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  1. How I retired at 34, by a middle-class husband and dad

    Posted Apr 10th 2005, 12:00am by Markus Gaertner

    ... Markus Gaertner He wears fraying sweatshirts and jeans, drives a Chevy Cavalier, shops at Wal-Mart and sends his two kids to day care. Canadian Derek Foster appears to be a typical middle-class guy. At least he does not spread an aura of money. He and his family live off US$28,000 a year and don't even have a pension fund. At 34, the former Radio Shack salesman ...

  2. Middle-income earners offered country retreat

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... of 1,000 square feet in town or a 1,500 sqft town house with a garden in the suburbs? Cheung Kong (Holdings) is betting you will pick the latter. Catering for middle-income earners hunting ... was relatively low. Ricacorp Properties executive director Willy Liu Wai-keung said Seasons Villas was targeted at middle-income earners who could not afford top-end homes in luxury districts but were ...

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    Shuanghui Intl's Smithfield purchase may raise US hackles

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... pork, the leading animal protein consumed there. As its middle class expands, the country is relying on foreign producers to keep pace with demand. Demand for US meat in China has risen tenfold ...

  4. Homebuyers shrug off land auction outcome

    Posted Jan 06th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Chow Moon-kit, head of the research department at Ricacorp Properties, said buying demand in the mass housing estates was greater than in middle-class estates. 'Many flat-owners in the middle-class housing estates raised their asking prices aggressively last year. They think the fact that the accommodation value of the sites in Tai Po reached HK$7,215 per square foot is not a bad ...

  5. Murdoch says media could be world class

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... and spoke of money and power in building a world-class media industry. Mr Murdoch skilfully avoided any mention of ideology when discussing the sensitive topic of opening China's media. But he ...

  6. Hanny eyes commercial property

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... 'We have seen a sharp increase in second-generation rich and middle-class customers in recent years [on the mainland]. They are interested in mid to high-end retail properties ...

  7. Third class-action lawsuit for CAO as investors seek to recover funds

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Dwyer

    ... Michael Dwyer in Singapore Beleaguered China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp (CAO) has been hit with a third class-action lawsuit in the United States. The New York-based law firm ... similar actions taken last week by two New York-based firms that specialise in class actions- Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins and Murray, Frank & Sailer. Dozens of CAO's ...

  8. Owners face eviction as law on forced sales bites

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng A year after the government made it easier for developers to force the sale of old buildings, about 10 middle-class residents in Mid-Levels face leaving homes they want to keep. ... rule. The threshold for newer buildings remains at 90 per cent. The applications cover middle-class areas such as Happy Valley and Prince Edward Road, as well as rundown areas in To Kwa Wan ...

  9. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    LinkedIn buys start-up for US$90m

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... distribute their content through Pulse. Kothari and Gupta founded Pulse as a class project, motivated by "frustrations with mobile news reading", they wrote in a blog posting. They turned ...

  10. New Year wish list: a mixed bag of hopes and views

    Posted Jan 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or Sandwich Class Housing Scheme, or provide other incentives to help home-seekers to buy flats. I also wish home prices will fall to a reasonable level.' Andy Cheung, a tenant of a three-bedroom ... for the government to relaunch the Home Ownership Scheme or Sandwich Class Housing Scheme. For myself, I wish I can become rich.' Wong Leung-sing, Centaline research associate director 'I wish ...




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