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Old February 18th, 2008, 06:43 AM   #2601
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The first photo of the set is really great ! Seems like ICC reached the same height as 2IFC...
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Old February 18th, 2008, 07:31 AM   #2602
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Old February 18th, 2008, 11:07 AM   #2603
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all photos from flickr (16 feb)

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Old February 19th, 2008, 03:15 AM   #2604
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Lover feud splits Kwok brothers
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02月 19日 星期二 05:30AM



SHKP tycoons the Kwok brothers have been torn apart over chairman Walter Kwok Ping-sheung's affair with a woman he brought into the family firm against his siblings' wishes.

Matriarch Kwong Siu-hing stepped in to protect the family's interests yesterday by removing Walter, who is also chief executive, from his positions, a source close to the family said.

His brothers, Thomas Kwok Ping- kwong and Raymond Kwok Ping-luen, were furious that their elder brother brought his long-time girlfriend - surnamed Tong - into the business.

Tong, who has been having an affair with married Walter for several years, has become increasingly influential in the company, the source said.

The family felt increasingly threatened by her presence, and the brothers' mother - the largest shareholder in the company - decided Walter had to go.

"The family felt threatened by the woman's influence on the company and the mother felt she had no other choice for the time being but to oust her eldest son to protect the family's interests," the source said.

Sun Hung Kai Properties (0016) issued a statement late last night saying Walter will take a temporary leave of absence for personal reasons, with immediate effect.

During his leave of absence, he will relinquish all his duties and responsibilities, which will be assumed by his brothers. He will not undertake or be involved with the discharge of any executive duties, nor make any commitment on behalf of the company and any of its subsidiaries. The company will hold its board meeting on March 6 to announce its interim results.

A company spokesman said Walter is only taking temporary leave. As a listed company, Sun Hung Kai Properties is only showing its responsibility by making the announcement. It stressed that no further announcement will me made concerning the matter.

Walter later issued a personal statement through the company's PR department stating: "Thanks for your concern. In the coming two to three months, I will take a personal holiday to travel to the United States, Beijing and other big cities. During my leave of absence, my duties will be taken over by my two brothers. I will resume my duties after this journey.

"As a responsible CEO, I need to release the statement regarding the arrangement."

Walter, 58, inherited the business with his two brothers in 1990 following the death of their father, Kwok Tak Seng. The Kwok brothers are the third wealthiest people in Hong Kong and the Greater China region, after Li Ka-shing and Lee Shau-kee, with their wealth estimated to be US$15 billion (HK$117 billion) in Forbes latest annual list of billionaires.

On Friday, Walter was seen at a cocktail party hosted by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen.

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新地「內訌」 郭炳湘停職
(星島) 02月 19日 星期二 05:30AM
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(星島日報 報道)全港最大地產發展商新鴻基地產 有限公司出現人事巨變,集團昨天突然宣布,集團主席兼行政總裁郭炳湘因個人理由,由即日起暫時休假,但通告並沒有提及是甚麼個人理由,也沒有披露要休假至何時。據悉,今次事件涉及大股東郭氏家族內部的利益保衛戰,郭炳湘是被郭老太為首的家族成員行使權力停止職務。

  新地領導人出現人事劇變,主席兼行政總裁郭炳湘被摒出局,據悉觸發點是近年有一位他個人相識多年、極為信任的女士加入公司,這名女士陸續增加公司事務及人事的影響力,結果觸發郭氏家族的警覺,最後,郭氏家族在郭得勝夫人及郭炳聯、郭炳江站在同一陣下,暫停了郭炳湘在公司的職務。

  兩弟與郭老太同一陣

  郭氏家族的主要股權,一向以信託形式持有,另外郭氏三兄弟個人各自持有少量股份。消息指,在家族控制的股份中,郭老太的權益最大,她的意向影響大局,今次她為了家族利益考慮,終於決定出手。

  新地宮廷巨變的消息昨晚傳出,集團宣布郭炳湘暫停職務的消息,通告指出,在休假期間,郭炳湘不會履行行政總裁之一切職務及職責,而其職務及職責將由兩名副主席兼董事總經理郭炳江以及郭炳聯分擔。郭炳湘在休假期間,不會從事或參與任何行政職務,亦不會代表新地或其任何附屬公司作出任何承諾。

  聲明以個人理由即時休假

  主角之一的郭炳湘昨日接近凌晨透過公關發表個人名義聲明,表示今次以個人理由即日起暫時休假,未來二至三個月會到訪北京 、美國 及世界各地作旅遊考察,完成後,會恢復主席兼行政總裁職務。

  郭炳湘在個人聲明中表示,今次以個人理由即日起暫時休假,主要是屬個人的假期,並指完成後會恢復主席兼行政總裁職務,期間的所有職務將交由二位弟弟即郭炳江及郭炳聯執行,而發出休假通告是一個負責任的行政總裁應該做的事,並多謝各界關心。

  據接近該公司的消息指,由於郭炳湘請了假,基於良好企業管治原則,因此發出通告知會股東以及公眾。

  消息指郭炳湘並不是有意退休或患病,只是由於假期時間較長,公司秘書認為發出通告交代職務安排是較為合適的做法。

  新鴻基 地產的年結日是在六月,換言之大約會在三月公布中期業績。按照以往慣例,郭氏三兄弟都會一同出席中期業績記者會,解答傳媒的提問以及發表對樓市的意見,但郭炳湘昨天突然宣布放長假,能否出席中期業績發布會,現時也是未知之數。公布郭炳湘休假的通告,是在昨天晚上十時二十二分才在港交所 網站中發布。市場人士估計,郭炳湘突然休假,或會惹來市場揣測,有更多詳情披露,相信有助消化不明朗因素。

  (今晨三時最新消息)
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Old February 19th, 2008, 05:55 AM   #2605
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Old February 19th, 2008, 07:50 AM   #2606
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Wow, it's like this TVB drama I'm watching.
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 09:38 AM   #2607
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 09:49 AM   #2608
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incredible updates just incredible how in a short period of time they've created a mini skyline which is so dense typical hong kong great progress on ICC not long to go before topping out just be great to see the finish product of hong kong tallest building
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 10:11 AM   #2609
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 10:54 AM   #2610
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 12:22 PM   #2611
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as tall as Hanoi now, good progress!
actually it is slightly taller
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 01:31 PM   #2612
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 02:05 PM   #2613
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How tall is the ,,Hanoi" ?
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261m.
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Hehe, then ICC is much much taller than Hanoi already, not ,,the same height" as someone said.
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ICC is definitely taller than hanoi just depends what angle you look it from
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did you see if it is already above 100 floors now?
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