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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'X' marks the spot: Illiterate villagers boost Anti-Occupy Central signature campaign

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:07pm by Ernest Kao, Phila Siu

    ... by the campaigners if he wanted a "stable and prosperous Hong Kong". Others were motivated by patriotism. "We Hakka people oppose Occupy Central because we love our country and our home ...

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    Legco committee to decide if Jimmy Lai's donations to pan-democrats warrant inquiry

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Joyce Ng

    ... Meanwhile, the government is understood to have been asking pan-democratic lawmakers whether they have home return permits, allowing them to travel to the mainland- a possible precursor to a meeting between the political camp and mainland officials for talks on electoral reform. Many local democracy activists have had their home return permits revoked. Also yesterday, Dr Kwok Ka-ki ...

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    Newspaper vendors offered cash to display and hand out anti-Occupy posters

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by SAMUEL CHAN, JEFFIE LAM

    ... Kim-hung in a column earlier this year criticised Sum's company for failing to deliver copies of the paper to newsstands on time. Sum replied that the newspaper had allowed print sales ...

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    Law to affirm double stamp duty passed, 17 months after levy came in

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by PHILE SIU, Ada Lee

    ... proposed, second-home buyers who sold their old property within six months of signing a formal agreement to buy a new one would be entitled to a refund of the extra duty. Cheung sought to extend ... a concession under which the six months would start from completion of the purchase of the new home instead of the signing of the provisional agreement to purchase, allowing buyers more time to sell ...

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    Stamp duty relief for corporate property buyers set to be voted down

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 04:29am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... HK$2 million, which buyers have been paying since February last year. People who sold their only home and signed a preliminary contract to buy a new one within six months could get a refund ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Most marchers surveyed motivated by desire for public nomination of 2017 poll candidates

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Stuart Lau, JEFFIE LAM, Emily Tsang, Tony Cheung, James Griffiths

    ... Territories, which villagers oppose because some will lose their homes and which others see as a vehicle for developers to earn profits. "I realised that if Hong Kong people do not make ... sales assistant "The whole [New Territories new-towns] development benefits the rich and steps on the poor. Depending on how many people show up today; whether the government listens to our ...

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    Slow progress to clear HK$6.8b funding requests to Legco Finance Committee

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:56pm by Tony Cheung

    ... the meeting closed at 9.10pm, the committee had approved only the first six funding requests on its agenda. They included a hotel development project for Disneyland and cash for building a home ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing blasts Macau's planned Occupy-style referendum as 'invalid and unconstitutional'

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:19pm by Reuters

    ... meaningless. Macau's government earlier said the referendum “had no constitutional legal basis, does not have any legal basis, is illegal and invalid”. Residents of Macau, home to 35 casinos ...

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    Occupy Central a danger to the Hong Kong property market, Barclays Bank warns

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:52pm by Joyce Ng, Jeanny Yu and Ray Chan

    ... could take a long time, and better resemble 1998 [than the two later crises]." Home prices fell 56 per cent between 1997 and 1998 after the Asian financial crisis. It took eight months ... that in such an event, it would take the city longer to recover. According to his analysis, the home-price-to-income multiple, which reflects housing affordability, stands at 13.5. This is higher than ...

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    Full text: CY Leung’s 2014 Annual Report

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:49pm

    ... the annual recurrent provision by over $200 million from 2014-15 onwards to raise the subsidies for places under the Enhanced Bought Place Scheme and the Nursing Home Place Purchase Scheme, upgrade subvented nursing home places to provide continuum of care, and enhance the service of three new contract homes. These would involve a total of 1 810 subsidised places. • Continued to adopt ...




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