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    Digesting the price

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 01:50am by Howard Winn

    ... that it is a remote area and material would have to be shipped in. Also, a sewage treatment system along with water and electricity supplies would be needed, and a pier constructed. He points out ... recently when lawmakers were told that construction costs had tripled from HK$489 million to HK$1.5 billion. That's about eight times the price of the British facility. How can that be right ...

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    Henry Tang's basement an engineering miracle

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 12:56am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We have been musing over the recent acquittal of the three who were charged in connection with the construction of Henry Tang Ying-yen's basement. In delivering his verdict on the two building professionals and a contractor, magistrate Clement Lee Hing-nin said there would have been obvious signs, such as irregular steel and deep trenches around the site, ...

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    China's 'airpocalypse' good news for commodities

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 12:05am by Howard Winn

    ... in a bus, truck, or ship, you need platinum. If you want to have a hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered car which has no pollution at all, you need even more platinum." Electric cars such as those from ...

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    Antarctic mystery heats up with ships trapped in ice

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 03:36am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We have been following recent events in the Antarctic with some interest. Readers will be aware that the good ship Shokalskiy set off with a team of scientists, paying tourists, and a few journalists to investigate the impact of global warming on the region. It is not without irony, as others have observed, that the vessel then became trapped in the ice along ...

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    More pragmatism needed over Hong Kong's land policy

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 01:05am by Howard Winn

    ... down the selling prices, developers are going to be reluctant to pay high prices for land, particularly as construction costs have gone through the roof in recent years. However, rather than ... heavy industries, such as real estate and construction and telecommunications, with the world's gross domestic product. "The higher the ratio, the more likely the economy suffers from ...

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    Sex Drugs and GDP

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 12:46am by Howard Winn

    ... such as hotel construction, investment, the condom industry, hotel accommodation, catering, venue rental, cosmetic sales, tourism, transport and so on. Xiaohua says there have been a number of studies ...

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    SFC and Department of Justice like a divorced couple

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 05:01am by Howard Winn

    ... the ash into a benign glass-like slag that can be used in the construction industry. The Hong Kong government plans to transport the ash from its proposed incinerator at Shek Kwu Chau by barges ...

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    CLSA unearths the truth about made-in-China excavators

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 01:32am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn CLSA appear to have taken the expression "kick the tyres" to a new level in one of its recent research reports. China is the biggest market in the world for construction machinery. However, the market share of international players in this market declined from a combined 90 per cent pre-2008 to 50 per cent in 2011. Nevertheless, made-in-China excavators ...

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    Ship operators want fair play on Fair Winds by year-end

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... to the government to introduce legislation making fuel-switching and other emissions control measures mandatory, so as to level the playing field for all ship operators. They asked for this when the Fair ... and the Hong Kong Shipowners Association and the Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association, which, together with the Civic Exchange, were the bodies that have pushed this initiative. A report by the Civic ...

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    Chairman Ronnie Chan aims another kick at Donald Tsang

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... up prices, we became a beneficiary", though adds he was a keen advocate of more land sales.   All at sea Shareholders in the shipping company Pacific Basin Shipping may be pleasantly ... Museum at Central Ferry Pier No8. Surrounded by the history of Hong Kong's shipping industry, it is a fitting location for a shipping company to hold a meeting of this kind. It is the first ...




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