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  1. Learning from 'jasmine revolutions', but it's not about democracy

    Posted Apr 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to join the Communist Party- for all the privileges that party cadres have.' The central government called for city governments to announce their targets for the control of housing prices by the end of March, but only one city, Beijing, pledged that the government would seek to lower the price of ordinary housing units from their 2010 level. Other cities that set price-control targets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/964619/learning-jasmine-revolutions-its-not-about-democracy
  2. What's On

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... April 29 'China Property Market Policy Reform and Insight' is a roundtable lunch organised by the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce. Rising housing prices due to factors ... property analysts and end users. The speaker will discuss the situation in China's urban housing market and offer his opinions and analysis. Speaker Yu Kam-hung, senior managing director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/635238/whats
  3. HK prices world's second-highest

    Posted Mar 17th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... inflation-adjusted gains in a survey of 34 property markets last year, followed by Taiwan. The 2009 survey of residential property prices showed Hong Kong housing prices ended the year up 20.8 per cent ... Peggy Sito Hong Kong has become the world's second-most expensive city in terms of housing values, topped only by New York, says online research company Global Property Guide. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708839/hk-prices-worlds-second-highest
  4. Beijing likely to ease housing policy next year

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Beijing will likely ease its housing policy in the second quarter of next year to prevent a wave of real-estate bankruptcies, Standard Chartered Bank analysts say yesterday. The forecasts follow Beijing's reiteration last week that it would maintain its 'unswerving stance' on regulation of the property market to make housing prices ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987666/beijing-likely-ease-housing-policy-next-year
  5. Property reform short-lived in the face of vested interests

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao sternly pledged to curb the precipitous rise in housing prices- three state-owned enterprises grabbed three pieces of land in Beijing at record-high prices. On April 19, the State Council issued an order to cool the property market and, for the first time, held provincial officials responsible for skyrocketing housing prices. All but 16 central state-owned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723265/property-reform-short-lived-face-vested-interests
  6. Talking points

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ecclestone (left) insists the race will go ahead after last year's was cancelled, while circuit chairman Zayed Al Zayani is defending the decision. Data on mainland house prices due for release China's National Bureau of Statistics announces data on house sales and prices in 70 cities for March tomorrow. The value of homes sold in the first quarter of the year across the mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998382/talking-points
  7. HK's well-being relies on unity

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... from further smear tactics. It could equally be seen as a call to focus on public concern over housing prices, pollution, income inequality and the perception of government collusion ... the income gap is wider, housing less affordable and the air less breathable. But has Hong Kong really changed that much? Perceptions may have changed, sharpened by revelations of the scandals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995303/hks-well-being-relies-unity
  8. Singapore prices surge

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Singapore's residential market recorded the largest gains in property prices last year since the peak in 1996 and expects to see a further 10 per cent increase this year. An index of private housing prices in Singapore has risen 15.5 per cent since the beginning of last year, according to CB Richard Ellis. Joseph Tan, a director of the residential department at CB ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/592056/singapore-prices-surge
  9. Fair warning

    Posted May 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... and the neighbourhood they know. Had this happened five years ago, they could afford something better, but housing prices have more than doubled since then.' She said a majority of Shanghai residents ... who see the city's redevelopment as benefiting the rich and the foreigners, while the soaring cost of housing drives out those on low incomes. Liu Li, an office worker, said the poor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547134/fair-warning
  10. Capital idea?

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by B.J. Lee

    ... would ease, while provincial areas- which have for decades, if not centuries, been excluded from development- would be revived. Sky-high property prices in Seoul would decline, while land and house prices in regional areas would rise. When he first proposed the move, not many people took it seriously. Former president Park Chung-hee played with the same idea decades ago, but the plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/460765/capital-idea

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