Gas companies all at sea

Floating LNG may be almost 20 per cent cheaper than building a project on land for Woodside and its partners. Photo: Reuters

Escalating costs to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants on land in Australia, where energy workers earn the highest salaries in the world, are driving developers out to sea in search of billions of dollars in savings.

Saturday, 27 April, 2013, 5:07am

MIC 2012 comes to HK

Skateboard gear maker Element will host its 'Make it Count' contest series here for the first time.

In addition to watching insane kick flips, crazy grinds and huge aerials, fans will be able to help the poor by donating canned foods.

The event will take place at the Mei Foo Skate Park on May 26.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

Tarred with the shame brush

Bankers and their supporters are closing ranks around Goldman Sachs after a stinging newspaper article by Greg Smith, formerly a derivatives salesmen at the firm. The hitherto unknown Smith ignited a firestorm by saying he had left the company because he couldn't stand its 'toxic' culture, the abuse of clients and the way they were mocked by his former employers.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

HK-mainland group in CAPCO takeover talks

A Hong Kong-mainland energy consortium is in talks to acquire a majority stake in Castle Peak Power (CAPCO), Hong Kong's largest power-generation firm.

CLP Power, which owns 40 per cent of CAPCO, said yesterday it had joined with China Southern Power Grid to negotiate buying a 60 per cent stake in CAPCO from United States firm ExxonMobil Energy.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Developer wins injunction against Mei Foo protesters

11 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Vote-rigging fears spark probe

Officials are investigating suspected vote-rigging in the district council elections after it was found that electors with different surnames had listed the same residential address in constituencies won by pro-government candidates.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Political turn at Mei Foo as protesters halt truck

The Mei Foo saga took a political turn yesterday, as a developer suspected of having links with the leading pro-establishment party tried to resume work on a disputed tower, three days after the incumbent Civic Party councillor was ousted at the polls.

10 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Mei Foo legal challenge thrown out

A Mei Foo resident yesterday lost her bid to challenge the Building Authority's approval of a 20-storey block on her estate at the High Court.

The Court of First Instance dismissed an application by Ho Mei-ling for a judicial review.

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Flat prices fall on economic fears

Sellers have begun cutting their asking prices for Hong Kong properties in response to growing uncertainty over the global economic outlook - creating new opportunities for buyers who until now have been priced out of home ownership.

17 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Resident asks for review of Mei Foo plan

A Mei Foo resident is pursuing a judicial review in an effort to overturn a decision to approve a developer's plans for a 20-storey building on her estate.

3 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Mei Foo injunction bid rejected a second time

The developer who wants to build a controversial high-rise in Mei Foo Sun Chuen failed a second time to get an interim injunction against protesters blocking the construction site.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Sixth Jockey Club voting member on fraud charge

28 May 2011 - 12:00am

Protest march told to bypass Li Ka-shing's headquarters

Organisers of a demonstration against the dominance of Hong Kong's property developers say police have told them to avoid passing the headquarters of Asia's richest man, tycoon Li Ka-shing, amid fears over public security.

11 May 2011 - 12:00am

Strong case for Mei Foo residents: academic

A university expert on real estate says Mei Foo Sun Chuen residents have a strong case for a judicial review of a high-rise project they are trying to halt.

11 May 2011 - 12:00am

Court win delights Mei Foo protesters

The developer attempting to build a high-rise project at Mei Foo Sun Chuen failed to obtain an interim injunction yesterday to bar local residents from blocking the construction site and protesting outside it.

30 Apr 2011 - 12:00am