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  1. 30-year wait and still in a communal home

    Posted Mar 01st 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... last night. As the eldest of four brothers, Loi-fu applied for the right to build a house at a concessionary land price under the small house policy when he was 17. 'Now I have four ... enjoy the privilege of building a small house for nothing. But then we have sacrificed a lot,' he said. 'The government all these years has bought much of our land at very cheap prices ...

  2. High rents, food costs drive CPI up to 6.3pc

    Posted Aug 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... that full-year inflation would be more than 6 per cent. A government spokesman said inflation edged up mainly because of the sustained increase in food prices and a pickup in private housing rent rises. ... elevated compared with a year earlier. Also, the earlier surges in private housing rents will increasingly be reflected in consumer price inflation in the coming months,' he said. ...

  3. Falling charges for fuel and electricity trigger drop in inflation

    Posted Nov 21st 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... housing tenants a three-month rent holiday and given every household a HK$300-a-month subsidy towards their electricity bills. The biggest price rises were for food, up 14 per cent overall ... than a year earlier, thanks to the electricity subsidy. Alcoholic drinks and tobacco, housing and durable goods all cost slightly less than a year earlier. A government spokesman said external ...

  4. Unions view cuts to civil perks as acceptable

    Posted Sep 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Martin Wong

    ... Kwok-biu, chairman of the Civil Service General Union, said keeping housing benefits at current levels was wise as property prices had been rising and it would not be right to cut subsidies. Howard ...

  5. Lies fuel sales of digital TV boxes to dupes

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man, Martin Wong

    ... electronic-devices companies or were representatives of companies authorised by the Housing Department, and tried to mislead the victims into buying their products,' Wong said. Police said the victims ... at work,' Wong said. 'They would also try to push the victims to make the decision quickly by offering them a discount and saying the discounted price would soon become unavailable.' Wong ...

  6. A year's free calls? We'll win on service, says PCCW

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Michael Logan

    ... that it will cut prices to keep customers. Hong Kong Broadband Network, which has 260,000 customers, is offering residents of about 20 public and private housing estates 12 months free service if they sign ... Communications said it would not join the price war. 'We have not intention to participate in any price war. We believe in value for money and we have confidence that our service quality can win us ...

  7. More ready to recycle mooncake boxes as festival draws near

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Every year the environmental group urges housing estates to collect mooncake boxes from households to minimise waste after the Mid-Autumn Festival. 'The 150 estates managed by the Housing Authority, the 40 estates managed by the Housing Society and many private estates have joined our campaign this year,' the group's environmental affairs officer, Michelle Au Wing-tsz, said. ...

  8. Vendors step up fight over rental contracts

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... their stalls at the Choi Ming wet market to protest outside Government House and the headquarters of The Link yesterday. Some carried banners reading: 'The Link's management ... as vendors would be forced to raise their prices. Vendors dropped plans for another closure today. Last Thursday, they suspended operations to demand that The Link ensure a reasonable rent increase. ...

  9. Tenants cool on market rentals

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... the department leased only 306 stalls of 1,557 it had offered at reserve prices 60 to 80 per cent below the going rate. 'It is a very poor response, of course,' said Mr Li, chairman ... shops and car parks in housing estates that were formerly owned by the government. 'The vacancy rate of The Link Management is quite low and it is very innovative in its leases. 'It ...

  10. Money, it seems, can't buy happiness, survey shows

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Also, they have gained more from recent government relief measures, like the additional MPF [Mandatory Provident Fund] contribution and the public housing rental waiver.' But while ... is not much the government can do to assist them. The most practical relief measure that it can do is try to stabilise property prices.' While the happiness index for people with monthly ...




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