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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's property sector is in for a bumpy ride

    Posted May 31st 2014, 04:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Property sector in for a bumpy ride Bad news keeps piling up for mainland property developers. Just when ratings agency Moody's downgraded the sector's outlook ... in on the experiment and the amounts will be restricted. But it is at least a baby step towards putting local public finance on a sounder footing. However, it does not augur well for the property market, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1522254/chinas-property-sector-bumpy-ride
  2. Property - Comment - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Sharp drop in land prices unlikely for prime sites in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 12:02am by Yvonne Liu

    ... property price is still 2 per cent higher than in 2012, according to Centaline Property Agency's Centa-City Leading Index, a barometer of the local property market. Another example ... Yvonne Liu Correction in properties in urban areas will be less severe than those in the New Territories Sharp drop in land prices unlikely for prime sites in HK Recent land sales results ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/article/1493927/sharp-drop-land-prices-unlikely-prime-sites-hong-kong
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's Leung Chun-ying should forgo desire for a second chief executive term

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:33am by Alex Lo

    ... such as new town developments in the New Territories, funding for waste management facilities and the double property stamp duty. There is now a backlog of over 40 items before the Legislative ... if not with the pan-dems. He would challenge the pan-dems to sabotage his eminently defensible policies to increase housing supply, bring down property prices and improve social welfare and education. He would also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1550618/hong-kongs-leung-chun-ying-should-forgo-desire-second-chief
  4. Comment - Letters

    Government can offer small landowners better financial deal

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by LETTERS

    ... property exceeds 4,000 square metres are eligible to apply for "in-situ land exchange", which would enable them to modify the land lease for private development. However, most landowners with large enough contiguous plots are wealthy developers. Those with smaller plots or scattered properties have no choice but to settle for meagre compensation for land resumption. In effect, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1549930/government-can-offer-small-landowners-better-financial-deal
  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 9, 2014

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by LETTERS

    ... to Hongkongers who have been struggling to deal with skyrocketing property prices. In some developed nations, taxes are levied on owners of empty flats. However, this does not happen in Hong Kong. We are talking about hundreds of thousands of apartments and it leads to property speculation and offers an incentive to developers to make financial gains. A tax on vacant properties helps to deter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1549926/letters-editor-july-9-2014
  6. Property - Comment - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Slow progress in housing reform adds to bubble fears in China

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:10am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang Lack of consensus among policymakers leads to the delay in property registration system Slow progress in housing reform adds to bubble fears When the central government missed its end-of-June deadline for publishing an ordinance governing the registration of immovable property on the mainland, such as housing, land and forests, it was a heavy blow to hopes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/article/1549243/slow-progress-housing-reform-adds-bubble-fears-china
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US lawmakers should act to stop indiscriminate spying

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... such divide for Americans. It is a major victory in the fight for privacy that also has to be extended to the battle to curb unwelcome intrusions by US government agencies. The court's nine ... laws and policies. The court's ruling has implications for debate and legal challenges over surveillance and mobile phone tracking by the US National Security Agency. President Barack ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1548238/us-lawmakers-should-act-stop-indiscriminate-spying
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New drug law needs to respect rights

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... with behaviour that could cause harm to others and damage property, such as driving a vehicle under the influence of drugs. As a result, it poses more complex questions for steps against illegal drugs. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549928/new-drug-law-needs-respect-rights
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Dubious windows show flat buyers need better protection

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... bathrooms barely big enough for a sink. The latest oddity that has come to public attention is removable "fixed windows"- an increasingly common feature used by property developers to get ... They are crucial elements that affect property values and buyers' decisions. It therefore makes sense to display such information clearly in sales brochure. It's good that the authority set up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1547455/dubious-windows-show-flat-buyers-need-better-protection
  10. Business - Economy - CREDIT

    China’s debt dominoes could fall fast

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:11am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... we will see nasty headlines, which will hurt the economy. Imagine the scenario of a liquidity crunch in a big private property company leading to payment issues for a local government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1550901/chinas-debt-dominoes-could-fall-fast

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