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  1. Luxurious Central 88 close to putting up full-house sign

    Posted May 18th 2005, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Reports by Kenneth Ko OCCUPANCY AT Central 88 has reached 90 per cent as leasing demand continues to grow, especially from professionals in the fields of finance, law and information technology, and those working for multinationals. Being in Central is the key attraction of Central 88, especially for those who like to occupy quality serviced apartments right in the heart ...

  2. Jeweller moves up Central stage

    Posted May 14th 2005, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... on to the Central stage is the right one. Not just anyone can rent space in Hongkong Land's flagship Prince's Building. 'They are very good landlords, but very particular- they either want ... suitable location is this one, it's the only one that's still eclectic, still has boutiques and owner-occupied shops, you just don't get that in the big malls.' The acid test ...

  3. Diamond of a night

    Posted Dec 30th 2005, 12:00am by Hu Yi

    ... Fox Hu Yi To celebrate the reopening of its flagship store at the Landmark in Central, Tiffany & Co transformed the mall's atrium into a giant magic box. After extensive renovations, the shop has expanded to occupy two levels and cover 4,400sqft. Tiffany vice-president Darren Chen and managing director Michelle Kim were on hand to show off a sparkling new collection ...

  4. Land of the blind

    Posted Jan 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... products on display at recently opened outlets of the Hunter Douglas Window Fashions Gallery. Full-size blinds and shades occupy more than 450 sqft at each branch, giving window shopping a whole new meaning. The galleries - in Happy Valley, Central, West Kowloon and Causeway Bay - feature, among other products, the company's signature Honeycomb shades (left, 2.54m x 2.13m costs ...

  5. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Dec 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... came to an agreement. Of 39 sites occupied by the British garrison, 14 were earmarked for future Chinese military use. As the British garrison dwindled, 25 sites were returned to the Hong Kong ... however, it is obvious that we need a fresh overall look at the entire question of government land occupied by the military. The present garrison has far less real estate than the British army ...

  6. Occupancy increases in non-core office space

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... office towers in Central and Admiralty, according to CB Richard Ellis. The vacancy rate in Hong Kong's non-core office areas such as Island East and Causeway Bay dropped to 13.62 per cent ... for non-core areas due to the shrinking availability of large office space in Central. 'The vacancy rate can be misleading as a lot of new office buildings have already been filled up,' Mr ...

  7. $10m plan takes root for the greening of Central

    Posted Oct 09th 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Stretches of roads in Central could be ripped up and replaced with grass under proposals to make the district greener. The concept has been suggested by the government as part ... by the civil engineering department to study the feasibility of replacing parts of the road carrying trams but not cars- such as the central region of Queensway- with a living grass surface, ...

  8. Doyen of Central hospitality ready for a breather

    Posted Dec 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff of the Mandarin Oriental wave farewell to the last guests yesterday as the hotel shuts for an eight-month renovation. But many of them and- they hope- visitors who have become like friends since the Mandarin opened in Central in 1963 will be back. Local guest Catherine Carlton hopes it won't end up 'all glass and no personality'. Don't worry, said general ...

  9. Regional bosses accused of harming central authority

    Posted Dec 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the central government, according to a prominent mainland publication. Xinhua's Outlook Weekly magazine has lashed out at local authorities, blaming them for harming the central government's ... this was an even worse example of lower-level governments turning central policy into empty words. ...

  10. Central government scraps tax on farmers

    Posted Dec 20th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu For the first time in 2,600 years, China's farmers will not have to pay agricultural tax to the central government. The levy would be eliminated next year, Finance Minister ... of central government revenue when the Communist Party took over in 1949. It made up 41 per cent of revenue in 1950. With the growth of the industrial and services sectors, revenue from agriculture ...




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