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  1. Those looking for signs of property mania must look beyond Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was that Hong Kong lost its way in the 1990s by putting its resources into property instead of hi-tech. Let other towns of the Pearl River Delta take note of this sad story and not make the same ... that the message is entirely inspired by magnanimous consideration for our welfare. Is it true, first of all, that property mania has led the Hong Kong economy off the true path? To examine this, you need ...

  2. Business - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong should outsource control of illegal car parking

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... in Hong Kong, has attracted some attention after spending HK$37 million on the acquisition of two properties last month. The Economic Journal notes that purchasing property was not one of the uses ... There is a growing sense of exasperation in some quarters at the nonchalant approach towards illegal car parking in Hong Kong. It goes on everywhere and the Hong Kong police force, which ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong banks used to launder cash by Mongolian network

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... to laundercash by Mongolian network Hong Kong's banking system is under the microscope. Mongolian graft investigators have discovered that some of the city's biggest banks have been used ... accounts in Hong Kong and Singapore are a favourite means by which corrupt Mongolians move funds to the US, Britain and the rest of Europe. A dossier of the evidence linking the banks ...

  4. Business - Economy - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Re-exports disguise Hong Kong's gloomy outlook

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Gosh, everyone's gone gloomy all of a sudden. On Friday the Hong Kong government announced that the city's economic output fell by 0.1 per cent in the second quarter of the year, ... don't have to worry too much is that the sector now experiencing the deepest slump has nothing to do with Hong Kong's real economy. I know Jake van der Kamp has made this point before, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How to make Hong Kong a better place to live

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Paul Yip

    ... Alex Morgan, Paul Yip Alex Morgan and Paul Yip say to be a truly pleasant city in which to live, Hong Kong must reject a development approach that neglects livelihoods and destroys people's emotional connection to their environment Emotional impact Hong Kong's success in a liveable city index published by the Economist Intelligence Unit surprised many, despite ...

  6. Unfair to exclude statutory bodies from Hong Kong's competition law

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Heritage Foundation has repeatedly rated Hong Kong as the world's freest economy. However, doubts are now being raised about that title with the possible introduction ... in Hong Kong, providing housing to more than two million people. In the exhibition industry, the Trade Development Council has a significant market share in the trade show sector. William Kovacic, ...

  7. Backs against the mall as Hong Kong loses ground

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anna Healy Fenton moneypost@scmp.com Franklin Lam has a stark warning for Hong Kong: 'Invest, reach up and remodel in the next five years and become a world city- or get sidelined.' The former head of equities in Hong Kong for UBS spent 15 years in management roles, having joined the Swiss bank in 1997 as head of regional property. He was a member of the Hong Kong ...

  8. Hong Kong needs rational debate on immigration

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... purposes. Such fears, both real and imagined, are swirling around Hong Kong right now as political opportunists vie to install themselves in the vanguard of the highly popular campaign to halt ... to residence. All this is happening in one of the world's most overwhelmingly immigrant societies. The vast majority of Hong Kong residents are first- or second-generation immigrants from ...

  9. Mixed fortunes in 2011 for HK's property market

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com This year was one of mixed fortunes for Hong Kong's property market and analysts predict all real estate- except retail properties in prime locations- ... economic fundamentals, all that goes up will eventually come down,' said Richard Kirke, managing director for Hong Kong at property consultants Colliers International. In the second half, ...

  10. Hong Kong investors rush to buy London flats

    Posted Jun 21st 2006, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren in London Surveyors warn they are targeting the wrong type of investment property to benefit from the supply and demand imbalance After a quiet end to last year, Hong Kong ... of property to gain any benefit from this imbalance. Hong Kong investors are buying flats, but the type of property in shortest supply is houses. Sixty-six British apartments were sold off-plan at two ...




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