Entertainment Building

HK$750,000 in the bag for charity as German luxury brand celebrates anniversary

German luxury leather brand MCM Haus celebrated the first anniversary of its presence in Hong Kong with a star-studded gala dinner at its flagship store in the Entertainment Building in Queen's Road Central.

Wednesday, 13 June, 2012, 12:00am

5 great: gladiator sandals

Go for a touch of tribal flair and opt for this high-heeled black and white woven leather pair. Gladiators (HK$9,900) from Balenciaga, Entertainment Building, Central, tel: 3428 8086

11 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Jut a cut above the rest

The hip and happening turned out in style to support hair salon Xenter Jut's opening in the Entertainment Building in Central last month. The launch of the salon, also a massage centre, was hosted by six stylists.

23 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Prime Central building is sold

Hysan takes nearly $1b less than purchase price

Hysan Development yesterday sold the Entertainment Building in Central for $2.7 billion, almost $1 billion less than it paid for it in 1996.

The Hong Kong-listed property firm made the sale to cut its debts, the company announced last night.

10 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Greedy landlords taking the Mickey

If it looks like retailers can't sell their wares fast enough these days, it may be because they really can't.

Despite the throngs of mainland tourists arriving each weekend and the expectation of surging arrivals when Disneyland opens on September 12, an increasing number of retailers in Hong Kong's shopping hubs are getting squeezed.

27 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

GET THE LOOK

Cross from day to night in these figure-hugging outfits that emphasise feminine curves.

Stilettos ($725) from Nine West.Stilettos ($645) from Nine West.

Stockings ($195) by Wolford from Seibu.

Top ($1,290) by Plenty from Seibu.

Velvet skirt ($419) from Mango.

Dress ($1,299) from Jessica.

12 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Property market weakness reflected in Hysan Development's 23pc profit plunge

Hysan Development has reported a worse than expected 23.58 per cent drop in earnings after taking a $242.6 million charge for the fall in value of overseas properties.

The company, one of Hong Kong's biggest property investors, was also hit by increased interest expenses and losses on sales of securities.

17 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Defence case put at Lau hearing

Insider dealing accusations hurled at Chinese Estates boss Joseph Lau Luen-hung were vigorously rebutted yesterday, with his lawyers asserting that the $3.64 billion Entertainment Building sale was 'not price-sensitive'.

A two-month inquiry had failed to prove otherwise, barrister John Griffiths, SC, argued.

12 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Property provisions, investment losses trim earnings

Hysan Development, one of the largest property investors in Hong Kong, is expected to announce flat earnings growth for last year due to higher than expected losses from securities investments and provisions for property projects, according to analysts.

8 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Ratings take hit

Standard & Poor's slashed the corporate credit ratings of Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) and Hysan Development yesterday, to reflect its downgrading of Hong Kong's sovereign credit rating.

SHKP's rating was cut to A from A plus while Hysan's was reduced to BBB plus from A minus.

2 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Hysan's sale fails to draw crowds

Hysan Development found few takers for any of the nine 2,903 square foot luxury flats in its Broadwood Park development in Happy Valley at the weekend despite asking prices which were about 50 per cent below last year's peak in July.

Area property agents said six potential buyers submitted bids on the flats in the 13-year-old building on Broadwood Road in Happy Valley.

24 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Hysan steps up Happy Valley apartment sales

Hysan Development yesterday announced plans to sell nine units at its Broadwood Park in Happy Valley through property agents.

Analysts said the proposed sale had been expected as part of the property investment company's attempts to raise cash and reduce debt and interest expenses.

14 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Central shops threatened with closure as owners pressed to build footbridges

Two shops in Entertainment Building face closure as the Buildings Department presses the owner to build footbridges after three people were killed when they were run down in Wyndham Street.

A fashion shop and a beauty salon on the second floor of the building are believed to be occupying the space reserved for the entrances to the walkways.

13 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Hysan FRN on track

Hysan Development Co's planned $2 billion floating rate note to finance the purchase of Entertainment Building in Central is expected to be completed at the end of this month. The five-year note issue carries a coupon rate of 56 basis points above Hong Kong interbank offered rate.

5 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Quo quo fights no-no on the hard stuff

ONE of the ritziest bars and restaurants in Hong Kong will fight to have its liquor licence application approved today after being caught selling alcohol illegally.

27 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

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