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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Occupy Central is no threat to Hongkong Land's earnings

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 05:16am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp UBS analysts' dire warnings about the protests' potential impact on Hongkong Land tell us more about the investment bank's own earnings Occupy Central is no threat to HK Land's earnings Hongkong Land to be hit hardest by Occupy Central SCMP headline, April 2   I have a sure-win idea for these Occupy Central people. Don't ever occupy ...

  2. Property - Comment - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Flats for Hongkongers scheme a failure

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 01:09am by Peggy Sito

    ... is unable to help Hongkongers who are priced out of the property market But Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po denied any such move was in the works. Rather than heralding further easing ... for Hongkongers to the exclusion of outsiders could reinforce the growing conflict between local residents and mainlanders. These suggestions will never be confirmed. But even if we do not look ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on scmp.com

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial On report, "Occupy Central to hit Hongkong Land, Wharf Holdings hardest, UBS says", April 1: Dao-Phooy- Yawn- this huge overblown speculation on OC is so tedious. An unexpected hail storm would cause more chaos in Central because there are no contingency plans. As if the police haven't been planning their tactics to deal with demonstrators! Is HK so pathetic ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hongkongers may be unique, but we're not better than others

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:33am by Alice Wu

    ... "Hongkonger" and "Hong Kongese" have now been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. That sounds like a big deal: it will help define identity not only for the 7 million people who live ... the Oxford inclusion; one believes that the differentiation will help define Hongkongers as "more civilised", and as people who "respect rule of law and enjoy freedom more" than, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hongkongers should be able to have a family life and a good career

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:28pm by LINA VYAS

    ... who wish to go back to work. But this will only be possible if the private sector implements more extensive family-friendly measures. One survey conducted since 2006 has shown that Hongkongers ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Dictionary listing of 'Hongkonger' is far from being last word on subject

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... something to offer for the world's leading authority of the English language, it arouses a great deal of interest. For the first time, the terms "Hongkonger", "Hong Kongese" ... the people felt they were Hongkongers rather than British. The handover has renewed their Chinese identify, though the emphasis on preserving our systems and way of life means many still first think ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Help more Hongkongers become homeowners

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 07:20pm by KER SIN TZE

    ... a number under ownership have been left vacant. One reason is that the purchase price does not include the land cost. When owners wish to sell their flats later, they have to buy the apportioned land at the prevailing market price. As land prices have rocketed in recent years, the amount is so substantial they find it isn't worth selling. The second problem is the high percentage ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Engineering innovation can shape Hong Kong's future

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:14pm by ALAN MAN

    ... will Hong Kong maintain its competitive edge when it is on the verge of utilising all its limited land space? Sustainable economic growth requires many foundational elements but, in basic terms, to increase the scale of the economy and its productivity, more space, more land and more people play crucial roles. Innovative engineering holds the keys to our prosperity. The profession needs our ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Review of land sale restriction a wise measure now market has stabilised

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 03:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Land sale review a wise measure There were mixed reactions when Leung Chun-ying sought to tame the runaway property market by introducing residency restrictions on land ... involving non-locals are down from double digits to only 2 per cent. That explains why subsequent land sales no longer come with residency requirements. Intriguingly, this has been interpreted ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 17, 2014

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by LETTERS

    ... It is more important to build more houses on land which might be allocated for casino operators. Also, the gaming industry is already well-established in Macau and I think most people wanting ... them, and I do not think this is good for Hong Kong. If such harassment continues it will create a bad impression with visitors and harm the city's economy. Hongkongers should not resort ...




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