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  1. Business - China Business - LISTINGS

    China Saite to focus on affordable housing on mainland

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 03:28am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com China Saite focuses on affordable housing China Saite Group, a Jiangsu-based provider of steel structures and prefabricated residential buildings, plans to focus on developing affordable housing with a HK$425.8 million Hong Kong listing plan. Established in 1998, China Saite paid back all its outstanding bank borrowings last year. Shares ...

  2. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    A house is not a home until it becomes affordable

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... is how the government can ensure people can better afford to buy property. Public housing is one way to allow more ordinary people, in particular those with low incomes, to obtain their first ... George Chen Rather than blaming developers, non-local buyers and the US Fed for high property prices, government should focus on how to make HK people rich A house is not a home until ...

  3. Business - Companies - THE INTERVIEW

    Furla weaves China dream amid affordable luxury boom

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 12:39am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Italian fashion house sets its sights on making China its largest market within the next five years Furla weaves China dream amid affordable luxury boom ... of consumers who are attracted by our products," he said. "The premium market, with premium referring to 'affordable luxury', is where the big numbers are going to be. It's ...

  4. Business - Money

    Ireland – time to buy property again?

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 09:04pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... wanting to borrow. Anyway, bottom fishers have kept an eagle eye on the Irish housing market and now, with distressed sales about to begin in earnest, the real bargain hunters are asking: ... lived miles out of town, Irish nationals are no longer up for two-hour commutes. And overseas Irish buyers and foreigners can afford to be picky. They are seeking the prime residential areas ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    House rules in sale of land to official

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:23am by Howard Winn

    ... that the land Lam bought had already been the subject of two previous approvals. One, in 1995, was for a small house. The other was for three small houses. This planning approval lapsed in August last ... was no guarantee that the redevelopment proposal in respect of the lots would ultimately be approved by his office". Approval was conditional on ascertaining that the lots had "house ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Dublin – repossessions start soon

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 09:26pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Buying price points are now good, with the average asking prices for south Dublin houses now 53% down form the peak of 2008. Meanwhile, prime Dublin residential yields are now among the most ... properties purchased in this period will not pay CGT if held for seven years. Fundamentally, Burke is all about location. "In Dublin, go for the most affordable property in the prime districts ...

  7. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Why divorce and remarriage rates matter for housing demand in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:02am by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong HK's high rate of marriage break-up leaves forecasters of housing demand stumbling in the dark, especially with reliance on a flawed 'sharing' ratio Divorced from realty The prices of small housing units are showing signs of moving up again, suggesting that underlying demand is still strong. Home prices in Hong Kong have escalated since the 1980s ...

  8. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Wharf's purchase of Crawford House in Central marks strategic shift

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 02:15pm by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Acquisition of Crawford House from Wheelock comes as weak mainland development sector prompts move to focus on investment properties Wharf deal for Centralbuilding marks key shift Wharf (Holdings) has acquired Crawford House from Wheelock & Co for about HK$2.69 billion, as part of a shift to focus more on investment properties given the softness ...

  9. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    NDRC orders probe into housing bond sales

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Investigation aims to clamp down on misuse of funds for affordable homes, irregular financing NDRC orders probe into housing bond sales The mainland's top economic planning agency has ordered a nationwide investigation of how proceeds of bond sales meant to finance affordable-housing projects have been used, said two people with direct knowledge ...

  10. Business - Commodities - MINING

    New Afghan mining law lacks transparency, say experts

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 01:06am by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... standards and could encourage further conflict and corruption. President Hamid Karzai signed the Law on Mines after it was finally passed, more than a year after being tabled, by the lower house ... from the sector JAVED NOORANI, AFGHANISTAN EXPERT "The house approved the law with a new article, and based on it, 5 per cent of mining income will be spent on the people of the provinces ...




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