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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Population size is only one factor in influencing property prices

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHUNG

    ... of population During a recent discussion with business school students at Tsinghua University the question arose as to whether real estate prices would fall if populations began declining. This is certainly likely, yet it is still just one possibility, and the notion that fewer people leads to lower property prices is not always destiny. Here's why. First, population does not have ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    We must reform how we price the land we need for new homes

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:00am by CHARLES CHAN

    ... and there is still a long road ahead before the plan materialises. Given Hong Kong's expanding population and people's quest for better living environments, demand for housing will always be high. ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Housing challenges of China's urban explosion

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by GRAHAM ROBINSON

    ... years and average 7.1 per cent over the forecast period as a whole. But what does this look like day to day? In the 1980s, only 15 per cent of China's population lived in urban areas. Economic development since then has been more rapid in coastal provinces, with people moving to more urban areas for work. This means the urban population is currently around 50 per cent, ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    China's cities narrow gap with West in global survey

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Lam

    ... - will continue, according to Wealth-X, a global ultra-high-net-worth prospecting, intelligence and wealth due diligence firm. It said China's ultra-wealthy population would more than double by 2022. As its population shifts from the countryside into the cities, fast-growing urban centres are driving China's rise to the top of the global economic rankings. While most countries can boast ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Hong Kong takes welcome step to a sustainable future

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by NICHOLAS BROOKE

    ... of energy, water, and environmentally acceptable transport. Given our compact built environment and the density of population and development, there is not only the opportunity to achieve greater ... population today lives in cities and this is anticipated to rise to 70 per cent by 2030, underscoring the role of cities as engines of economic growth and the need to address the rise in carbon ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Global health care firms boost operations to tap into China market

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by SHAUN BRODIE

    ... health care firms expand in China The need to provide a high standard of health care for China's growing population has taken centre stage in terms of policy implementation and execution. And while providing for the health needs of the most populous nation on the planet presents policymakers with major challenges, given the economic, demographic, and policy fundamentals, the market ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    As Chinese e-commerce grows, logistics companies need to adapt

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by KATE BARROW

    ... million internet users compared to 500 million today, making it the biggest online population in the world. The internet is already an integral part of the retail experience for many Chinese ... cent, only one in three are using the internet to shop online. Estimates show that 30 million consumers, the equivalent of the population of Canada, are expected to make an online purchase ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Clear plan needed to address land supply and housing issues

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by NICHOLAS BROOKE

    ... stability. What few have yet to accept is that the starting point for any believable policy has to be population, and if we are to plan for the future we need a realistic and informed basis on which to do so. Our population is just over seven million and government predictions range from 8.5 million by 2039 to a forecast of 8.9 million. Either way, we cannot deal with such growth ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Mainland cities achieve growth through cluster effect

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by DAVID JI

    ... development of the emerging city clusters and the increased migration of rural to urban population, each city's urbanisation rate will see a rapid increase, bringing huge demand for real estate. ...



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