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  1. No excuse for keeping women a small minority on advisory boards

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... they are making often life-altering decisions. That only two of the 18 members of the Urban Renewal Authority board are female is appalling. During the long-drawn-out URA review conducted some time ago, many of the strongest representations came from women, and they were most tenacious in pushing for a more equitable form of urban renewal. The result is a much more people-oriented system ...

  2. Business - Companies - PROPERTY

    Henderson Land interim profit goes down 12pc

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... in urban areas and new developments in the New Territories. A total of 3.3 million square feet of residential gross floor area in Hong Kong would be ready for sales launches from the second half of 2012 to 2013, Lee said last night. "The group's efforts in building up New Territories and land reserves and the redevelopment of old buildings in urban areas have started to bear ...

  3. 23pc rise in profit for ENN Energy

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... natural gas will gradually become the major fuel in the urban gas market, presenting considerable potential for the sustainable development of urban gas projects and bright market prospects,' ...

  4. Pre-sale talk fuels slump in developers

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Mainland property stocks slumped yesterday after news agency 21st Century Media reported speculation that the government would cancel the pre-sale system, prohibiting developers from selling unfinished projects. News website Sina last night said a source from the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development denied the speculation, saying ...

  5. Rail firm enjoys cash bonanza

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com China City Railway Transportation Technology hopes to cash in on an investment boom in mainland urban metro systems after raising about HK$246 million ... opportunity,' said China City Railway chief executive Cao Wei. Under the government's Five-Year Plan for 2011 to 2015, urban railway investment is expected to reach 1.4 trillion yuan (HK$1.7 ...

  6. Cheung Kong bags Tsuen Wan site for HK$9.6b

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to explore more opportunities locally. 'We would definitely study the potential of investment opportunities in Hong Kong.' Meanwhile, the Urban Renewal Authority invited 18 developers ...

  7. City delights

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Introduction Hong Kong Island is the business heart of the city, where executives typically work long hours and, in doing so, have helped to turn the former British colony into a world city. It is therefore no surprise that many choose to live in urban locations to shorten travel time, and that also explains why some of these districts have the highest concentration ...

  8. Tycoon warns of squeezed profits

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the procedure of the Town Planning Board,' he said. Alnwick Chan Chi-hing, head of valuation and professional services at Kight Frank, said it would be difficult to increase the plot ratio in urban ...

  9. CHIC and luxurious

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... allowing them to make the best of their time to enjoy a lively urban life,' he says. 'The modern small-sized apartments fit into their specific needs. Although small, these flats have ...

  10. Emperor sees stable gains in retail rents

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... to increase its land bank. Apart from getting sites by acquiring flat ownership in old buildings and bidding for projects by the Urban Renewal Authority, it is interested in government sites in Tseung ...




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