Swire Group, whose activities span property, aviation, beverages, marine services, and trading and industrial, is a Hong Kong listed conglomerate. It is the parent of Hong Kong carrier, Cathay Pacific Airways, and Dragonair, and Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co (Haeco) is a subsidiary. Swire Pacific and Swire Properties are the main listed arms of the group, which also owns Swire Hotels. 

Soho China, Swire draw buyers in holiday week

Zhang Zhiyong

Buying and selling of their own company shares by directors were down for the holiday-shortened week of April 29 to May 3.

Monday, 6 May, 2013, 3:34am

Swire suffers decline in rents at Pacific Place

Office rents at Pacific Place Three fell 5 per cent in the first quarter.

Office rents at Pacific Place Three in Admiralty fell 5 per cent to as low as HK$90 per square foot in the first quarter, the landlord, Swire Properties, said.

The company said in a quarterly operating statement rents dropped to HK$90 to HK$95 per square foot in the three months to March from HK$95 to HK$100 in the preceding quarter.

1 May 2013 - 3:46am

Corrections & clarifications

An article headlined "Profit up 3.8pc at Swire Properties", published on B3 on Saturday, incorrectly stated the interim dividend of its parent company, Swire Pacific, was HK$1.50 per A share and 30 HK cents per B share. The amounts should have been HK$1 per A share and 20 HK cents per B share.

14 Aug 2012 - 2:58am

Swire offers special payout after mall sale

Swire Pacific is proposing a special interim dividend from the proceeds of its sale of shopping centre and office complex Festival Walk to reward shareholders.

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Swire to sell mall for HK$18.8b

Swire Pacific says it will sell its Festival Walk shopping and office complex in Kowloon Tong for a record-breaking HK$18.8 billion, a move analysts say is the fastest way for the company to raise capital to fund its aggressive mainland expansion.

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

HK designer finds mall staff easier to dress than his usual clientele

Some of local couturier Barney Cheng Siu-leung's new designs can be checked out in malls run by Swire Properties. However, they're not in any of the stores. Instead, the clothes will be worn by customer service and management staff.

19 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Bring on autumn, for then we shall dine in style

As a chef, Gray Kunz (below) is talked about in the same breath as other masters like Thomas Keller and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Hong Kong diners, though, may remember him as the executive chef of the revered Plume restaurant during its prime in the then-Regent Hotel (now InterContinental Hong Kong) for five years in the early 1980s.

25 May 2009 - 12:00am

Developers keen to refurbish historic areas of Wan Chai

Two developers have shown interest in refurbishing old streetscapes in Wan Chai after an invitation to submit proposals was launched by the district council last year.

19 May 2009 - 12:00am

See the light

'Earth Hour was not so much about saving energy for one hour on one night; it was about every one of us taking small actions that could lead to big changes,' said William Yu Yuen-ping, head of WWF Hong Kong's climate programme, last month, after millions around the globe switched their lights off for 60 minutes.

10 May 2009 - 12:00am

Calling all young performers with cut-throat theatrical ambition

Think you can cut it as the demon barber of Fleet Street? Then the Youth Arts Foundation wants to seek you out. They will be staging the dark and brooding musical Sweeney Todd as their flagship theatrical production this November and have just put out a call for talented young people to audition. They're looking for actors, singers and dancers aged 12 to 25.

7 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Planners lose appeal on 'toothpick tower' limits

Town planners are being too picky about Swire's 'toothpick tower' plan for Mid-Levels, a court said yesterday.

They had no right to consider the visual impact and effect on traffic of the development, a three-judge panel ruled.

28 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

From vegan lovelies with phallic fruit to pies and beer

Valentine's Day might be about love and romance but, like other special days, February 14 has been appropriated for all sorts of agendas.

13 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Swire extends orchestra sponsorship

Property developer Swire has extended its sponsorship of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra for another three years, until 2012. Swire, which offered a HK$36 million, three-year sponsorship to the orchestra in 2006, said it would offer another sponsorship of a similar amount beginning in April that might be adjusted for inflation.

12 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Swire starts to ready tenants for energy code

Swire Properties, one of the city's largest office landlords, has launched a free energy audit programme for its tenants. A tenant at Somerset House in Taikoo Place, the first to take the audit, was shown ways to cut energy use by up to 40 per cent a year. Swire's Cary Chan Wing-hong said tenants were keen to be audited to prepare for the implementation of building energy codes.

11 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Swire doing its bit to finance community projects in HK

I refer to the letter from Robert Maes ('Simple solution for developers', April 30) and wish to share with your readers and Mr Maes our experience of Swire Properties' involvement in the promotion and support of the arts.

7 May 2008 - 12:00am