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Revaluation loss hits Chinese Estates Holdings

Chinese Estates Holdings booked a big property revaluation loss last year, leading to a net loss of HK$8.86 billion during the period.

Thursday, 24 March, 2011, 12:00am

Drug in pigs exposes evils in supply chain

It's a criminal offence to use it in food, but Clenbuterol, known on the mainland simply as 'lean meat powder', keeps showing up.

In a country overwhelmed by fake and substandard products, World Consumer Rights Day was marked yesterday with an annual programme on China Central Television that showed the dangerous drug being added to pig feed at several farms in Henan .

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Airbus ramping up Tianjin production to meet demand

China will be key to growth for Airbus in the Asia-Pacific region as a boom in mainland air travel and rising sales of its large business aircraft fuelled prospects for the European aircraft manufacturer, said an Airbus executive yesterday.

8 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Credit curbs force Cheung Kong to offer 2nd mortgage to flat buyers

Tighter credit conditions have forced Cheung Kong (Holdings) to provide a 20 per cent second mortgage for buyers of its Tai Wai housing project and interest and principal repayment waiver for the first two years.

25 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Whatever he tries, Tsang won't win the inflation battle

John Tsang was never going to please everyone when he stood up yesterday to deliver his fourth annual budget speech.

Given the clamour for government handouts coming from all quarters of the economy, that would have been impossible.

24 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Stability and prosperity

As the effects of the government's cooling measures start to ease after the Lunar New Year, developers are launching sales campaigns for new homes. Forecasts of the number to come on the market this year range from 14,000 to 18,000.

However, new supply in the luxury sector will remain small, which will underpin sentiment and drive prices higher.

11 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Internet address shortage sparks call for upgrade

Governments and private enterprises on the mainland and in other fast-growing Asian economies are being urged to hasten upgrading of their internet infrastructure, after the global pool of free online addresses was depleted early this week.

5 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

For Beijing, Taiwan issue is still key to Sino-US ties

Taiwan is still the biggest sticking point in Sino-US relations, a top Beijing diplomat said yesterday, just as news emerged in Washington that another round of arms sales to Taiwan is scheduled after President Hu Jintao wraps up his four-day state visit to the US next week.

15 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Lawmaker urges removal of flower bed at liaison office

12 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Ombudsman to probe water metering, billing

The Ombudsman received more than 100 complaints a year against the Water Supplies Department for the past three years over its management of water meters.

The good-governance watchdog is launching an investigation into the department's practices.

The investigation will look into its procedures regarding water meters, and the issuing and adjusting of bills.

11 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Secondary market deals rise 33pc

Secondary-market sales were up last week as buyer confidence continued to improve in the wake of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's policy address on October 13.

Property agents said buyers were back in the market because the policy address did not contain any tough new measures aimed at curbing property demand or price growth.

27 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

UN probes claims firms are faking carbon credits

In the smoggy suburbs of Zibo city in Shandong province, an ordinary-looking factory sits in an ordinary-looking chemical industrial park. But what's going on here is anything but ordinary.

10 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Fake medicine caused eye infections at hospital

Fake medicine is to blame for the eye infections that 61 patients developed after treatment at one of Shanghai's main hospitals three weeks ago, the city's food and drug administration has ruled.

24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Caring face of business

Community and corporate social responsibility (CSR) managers, mostly employed in established financial-services companies and listed corporations, are a rare breed in Hong Kong.

24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

US$50,000 reward for ideas to improve graduate management learning

Got a good idea for how graduate management education can be improved? If so, you could be on your way to a US$50,000 prize. That could go a long way to help pay for your next qualification.

18 Sep 2010 - 12:00am