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  1. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Shanghai drivers fume over car plate auctions

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:33am by Alice Yan

    ... auctions Shanghai's system for car plate auctions is broken and the government appears at a loss for a solution. More people are taking part in the monthly auctions, but the number of permits ... over newly acquired plates to a car owner. And because the auction is held online, a fast internet connection is often a deciding factor in the final furious minutes of bidding. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:52am by STAFF

    ... president-elect Jean-Claude Juncker who chose her as vice-president.   Vintage Apple computer to be auctioned A vintage Apple I computer is to be sold to the highest bidder at a Bonham auction in New ...

  3. Comment - Blogs - WINE

    HK$14,000-a-glass wine: what is it good for?

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:04pm by Mischa Moselle

    ... was bought to be drunk. It happens. Corkscrews were invented for a reason. The press release from Sotheby’s, the auction house that sold the wine, breaks this down to HK$13,768 per glass. This may ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 17, 2014

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:55am by LETTERS

    ... should also be allocating more land to public housing projects and auctioning less of it to private developers. There must be more redevelopment projects on land that is no longer being used. ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    All quiet at Gresham's auction house in Hong Kong, a year after its debut

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 09:50am by Chris Oliver

    ... Chris Oliver Not much is going on these days at Gresham’s Ltd, the auction house in Ap Lei Chau which garnered a lot of local press coverage during its debut last spring. There are no events slated for this year on the auctioneer’s website. In fact, references to a rare and fine wine sale back in September are said to be “upcoming”. On another page, an interiors sale scheduled ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Occupy has shown us a car-free Central

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:18am by Howard Winn

    ... expensive handbags to look forward to. Christies is holding an auction on November 24 of handbags and accessories. It estimates, for example, that a Hermes Birkin is worth HK$350,000 to HK$450,000. ...

  7. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - LYNAM UP

    Japanese whisky is popular with collectors, and prices are rising

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:16pm by Robin Lynam

    ... at Bonhams Hong Kong Gallery in One Pacific Place, starting at 7pm. Billed as "Asia's largest Japanese whisky auction," the catalogue lists 200 lots of rare Japanese spirits, as well ... the past five years, and prices have risen accordingly. "Bonhams Hong Kong started auctioning Japanese whisky in 2012 when we anticipated the overwhelming demand for collectable Japanese ...

  8. Business - Money

    China art auctions – a great money laundry

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 09:19am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... the United States for the first time in 2010. Sales in 2013 were 57 billion yuan (HK$72.5 billion). But it’s been a bumpy ride, with a major hiccup in 2012. The China Association of Auctioneers (CAA) and international art group Artnet reported 788 auctions in 2012 made Rmb29 billion – half last year’s figure. The 2012-2011 wobble, according to the CAA, was due to “only half of the works offered ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Land prices in Beijing cool despite government’s best efforts

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 12:28pm by Langi Chiang

    ... record sums. But, on August 25, the government reposted for sale another plot, in a luxury residential area, cutting the minimum required bid to 4.23 billion yuan. An auction for the site about a month earlier, with a minimum bid of 4.6 billion yuan, failed to attract any bidders. The two incidents send a mixed message. Some industry experts reckon the auction of the site ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    Art auctions – Chinese collectors buying their past

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 09:39am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Anna Healy Fenton anna.fenton@scmp.com You can’t move in Hong Kong at the moment without bumping into someone headed to an art auction or an art fair. The market for Chinese art has exploded over the last decade, but then it sagged, and now seems to be surging at full speed again. The statistics for the Sotheby’s auction in New York last month were staggering, with records ...




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