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European firms urge China to play fair

A European business group has complained that the investment environment in some Chinese industries is deteriorating.

Friday, 7 September, 2012, 10:51am

Mainland manufacturing contracts for first time in 9 months

Mainland manufacturing contracted in August for the first time in nine months, a development that could prompt more policy easing by Beijing's economic planners.

2 Sep 2012 - 3:23am


A luxury residential site in Island South was sold in an open tendering for HK$498 million. At HK$38,488 per sq ft, 35 South Bay Road was believed to have achieved the second highest price in a government tendering. Twelve bidders competed for the site, making it the most popular government tender this year.

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Fire department's failings exposed

The Fire Services Department lacks planning, manpower and an integrated computer system for major procurements, a study has found, despite HK$515 million worth of equipment having been bought this financial year.

18 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Best 'value for money'

From stocking up on stationery supplies to negotiating with suppliers over big-ticket items, procurement officers seek 'best value for money' in every purchase in order to contribute to business success.

1 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

What's on

March 29

Sustainability Workshop

Part A How do we build sustainability into the global apparel supply chain? What roles and actions should buyers/brands play?

Part B Ways to help us drive costs out of the supply chain is a topical matter amid the economic crisis.

Technology Workshop

23 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Departments to cut costs by buying online

The government is reforming its procurement system by introducing an electronic platform. The aim is to use less paper, expand the supplier base and streamline procedures.

A one-year pilot scheme was introduced for three departments in September, which the government expects could help save up to HK$5 million in procurement costs and cut transaction times by one-third.

29 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Transparency best way to battle corruption

Military procurement is an essential part of any functioning army. In the case of the People's Liberation Army, it has also been a lucrative source of personal enrichment for many senior officers and their cliques. A decade-long effort to root out corruption within the mainland military has achieved a degree of success.

2 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Government clerks march over contracts

About 30 government contract clerks marched yesterday in protest over a decision not to renew their contracts that expire on December 31. The workers want their contracts extended or transferred to other departments. The government says they can apply for the 60 civil service jobs that had been created for when the positions were terminated.

26 Oct 2009 - 12:00am