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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - DEVELOPMENT

    Competing interests between BRICS nations could lead to challenges for new bank: analysts

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Daniel Ren, Teddy Ng, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... leaders from five emerging economies celebrated the birth of a new bank on the block. The New Development Bank is intended to rival Western-led financial institutions and become a more sympathetic ... chairman of the board of directors chosen by Brazil. It takes a long time and intense negotiation for such issues to be settled Oliver Rui, finance professor According to a People's Bank ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1556937/new-brics-bank-face-tough-challenges-analysts-say
  2. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Xi Jinping hails 'new horizons' for China and Argentina on visit to Buenos Aires

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Reuters

    ... lawmakers: "We have just marked 10 years in the strategic association between Argentina and China and the time has come to open new horizons." On Friday, Argentina signed deals to borrow ... Reuters in Buenos Aires China grants Argentina US$7.5b loan Relations between Argentina and China were poised to reach unprecedented "new horizons", visiting President Xi Jinping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556670/xi-jinping-hails-new-horizons-china-and-argentina-visit-buenos-aires
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New town in northeast New Territories threatens businesses and jobs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Olga Wong

    ... the northeastern New Territories and Tung Chung- including sites to be rezoned in the next few years. That area would be 30 times the size of Taikoo Shing, and provide industrial space 73 times the size ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com New town in northeast NT will condemn businesses, as well as squatters, to an uncertain fate There goes the livelihood If a new town is built in Kwu Tung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548174/new-town-northeast-new-territories-threatens-businesses-and-jobs
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New towns plan: hearing could last 2.5 years

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Olga Wong

    ... "It's time to consider if we need a new mechanism looking into social implications." Villagers vowed to take their fight to the board after three protests outside the Legislative Council ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Record 53,000 objections to development in New Territories prompts Town Planning Board to ask opponents to seek joint representation New towns plan: hearing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545997/new-towns-plan-hearing-could-last-25-years
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Battle over new towns plan is for the future of Hong Kong, say villagers

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee, Emily Tsang, Amy Nip

    ... Ada Lee, Emily Tsang and Amy Nip Fallout from decision to back funding for plan intensifies, with calls for vote to be overturned as lawmakers threaten challenge in the courts New towns fight is for future of HK, say villagers Opponents prepared yesterday for the next stage of the fight against plans for new towns in the northeastern New Territories, while the Legislative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542699/battle-over-new-towns-plan-future-hong-kong-say-villagers
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Development Secretary Paul Chan to meet villagers over NT new towns

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Paul Chan and villagersto meet over new towns The secretary for development will meet villagers in Fanling and Kwu Tung tonight, two days before the Legislative Council meets again to debate HK$340 million in preliminary funding for two controversial new towns in the northeast New Territories. Paul Chan Mo-po said he would listen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539972/development-secretary-paul-chan-meet-villagers-over-nt-new-towns
  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Ghost buildings haunt Tianjin's 'Manhattan' project

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by BLOOM

    ... to attract tenants since the first building was finished in 2010 bodes ill across the Hai River for the separate Yujiapu development, which is modelled on New York's Manhattan. "Investing ... Green, the head of Greater China research at Standard Chartered. Sales of bonds by local government vehicles to repay bank loans were just "buying time", he said. "The people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1544384/ghost-buildings-haunt-tianjins-manhattan-project
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Finance chief urges lawmakers to back funding for new towns, despite protests

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter Financial chief urges lawmakers to back funding for plan despite protests New-town consensus impossible: John Tsang Garnering support from all seven million Hongkongers for controversial plans to build two new towns in the northeastern New Territories would be impossible, the financial chief said as he urged lawmakers to approve preliminary funding for the scheme. John ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538466/new-town-consensus-impossible-john-tsang
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New Territories villagers say they never intended violence at Legco

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:25am by Ernest Kao

    ... this Friday The group of villagers who boarded buses for the two-hour commute to the Legislative Council building from the northeastern New Territories on Friday did not intend the excursion to end in smashed windows and scuffles with police, they said. They had only one simple plea: to protect their rural homes from being razed for new towns. But in the full glare of the media, things got out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1535413/new-territories-villagers-say-they-never-intended-violence-legco
  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tai O's stilt houses safe despite new zoning, say planning officials

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Stilt houses safe despite new zoning Town planners have zoned the land on which Tai O's stilt houses stand as residential- despite an ongoing review into whether the buildings should have heritage protection. But planning and lands officials say the picturesque Lantau homes are not in danger of being knocked down to make way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546785/tai-os-stilt-houses-safe-despite-new-zoning-say-planning-officials

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