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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong government's asset hoarding leaves society poorer

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by Philip Bowring

    ... and subsidise the airline industry. Highways and tunnels are other examples of undervalued and underpriced assets- the Cross-Harbour Tunnel in particular. Private vehicle users are getting a cheap ride ... to expand. In 2016, it will regain control of the Eastern Harbour Tunnel and almost certainly subsidise the grossly over-budget, never economic high-speed rail. So, legislators, take Wong's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1586014/hong-kong-governments-asset-hoarding-leaves-society-poorer
  2. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    MTR wins contract for Sydney rail link

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 10:54am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... tunnelling and viaduct building. MTR won an HK$18.5 billion contract to run the Crossrail train line in London in July. The Sydney rail line is 36km long, much shorter than the 118km London line. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1594464/mtr-wins-contract-sydney-rail-link
  3. Business - Economy - EMPLOYMENT

    Starbucks stars as South Korea aims to boost jobs for women

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:33am by BLOOM

    ... of women in the workforce to 61.9 per cent by 2017 from 53.5 per cent in 2012, warning of a "long tunnel" of depression unless every economic lever is mobilised. Concern South ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1583957/starbucks-stars-south-korea-aims-boost-jobs-women
  4. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Citic’s interim core profit flat, supported by earnings from property development

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 02:14pm by Eric Ng

    ... that of the tunnels operation grew 4 per cent to HK$309 million. Net earnings at trading unit Dah Chong Hong slid 8 per cent to HK$236 million. Standard Chartered analyst Judy Zhu said in a research report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1581677/citics-interim-core-profit-flat-supported-earnings-property
  5. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    Smooth ride for MTR in London

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 01:14am by SIULAN LAW

    ... the 100km Crossrail route, serving 40 stations. Trains will cross from Reading in the west through central London tunnels to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. When fully operational, the new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1581582/smooth-ride-mtr-london
  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Why do emergency services pay tunnel tolls?

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... by ferry, or by public transport via a 2.3-kilometre land tunnel. There is a small police presence and a fire station with three fire engines. But one of the curiosities of the way the tunnel operates is that police and other emergency service vehicles are required to pay a toll when they pass through the tunnel. This is because it's a private tunnel. Indeed this is true for all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1028929/why-do-emergency-services-pay-tunnel-tolls
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Clearer air at the end of the tunnel at last

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... For someone who has been bellyaching about Hong Kong's air quality for the past 18 months, and for the NGOs that have been at it for much longer, it was music to the ears to hear the environment secretary say air quality - roadside pollution, in part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1042679/clearer-air-end-tunnel-last
  8. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Bridging the clean air gap

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:36am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... accelerated phase-out would be a drop in the bucket compared with the HK$80 billion being spent on constructing an open-sea bridge and tunnel extravaganza- with Hong Kong pick- ing up the lion's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1560967/bridging-clean-air-gap
  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Trees just the start for axe swinging needed at West Kowloon arts hub

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 12:21am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... into another pointless wastrel project, the new high-speed rail link to the border. But this one was delayed when the tunnel engineers became unhappy about the kinds of stone and mud they found along ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1557771/trees-just-start-axe-swinging-needed-west-kowloon-arts-hub
  10. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Big data move brings big business opportunities

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 01:30am by Theos Evgeniou and Joerg Niessing

    ... cases of companies from Silicon Valley- support these findings. For example, in South Korea, Tesco installed virtual stores in subway tunnels a couple of years ago. The virtual stores consist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1564505/big-data-move-brings-big-business-opportunities

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