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  1. Building sales and purchase agreements reach 13,690 for November

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... PAGGIE LEUNG Updated at 5.33pm: The total number of sales and purchase agreements for all types of building units in November was 13,690, the Land Registry said on Thursday. The figure was up by 25.4 per cent and 41.9 per cent compared with October 2004 and November 2003, respectively. The total consideration of the agreements in November was $44.5 billion? up 30.2 per cent ...

  2. Business - Property - PROPERTY

    Further mortgage rate rise 'could cut home prices by 20pc in two years'

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Paggie Leung, Yvonne Liu, Sandy Li

    ... scheduled over the next few weeks," it said. We are not pessimistic about the market outlook but we will adjust our strategy to the change in the market. For example, we may build more small ... imposed special stamp duties [in November 2010]. "We are not pessimistic about the market outlook but we will adjust our strategy to the change in the market. For example, we may build more ...

  3. Business - Property - PROPERTY

    Buyers rush to avoid new property taxes at midnight

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito, Paggie Leung

    ... slowed down after the government announced measures The building, at 16 Hau Wong Road, will have 78 flats on 24 storeys. The average price of the Avery flats on offer is HK$18,266 per square foot ...

  4. Lawmakers want security gates, mobile CCTVs

    Posted Jun 14th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Security gates at the entrances to buildings could be installed at government expense and mobile surveillance cameras set up in Mong Kok to deter further acid attacks. Nine ... the police concluded that the bottle of acid thrown in last Monday's attack came from the rooftop of a building at either 58 Sai Yeung Choi Street South or 60 Sai Yeung Choi Street South. ...

  5. Games bid estimates loss of HK$13.8b

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Paggie Leung

    ... which are set to be completed by 2023. The cost of building a 3,000-flat athletes' village is also excluded as the government has yet to decide if local developers or government-linked organisations will build them. Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing described pouring billions into the Games as an investment that would boost the city's sports development, social cohesion ...

  6. My Olympics

    Posted Aug 20th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... National Aquatics Centre] are very experimental and avant-garde buildings,' the 26-year-old Hongkonger, who has been living in Beijing for a year, said after watching athletics at the stadium. ... for boosting a country's power and development. 'One of the ways for a country to show its ability is to spend a lot of money to build an outstanding stadium... From the architectural designs ...

  7. Multi-entry visas a hit in Shenzhen

    Posted Apr 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... tourism in the Special Administrative Region. Hundreds of people lined up outside the new two-storey, exit-entry office building in Futian district, which customs authorities built to handle ... the two places, and bolster the tourism, entertainment and retail sectors in Hong Kong. Businessman Li Tie was at the head of the long queue of people waiting outside the office building hours ...

  8. Little room for expansion in HK, luxury hotel chains lament

    Posted Oct 19th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Paggie Leung

    ... Building could be something that we could use for The Luxury Collection brand. I think there are opportunities for a heritage hotel.' Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said in his policy address last week that the Murray Building in Garden Road would be converted into a hotel through open tender as part of the government's efforts to preserve the district's heritage. ...

  9. Appeal for security revamp after arson

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Paggie Leung

    ... Phyllis Tsang, Paggie Leung and Clifford Lo Civil servants fear violence from public Civil service unions urged the government to improve security for open counters in government buildings ... at the three government buildings in Wan Chai was reviewed after a Thai woman's body was found on top of a ventilation unit in a supposedly secure area on the 33rd floor of Revenue Tower in 2005. ...

  10. Government set to cash in on move out of Broadcast Drive

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... House in Broadcast Drive in 1969, and now occupies two more buildings there. 'The land should be worth about HK$10,000 per sq ft,' Alnwick Chan Chi-hing, executive director of property ...




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