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  1. Net auction service for armchair bidders

    Posted May 25th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Christie's is hoping a new online service in Hong Kong will help the international auction house reach out to a new generation of internet-savvy collectors who might feel more comfortable bidding with virtual auction paddles in the privacy of their living rooms. It will launch the Christie's Live service in Asia on Sunday, when it kicks off its Hong Kong ...

  2. Property deals to come under scrutiny

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Special deals struck between city governments and favoured property developers ahead of public auctions will come under increasing scrutiny on the mainland where regulations outlaw such private negotiations, consultants say. A crackdown on the practice common among second-tier city governments of tailoring auction conditions to suit a pre-selected bidder ...

  3. Fraud victim to auction jewellery

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung A man in the jewellery business who fell victim to fraud is selling his collection of expensive stones in an attempt to escape financial ruin. A fraud-recovery auction commissioned to First State Auctions will be held on National Day tomorrow at the Conrad International Hotel in Admiralty. On sale will be more than 200 items, including diamond pendants, earrings, ...

  4. 400,000 yuan for lucky L88888 plates

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li A motorist has paid 400,000 yuan for an auspicious car number plate at an auction in Huizhou, Guangdong province. The L88888 plates were the most sought after at the charity auction because of the five eights, which in Chinese sounds like 'fa', the Chinese word for making a fortune. The Yangcheng Evening News reported yesterday that bidding for the lucky ...

  5. What listing means in the land sale system

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A requirement that all government sites must be sold by way of public auction, tender and listing was introduced by the mainland government in 2004. But while tenders and auctions ... by the government without tendering, auction or listing, he added. ...

  6. Women's forum seeks single hunks to go under the hammer

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Kimberly Chou

    ... wolf-whistled at and harassed merely as a sex object? Well, here's your chance! The Hong Kong Women's Forum is gearing up for another bachelor auction for their annual charity dinner. ... will hold its third bachelor auction gala at the Island Shangri-La hotel on November 14. They're looking for guys between 30 and 60, handsome, successful, stylish, and with confidence ...

  7. Further fall in sales expected

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

    ... residential projects. The developers are waiting for the result of the land auction of the residential site in West Kowloon,' Mr Wong said. As the price of the site in West Kowloon was lower than ... said the impact from the auction on the property market would be limited. 'The residential sites sold at the previous land auctions fetched higher than expected prices. But prices ...

  8. Land-bid deposits may go

    Posted Feb 28th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... auctions despite lobbying by major developers including Sun Hung Kai Properties, Henderson Land and New World Development, sources said. A Housing, Planning and Lands Bureau spokesman confirmed ... to ensure that developers had the intention to proceed with a bid, the spokesman said. Under Lands Department rules, developers that meet the government's reserve price can trigger an auction ...

  9. Fine works of art set to go under the hammer

    Posted Nov 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chinese ceramics, sculptures and paintings from the US are among the items from auctioneer taking big strides in Asia Bonhams, one of the world's oldest and largest auctioneers of fine arts and antiques, signalled its arrival as a major force in Asia this year, opening up its first Hong Kong office and holding three inaugural auctions in May. The auction achieved ...

  10. Sale slammed

    Posted Sep 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A plan by Sotheby's to auction a bronze horse head, looted from the Summer Palace in Beijing in 1860, has been condemned by a mainland heritage group. Do you believe the auction should go ahead? Write to us ...




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