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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Middle-aged singles get public rental housing priority

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Middle-aged singles get housing priority Middle-aged singles will be given priority over young people in public rental housing applications under a revised points system announced yesterday. The measure was among a basket of proposals the Housing Authority's subsidised housing committee discussed to address the acute shortage of public rental housing in the city. "There may ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art house: Korean drama Family Ties analyses what it means to be related

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:31pm by DARCY PAQUET

    ... Text: Darcy Paquet What is it that makes a family? In past centuries, the answer to this question might have seemed obvious: blood ties are what define a family and hold it together. But of course, the 21st century answer to this question is much more com ...

  3. Property - International - CANADA

    Bank of Nova Scotia chief says fears of housing bubble exaggerated

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:09am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Modest credit growth and a stable job market mean fears are overblown while housing gains in Toronto are backed by a bigger population Forget bubble concerns, says Scotiabank chief Canadian concerns about a housing bubble are overblown in a country where credit growth is modest and the job market is stable, says Bank of Nova Scotia chief executive Brian Porter. ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    High house prices are a bigger problem than a lack of democracy

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 04:14am by LETTERS

    ... High house prices are a bigger problem than a lack of democracy Recent studies have found that 60 per cent to 90 per cent of new property developments have been snapped up by investors ... or private housing being built, Hong Kong's housing problems can never be solved and will only get worse. Another worrying trend is the construction of micro flats. For example, an initial plan ...

  5. News - World - US POLITICS

    Papers from Bill Clinton presidency show White House in spin mode

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:38am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Documents from Bill Clinton administration show efforts to manage media coverage of scandals over Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky Papers reveal a White House in spin mode White House staff under former president Bill Clinton explored ways to manage public relations and fend off the national press as a series of scandals brewed in the 1990s, a new batch ...

  6. News - World - ARCHIVES

    Clinton White House records set to be released by US National Archive

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:02am by AP

    ... Clinton's life as first lady, just as she ponders a bid for the White House in 2016. The 10,000 pages of records from the Clinton administration were expected touch on the investigation ... House counsel Vince Foster and the pardons Bill Clinton granted in his final hours as president. With these documents the National Archives will have released about 30,000 pages of papers since ...

  7. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Japan's top trading houses face huge write-downs

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:43am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Japan's top trading houses face huge write-downs Japan's five largest trading houses could face as much as 1.43 trillion yen (HK$102.5 billion) in write-downs on recently acquired shale, coal and iron ore assets, according to Daiwa Securities Group analyst Jiro Iokibe. The companies- the biggest is Mitsubishi Corp- have long specialised in acquiring raw ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Fixing Vancouver’s woeful wages won’t end the housing affordability crisis

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 11:37am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young in Vancouver The discussion about low incomes is overdue, but home prices remain the real issue It’s usually Vancouver’s crazy house prices that get the headlines, but the other ... a devastating statistic, and the discussion about incomes is very worthwhile and long overdue. But anyone who thinks that Vancouver’s housing affordability crisis can be successfully addressed ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    25+ Restaurants: Noodle shop House of Ho Yuen is proud to be a family business

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 10:37pm by JANICE LEUNG HAYES

    ... Text: Janice Leung Hayes Classic meets modern Opened in the 1960s in a former Wong Tai Sin shanty house area known as Ping Yeung New Village, House of Ho Yuen began as a simple street food ... and we want to be a great addition to the neighbourhood with good quality food."   House of Ho Yuen, shop 21, Lions Rise Mall, 8 Muk Lun Street, Wong Tai Sin, tel: 2323 1883. Open: 7am-11pm   ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art House: wartime animation Grave of the Fireflies is a depressing masterpiece

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 10:37pm by MARK SCHILLING

    ... Text: Mark Schilling Art House: GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES Isao Takahata's Grave of the Fireflies (1988) has been named one of the best animated films of all time; it also has been listed by Empire film magazine as one of the most depressing movies ever. In other words, it's a must-see film that will leave you in a puddle of tears — a reputation that has stopped many people from ...




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