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  1. HK's sky-high property prices the reward for fiscal prudence

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tsang Chun-wah insisted 'the risk of the property bubble remains'. Well, buying a home is certainly expensive. The closely followed Centa-City Leading Index of residential prices hit an all-time high last week. Prices have now risen 86 per cent from the depths of the financial crisis in 2008, and are up by 232 per cent since the dark days of Sars in 2003. According to property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006562/hks-sky-high-property-prices-reward-fiscal-prudence
  2. HK needs to set up an index to guide investors

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Hong Kong should build an investment index for commercial properties, similar to those in most other major economies, to provide a benchmark against which to measure the returns on portfolios, according to Nicholas Brooke, chairman of Investment Property Databank Asian advisory board. An index also sent a signal to the world about the way a market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005116/hk-needs-set-index-guide-investors
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING MARKET

    Property prices in Hong Kong continue to set records

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by JOYCE NG AND SANDY LI

    ... of prices and rents might be a sign that demand for homes is decreasing, an analyst said. According to data released by the Rating and Valuation Department yesterday, the overall price index of private residential units hit the highest point, 210.6, in August, a 2.1 per cent increase from July's 206.1. The index uses the 1999 price level as the base point of 100. The index climbed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1057320/property-prices-hong-kong-continue-set-records
  4. Property - International

    Buying frenzy buoys sector

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... California. According to at least one benchmark, San Francisco is the frontrunner in a market at last showing signs of stabilising. The latest S&P/Case-Schiller index, released in June, shows US house prices across the 20 biggest metropolitan markets rose 1.3 per cent in April- a marked turnaround following seven consecutive months of falling home prices. It found San Francisco ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1020186/buying-frenzy-buoys-sector
  5. All consuming desires

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shirley Lau, Peter Guy, P. Ramakrishnan Hong Kong presents many mysteries to the everyday consumer. There is so much variance in prices and so many opportunities to make money. The goal, ... anywhere from HK$20 to HK$2,000 per yard.' Daswani says a person should expect to pay HK$4,000 to HK$5,000 for a fine suit. Fabric counts for a lot. It is a big component of the price ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985431/all-consuming-desires
  6. Consumer watchdog seeks new laws in wake of Icon fiasco

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Joyce Ng

    ... Amy Nip and Joyce Ng The Consumer Council is demanding the government draft legislation to regulate the sale of new flats following an outcry over 'rubbish-dump' flats in a new ... of residential properties. There is an urgent need for that,' said Ambrose Ho Pui-him, convenor of the council's working group on consumer issues relating to residential property. The council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736856/consumer-watchdog-seeks-new-laws-wake-icon-fiasco
  7. Cut rent, panel urges

    Posted May 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rent-adjustment system that may take into account the consumer price index and income movements in setting rents. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/550258/cut-rent-panel-urges
  8. British consumer rights group takes on rogue agents

    Posted May 25th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren in London Which? renews call for legal safeguards to protect buyers after survey finds that residential valuations can vary by up to 65pc Britain's top consumer rights ... Bradford and Bingley put a price tag of GBP125,000 on a three-bedroom flat in Liverpool, which was valued by Halifax at GBP180,000, up 44 per cent. In the best case, appraisals were 3 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/501808/british-consumer-rights-group-takes-rogue-agents
  9. Two new options to settle rent dispute

    Posted Oct 21st 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Public housing tenants may be charged according to the consumer price index The Housing Department is considering two new options in the way public housing rents are adjusted after being defeated in a judicial review earlier this year, it emerged yesterday. One option is to use the consumer price index as the basis for adjusting rents because this is the best ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431780/two-new-options-settle-rent-dispute
  10. Two new options to settle rent dispute

    Posted Oct 21st 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Public housing tenants may be charged according to the consumer price index The Housing Department is considering two new options in the way public housing rents are adjusted after being defeated in a judicial review earlier this year, it emerged yesterday. One option is to use the consumer price index as the basis for adjusting rents because this is the best ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431781/two-new-options-settle-rent-dispute

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