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Office rents in Shanghai's Pudong area top those in Puxi, brokers say

The Pudong area of Shanghai. Photo: Bloomberg

Increased demand for grade-A office space from domestic and foreign financial firms has led rents in Shanghai's Pudong area to exceed those in Puxi, the city's traditional central business district.

Wednesday, 17 April, 2013, 5:31am

Paris of the East indulges its love of French wines

Shanghai is bursting with chic, classy places to drink and be seen drinking wine these days, especially in the Bund and Pudong areas. Almost every imposing Bund building now sports a trendy, candlelit rooftop bar, with glorious views over to Pudong.

20 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Shanghai Urban drives on with offshore growth

Shanghai Urban Construction Group, a major Shanghai-government-owned building firm, is aggressively expanding abroad, despite risks such as physical attacks on its staff in Angola.

On June 28, the company established SUCG International to operate its international businesses.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Tenants want only the best

The growing demand for luxury goods on the mainland has also boosted the demand for top-of-the-line office space in Puxi, Shanghai, as international retailers are aggressively expanding.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

Concierge key to centre's service

When entering a business centre for the first time, potential serviced office tenants value a receptionist's warm greeting.

Customer care is mostly welcomed, as executives leave behind a bustling street for the calmer surroundings of a serviced office.

2 May 2011 - 12:00am

HK developers are heading north

The tale of two cities and the varying fortunes of their office sectors continues unabated, with Hong Kong developers laying a stake in prime business districts across the border.

8 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

A customised event for every occasion

An added-value 'Inside Collection' scheme makes meetings and events tailored to each occasion. Activities organised through the InterContinental Puxi range from off-site team-building and meeting the local community, to stimulating speakers being arranged and other projects. The hotel itself also has a 300-seat multipurpose auditorium and 700-seat Grand Ballroom.

24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Top official's diligence on the job presents lesson to others

Is it really an urban myth that those working at the government only sit on a fat remuneration package and do little? Perhaps not all of them are that lazy. Take Undersecretary for Commerce and Economic Development Greg So Kam-leung (pictured), for example.

22 May 2010 - 12:00am

Puxi site of expo's core theme fails to draw crowds

The abiding image of World Expo 2010's first three days in Shanghai has been of sizzling visitors queuing for hours on end to get into the most popular exhibits.

But the multibillion-yuan fair has also been a classic tale of two cities. Across the river from the mobbed national pavilions, the Puxi half of the site has been an oasis of relative calm.

4 May 2010 - 12:00am

City's mix of old, new shows it is alive, says renowned architect

To renowned French architect Paul Andreu, Shanghai is a living entity with a jumble of buildings - good and bad, old and new. 'A town is not made of only excellent and perfect things. It's living,' he said.

23 May 2008 - 12:00am

200 Shanghai flights hit by fog

Dense fog which blanketed Shanghai on Sunday evening affected nearly 200 flights and 300 long-distance bus journeys, and caused serious road congestion on the first working day after the Ching Ming holiday.

8 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Lujiazui emerging as business hub

Pudong's Lujiazui district will soon become Shanghai's core business district, similar to Central in Hong Kong, as 80 per cent of new supply of grade A office space would be concentrated in the area over the next two years, says Jones Lang LaSalle.

18 Apr 2007 - 12:00am



by Barbara Koh

Shanghaichic, part of the Chic series shouldering its way onto the market, has found a place on shop shelves already creaking with guidebooks.

30 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Stay in style

Pudong Shangri-La

33 Fucheng Road, Pudong

The Pudong Shangri-La has boosted its total number of guestrooms to 981, but you still need to book in advance. The recent makeover has transformed the hotel into one of Shanghai's leading class acts. Its new Tower 2 is home to the Shangri-La's signature spa, Chi, and to the top-floor Jade on 36 Restaurant and Bar.

28 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Lai See

cracking the code

Gentlemanly codes of self-regulation have died hard in clubby Hong Kong. An initiative to cast daylight on the antics of Hong Kong's accountants was a requirement for the profession's main oversight body to publicly reprimand those naughty members caught breaking the rules.

19 Apr 2004 - 12:00am