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  1. Credit Suisse joins move to ICC amid soaring Central rents

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fulton Mak Credit Suisse Group has become the second financial giant stung by soaring rents in Central, confirming it is deserting Exchange Square for the 118-storey International Commerce ... to the established Central business district. Hit by soaring rents and limited space in Central, some of the biggest names in finance are abandoning their long-held offices for cheaper cross-harbour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/618461/credit-suisse-joins-move-icc-amid-soaring-central-rents
  2. Maritime Museum eyes pier for new home in Central

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Star Ferry facility superior to Stanley location, panel told The Maritime Museum in Stanley wants to move to the Star Ferry No 8 pier in Central when its lease at Murray House ... to the Hong Kong Harbour and occupies a strategic location in the maritime history of the city.' Mr Davies said the museum would be able to display all its 3,000 exhibits if it moved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/618243/maritime-museum-eyes-pier-new-home-central
  3. When Central cinema was the place to be

    Posted Jul 15th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... shiners in the 1970s. A long-time resident of Central, the 45-year-old said the short lane was the entertainment hub of old Hong Kong. 'In those days, there wasn't much entertainment. ... to memory in October. Historian Cheng Po-hung, also of Central and an honorary adviser to the Hong Kong Museum of History, said the alley linking Queen's Road Central and Des Voeux Road Central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/600630/when-central-cinema-was-place-be
  4. Rent correction looms outside Central

    Posted Mar 21st 2007, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... office rents in Central were still on the rise with sustained demand and tight supply, Mr Morgan said the market was entering a period of consolidation, driven by the increase of supply ... in these locations. Mr Morgan said the overall grade-A office market could see a decrease of 5 per cent to 10 per cent in average rental for the year, but rents in Central would stay steady during ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/585859/rent-correction-looms-outside-central
  5. Activists refuse to leave Queen's Pier

    Posted Jul 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam About a dozen activists who have been occupying Queen's Pier for some time in protest against the government's decision to demolish it refused to leave the site yesterday. Police had asked them to leave so the public could watch the handover anniversary fireworks from the pier. The activists said this was not sufficient reason to require them to leave ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/599025/activists-refuse-leave-queens-pier
  6. How it came to this

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 2002 Legco approves Central reclamation phase 3, which would tear down Queen's Pier 2004 The High Court allows the reclamation to go ahead November 11, 2006 The Star Ferry pier is moved to its new location December 12 The clock tower at the old Star Ferry pier is demolished December 14 Police expel activists who are occupying the pier. An activist is charged by police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/602687/how-it-came
  7. Removal of pier vital, says development chief

    Posted Aug 05th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... The development chief yesterday reiterated that there was a pressing need to dismantle Queen's Pier to make way for the Central-Wan Chai bypass to solve traffic congestion. Because of disputes and court cases surrounding the Central reclamation phase 3, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said the bypass and P2 road - a four-lane Central-Admiralty link - originally scheduled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603087/removal-pier-vital-says-development-chief
  8. Lands Department criticised for allowing Tsang's cousin to occupy government plots

    Posted Jul 12th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... to ensure staff complied with guidelines and instructions. It said many questions remained unanswered, such as why no one told the Housing Department that Mr Heung had occupied its land, and why ... seven warnings for breaching tenancy conditions and was found to have occupied adjoining government land, but no action was taken until the media exposed the case. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/600201/lands-department-criticised-allowing-tsangs-cousin-occupy-government-plots
  9. Approval still pending as casino owner occupies land

    Posted Mar 27th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A newly reclaimed site for casino development has emerged next to Macau's Nam Van Lake, highlighting a lack of transparency in the city's land-grant process. The site, which includes an 8,100 square metre plot near Wynn Macau, will boa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/586631/approval-still-pending-casino-owner-occupies-land
  10. Pier into history

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

    ... Patten, arrives... and leaves five years later on Royal Yacht Britannia 2002 Legco approves Central reclamation phase III, which would tear down the pier 2003 Court of Final Appeal allows ... will be demolished by month-end July 27 Three activists start hunger strike July 30 Lands Department says activists are illegally occupying and asks them to leave by today ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/602408/pier-history

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