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  1. Going, going, gone! Sold on a career

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Olivia Chavassieu An auctioneer runs auctions, selling things at public sales. The most famous auctions are of art, but auctioneers can also sell antiques, property, wine, industrial equipment and even livestock. Young Post meets Elaine Kwok, who works as an auctioneer for renowned art auction house, Christie's. Requirements You need to be good with numbers since you have ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ART

    Artist Cui Ruzhuo puts auction blunder behind him with launch of Hong Kong museum

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 08:06pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... in his name Artist focuses on dreams, not rubbish blunder His HK$28 million painting might have been accidentally thrown into the trash after a blunder at an art auction in Hong Kong in April, ... was a huge success and it boosted my impact in Hong Kong," he said. Cleaners at the Poly Auction Hong Kong sale apparently mistook the second top lot, Cui's Snowy Mountain, which was sold ...

  3. Tung Chung site fetches HK$3.4b in lacklustre sale

    Posted May 12th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito, Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu and Peggy Sito The big hitters of the Hong Kong property scene stayed out of a lacklustre government land auction yesterday, a sign they are waiting on the sidelines to see ... Analysts believed the auction could be a turning point for the market, and revised downwards by 15 to 30 per cent their forecasts of prices at auctions over the next two months. The government ...

  4. Asian auction houses starting to come of age

    Posted May 17th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Better-than-expected sales of contemporary art at a sale organised by four Asian auctioneers has boosted confidence that such events could become the region's answer to those of giants Christie's and Sotheby's. The auction was timed to coincide with an international art fair in the city. Sales of eastern and western contemporary art at the inaugural ...

  5. Beijing starts land list auction

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu The Beijing government launched a land application list system in the capital last week to avoid unsuccessful auctions of sites available for sale. The local government placed ... of the site. 'Last year, we saw many sites withdrawn from the tender or auction owing to poor market response,' said Mr Li. 'The new policy and the sites on offer can help the government ...

  6. Sotheby's files suit over unpaid HK$6.8m bid

    Posted Aug 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The auction house filed the writ against Tang Ju this week claiming he successfully bid on Luo Zhongli's End of Year at an auction in April. 'Despite repeated requests and demands, ... by almost HK$5,000 each day- the claim said. Mr Tang never took possession of the 1981 painting, but all buyers signed a contract requiring them to cover winning bids after the auction ended, ...

  7. Business - Companies - E-COMMERCE

    Sotheby’s, eBay team up for online auctions

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:57am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Two of the biggest names in auction sales, the venerable Sotheby’s and digital pioneer eBay, said they are joining forces to make it easier to buy antiques, collectibles and works of fine art online. The two firms plan to stream selected auctions with live bidding in real time late this year or early next year from Sotheby’s New York headquarters. The deal ...

  8. Magazines - Style - INSIDE SCOOP

    Bulgari Serpenti watch sets new world record price at auction

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:15pm by EILEEN LIU

    ... Eileen Liu Snake charm A new world record was set as a rare enamel and diamond Bulgari serpent motif watch designed in 1965 fetched more than US$1 million at Christie's in London from a private collection. The amount tripled the estimated price for a ...

  9. Classics rev up a fortune

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... auctioneers Coys. 'We are seeing traditional investors moving away from financial markets and looking at investments that are more tangible,' he said ahead of the COYS True Greats sale, where 36 cars were auctioned at London's Royal Horticultural Halls this week. There is still plenty of cash around for collectibles in the crisis-hit West. A silver Aston Martin DB5 ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance

    US government auction of bitcoins attests to virtual currency's appeal

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:08am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Despite the plunge in the virtual currency's value, investors are lining up for US sale Auction attests to bitcoin's appeal Buyers from Wall Street ... Francisco hedge fund backed by Fortress Investment, and SecondMarket, a New York brokerage, are among those seeking to buy bitcoins from the US government at an auction tomorrow. A broad swathe ...




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