth-most competitive city in the world, far ahead of Beijing, ...

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    Sino Iron fiasco has Clive Palmer changing his attitude to China

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 01:03am by Howard Winn

    ... sold Citic the right to mine magnetite iron ore in the Pilbara region in exchange for royalty payments. Citic agreed to build the infrastructure, but the "deal of the century", ...

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    Hong Kong tops wealth concentration table

    Posted May 31st 2014, 12:56am by Howard Winn

    ... then these remarks may come back to haunt her. Ronaldo, who is a member of Brazil's World Cup organising committee, said only 30 per cent of the infrastructure has been completed. It has barely managed ...

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    It's more a scaremongering act than a poor job of forecasting

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 01:16am by Howard Winn

    ... breath of cash reserves and long-term assets and liabilities such as pension liabilities and infrastructure spending. If we are to compare like with like, these long-term liabilities should ... That is not going to disappear overnight. In the unlikely event that government finances do come under pressure, the government should do what governments elsewhere do and raise funds for infrastructure ...

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    Digesting the price

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 01:50am by Howard Winn

    ... that with flats in Discovery Bay selling for between HK$6,500 and 7,000 per square foot, a developer of the Sok Kwu Wan site would be paying close to that for construction and infrastructure alone. He ...

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    Webb no ball stumpscricket club maidens

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 12:25am by Howard Winn

    ... Shanmugaratnam told parliament yesterday that the country may run into structural budget deficits in the next decade if it does not raise revenue to meet increases in spending on infrastructure ...

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    Incinerators are not the only way to deal with household waste

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 01:14am by Howard Winn

    ... are valid tools for separating kitchen food at source and diverting it to treatment, use and recycling via the existing infrastructure and that they offer the opportunity for cost savings compared ...

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    Chinese carmakers need to upgrade their names

    Posted Nov 02nd 2013, 03:04am by Howard Winn

    ... the founder's business empire. The next speaker was Kam Hing-lam, group managing director of Cheung Kong Infrastructure, who felt obliged to point out: "I am not the son of a rich father." ...




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