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  1. Lifestyle - Books - HONG KONG

    Book review: Reading Hong Kong, Reading Ourselves

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by STEPHEN MONICK

    ... Stephen Monick Reading Hong Kong, Reading Ourselves edited by Janel Curry, Paul Hanstedt CUHK Press Reading Hong Kong is a collection of essays by 14 visiting academics, mostly American, each commenting on Hong Kong through the lens of his or her academic discipline. The first article is a hilarious piece on eating in Hong Kong by nutritional scientist Hedley Freake. Ostensibly ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    Hong Kong's property curbs likely to stay until prices fall further

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

    ... likely to stay until prices fall Pleas by real estate agents for the Hong Kong government to relax its measures aimed at cooling down the property market are likely to fall on deaf ears until ... of flats within three years, up from two years and levied at higher rates; and a doubling of stamp duty for all buyers of all types of property except Hong Kong permanent residents who don't ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    DTZ predicts continuing uncertainty in Hong Kong property market

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... have contracted by about 40 per cent since the property cooling measures came into force," said Alva To Yu-hung, DTZ's managing director, Hong Kong, and head of consulting, North ... scared off short-term investors wishing to buy en-bloc offices and sell the premises on a strata-title basis afterwards for quick profits, said Kenneth Yip, director of DTZ's Hong Kong ...

  4. Business - Economy - HONG KONG

    IMF warns Hong Kong property market at risk of sharp fall

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... The International Monetary Fund warned yesterday that Hong Kong's property market faced the risk of a sharp correction as prices had doubled from the trough in 2008. Property prices, which have risen ... in property prices in Hong Kong pose policy challenges to government authorities in the city," said Steven Barnett, the fund's Hong Kong mission chief. Barnett said bank lending and domestic ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    June a Hong Kong market test as developers release flood of flats under new rules

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... weekend, the same number as the previous weekend. Only three projects are for sale under the new law at present: Swire Properties' Dunbar Place in Ho Man Tin; Hong Kong Ferry's Green Code ... of the city's property market will be tested from next month when a flood of pent-up releases is expected once developers have completed new marketing material that complies with tighter sales ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - HONG KONG

    Book review: Eastern Fortress, by Kwong Chi-man and Tsoi Yiu-lun

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie Eastern Fortress: A Military History of Hong Kong, 1840-1970 by Kwong Chi-man, Tsoi Yiu-lun HKU Press Hong Kong's development and decline as an "Eastern ... especially in the days when venereal disease was rampant, and cures either partial or unknown. But there are shortcomings. Discussion of pre-British-era military encampments in the broader Hong Kong ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    Expatriates seek cheaper and bigger flats in Hong Kong's Tseung Kwan O

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 05:24am by Sandy Li

    ... Po Lam, and Lohas Park. Andy Tong, district sales manager for estate agency Hong Kong Property, said mainlanders were showing a keen interest in renting units in Ocean Shores. "Most ... town A year ago an Australian expatriate worker in Hong Kong called Peter moved to Lohas Park in Tseung Kwan O, attracted by a bigger living space at an affordable rental. "Before I moved ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    Hong Kong home sales slow as buyers wait to see effect of new rules

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Sellers are reducing prices but are reluctant to cut deeper than 10pc Home sales slow as buyers wait to see effect of new rules Hong Kong ... flat sales to remain low this week due to the gap in price expectations between buyers and sellers and buyers' preference to wait for the introduction of the new law. The head of Hong Kong ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    Using guide and fine wines as a guide, Hong Kong flats prices likely to stall

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Figuring out a fair value for a Hong Kong home may seem like an elusive exercise, but to help with the task, Nomura Equity Research suggests comparing what is happening with local home prices ... published a report called "Collectibles: homes, wine, or fine art?" In the report it compared the relative performance of Hong Kong's luxury homes to wine and fine art, and back ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    New flat launches and discounting push prices down in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 05:24am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Analysts expect a drop of up to 10pc for the whole year as developers roll out new projects New flat launches and discounting push prices down Hong Kong property prices appear to be on the retreat, weighed down by an increase in supply from new primary launches and discounting of asking prices in the secondary market by flat owners eager to sell ...




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