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  1. 'Occupy Central' protest halts cancer fund-raiser

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com HSBC has cancelled an annual charity fair and parade scheduled for Saturday because of safety and security issues created by the Occupy Central ... fairground in the public space beneath the bank where the Occupy Central demonstrators have been staying since October 15. Organisers decided late last week to cancel the parade when they learned ...

  2. Occupy activists defiant in face of HSBC legal action

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee and Austin Chiu Members of Occupy Central, camped in open space beneath HSBC headquarters since last October, remained defiant yesterday in the face of possible legal action ... without its consent. Named in the writ are four defendants: 'occupiers of the ground floor of 1 Queen's Road Central', Mui Kai-ming - brother of late Canto-pop diva Anita Mui ...

  3. Business - Companies - PROPERTY

    New prime office space in Central up for lease

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... space in Central up for lease CCB Tower in Central, a new office building developed by a consortium of China Construction Bank and Lai Sun Development, has been released in the market for lease. ... will be occupied by China Construction Bank. According to Jones Lang LaSalle, the leasing agent for the building, the asking rents ranged from HK$150 to HK$160 per square foot on lettable floor area. ...

  4. Demand for Central offices rises as rents fall

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com After a stagnant start to the year, sentiment in the Hong Kong office sector has improved and momentum in the leasing market in the central business district ... for Central offices may have reached a positive turning point. 'The market seems to be coming in for support after rentals declined 10 per cent since the beginning of the year,' said Lo. ...

  5. Keep spirit of Central Market alive, says architect

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng Central Market does not need major surgery to regain its glory, says an architect who suggests a conservative approach to preserving the 72-year-old building. Competing with three ... be possible to let a shop occupy the same area over two floors and connect them with a stairway. Two of the other teams have suggested adding new floors and new uses, such as a butterfly greenhouse ...

  6. Restoring Queen's Pier must be integral part of conserving Central

    Posted Oct 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many have hailed the government's initiative of 'conserving Central' as a paradigm shift and a triumph of civil society's continuous efforts to conserve historic elements of Victoria City. It is certainly not easy in money-first Hong Kong and the government should be praised for its efforts. Conserving Central not only gives breathing spaces for a packed ...

  7. 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 ... feet to be taken up by Fortis is occupied currently by investment bank Morgan Stanley, which will relocate to the 118-storey International Commerce Centre in Kowloon to double its office space ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Executives cosy up as office space disappears in Central

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... head of regional property at Samsung Securities (Asia). The firm occupies a floor at Three Exchange Square in Central, paying about HK$80 per square foot, but it expects the additional space it needs will cost as much as HK$160 per square foot. News that a Russian company last month paid a record HK$208 per square foot per month for an office in Two IFC in Central, and that the vacancy ...

  10. 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 ...




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