Joseph Lau

A bad week for ...

Hayley Chan Hei-man

Sunday, 10 June, 2012, 12:00am

Chinese Estates shares fall after resuming trading

Shares of Chinese Estates Holdings fell as much as 3.3 per cent after resuming trading yesterday following a Macau government warning that it might seize land on which its La Scala development is built.

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Six degrees

Joseph Lau Luen-hung has not been having the best of times recently: the owner of property investor and developer Chinese Estates Holdings is facing trial for bribery and money laundering in Macau, and could face more than a decade in jail.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Holders of Chinese Estates stock left none the wiser

Even as the stock market hammered its shares, Chinese Estates Holdings' annual shareholders' meeting yesterday took only 15 minutes and never addressed the cloud hanging over the firm.

26 May 2012 - 12:00am

The rise of a billionaire

Following the media frenzy triggered by the news that Joseph Lau Luen-hung faced bribery and money laundering charges in Macau, the 60-year-old property tycoon was, perhaps understandably, not available for comment yesterday.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Thomas Lau 'co-signed HK$20m cheque to Ao'

Hong Kong tycoon Thomas Lau Luen-hung was named in Macau's top court for the first time yesterday as having co-signed a HK$20 million cheque paid to jailed former transport chief Ao Man-long.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

The name's Tsang, Donald Tsang

The luxury HK$152 million super-yacht on which Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and his wife Selina sailed back to Hong Kong at the end of their controversial private visit to Macau last weekend is owned by a secretive company linked to billionaire tycoon Thomas Lau Luen-hung.

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

career tracker

Hatti Cheung, director of risk management, Citibank Global Consumer Group

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Beauty's in the eye of the beholder

Beauty Bazaar grand opening party

Where: The One

When: December 14

What: Hong Kong-based purveyor of luxury fashion and accessories brands, Dickson Group, opened its beauty concept store at The One shopping centre. A lion dance eye-dotting ceremony was held.

28 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Mogul gives millions to education institute

Property developer Joseph Lau Luen-hung has pledged HK$20 million to the Institute of Education. The donation from Lau's charitable trust will support the institute's Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change and a new chair in education leadership, among other initiatives. Forbes magazine lists Lau, 58, the chairman of Chinese Estates Holdings, as the world's 129th richest man.

30 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Beauty meets brains in the bright white light of the lab

Science is sexy. How else do you explain so many beautiful women and socialites pursuing the hard sciences these days? Hollywood sex bomb Talulah Riley has just been dubbed the world's sexiest quantum physicist after being accepted by the California Institute of Technology. But it's a bit of an exaggeration. It's not like she is getting a PhD in the subject.

6 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Evergrande debt to remain high after IPO

After cutting its offering size by 40 per cent and lowering the price, Guangzhou-based Evergrande Real Estate Group will only be able to pay off a fraction of its 9.69 billion yuan (HK$11 billion) in net debt after the listing.

Originally aiming to raise HK$16.5 billion, Evergrande had to postpone its listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange in March last year.

22 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

You can have a magnetic and irresistible voice ... for a price

Former Metro Radio disc jockey Hung Chiu-fung is back.

18 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Reis goes back to work two days after wedding ceremony

Is it just me or does it seem odd that less than two days after marrying a 'tycoon', Michele Reis needs to work? I mean, would you rather go on a whirlwind honeymoon or be stuck in a mall with a big fake Christmas tree? But there was Mrs Shipping Heir at Festival Walk on Tuesday for the mall's 10th anniversary and tree-lighting ceremony.

27 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

BOCHK, Joseph Lau invest in Xiashun IPO

Xiashun Holdings, the mainland's largest aluminium foil maker, has attracted two cornerstone investors to invest US$30 million in its up to US$257 million initial public offering in Hong Kong.

Market sources said BOC (Hong Kong) and Chinese Estates Holdings chairman Joseph Lau Luen-hung each invested US$15 million in the offering.

22 Nov 2007 - 12:00am