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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong government, MTR to release five housing sites for sale

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:11am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Five sites to boost supply with 5,000 flats The government and MTR Corporation will release five housing sites worth HK$5.5 billion for sale between now and September 30. Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po said yesterday that the government would release four residential sites, in Lei Yue Mun, Tuen Mun, Fanling and Tai Po, and a 1,100-room hotel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1543931/hong-kong-government-mtr-release-five-housing-sites-sale
  2. News - China - HERITAGE

    Liuliqu villagers say conservation status has denied them benefits of development

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 02:26am by MANDY ZUO

    ... is] due to the lack of special funds, regulations, commitment and implementation of local governments, scientific assessment, devotion of experts and professionals, and follow-up plans," ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Residents of scenic Liuliqu outside Beijing complain that the village's special conservation status has denied it the benefits of development The village ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1524020/liuliqu-villagers-say-conservation-status-has-denied-them-benefits
  3. Business - Companies

    Businesses in city 'must plan ahead' to limit damage from rising sea levels, experts say

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... winds, spring tides and a low pressure system to devastating effect, said Mok Hing-yim, a senior scientific officer at the Hong Kong Observatory, the government agency in charge of monitoring ... of the project," he said. Coastline infrastructure needed to be protected by 5-metre-high walls, and new developments should be sited away from high risk areas, he said. Ma recommends the construction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1548220/businesses-city-must-plan-ahead-limit-damage-rising-sea-levels
  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 10, 2014

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:33am by LETTERS

    ... as reading is a prime life skill for everyone. Teresa Chan, Tseung Kwan O   Frustrating experience on 'hotline' I read with interest Andrew Stokes' letter (" Unable to report lost ... I was ringing on a Hong Kong landline so it was just the cost in my time and hair loss due to pulling it out in frustration. However, in the spirit of scientific inquiry, I decided to ring the HSBC ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1550615/letters-editor-july-10-2014
  5. Penta-Ocean pioneers Asian marine and civil engineering

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 09:47am by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... and various university teaching facilities. Its civil engineering works include site formation for Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, the Laying of Western Cross Harbour Main from West Kowloon to Sai Ying Pun, and road works and site formation for Sha Tin New Town Stage II and Lok Ma Chau Boundary Crossing expansion. Penta-Ocean is working on tunnels from Mai Po to Ngau Tam Mei for Express Rail Link ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1549413/penta-ocean-pioneers-asian-marine-and-civil-engineering
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - RESIDENTIAL

    Strong bidding interest expected for luxury site in Ho Man Tin

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Strong bidding interest expected for luxury site in Ho Man Tin A luxury residential site up for tender in Ho Man Tin is likely to attract keen bidding ... The tender closes on Friday. "This site is in the limelight because it is rare to find a luxury residential site in the urban area. It should garner strong interest from developers," said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1253434/strong-bidding-interest-expected-luxury-site-ho-man-tin
  7. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Deutsche Bank lends US$1b in Japan solar gold rush

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:19am by Bloomberg

    ... are staying." Deutsche Bank declined to disclose the interest rates for the solar loans. The average new lending rate in Japan was a record-low 0.779 per cent in May, data from the central bank showed. Average interest margins on US dollar lending in Asia-Pacific outside Japan were 2.35 percentage points so far this year. "We got reverse inquiries from some of our clients offshore saying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1549940/deutsche-bank-lends-us1b-japan-solar-gold-rush
  8. News - World - IRAQ

    Deal will give US special forces immunity from prosecution in Iraq

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:37pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US special forces given immunity in Iraqi courts Iraq has given assurances to the United States that special operations forces that US President Barack Obama has ordered into the country will be granted immunity from prosecution in Iraqi courts, US officials said. Washington had to overcome that hurdle as it rushed to bolster the US presence in Iraq ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539834/deal-will-give-us-special-forces-immunity-prosecution-iraq
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Hong Kong luxury housing market back in spotlight after record sale prices

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 12:53am by PEGGY SITO AND YVONNE LIU

    ... market in spotlight There are signs of a revival in homebuyers' interest in the Hong Kong market, thanks to developers' discounts, low interest rates and a government concession ... the market is likely to come from Sun Hung Kai Properties' sale of 12 houses at Twelve Peaks on The Peak. SHKP deputy managing director Victor Lui Ting said it would invite interested parties ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1552387/hong-kong-luxury-housing-market-back-spotlight-after-record
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Ageing East Kowloon school campuses miss government standards

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Johnny Tam

    ... metres. They should have 30 classrooms, plus 21 special rooms for teaching and learning. Those that do not meet the standards are eligible to apply for a new site- but just one site has been made ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Almost 80pc of East Kowloon secondary school campuses fall short of government standards- yet most new sites go to international schools Ageing schools ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544449/ageing-east-kowloon-school-campuses-miss-government-standards

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