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  1. House prices drop 19pc amid discounts

    Posted May 12th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li, Yvonne Liu

    ... Sandy Li and Yvonne Liu in Beijing Mainland home prices have tumbled by as much as 19 per cent this month as developers resort to wide-scale price discounting in a bid to lure wary buyers back to the stagnating property market. Guangzhou-based Evergrande Real Estate Group fired the first salvo in the latest discount war on May 5 when it said it was slashing prices in 40 projects ...

  2. Bleak houses

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Divia Harilela

    ... the fashion world was booming: houses such as Louis Vuitton were opening new stores and entering new markets, while limited-edition products with six-digit price tags were selling out before they hit ... after,' he says. While many brands and retailers are trying to remain positive about sales next season, the big question on consumers' minds is whether prices will go down. Towards the end ...

  3. Housing estate patients face higher clinic fees

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... consultation fees,' he said. Dr Choi Wai-wan, a spokesman with the Practising Estate Doctors' Association, agreed. The association, with 150 members who run clinics at housing estates, has ... after rents reach market levels,' said Choi, adding that clinic doctors were also facing financial pressure from drug price rises. According to the agreement, The Link will also be required ...

  4. Cathay pilots narrowly reject deal to cut housing allowances

    Posted Feb 29th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Cathay Pacific pilots have thrown out a deal that would have seen housing allowances of up to $58,000 a month, given to expatriate staff, slashed by nearly 15 per cent. They voted narrowly ... a deal on housing allowances have been 'left on the table' while the two parties move on to discuss other issues, including rostering, according to a union source speaking yesterday. ...

  5. HK, Korean owners slash asking prices

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Many flat owners at Wangjing New City, a private housing estate in Beijing's Chaoyang district, are Korean. The average price in the estate was 10,000 yuan (HK$11,300) per square metre ... million yuan three years ago for a 600 sq metre mansion in Changning. At the end of last year the buyer appointed agents to sell the house at an asking price of 90 million yuan, which was about 15 ...

  6. Drivers say poor Link car park services fail to justify price hikes

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... when they were privatised by the Housing Authority in 2005. The survey, by the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, canvassed 401 drivers using The Link's car ... private parking charges had remained stable. 'We've seen the prices going higher and higher, but the service is lagging far behind,' Mr Or said. A spokeswoman for The Link ...

  7. Talking shop

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng In 2004, when I challenged the Housing Authority's proposal to sell off its assets at cut-rate prices, I was prompted by a sense of justice to protect the wider public ... Court judge Mr Justice Michael Hartmann pointed out in his ruling that public housing tenants were entitled to defend their rights by seeking redress in court, and society should respect ...

  8. China Gas price declines following news of fraud

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China Gas Holdings' share price dived by 18.3 per cent after it revealed on Monday night that two of its directors had been detained in Shenzhen since mid-December ... the company's growth outlook until its new leadership develops a successful track record,' a Citi analyst said in a research report. The brokerage slashed its target price on China Gas shares from ...

  9. Mainland price pinch on power producers

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Mainland power producers face another tough year as spot-market coal prices head higher, warn analysts. Unless Beijing lifts administrative controls on the price at which ... their asking prices for this year's annual contracts for power-station coal at not higher than those charged last year. The move was seen as an attempt to combat widespread losses in the power ...

  10. Consumers pay the price for scarce water

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... their feelings on websites such as Jin Yang Wang or Golden Sheep Web. 'Every time when there's a public hearing, it must be about price increases,' Liang, a retired teacher, said in a recent post. 'And we don't have a big say in it.' The price of water is central to Beijing's twin goals of providing the mainland's 1.3 billion citizens with clean water, ...




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