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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Government's affordable home drive protects mainland China jobs

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

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Beijing's investment in cheap housing prevents large job losses in fragile private sector Affordable home drive protects mainland jobs The downturn ... market afloat, giving policymakers some wiggle room to push ahead with crucial reforms. Protecting jobs is at the core of a slew of government efforts in recent months to boost economic growth. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1592734/governments-affordable-home-drive-protects-mainland-china
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - ENVIRONMENT

    Green Building Week aims to change people’s daily lives

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:52am by Peggy Sito

    ... Kong Green Building Week not only focused on green development, but also hoped to change the general public's behaviour and mindset in order to protect the environment, said Conrad Wong ... and a member of the World Green Building Council, aims to promote green building practices in Hong Kong, encourage environmentally friendly building design and technologies and enhance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1579133/green-building-week-aims-change-peoples-daily-lives
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    High property prices boost appeal of office refurbishment

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

    ... to retain existing tenants and attract a new target market. The right investment strategy could potentially generate benefits including avoidance of obsolescence, protection of existing revenue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1593800/high-property-prices-boost-appeal-office-refurbishment
  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - REGULATION

    Beating the bid-riggers: Angry homeowners use competition law to battle price-fixing

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:43am by Benjamin Robertson, Elaine Yau

    ... realise they only have so much time to get compliant,” said Sebastien Evrard, a partner of law firm Jones Day. Construction sector firms with reputations to protect are auditing internal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1592797/beating-bid-riggers
  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - C-SUITE

    Green Development Council chairman on a mission to save planet

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:33am by Peggy Sito

    ... experience, Wong has been contributing to sustainable development in Hong Kong and leading the industry towards greener practices, in the hope that will minimise environmental impacts while maximising ... but an investment, Yau Lee built its Holiday Inn Express Soho in Sheung Wan with a focus on environmentally friendly features. As a result, it uses about 60 per cent less energy than other similar buildings. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1579143/green-development-council-chairman-mission-save-planet
  6. 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

    ... as a sole agent of good quality new residential projects," she said, adding that the strategy would also protect the interest of the company's agents. Homelink has not set long-term ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1591284/homelink-plans-course-correction-ride-out-chinas-property
  7. 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

    ... I don't think the government will build public housing on those sites," Ng added. "The whole town planning system does not protect public interests. You can't find another city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1588593/hong-kong-developers-eye-green-belts-rezoning-gains-ground
  8. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US regulators target non-bank home loan servicers

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:43am by Bloomberg

    ... grow from the purchase of home loans, some firms are billing customers incorrectly, losing paperwork and failing to honour approved modifications, according to a Consumer Financial Protection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1588772/us-regulators-target-non-bank-home-loan-servicers
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    What can the government really do about home prices in Hong Kong?

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:07am by Yvonne Liu

    ... towns would be likely to provoke protests for environmental reasons. Hongkongers, not just the government, have to figure out how to strike a balance between development and protecting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1571184/what-can-government-really-do-about-home-prices-hong-kong
  10. Property - International - DESIGN

    James Cheng creates living spaces that enhances interactivity

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:50am by Kavita Daswani

    ... are taking back the streets, creating front doors on to the street, that wherever you walk you feel safe, mixing high and low towers on a pedestrian-friendly scale, with weather protection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1583864/james-cheng-creates-living-spaces-enhances-interactivity

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