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Hongkong Land

HK stocks vulnerable

HONGKONG (October 12): ONE would have thought that a brigade of Egyptian tanks, with Spiro Agnew in the vanguard, were trundling up Ice House Street yesterday to judge by the panicky reactions of investors to world events.

Sunday, 11 October, 1998, 12:00am

HK stocks vulnerable

HONGKONG (October 12): ONE would have thought that a brigade of Egyptian tanks, with Spiro Agnew in the vanguard, were trundling up Ice House Street yesterday to judge by the panicky reactions of investors to world events.

The Hang Seng Index dived by 9.95 points to close at 499.05 - only a dismal few points off the 1973 'low' of 492.02 recorded in July.

11 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Funding for Land

25 years ago HONG KONG (July 27 - August 2): HONGKONG Land, the biggest property owner in the Colony, revealed last week it is planning a massive money-raising operation in the international capital market, which could involve more than $250 million.

26 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Dogged SAR news hounds lose the scent

As the sense of anticipation builds about the new airport, journalists are ready to seize on anything and everything that looks like a possible story.

A case in point this week involved the Airport Authority tender process involving the construction of its own headquarters.

7 May 1998 - 12:00am

Hongkong Land announces $47m Landmark renovations

Hongkong Land yesterday said it would spend $47 million to renovate the basement of its retail arcade The Landmark in Central, just weeks after it said it would refurbish the Prince's Building opposite. The renovation work for the Landmark basement level will begin in May and will be completed by March next year.

1 May 1998 - 12:00am

Paribas buys into China Power

Compagnie Financiere de Paribas has taken a stake in a Hong Kong-based company that invests in the mainland's coal and power industry, alongside Hongkong Land Holdings.

1 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Property slump hurts Hongkong Land's earnings

Hongkong Land Holdings, the Jardine company which dominates the Central office market, has seen its after-tax profit, ignoring exceptional items, fall 7.9 per cent to US$394.8 million for last year as declining rents and the property market slide took their toll.

19 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Merrill launches 'unique' warrants

Merrill Lynch has launched what it calls a 'unique' American-style call warrant on a basket of leading developers' counters, saying the correction in the property sector has run its course.

The four-stock basket warrant comprises Singapore-listed Jardines firm Hongkong Land Holdings, Cheung Kong (Holdings), Henderson Land Development Co and Sun Hung Kai Properties.

18 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Greedy

A caller on RTHK's Open Line on Sunday, January 25, made the point that whilst the Hong Kong Tourist Association, the airlines and various other bodies seemed to be acting decisively to halt the slippage in tourist traffic, the Hong Kong Government seemed to be helpless.

15 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Sluggish HK Land faces inevitable end of an era

History has been kind to Hongkong Land. Owner of the richest property portfolio in the world's most expensive business district, it has hardly had to struggle to make money. Market hegemony left location-conscious tenants with few alternatives.

12 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

The ethic is to tell the truth . . . eventually

Colliers Jardine in Hong Kong has been widely advertising its sale of property at London's County Hall. 'Prices from GBP125,000,' it says in large print. That's a cheap-sounding HK$1.54 million.

'Rental yields up to 12.9 per cent,' it says in equally large print. Nice return.

Rod Air decided to check it out, and received the details from Colliers Jardine.

9 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Fortress built as barrier to deter raiders

Since a powerful consortium of businessmen led by Li Ka-shing set Hong Kong alight in the late 1980s with a predatory move against Hongkong Land, the Jardines group has turned its property arm into a fortress against attack by corporate raiders.

6 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Indosuez offers call warrant

Indosuez W.I. Carr (Derivatives) will issue 500 million basket call warrants on Jardine Matheson Holdings and Hongkong Land Holdings at 38.1 cents each.

It said the warrants would be placed with professional investors and securities dealers through private placement.

10 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Jardine deal

Jardine Land, a joint venture of Philippine and Hong Kong firms, is to develop a one billion peso (about HK$296 million) residential project just outside Manila.

16 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Must install handrails

I am concerned about the flight of concrete stairs that lead from Connaught Road Central elevated walkway to the front entrance of Jardine House, formerly known as Connaught Centre.

6 Jan 1997 - 12:00am