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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - LAND USE

    Hong Kong developers eye green belt land for flats as government plans rezoning

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:01pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... up green belt land and conservation areas in the New Territories for years. "Previously, about 90 per cent of the rezoning applications in a green belt would be rejected by the Town ... [since] some are not vegetated." However, Ng Mee-kam, a professor of geography and resource management at Chinese University, worries the over-dense environment in Hong Kong could worsen ...

  2. Property - International - FRANCE

    Foreign buyers of homes in Paris at a 15-year high amid falling prices

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:52am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Paris Falling prices prove attractive as 90 per cent of non-French purchasers already live in the city Foreign buyers on the rise in Paris market The proportion of foreigners ... a year earlier, according to data compiled by notaries. Ninety per cent of non-French buyers of apartments already live in the capital, according to the report. The biggest group are Italians, ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Buffalo and the fight over prime rural land in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:09am by Bloomberg

    ... way and on to roads. Hong Kong represents an extreme example of the task many communities face of balancing conservation and growth. Wolves sniff near the suburbs of Paris, bears roam Lake ... Wan Tung-yat, a member of the South Lantau Rural Committee whose family has lived in Pui O for at least a century. "Buffalo are fierce. Just like a weapon." The government estimates ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    High property prices boost appeal of office refurbishment

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:39pm by William Taam

    ... Resources Building in Hong Kong, with market values of the buildings increased by the investments in office refurbishment. However, such investment should be executed with different strategies ...

  5. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Technology tenants transform Chicago district into top office market

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:52am by Bloomberg

    ... transformed from a wasteland in the 1970s to a trendy spot for living, dining and entertainment that is also attracting technology tenants. Yelp, the San Francisco-based business-review website, ...

  6. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Japan's property market is making a comeback

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:52am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Marunouchi, Shinagawa, Roppongi and Shinjuku", at a more reasonable cost of living. James Yamaguchi, branch manager for Housing Japan in Yokohama, says there are three areas popular ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - INVESTMENT

    Self-storage business draws investor interest

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:42am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Tight living spaces, enhanced security and improved infrastructure boost demand in niche market Self-storage business draws investor interest When Kevin Chan started out in Hong Kong's self-storage business in 2002, he believed the market had potential due to the high-density living in the city. Twelve years later, the small sector has become more ...

  8. Business - Companies - COMPANY VISIT

    Homelink plans course correction to ride out China's property downturn

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:47am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... short-lived as they were driven by government tightening measures, but we see a longer-term downturn as it is driven by market forces," Lin said. High home prices in Beijing and increasing supply ... in districts that it was not familiar with, Lin said. The company focuses on one or two projects at a time to better utilise resources and minimise the impact on daily operations in the secondary ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Government's affordable home drive protects mainland China jobs

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:43am by Langi Chiang

    ... in the second quarter from a year earlier, although it was down 10.1 per cent from the first quarter, according to a report by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. The mainland's ...

  10. News - World - CANADA

    Vancouver mayoral candidate Meena Wong proposes tax on vacant homes

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 03:03pm by Ian Young

    ... Canada. Tens of thousands of former or part-time Vancouver residents have returned to live in Hong Kong, among an estimated 300,000-strong community of Canadians in the city. Wong, a community ... election against centre-left incumbent Gregor Robertson and journalist Kirk LaPointe of the right-leaning Non-Partisan Association. Voters must be Canadian citizens who have lived in Vancouver ...




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