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  1. Almost half of market stalls pay low rentals

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Nearly half of the 14,900 stalls managed by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department pay 60 per cent or less of the open-market rental, with one in Ngau Tau Kok Market ... million for its management of 104 public markets across the city, with 24 per cent of stalls vacant. The loss was not only due to the high vacancy rate but also cheap rentals, with deficits ...

  2. Anhui Conch to lift prices of products as expenses rise

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... the steady sales growth, Anhui Conch said prices for raw coal, electricity and diesel had increased by a significant 6.31 percentage points. Energy expenses accounted for 68.61 per cent of total ... settled partial repayment of loans with funds raised from the A-share market. The company said it would further reduce finance expenses by making early loan repayments this half of the year. ...

  3. Airlines scramble to fight rising fuel expenses

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So After the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001 and the severe acute respiratory syndrome health scare in 2003, the airline industry has barely made it out of a cyclical trough and disaster has struck again. This time, it is the relentless rise in oil prices. Jet fuel, which accounts for up to 40 per cent of an airline's expenses ...

  4. HK office rents decline 30pc as global financial crisis takes toll

    Posted Jun 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the 31.5 per cent drop seen in New York- the epicentre of the global financial crisis. The three cities are now on a downward spiral from the exceptional office rental growth experienced during ... point to better times ahead for the rental market. Aaron Fischer, the head of Asia property research at CLSA, maintained his forecast for a 38 per cent drop this year but narrowed the projection ...

  5. Tide of optimism across the Caribbean

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... for stars and celebrities to visit, Barbados boasts some of the most picture-perfect beaches, year-round sunshine and luxury developments galore. It also reportedly has the most expensive real ... Barbados property had an annual increase of 10 to 15 per cent, with luxury houses appreciating the most. Its 2010 market report found Barbados had the most expensive luxury properties ...

  6. Bullish Parkson eyes more mainland stores

    Posted Aug 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... compared with 141.4 million yuan a year earlier. Rental expenses climbed 15.7 per cent to 177.17 million yuan. An interim dividend of 6 fen was declared. ... is in line with my expectation,' said a retail analyst in Shanghai. 'Its profitability is above the industry average, as it did a good job in controlling costs, such as rental and labour ...

  7. Mainland property investments continue to rise despite curbs

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... a slight drop, but office and industrial markets in those regions continued to display rental growth,' it said in a research report released this week. Mr Yip said investors were likely ... saw three to four transactions each, according to DTZ. 'Tianjin has become a bit expensive now,' Mr Yip said. He also raised concerns over the impact of inflation on profit margins. ...

  8. Farmers dispossessed by emergency shelter sites face uncertain future

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... are now struggling to make a living. Questions have also arisen among farmers about whether the government will give their land back or whether they will get rental fees for the use of their land, ... years and just don't want to think about it at the moment. I've heard that they will give us some subsidy for our food expenses as we don't have land to plant our own food now, ...

  9. Bears lurk in the woods as property market arrives at crossroads

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... abounds. Unemployment remains relatively high and real wages are only inching up. Hong Kong looks under-skilled and- despite its dramatic re-pricing- remains relatively expensive when compared ... tenancy law reform, which liberalises landlords' ability to take possession of their property. Longer term, this liberalisation will be positive. London saw its private rental stock increase ...

  10. Fans urged to pitch in to help tsunami victims

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

    ... be donated to the Relief Fund of the Asian Football Confederation after deduction of expenses, such as the venue rental fee. Apart from the sport's regional governing body and the local football ...




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