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  1. Old issues bubble to the surface with new Tom

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... best businesses), as the internet bubble burst it diversified into old media assets- billboards, magazines and, most recently, a television station in southern China. What had seemed an astute ...

  2. Lydia Dunn gives up seat in House of Lords

    Posted Jul 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters Lydia Dunn (right) has stepped down from the House of Lords, reportedly to evade a new rule that would require her to pay full tax in Britain. Despite her resignation, she ... length of time in which to make transitional adjustments to my personal affairs, I would have wished to retain my seat.' Four other peers also quit the House, including architect Norman ...

  3. Chongqing launches huge public housing programme

    Posted Apr 07th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... housing project. Sprawled along the banks of the Yangtze river in Sichuan province, Chongqing, along with Chengdu, was given Special Economic Zone (SEZ) powers in 1997 to accelerate its development. It has since become the fastest-growing city in the world, and to house the workforce needed to sustain that growth the city has launched the pilot subsidised scheme which is open to all ...

  4. Regal bides its time to cash in on price rises

    Posted Nov 17th 2004, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Reports by Kenneth Ko Developer happy to wait for a while before selling the 44 remaining houses at its Regalia Bay project REGAL HOTELS International will moderate the marketing for the remaining houses at its Regalia Bay development in Stanley to take advantage of an expected rise in prices. Since it was launched last year, the project has seen increasing interest from end-users ...

  5. Swire sees 90pc rise in core profits

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... of the property sector,' said Eric Yuen, head of research at brokerage house GuocoCapital. Swire Pacific, landlord of Pacific Place in Admiralty and Taikoo Place and Cityplaza in Quarry Bay, holds ... the commercial market to stay strong, citing strong rental growth over the past three months. 'We do not see a property bubble in the market as current rentals are not at a level which significantly ...

  6. Ex-housing chief asked for vague job outline

    Posted May 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Former housing director Leung Chin-man suggested to his post- retirement employer New World China Land that it be vague in public about his job description to provide ... a subsidiary of New World Development, last year. In 2004, Mr Leung, as director of housing, was heavily criticised when the government sold Hunghom Peninsula, a never-occupied subsidised housing ...

  7. Probe sought over ex-housing chief

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... investigation, the Democratic Party will raise the issue, using our special powers and procedures- an independent investigative committee.' In July it was revealed that former housing chief Mr Leung ...

  8. Ex-housing chief shocked officials didn't consider Hung Hom deal

    Posted Aug 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Former buildings and housing chief Leung Chin-man expressed shock early today that the government had not considered his role in the controversial sale of a Hung Hom housing ... doubts because his involvement in housing affairs for years and in particular the Hunghom Peninsula project. 'But I never favoured New World over the land premium issue. Since I am clean, ...

  9. Boost for housing project near reserve

    Posted Aug 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Property developer Cheung Kong has overcome another hurdle in realising its plans to build residential housing among fish ponds in Yuen Long, after the government allowed its environmental report to be put up for public comment yesterday. The Fung Lok Wai project seeks to develop only 5 per cent of an 80-hectare site near the Mai Po reserve. The remaining area ...

  10. Mainland buying of HK homes gains momentum

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... of transactions last month, up from 11 per cent in September, a study by Nomura International shows. The brokerage house examined 625 recent deals totalling HK$8.6 billion in the 25 housing estates ... government fine-tuning of its housing and lending policies,' Louie said. 'The reduced loan-value ratio for luxury properties, tougher pre-sale rules and threats of additional policy ...




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