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  1. Lau's hot tip: plunge into property

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak Andy Lau Tak-wah says now is a good time to buy property, but only if you can afford it. 'I think if people have extra cash, they could consider buying new properties, but just watch out for the terms of the loan and don't buy a new property on an impulse,' Lau says. The singer is a savvy property investor and he has experts who monitor the local ...

  2. Disappointment for Lau as TCI stands firm over Chinese Estates

    Posted Jul 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Joseph Lau Luen-hung might have shot himself in the foot by inviting The Children's Investment Fund Management (TCI) to be a strategic investor in his property flagship ... flexibility through the privatisation,' Mr Lau told reporters in May. But the privatisation bid was immediately withdrawn in the face of objections from unidentified major shareholders. Mr Lau ...

  3. Local tycoons still appear to hold sway in our stock market

    Posted Apr 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I look forward to reading Lau Nai-keung's Observer columns, as he never fails to remind us of the infallibility of the mainland government and what horrible rogues westerners and Hong Kong democrats are. His column ('A lax casino at the mercy of foreigners', March 20) proved no exception. Mr Lau makes the assertion that 'our government seems to have delegated ...

  4. career tracker

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... institutions. Lim reports to Nick Hoar, Neuberger Berman's head of Asia. Katherine Lau, general manager- corporate quality and sustainability, Fuji Xerox Hong Kong Lau will head up the Fuji Xerox ... and environmental-performance awards in recent years. In addition to over 10 years' experience in the field of quality and sustainability, Lau holds a master's degree in quality management ...

  5. Lending curbs put firms in bind

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com It was a case of premature celebration for Hong Kong factory owner Danny Lau Tat-pong when his application for a 5 million yuan (HK$6 million) loan to a bank in Dongguan was swiftly approved two months ago. However, Lau- whose factory in Dongguan produces metal curtain walls for skyscrapers, such as the city's new government complex ...

  6. Merchant funding firm 'not on database'

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com A director of a company accused of unlicensed moneylending told a court yesterday that its cash-advance product appealed to merchants by getting around a rule to disclose loan transactions on an inter-bank credit database. Angel Ng, who joined Citibank twice as a director, testified that Global Merchant Funding (GMF), the defendant company ...

  7. Property prices head downhill

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... per cent this year- with an additional 5 to 10 per cent drop if the global economy deteriorates further. Meanwhile, MReferral Mortgage Brokerage Services chief analyst Sharmaine Lau Yuen-yuen ... expected to maintain low interest rates at least until late 2014, Lau said there was a low chance for interest rates to rise significantly this year. Loan-to-valuation ratios had dropped to a new ...

  8. Mind the GAAP when investing on mainland

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with the IFRS so far as the structure and presentation of financial statements and recognition and measurement of financial statement line items are concerned,' says Douglas Lau, Institute ... preparing PRC financial statements, the new PRC GAAP generally does not allow the enterprises to adopt IFRS on matters not covered in the PRC GAAP,' Lau says. Foreign businesses should ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    Mainland property market could see fresh round of regulations

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... the traditional peak season for mainland sales- although the number of transactions would not be much higher than levels reached in May and June. Albert Lau, managing director of Savills China, said ... slowdown," he said. Lau attributed the small pick-up in sales since May to the launch of new projects at a discount to prevailing market levels and two cuts to interest rates, and he doubted whether ...

  10. Higher home sales in view as tax falls

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alfred Lau, an analyst at Bocom International, said he believed the next three months would be critical, as many sellers would finally cross the one-year threshold, and for them, special stamp ... cent in order to cover the tax. As the SSD becomes a rolling issue, every seller moves down the tax ladder over time and the premium they seek will gradually narrow.' Lau said. Analysts ...




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