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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Housing chief Anthony Cheung warns of risk of property bubble

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Secretary for housing warns people not to rush into buying flats as the risk of a bubble is rising, and he promises to study needs of young Home ... and worrying" state. Cheung, the secretary for transport and housing, said it was unusual for property prices to keep rising while the economy was not booming, and he warned that the risk of a bubble ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1060561/housing-chief-anthony-cheung-warns-risk-property-bubble
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Ex-housing boss to lead arts hub

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:12am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Ex-housing boss to lead arts hub A recently retired former housing chief will oversee the development of the West Kowloon arts hub, it was announced yesterday. Duncan Pescod, who stepped down as director of housing in April, will take up the new post of chief operating officer for the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority next month, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1598369/ex-housing-boss-lead-arts-hub
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    White House tourists may be moved from fence, or screened, after intrusion

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:19pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post After intrusion, Secret Service may bar access to pavements or screen visitors a block away Now fence at White House may be off limits The US Secret Service is considering ways to move tourists and residents further away from the White House to cut down the chances of intruders piercing its security perimeter, as one man did on Friday night. Among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1598120/white-house-tourists-may-be-moved-fence-or-screened-after-intrusion
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    White House intruder Omar Gonzalez 'a veteran needing help': family

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:12am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Washington Omar Gonzalez was sent on a second army tour of Iraq despite PTSD. Discharged after a bomb attack, he began living wild with his two dogs White House intruder a veteran needing help For Omar Gonzalez, life since his return from his final combat tour of Iraq had been increasingly troubled. Relatives said the man who scaled the White House fence and made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1597632/white-house-intruder-omar-gonzalez-veteran-needing-help-family
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    HSBC pays US$550m to settle US claims over mortgage-backed securities

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:35am by AP

    ... into the deepest recession since the Great Depression. The securities soured after the housing bubble burst in 2007, losing billions of US dollars in value. The US government rescued Fannie and Freddie ... to pay US$550 million to resolve claims the bank misled US government housing corporations Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it sold them before the US housing market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1591986/hsbc-pays-us550m-settle-us-claims-over-mortgage-backed
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Armed intruder at White House sparks Secret Service review

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 01:02pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Washington White House security to be reviewed The US Secret Service has launched a security review to learn how an Iraq war veteran with a knife was able to get inside the White House after jumping a fence and sprinting 70 metres across the North Lawn- the first time that has ever happened. Within seconds, the man- who was said to have been diagnosed with combat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1597369/knife-carrying-man-arrested-breaching-white-house
  7. News - World - U.S. POLITICS

    Hillary Rodham Clinton all but launches her 2016 White House bid

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 09:40pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Indianola, Iowa Clinton all but launches her bid for White House Hillary Rodham Clinton all but kicked off her 2016 White House campaign bid before a festive crowd ... the people camped out at the annual, and final, Steak Fry hosted by retiring Senator Tom Harkin. She wouldn't commit to another White House run, but wouldn't rule it out either. "It ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593296/hillary-rodham-clinton-all-launches-her-2016-white-house-bid
  8. News - World - TERRORISM

    'US is at war with ISIL,' White House declares amid doubts over Syria policy

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 12:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington After tiptoeing over the term 'war' to avoid angering conflict-weary Americans, White House clarifies its stance The White House has declared ... House and Pentagon left little doubt. “The United States is at war with ISIL in the same way that we are at war with al-Qaeda and its al-Qaeda affiliates all around the globe,” said White House ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591614/us-war-isil-white-house-declares-dispel-doubts-over-syria-policy
  9. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong property bubble tipping point yet to be reached: HKU professor

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Tipping point for bubble not yet reached: academic While the government has warned of a property bubble, a professor of real estate says a tipping point ... points below bond interest rates," Chau told a forum organised by Caritas on addressing middle-class housing problems yesterday. Presently the rate of rental returns- just below 4 per cent- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1132523/hong-kong-property-bubble-tipping-point-yet-be-reached-hku-professor
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong guest-house owners say new licensing rules will run them out of business

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:20pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Guest house operators attack proposal to ban them from offering rooms in residential blocks, but flat owners welcome the plan Tighter hostel rules 'may hit tourism' Proposed changes to hostel licensing laws threaten the survival of Hong Kong's guest houses and will affect tourism in the city, guest-house operators say. In a special meeting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590847/operators-guest-houses-say-planned-new-licensing-rules-will-run-them

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