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  1. News - Hong Kong - HONG KONG

    Housing subsidy scheme targets low-income families

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 04:00pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu About 30,000 low-income people who are inadequately housed are expected to benefit from a subsidy launched by the Community Care Fund on Monday. The charitable trust has set ... Chi-kwong, hopes to identify a specific group of low-income people – those who do not receive Comprehensive Social Security Assistance and do not live in public rental housing. At present, he said, ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    Expatriates seek cheaper and bigger flats in Hong Kong's Tseung Kwan O

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 05:24am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com People fed up with high rents in central areas are moving to Tseung Kwan O and enjoying larger apartments and much lower prices Expats seek cheap flats in new town A year ago an Australian expatriate worker in Hong Kong called Peter moved to Lohas Park in Tseung Kwan O, attracted by a bigger living space at an affordable rental. "Before I moved ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - HONG KONG

    Investment banker jumps to death from JP Morgan’s headquarters in Central

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:49pm by George Chen

    ... to the roof of the 30-storey Chater House in the heart of Hong Kong's central business district and, despite attempts to talk him down, jumped to his death. Out of respect for those involved, we ... to be a junior-level employee at the bank- climbed onto the roof shortly after lunchtime. Police said a man was found in a dangerous position on the roof of Chater House on Connaught Road Central at about 2pm. ...

  4. Business - Economy - HONG KONG

    IMF warns Hong Kong property market at risk of sharp fall

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... of late, which is exacerbating affordability concerns," the IMF said in a report on the city released yesterday. "A combination of limited supply of new housing, strong demand from local ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Soaring housing prices 'pose danger to city's economy' but threat fairly low in near term IMF warns HK property market at risk of sharp fall ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    New flat launches and discounting push prices down in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 05:24am by Peggy Sito

    ... market home prices at 100 housing estates and, compared to a peak reading of 123.66 in mid-March last year, is now down by 5.1 per cent. Analysts expect prices will continue to fall, retreating ... housing estates rose 22 per cent week-on-week to 50 flats but still remained below the average weekly level of 68 last year, according to Barclays. More launches are expected in the weeks ahead, ...

  6. Business - Economy - HONG KONG

    Betting Hong Kong can go 'extra mile'

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 02:36am by DAVID DODWELL

    ... David Dodwell Hong Kong can no longer afford the luxury of ignoring other markets and relying on China's 1.3 billion people Betting on that extra mile Understanding Hong Kong's competitive strengths and weaknesses deserves dedicated study. The city has repeatedly topped the Heritage Foundation's rankings of the world's most competitive economies for the last 20 ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - HONG KONG

    Book review: No City for Slow Men, by Jason Ng

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 04:05pm by Guy Haydon

    ... "Poverty, a housing shortage and racial disharmony have polarised … society. Distrust of government and big business has surged to new highs. Tensions between Hong Kong and mainland China ... and developers: in "Those Who Live in Glass Houses", he targets Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, who discredited Henry Tang Ying-yen by focusing on illegal construction at his rival ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    Housing rents seen to rise faster as new stamp duty hits home purchases

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito, Paggie Leung

    ... of additional stamp duties of 15 per cent of the purchase price to cool demand from foreigners and companies. Last year rents in 85 housing estates rose for 11 straight months to HK$22.8 per sq ft a month, according to Centaline Property Agency. Wong said rents of mass housing estates would rise even faster in the second half of this year due to the growing imbalance between demand ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    Hong Kong housing developers hope for better 2013

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito, Sandy Li, Yvonne Liu, Paggie Leung

    ... Peggy Sito, Sandy Li, Yvonne Liu and Paggie Leung Leading players are expecting potential purchasers to return after the Lunar New Year when sentiment is likely to swing upwards Developers betting on buyer comeback Developers are betting on buyer comeback Property stamp duties announced at the end of October are leaving deep scars in Hong Kong's housing market, with sales ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    Developers rush to sell stock as discounts boost luxury-home sales

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 05:33am by Peggy Sito

    ... the remaining 24 completed luxury houses at Shouson Peak, Shouson Hill Road, in Island South at discounted prices and with a 50 per cent subsidy on stamp duties. On Monday, it sold a 3,603 square foot house in the development with a 750 sq ft terrace and a 1,143 sq ft garden for HK$262.8 million, 5 per cent below its listed price of HK$276.67 million. A 3,227 sq ft house with a 717 sq ft ...




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