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  1. Expatriate tenants are now targeted as owners

    Posted Oct 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito HK Land eyes a new pool of buyers for Stanley Court houses Expatriates once classified as quality tenants have now become potential home-buyers keenly sought by landlords. ... in a quiet enclave near Stanley main beach, on a strata-title basis in a few weeks, with target prices of about $20 million a house. 'We are targeting expatriates as our potential buyers,' ...

  2. Solomons' force enough to drive laid-back expatriates to drink

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... As Australian-led troops and police banish fear and the threat of violence from the Solomons Islands, expatriates have their own concerns to contend with: an end to drink-driving. Like any community of foreigners living in a remote tropical outpost, social life for the 200 expatriates in Honiara, the capital of the Solomons, revolves largely around boozing in the shade of coconut ...

  3. Home and away

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should Hong Kong require expatriates applying for permanent residence to demonstrate that they will make their home here? Share your views: write to us. ...

  4. Good value

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There has been a lot of talk lately that the Hong Kong government is making life more difficult for expatriates by not allowing their spouses to work and making it harder to get permanent residency. I do not see a problem regarding the latter. The only advantage in becoming a permanent resident is that you are able to pass through immigration faster. The government should, however, ...

  5. Hong Kong's foreigners

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as 'Asia's world city' and goes cap in hand in an effort to expand the expatriate community. The administration does not hesitate to use images of the expatriate community socialising in a 'HKTB promotion of Lan Kwai Fong' to foster a cosmopolitan image abroad. So where is the logic in making it more difficult for expatriates to become permanent residents? Consider that many ...

  6. Eaton House

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Tang Chung Him

    ... Tang Chung Him Eaton House Serviced Apartments 100 Blue Pool Road Happy Valley For rent: from $11,500 a month Situated in the upmarket residential area of Happy Valley, the fully furnished apartments at Eaton House have become a home away from home for expatriate residents. The apartments come in studios and with two bedrooms, and are equipped with satellite and cable TV, fully fitted ...

  7. Slide forecast in luxury real-estate rental returns

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... to a decline in yields. An increasing number of expatriates becoming buyers could also add pressure to the leasing sector, leading to a drop in activity, they said. Luxury residential rentals have ... if activity slows because more expatriate tenants decide to buy. 'This could happen. But we need more evidence to prove the impact of mounting expatriate buying,' said Ms Chu, adding ...

  8. Top-end leasing market heads for wintry season

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... A glut in supply and a change in expatriate packages will put a chill on upmarket deals The luxury residential market saw strong leasing activity and stable rents in the second quarter, buoyed by a surge in demand from delayed expatriate arrivals after the Sars outbreak. But with the summer letting season over, the leasing market is probably entering its 'chilly' ...

  9. Expats search for 'house in the sun'

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Foreign residents are finding the climate is the best in a decade for purchasing in Hong Kong Expatriate westerners, overseas-based Chinese returning to Hong Kong and a growing ... wide fluctuations in homes prices over the past decade, property consultants said. 'Expatriate buying really started to hit last year, and the buying momentum has been on the rise after ...

  10. Residency rules

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Why should Hong Kong require expatriates applying for permanent residence to demonstrate that they will make their home here ('Expats face new rules on residency', August 4)? ... expatriates know that their passports are documents of nationality, rather than travel documents, i.e. the Hong Kong Sar passport and the BNO passport. If one has lived here for over seven years ...




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