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  1. Cepa promises will take time to bear fruit

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Anthony Woo

    ... The cross-border agreement will have a broad-based, rather than a direct, impact on the commercial real-estate sector The Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (Cepa), to take effect from January 1 next year, is likely to have a broad-based, as opposed ...

  2. Symptoms signal city's evolution in maturing sector

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Anthony Woo

    ... Weak demand, high vacancy rates and falling rentals show move to stability Hong Kong gets a bad wrap as one of the world's most expensive places to do business, undoubtedly because of supposed sky-high office rents. This is an erroneous assumption as ...

  3. Lost cause

    Posted Oct 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Outgoing Trade Development Council chairman Peter Woo has said it is too late for Hong Kong to extend expo facilities. What can we do to compete with regional competitors in this field? Write to us. ...

  4. It's business as usual

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and powerful. It comprises tycoons like Wharf Holdings chairman Peter Woo Kwong-ching, Hopewell Holdings chairman Gordon Wu Ying-sheung, Sino Land chairman Robert Ng Chee Siong, Shui On Group chairman ... elite in the past two decades. The united front policy sought to build a broad base of support from beyond the Communist Party, and in Hong Kong it focused on wooing the business elite. ...

  5. Advisers bid to broaden themes for cultural hub

    Posted Apr 10th 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... Kowloon project could benefit museums outside the cultural district by enlivening Hong Kong's cultural landscape. Film critic Peter Tsi Ka-kei, who is not on the board, supported a museum ...

  6. Expo war lost, but let's expand, says TDC chief

    Posted Sep 28th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... current expansion work is finished in 2009, but Peter Woo Kwong-ching said it needed to increase by half again, to 100,000 square metres, to compete with expansion in Macau, Guangzhou ... is not a threat.' Mr Woo claimed Hong Kong still enjoyed a 'first mover advantage' because buyers and sellers were used to doing business here, but warned the inadequacy of its facilities, ...

  7. Tax rates cut to woo talent to island

    Posted Aug 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... next to Macau's Taipa and Coloane islands, into a service industries hub by wooing investment in tourism, financial services and creative industries. The profits tax of 15 per cent ...

  8. First rule of wooing voters: don't pick fights with them

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mike Rowse I wonder if the Civic Party leaders have considered engaging a political strategist to help them connect with the party's support base, rather than do things that are more likely to alienate it. The party ought to be the natural home of th ...

  9. Universities may be wooed by land offers

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The government is considering ways to woo mainland students to secondary schools in Hong Kong and attract universities to set up branches in the city. One option is to offer land for the development of private campuses. The administration's goal is to develop education as one of the city's new economic pillars. 'We may facilitate the development ...

  10. Lai Sun, Shimao earmark 20b yuan for 'culture city'

    Posted Sep 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to Macau's Taipa and Coloane islands. It is designated to become a service-industries hub by wooing investment in tourism, financial services and creative industries, and aims to promote closer ... film-making in China,' Lai Sun's chairman Peter Lam Kin-ngok said. Lai Sun said both China Construction Bank and Industrial Bank's Guangdong branch had entered into agreements ...




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