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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong banks must get their own house in order

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:26pm by ANTHONY MURPHY

    ... Anthony Murphy Anthony Murphy expects intense regulatory scrutiny over forex trading Hong Kong banks must get their own house in order The Hong Kong Monetary Authority confirmed last week ... of price fixing and disclose any questionable activity to their boards and regulatory agencies. Second, banks need to thoroughly review their governance frameworks in order to identify and fill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1471230/hong-kong-banks-must-get-their-own-house-order
  2. Comment - Blogs

    All quiet at Gresham's auction house in Hong Kong, a year after its debut

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 09:50am by Chris Oliver

    ... Chris Oliver Not much is going on these days at Gresham’s Ltd, the auction house in Ap Lei Chau which garnered a lot of local press coverage during its debut last spring. ... signs seem to point to the demise of Gresham’s, although it’s hard to be sure without speaking to Stephen Freeman, the U.S. founder of the auction house, and better known as a co-owner of HK ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1461564/all-quiet-greshams-auction-house-hong-kong-year-after-its-debut
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Tepid market suggests target for private housing won't be met

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 06:12pm by Albert Cheng

    ... the best way forward is for it to use market prices to buy back the development rights to build public and subsidised public housing. That way, the government can follow market rules and respect ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says the administration should buy back MTR development rights for public housing rather than allow developers to reap huge profits Tepid market suggests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1441904/tepid-market-suggests-target-private-housing-wont-be-met
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Digesting the price

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 01:50am by Howard Winn

    ... recently when lawmakers were told that construction costs had tripled from HK$489 million to HK$1.5 billion. That's about eight times the price of the British facility. How can that be right ... Hong Kong needs a better system for managing its liquor licences.   High costs mean Lamma housing plan doesn't add up An early spanner has been thrown into government plans to provide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1448917/digesting-price
  5. 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: ... for the overseas investor used to be the difficulty of getting good data, but the introduction of the new Irish "Property Price Register" in 2012 allows transaction prices to be compared against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/wealth/article/1255820/ireland-time-buy-property-again
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Deliver flats at affordable prices

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:18am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Deliver flats at affordable prices There is no magic solution to the housing shortage in Hong Kong. Yet expectations have been raised ever since Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying pledged in his manifesto to provide more affordable housing. The stakes were raised even higher when the government committed to deliver 470,000 flats over the next decade, 40 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1438911/deliver-flats-affordable-prices
  7. 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 ... of 2014. Much depends how fast the banks deal with repossessions to allow the market to find a true price floor.  Bear in mind So you’ve decided to bid for a distressed Dublin home. Don’t expect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1255864/dublin-repossessions-start-soon
  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    China's built enough housing for everyone. Where is it all?

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... housing for everyone. Where is it all? In the mainland's big cities - just as in Hong Kong - officials are struggling to contain rising property prices. There, as here, home prices have risen ... And the government's latest Monthly Digest of Statistics says Hong Kong has a housing stock of 2.64 million units. That means there is a surplus of around 240,000 homes. Yet prices continue to soar, and in one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1205768/chinas-built-enough-housing-everyone-where-it-all
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must keep its public housing malls from private hands

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 07:53pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says we must monitor Housing Authority plans for the commercial facilities under its care, to prevent any further sell-off Residents won't welcome more Link-style management of public housing malls History has a habit of repeating itself, but unfortunately we don't always learn our lessons. I recently wrote about The Link Reit trying to join ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1431983/hong-kong-must-keep-its-public-housing-malls-private-hands
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    CY Leung's housing policies have made situation worse

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 06:31pm by Albert Cheng

    ... housing- snatching up second-hand HOS flats in anticipation of rising demand. Eventually, prices of second-hand HOS units rose sharply, at the same time boosting the prices of private housing at the lower end of the market. Unscrupulous property developers of luxury apartments immediately took advantage and raised prices further. As a result, our housing prices are still among the most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1422101/cy-leungs-housing-policies-have-made-situation-worse

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