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  1. Expats settle for less to stay competitive

    Posted Oct 16th 2010, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra Growing competition for jobs in Asia is forcing expatriates to settle for less compensation and take on more work in order to secure a position. Recruitment consultants say more expatriate job seekers are knocking on doors at mainland companies instead of traditional landing spots like multinationals. Many mainland businesses are still growing and beefing up ...

  2. Business expansion lifts luxury sector

    Posted Apr 13th 2005, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... expanded their operations or set up new offices in Hong Kong. There was a growing number of expatriates to provide support to the luxury residential market, she said. SignatureHomes, a luxury ... this year after the spectacular rally in the past year. About 70 per cent of tenants are expatriates from the United States and Europe and 20 per cent from Asian countries. Mainlanders account ...

  3. Dedicated to a quality lifestyle

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... in many overseas countries. Since most of our tenants are expatriates, who have lived in different countries, they are committed to giving a hand in saving the Earth and eagerly support ... become the definite choice of expatriates,' she said. 'It is reflected in the fact that many of the tenants will stay in our portfolio during their assignment in Hong Kong, and many ...

  4. Locals get taste for luxury

    Posted Nov 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ernest Kong Local tenants are increasingly interested in renting luxury homes, a sector previously dominated by expatriates. Some real estate agents and landlords said this was because ... market because most expatriate newcomers have settled down, but we are still having quite a busy time,' said Sino Land assistant general manager for leasing Victor Tin. He said three out ...

  5. Studio units tap into demand for flexibility

    Posted Nov 10th 2004, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko, Vanapa Ongvises

    ... accommodation was strong, especially for serviced apartments. Occupancy rates for serviced apartments were high as more multinational companies brought in expatriate staff this year, she said. 'More expatriates in the IT and finance sectors are coming to Hong Kong and they are keen to take up serviced apartments on short-term and flexible leases,' she said. In Kapok Apartment all ...

  6. There's a price to pay for life of luxury

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Kenneth Ko The tide has turned in the luxury residential leasing sector. Landlords have become less flexible in negotiations due to increasing demand from local and expatriate tenants ... offers high-quality properties and services. 'Our occupancy rate remains at 95 per cent or above. The profile of our tenants mainly comprises expatriates who look for a high-quality ...

  7. Working together on a misplaced cause

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... historically from a government decision in 1973 that certain expatriate civil servants would only be allowed to take up post-service employment in Hong Kong under exceptional circumstances. The decision to limit such restrictions to expatriates was understandable: power was in their hands, not in those of local civil servants. After the decision to return Hong Kong to China, ...

  8. Developers optimistic about serviced apartment sector

    Posted Jun 11th 2010, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... Andrea Li Despite the influx of expatriates, recruited to work in Macau's growing portfolio of luxury hotels and casinos, the serviced apartment market remains small due to executives' lengthier job postings and cheaper property prices. 'Renting an apartment in Macau is not as expensive as Hong Kong. With the majority of expatriates signed on to work in Macau ...

  9. Ties grow with southern neighbour

    Posted Apr 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Vanapa Ongvises

    ... expatriates living and working in Asia, especially Hong Kong. 'Hong Kong is the second-most favoured destination worldwide for Australians working or residing abroad, after London,' Mr Lai said. It is no surprise that Australian expatriates in Hong Kong have been major purchasers for Australand's projects. 'With the lower taxes in Hong Kong, Australian expatriates ...

  10. Mid-range tenants hit with rent increases

    Posted Sep 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... per cent of the tenants in these properties were expatriates, he said. Mr Tin said the largest jump was at the company's luxury Three Bays project, where rents have climbed to $60 per ... apartments at Royal Tower had risen to $45 per square foot from $38 per square foot since June. 'We were able to raise the rent this year as the demand from expatriate tenants has been ...




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