The Bund

Japanese, US firms in joint effort

JAPANESE property giant Mori Building will jointly invest US$750 million with America's Silverstein Properties to build a 96-storey skyscraper in Pudong's Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, it was announced yesterday.

Thursday, 27 October, 1994, 12:00am

First historical Bund building ready for auction

THE first historical building on the Bund is ready for sale or lease, with valuation work just having been completed, says authorised surveyor Brooke Hillier Parker.

The property consultant's partner and research head, David Faulkner, said yesterday the building had housed Banque Indosuez.

13 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Details due on major Bund plan

SHANGHAI is releasing details of its ambitious plan to convert the Bund into China's Wall Street.

Speaking in Hong Kong yesterday, the Vice-Mayor of Shanghai, Xu Kuangdi, said a list of the buildings along the Bund that would be renovated would be given to foreign financial institututions by October 1.

14 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

HK agents to play role in Bund sell-off

PREPARATION work for the sale of Shanghai's famous riverside promenade, the Bund, is nearing completion and Hong Kong property companies are poised to play a major role in the marketing and valuation tenders for the historic buildings.

Built on the Huangpu River, the Bund consists of 140 buildings, most of which were designed by British architects Palmer and Turner.

28 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Finger lickin' extravaganza to send Mao spinning

AS if Shanghai wasn't weird enough, Kentucky Fried Chicken is going to be unleashing 100 miniature Colonel Sanders lookalikes on the Bund on Saturday.

Yes, we're back in the whacky world of Western firms doing odd things in China, and this time the occasion is the opening of the 9,000th KFC outlet in the most free-wheeling city in China.

24 May 1994 - 12:00am

Pan's eye on Shanghai

THE mystery of the missing lions came up at a recent dinner party in Pokfulam.

''I know someone high up in the Bank of China who might be able to tell us what happened to them,'' ventured Hongkong Bank chairman John Gray.

26 Jun 1993 - 12:00am