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  1. Expert says approach is unsystematic

    Posted Feb 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... discloses what minimum price will trigger an auction, and there is no way the market knows how it sets its minimum price. 'Its approach is: 'Just come in and you will see if there's an auction.' 'I think there is room for improvement here,' Professor Chau said. If the government had a mechanism to reveal its reserve price, this would help stabilise property prices, he ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Business - Companies - THE INTERVIEW

    Driven into the job- by a love affair with wine

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 05:47am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The joys of a fine vintage has seen Robert Sleigh rise from delivery driver to running an auction house and retail shop serving the finest wines Driven ... business at Sotheby's Asia and has handled and delivered more than US$500 million worth of wine sold through auction in Hong Kong. Sleigh started his career with Haynes Hanson and Clark, which ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Star Wars princess a beacon for needy kids as Carrie Fisher visits Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 04:37am by STEVE DUNTHORNE

    ... as he found out about the organisation. As well as organising Fisher's visit, he donated signed posters to auction off from some of the hit comedies he has filmed over the years, including ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - World - ART

    Monet’s Water Lilies sells for HK$418 million at London auction

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... in New York and the Musee National d'Art Moderne in Paris. Pool of Water Lilies (Le Bassin aux Nympheas), from the same series, still holds the record for a Monet painting sold at auction ... which also achieved the second-highest price ever paid for one of his works at auction. The 1927 piece, which went for £15.2 million, features a distinctive prime colour combination ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    SCMP charity art auction features work by major Chinese artists

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:49am by ISABELLA CHEUK

    ... Isabella Cheuk Works by local and mainland artists to go under the hammer this autumn in a charity auction organised by the Post, writes Isabella Cheuk A show of hands A new work by Zeng Fanzhi will lead a charity art auction organised by the South China Morning Post this autumn. Snow, which has an estimated value of between HK$1 million and HK$1.6 million, will go under ...

  8. Timeless treasures

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 09:15am

    ... is definitely changing. Mainland Chinese are buying up Chinese relics that have left their country, almost in a patriotic frenzy to return them to their rightful home. Auction houses are getting record ... to avoid when buying from dealers or at auction. Overall buyers need to find a dealer they can trust just as one would in the art world.” ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    Carrie Fisher, in Hong Kong for charity ball, revels in Star Wars legacy

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 08:37am by STEVE DUNTHORNE

    ... to sign an item for an auction that was expected to help raise HK$3.8 million for needy children. “If [only] the people who are bidding on it knew what it took to get that stupid poster,” he said ...

  10. Writer's family seeks halt to manuscript sale

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com The family of writer Zhou Zuoren, who died in 1967, has demanded the cancellation of a weekend auction of a manuscript they say was looted from their home by Red Guards in the Cultural Revolution. Zhou's grandson Zhou Jiyi said yesterday that his lawyers had also sent a letter to China Guardian Auctions asking it to reveal the client's ...




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