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  1. How long should Hong Kong's architects reach for the sky?

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Violet Law

    ... Violet Law Something most Hongkongers have long taken for granted was the subject of a three-day symposium in New York. That tall - very tall - buildings can be packed into Hong Kong plots ... in North America, are only warming to housing developments that connect to public transport hubs, in Hong Kong these transit-oriented developments seemingly have been a staple in property ...

  2. The tunnel vision of pedestrian planning

    Posted Apr 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Violet Law

    ... Getting around town on foot at street level is fast becoming a thing of the past and this is not necessarily a good thing, writes Violet Law We tend to take pavements for granted as we ... their properties with structures that were adjacent to each other. And, as the Connaught Road Central highway, known as Route 4, was widened in the 1980s and 1990s to accommodate more car traffic, some ...

  3. Exhibition tells of tall storeys

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Violet Law

    ... Violet law New York's Skyscraper Museum looks east for inspiration from Asia's version of Manhattan The International Commerce Centre is one of the main features in an exhibition entitled 'Vertical Cities' at New York's Skyscraper Museum. Architectural models and sketches at the exhibition, which runs until February, depict iconic buildings in Hong Kong. ...

  4. Raid on properties of Chen family

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... in the embezzlement case last month. They also listed Mr Chen, Wu, his son, daughter-in-law and brother-in-law as defendants in the money laundering case. But official charges have yet to be filed. The money ... son, Chen Chih-chung, and his daughter-in-law, Huang Jui-ching. Prosecutors have learned that Wu used the bank account of her elder brother, Wu Ching-mao, for fund transfers between Taiwan ...

  5. Global financial crisis to hit luxury property market

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... sentiment for luxury residential properties in Hong Kong, with top-end residences likely to be hardest hit by possible failures of more major financial institutions, analysts say. While the robust ... crisis, property consultants have predicted that luxury residential rents would decline, though at a relatively gradual pace. In the first nine months of this year, luxury rents on Hong Kong ...

  6. More aristocrats in Europe try hand at property development

    Posted Mar 26th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren in London The number of aristocrats becoming involved in property development continues to grow. In Italy, a rural resort community is being created by a count, while ... property empire and other British nobles such as the Duke of Northumberland have dabbled in property development. In Italy, Conte Antonio Bolza is turning 50 deserted farmhouses into holiday homes ...

  7. Essential reading on intellectual property

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Samantha Kierath

    ... with Samantha Kierath Rebecca Ordish and Alan Adcock start where most other writers of business books on China leave off. In China Intellectual Property Challenges and Solutions, they go beyond the oft trotted-out truisms that the mainland is the wild west of intellectual property rights protection to reveal ways that businesspeople can safeguard and respond to infringements ...

  8. Leung heads property investment company

    Posted Aug 16th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong As well as starting a job last week with New World China Land - which he quit last night - former buildings chief Leung Chin-man heads a trust company involved in real estate investment. This emerged in a South China Morning Post review of the g ...

  9. Property agency chief faces fraud charge

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong The director of Kingswood Property Agency faces a hearing in the District Court after being accused of conspiring to defraud a residential estate developer for more than HK$650,000 in commissions. Lau Hin-shing, 42, appeared in Eastern Court yesterday but did not enter a plea to the charge that he conspired with three others to defraud the developer of Parc Palais. ...

  10. Gold mine or minefield?

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Neil Runcieman

    ... Neil Runcieman According to online foreclosure-tracking specialist RealtyTrac, Florida has the highest rate of foreclosure listing in the United States. This includes properties for sale during pre-foreclosure (the owners' 'grace' period for paying off the debt between foreclosure listing and the bank taking repossession), through purchase of a foreclosed property ...




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