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  1. Costs to rise for top-end office space

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ernest Kong While face rents for grade-A offices remain stagnant, the cost of renting top-end commercial space is forecast to increase about 25 per cent next year as landlords reduce incentives to tenants. Jones Lang LaSalle managing director Fung Kin-keu ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Affordable homes remain a distant dream despite curbs

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 02:58am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Mainlanders and investors return to the market after developers offer subsidies on stamp duties Affordable homes remain a distant dream despite curbs The government's ... consultant Knight Frank shows prices have fallen only 3 per cent since the government introduced further housing measures in February. Many end-users are therefore still finding it difficult to buy ...

  3. Australians squeezed by runaway property prices

    Posted Jun 29th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... The findings, presented yesterday at a national housing affordability summit in Canberra, added weight to fears that first-time home-buyers were in danger of being priced out of the market. The housing ... major blowout in our national household debt'. Last week a government agency, the Productivity Commission, called on Prime Minister John Howard to improve the affordability of housing ...

  4. Property - International - SWEDEN

    Sweden's opposition party pushes for lower mortgage rates

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:43am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Stockholm Social Democrats take lead in national election with plans to make housing more affordable Opposition party pushes for lower mortgage rates Sweden's Social ... to make housing more affordable. Andersson also suggested relaxing some rules designed to stem the growth in household debt, which is at a record high. The Social Democrats' embrace ...

  5. News - World - CANADA

    Vancouver mayoral candidate Meena Wong proposes tax on vacant homes

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 03:03pm by Ian Young

    ... candidate Wong said there were high vacancy rates in parts of Vancouver in spite of a shortage of affordable housing. She said asking part-time residents to pay if they wanted to leave ... city] so much, then do something to make this city even better," said Wong, who has made housing affordability a key platform in her campaign for the mayorship of a city whose real estate ...

  6. Office rents expected to set the pace this year

    Posted Apr 13th 2005, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... could grow at a stronger pace. Mr Tsang said luxury residential leasing would be helped by the influx of expatriates, companies' raising their staff housing budgets and limited supply. He ... and expectations of rising housing budgets. Grade-A office rents had gained 12 per cent in the first quarter and the increase for the full year would reach 40 per cent, he said. According to CB Richard ...

  7. There's no mastermind behind my case, says Link challenger

    Posted Dec 17th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... to the privatisation of Housing Authority assets. Lo Siu-lang, 67, also denied knowing lawmaker Albert Cheng King-hon, who paid her court costs. Speaking before yesterday's Court of Appeal ruling against ... the decision to take the Housing Authority to court. Mrs Lo, a social welfare recipient, said she decided to try to block the listing because she feared that goods sold at public housing malls would ...

  8. Luxury rents stay modest

    Posted Jul 21st 2004, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... these days because of the 20 per cent fall in rentals over 2002 and last year. Mr Smith said multinational companies were including housing benefits in the overall salary rather than providing a separate housing allowance in their packages for staff. 'This trend has prompted some tenants to be a lot more cost-conscious when it comes to accommodation,' he said. 'New expats ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong cannot afford the false luxury of wasting water

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 03:15am by SU LIU

    ... Su Liu Su Liu calls for holistic management of Hong Kong's water resources, which means officials must do more to capture and recycle wastage A closed loop In his policy address last week, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying made it clear that "Hong Kong needs sustained economic growth to address issues such as poverty, housing, an ageing society, environmental protection ...

  10. Property - International

    London house prices seen falling as BOE acts to cool market

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:31am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Prices ease in London as BOE curbs risks London house prices rose at their slowest pace in 15 months last month and values are expected to fall as Bank of England (BOE) ... see declines than increases and is the weakest reading since May 2012. London has led the surge in British house prices in the past year, prompting central bank officials to announce measures ...




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