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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    New round of mortgage tightening likely amid fears of property bubble

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 08:30pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Fears of property bubble set to lead to sixth round of tightening measures since 2009 HKMA warns against overheated property market The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is poised to launch its sixth round of mortgage tightening measures since 2009 and has given its strongest warning yet of a bubble in the property market. "The overheating property ...

  2. Business - Economy

    US economic recovery not yet complete, says Fed chairman

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:15am by Reuters

    ... cent target. The housing market remained weak, she said, and business investment was less than hoped. Thriving equity and security markets have raised concerns of a possible bubble, but Yellen ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Sustainability is a big problem for the small-house policy

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 04:29am by MICHAEL LOWER

    ... Michael Lower Sooner or later, there will not be enough land to satisfy a potentially endless pool of claimants Sustainability is a big problem for the small-house policy The film ... on a massive scale. The corporation is a giant machine acquiring the villagers' rights under the small-house policy and turning them into a torrential stream of cash. The opening scenes sketch out ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's little bubble of self-importance

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 06:31am by Philip Bowring

    ... the real world A little bubble of self-importance At times, Hong Kong seems to live in its own little bubble with self-important politicians oblivious to where the city stands in the world. ... the housing shortage by creating more but smaller households. In other words, the answer to the fertility issue lies in social as much as spending policies. In the cases of Hong Kong and Singapore, ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    SHKP to build on sites where Housing Society deemed project too costly

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 11:29am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Tin Shui Wai sites abandoned by Housing Society as too costly have new lease of life High cost for some an opportunity to profit for others A private developer is confident it can profitably build on sites where the Housing Society abandoned a residential project for the elderly as being too expensive. Sun Hung Kai Properties snapped up two sites in Tin Shui Wai ...

  6. Business - Money - TRADING

    Hong Kong brokers urged to diversify as they lose out to fund houses

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Industry experts say city brokerage firms must develop their businesses and get extra support from government as fund houses outflank them Brokers urged to diversify to compete Brokerage firms need to diversify or seek merger opportunities to avoid being squeezed out by the growing number of fund houses, industry players told the South China Morning ...

  7. Business - Economy

    Asset bubble detector provides early alert

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... asset-price bubbles in equity and housing markets- as much as a year in advance. Asset prices have been [a key component] as financial crises have built up KATJA TAIPALUS, ECONOMIST "Asset prices ... Bloomberg in Helsinki Taking in varied economic data, an indicator devised by Finnish economist has been hailed as a tool for policymakers to head off crises Asset bubble detector provides ...

  8. News - Comment

    Hong Kong's little bubble of self-importance

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 07:24pm by Philip Bowring

    ... the real world A little bubble of self-importance At times, Hong Kong seems to live in its own little bubble with self-important politicians oblivious to where the city stands in the world. ... the worst of all worlds- few births outside marriage but a high level of divorces by couples with one or no children. This reality deters reproduction and exacerbates the housing shortage ...

  9. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Tycoon's villas turned into house of hope for cerebral palsy victims

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:53am by Alice Yan

    ... funded house of hope Lu Shunling, 80, could have lived the twilight of her life cocooned in luxury, with two villas in the heart of Shanghai  that she inherited from her tycoon father, shipping ... into a rehabilitation centre. My name was passed among parents  and many sent their children to my home to receive treatment. With the goal of helping more children, I sold my two houses on Anfu Road in Xuhui ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    CBRC urged to relax lending rules in Shanghai free-trade zone

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by Jeanny Yu

    ... should also be of a certain proportion of the total investment. For example, a property developer should have at least 20 per cent of total investments needed in a social housing or residential ... trillions of yuan of those fixed-asset loans into the market and a large portion of them found its way into the stock market and real estate, fuelling asset bubbles. The CBRC later introduced ...




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