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  1. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong doesn't need Morlocks from the Delta to fix labour woes

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:51pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... But he at least recognises one significant difficulty here. We simply don't have the housing to accommodate them. He therefore proposes that we wash our hands of this problem by telling them to find housing across the border and commute to work every day. It's the Singapore solution. Just close your eyes to their squalid living conditions. It has nothing to do with you if they do ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1434083/hong-kong-doesnt-need-morlocks-delta-fix-labour-woes
  2. whats on

    Posted Oct 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Commerce in Hong Kong, will discuss prospects for the world economy after the US election and worldwide housing bubbles. Inquiries: 2824 2211 Speaker: Chief economist of American Express Bank John ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/475134/whats
  3. Out of control

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Land sale prices continue to hit new heights - good for developers and the government treasury, but certainly a great worry to those already facing high rents and housing prices ... answer is that there are buyers who can afford them, and some 40 per cent of the new buyers are from the mainland. The looming housing affordability crisis feeds into growing social discontent. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970572/out-control
  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Housing affordability ratio alarming for Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Lam

    ... Thomas Lam Research shows that home prices in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shanghai have risen to levels that are out of reach to the general public Housing affordability ratio alarming Despite the introduction over the past two years of measures to cool house prices on the mainland and in Hong Kong only minor price corrections have been witnessed in many cities. In Hong Kong, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1020230/housing-affordability-ratio-alarming-hong-kong-guangzhou
  5. News - Hong Kong - ART MARKET

    Hong Kong becomes global hub for auction houses

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Prestigious auction houses are flocking to the city and bringing millions of dollars in their pursuit for a gateway between Asia and Europe Hong Kong's prowess in the global art  market is growing, as more Asian auction houses utilise the city as an international launch pad. This autumn will see Beijing's China Guardian and Poly International - the world's third ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1030250/hong-kong-becomes-global-hub-auction-houses
  6. Property bubble babble has the animation of proverbial dead cat

    Posted Oct 21st 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp 'Seven years after the bubble burst, Hong Kong still has not changed its spots; property still plays a central role in the economy.' Andy Xie Morgan Stanley ... that characterise his work. High among them was the one that must disqualify me as a commentator: 'Hong Kong has an infrastructure for producing property bubbles. The media, especially the printed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/474939/property-bubble-babble-has-animation-proverbial-dead-cat
  7. The small-house policy is causing needless divisions in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Regarding Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor's thinking on ending the small-house policy (when she was development secretary), I write to support her views on this matter. ... to the government for land to build. And it is unsustainable because there is simply not enough land for all the indigenous people to build their small houses. Hong Kong's indigenous people believe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005717/small-house-policy-causing-needless-divisions-hong-kong
  8. Indigenous villagers struggling to get small house with shortage of land

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... the right to build a small house if I have a plot of land. This is becoming more difficult, as land is now limited. The maximum size permitted is 700 square foot per floor, but building a house of this size is subject to the size of plot of land available. It costs a great deal of money to get someone to build the house. Our ancestors and their descendants have lived in the same village ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005572/indigenous-villagers-struggling-get-small-house-shortage-land
  9. Lai See

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for Development Mak Chai-kwong for abusing his housing allowance. One of the startling aspects of the case was that Mak said the practice of cross-leasing was 'normal' among civil servants. We ... given these housing allowances. Members of the disciplined services were also recipients of housing allowance. We hear that cross-leasing was not unknown to occur among police officers. We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007017/lai-see
  10. End of small-house policy can see Hong Kong become 'one place, one people'

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... The courageous announcement by Development Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to end the small-house policy should be strongly supported by the new government and the community. ... Territories has 90 per cent of the SAR's land resource. Lack of supply makes land expensive and housing built thereon far beyond the means of a large section of the community. The temptation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004517/end-small-house-policy-can-see-hong-kong-become-one-place-one-people

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