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  1. Comment - Letters

    Only way to conserve Lugard Road property is to keep it as residence

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 04:42am by LETTERS

    ... Only way to conserve Peak property is to keep it as residence I agree with the letter by J. Lee Rofkind (" Conversion to hotel will not save mansion ", July 26). She ... the hotel development, and I lived at 27 Lugard Road for over 12 years. Based on my knowledge and experience of the property and its neighbourhood, am I, according to Dr Lee, "completely wrong, ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Property market corrections will benefit end users and real economy

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 06:23pm by WINSTON MOK

    ... Winston Mok Winston Mok says inevitable corrections to China's property market will direct capital to places where there is genuine need for property developments and to other ... of Beijing are coming down, while prime properties in central Beijing are still seeing record prices. China's real estate markets will become increasingly differentiated. Central locations ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs to outlaw growing practice of upskirting

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 12:30pm by SU-MEI THOMPSON, LISA MOORE

    ... loitering laws or public order laws, while the offence of outraging public decency is harder to prove. While the rates of prosecution and conviction are generally very low, last year a property ... upskirting. Earlier this year, Kyoto passed a newly revised ordinance banning surreptitious filming in public places. Australia and New Zealand are among the countries that have legislation ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Property agents will be watching this one closely

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 12:58am by Howard Winn

    ... modestly describes it as "a stunning 2,400 square feet property with sweeping, panoramic harbour views on upper Stubbs Road in Mid-Levels." The property is clearly in a most suitable ... is also included in the sale. If Espinasse sells his property as a result of its exposure on Facebook this could start an uncomfortable trend for property agents.   Picture perfect Good to see ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    How Hong Kong's propertied class found favour with the government

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:31am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com How the propertied class found favour It's rare to find lawmakers Alan Leong Ka-kit and Abraham Razack on the same side of the fence. But the arch pan-democrat and the property tycoons' man in Legco have both come down hard on the government for selling land to private developers or converting it to other uses. It was originally earmarked ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 1, 2014

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:55am by LETTERS

    ... Alternatives, a citizen advocacy group, has worked tirelessly for a "property development free" cultural district as a pure cultural green park. This new plan is totally unacceptable, ... "facts on the ground", mirrors propaganda by Hamas. Hamas is designated a terrorist organisation by the European Union, Canada, Australia and the US. It started the current war ...

  7. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Entrusted loans can be an opaque state of affairs in China

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 01:21am by Shirley Yam

    ... of pledge cannot be found An internet search showed Jin Choi is an infrastructure and property developer owned by the Shouguang city government, which is also the single largest shareholder ... petrochemical companies and property developers. All these numbers may not sound too alarming. But Shouguang is only a county-level city in Shandong with a population of 1.1 million and an annual fiscal ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Steep management fees defeat purpose of providing affordable homes

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:26am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Costly lesson on affordable homes High property prices make home ownership a distant goal for many Hongkongers. Even for those who can afford it, the goal is achieved only with great effort. Emptying one's savings for a down payment is usually just the beginning. Mortgage repayments can be so steep they often eat up a big chunk of monthly incomes. Those priced out ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Superpower weddings

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 01:16am by Howard Winn

    ... where appropriate. We have also invited representatives from the Fire Services Department to hold safety talks to familiarise the property management team and tenants with fire precautions ...

  10. Business - Money - THE VIEW

    Fund managers need some iPhone inspiration

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 10:39am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... and bonds (the MPF and most hedge funds included), and indeed property. Rising rates imply that investment portfolios will need to access asset classes that diversify and protect investors, like agricultural land, hard and soft commodities, insurance products, arbitrage funds, private equity, new technologies, and commercial property. These investments are typically closed to all ...




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