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  1. Slow sales in new homes dent demand for land, says academic

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng A slowdown in sales of new homes since a land auction in September has dampened developers' appetite for land, an academic said after another month in which no bid was received to trigger a government auction of sites for development. The new-homes market had been relatively quiet over the past six months and this was having a major impact on market sentiment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/544729/slow-sales-new-homes-dent-demand-land-says-academic
  2. More land for auction; bid system still a gripe

    Posted Mar 18th 2006, 12:00am by May Chan, Peggy Sito

    ... available for auction, the inflexible application list system is still under fire. The list of sites for auction comprises 28 rolled over from the current financial year, ending March 31, and 17 new ones. Under the application-list system, developers can trigger an auction for a site by making a bid equal to at least 80 per cent of the government's reserve price, which it does ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/540948/more-land-auction-bid-system-still-gripe
  3. Change of approach needed on land supply

    Posted Mar 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Land auctions hold a special allure in Hong Kong. It is fascinating to see developers congregating inside a big hall and bidding to pay billions of dollars for the right to develop a site. As the hammer goes down, analysts quickly work their calculators to see how much the flats or office space that will come onto the market a few years down the road may fetch. The auction results also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/540933/change-approach-needed-land-supply
  4. Homeowners in old building upbeat

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for redevelopment, but their plans have been thwarted by a few diehards and opportunistic developers. The relaxation will lift interest among developers in a public auction planned for the 45-year-old ... a repair, some owners will oppose it as it is expensive and then some will say it is not worth doing,' she said. Ms Lam, a member of the auction organising committee, said some owners, mostly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539680/homeowners-old-building-upbeat
  5. Auction an exercise in self-discovery

    Posted Dec 15th 2006, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans You've got HK$2,000 to spend at an auction. The list of items to bid for include: your very own desert island; a maid who will do your cooking and cleaning; a credit card with an unlimited budget; an adventurous life; a successful job. And that's just five of them. There are 26 of these items, including being self-confident, knowing yourself, and being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/575436/auction-exercise-self-discovery
  6. first person

    Posted Dec 07th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... As told to Simon Parry Vinci Chang, head of Chinese contemporary art sales for Christie's Hong Kong, recalls the auction room atmosphere when Xu Beihong's Slave and Lion sold 11 ... that if people are really keen on a good piece, they are willing to pay much more for it. There were a lot of new faces in the auction room, and most of the new people coming into the market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/574429/first-person
  7. Going, going...

    Posted Mar 14th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Hodgson, who has just returned after graduating from the World Wide College of Auctioneering in the US. The six-month course trains students in the American style of auctioneering, which according ... a name for himself in this untapped field and is willing to donate his services to any of the city's charities in need of a professional auctioneer. Takers can contact him ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/540337/going-going
  8. Developer joins land auctions call

    Posted May 30th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Yvonne Liu

    ... for the government to resume regular land auctions, saying the application list system had been favouring large companies. Lui Chi-wo, chairman of K Wah International, also said that while the application list system could co-exist with regular auctions, there was a need for reform. Since January 2004, most land has been sold using the application list system instead of regular auctions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/550834/developer-joins-land-auctions-call
  9. Auction of Mao portrait called off at 'suggestion' of authorities

    Posted May 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Mainland authorities have effectively banned the controversial auction of a Mao Zedong portrait that set the standard for reproductions of the late leader's image, by 'suggesting' the auctioneer not put the painting up for public sale. Beijing-based Huachen Auctions was entrusted by an unnamed American-Chinese seller with the auctioning of the portrait on June 3, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/550482/auction-mao-portrait-called-suggestion-authorities
  10. Lo gear up for grabs

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Singer Justin Lo Ting-wei may have made several unsuccessful bids for gadgets online, but this time he's taking a different route and putting his own gear under the hammer. Lo (below) will auction six T-shirts and bracelets he wore in commercials for fast-food chain KFC. The auction will run from August 3 to September 18, and those interested can bid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558343/lo-gear-grabs

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