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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Let a chief operating officer get above the politics to administer Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by NICHOLAS BROOKE

    ... policies Let a chief operating officer run HK without the politics As we contemplate the future strategic direction of Hong Kong, a recurring area of debate is whether the city's current ... of initiatives across Hong Kong? Overall policy would still be set by the chief executive and his ministers but much of the responsibility for securing implementation, currently handled by government ...

  2. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    A house is not a home until it becomes affordable

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... it becomes affordable Property prices are one of the hottest topics in Hong Kong these days. Everyone seems to have a strong opinion, although many have lost sight of the real issue. There is nothing wrong with the real estate industry growing in an international city like Hong Kong. And there should also be nothing wrong with the level of property prices- whether in the current uptrend ...

  3. Comment - Blogs - MR. SHANGKONG

    New Hong Kong property tax, a sign of increasing protectionism

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 04:36pm by George Chen

    ... property tax ”. Some industry watchers claim property curbs will build a “politically correct” Hong Kong under the leadership of its new pro-Beijing chief executive Leung Chun-ying. In the fight ... George Chen The new stamp duty policy for non-local home buyers in Hong Kong is more than a new property rule as it puts the government on the fast track to greater regulation The new ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong still the world's most costly city for billionaire homes

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Hong Kong will continue to attract the world's richest people to set up home. "Hong Kong's political stability and well-established legal framework create an excellent ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com HK is still the most costly city for billionaire homes Hong Kong remains the most expensive city in the world for billionaire trophy homes, a report ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOSPITALITY

    InterContinental shrugs off impact of China pressures

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 09:47am by Sandy Li

    ... the world's largest hotel group by room numbers, said its business remained unscathed in China despite the twin pressures of a Beijing crackdown on corruption and political tension in Hong Kong ... expressed confidence that the Hong Kong administration would find a resolution to the political standoff. In C-Suite, Kenneth Macpherson shares his views on the hospitality industry in China ...

  6. Business - Property - THE VIEW

    Hong Kong needs to think out of the box on rents

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Peter Guy

    ... 177 square feet- barely double the size of an 80 sqft cell in Stanley Prison. While micro flats aren't new to Hong Kong, Cheung Kong's versions arrived at a politically charged ... that these Hong Kong stories deserve their own tragic chapter in the bestselling series, Freakonomics. On one hand, Cheung Kong chairman Li Ka-shing is so worried about social instability that he warned ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    How Hong Kong could be a better city

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 11:46am by Richard Wong

    ... in Political Economy at the University of Hong Kong ... and ultimately leads to fewer retail businesses as they thrive in diverse environments that cross income divides. The only saving virtue of public rental housing estates in Hong Kong is that in the first ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Do we need to make property prices 'politically correct'?

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:05pm by George Chen

    ... it is politically correct for the (Hong Kong) government to be seen as introducing short-term measures to tame the property market, we believe measures would not have much impact on property demand,” said the bank’s research analysts Cusson Leung and Joyce Kwock in a recent report for the bank’s clients. Politically correct? How correct can politics be these days in Hong Kong and Mainland China? Local ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - RESIDENTIAL

    Hong Kong street protests drag used-home sales to 33-week low

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 03:43pm by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Protests take toll on home sales in HK Sales of used homes over the weekend were an early casualty of the start of street protests in Hong Kong ... weighed on buyers' sentiment," said Willy Liu, the agency's chief executive. Sales would pick up if the political uncertainty eased in the short term, he said, adding that owners ...

  10. 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 ... and newcomers fighting to preserve what is left of a bucolic landscape. Home prices in Hong Kong reached a record this year, leaving the government struggling to find more land to build new homes. ...




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