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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Latest property market curbs welcome, but vigilance still needed

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... four months since he announced a 15 per cent stamp duty on home purchases by non-locals and companies. This raised concerns about a price breakout for commercial and industrial units. ... but not prices, which Tsang says have rallied by 120 per cent since 2008, including a 2 per cent rise last month. The new measures, targeting both the residential and commercial markets, are welcome, ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Caution about Hong Kong's economic outlook is warranted

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and Shanghai. Home owners could never have been happier; housing prices hit record highs in June. Continuing low interest rates make loans affordable. The warnings of rough times ahead by Financial ... stressed that the "through train" has risks and the economy could come under pressure, particularly the property market, should the US raise interest rates. Share prices have been lifted ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Action is needed on homes database

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 05:38am by SCMP Editorial

    ... If home prices fall, they do not have a big margin for safety. The drive to complete the database is long overdue if the authorities want clarity about housing demand and affordability. ... restrictions and higher down payments have so far failed to rein in house price inflation, particularly in the first-tier cities: Beijing, Shanghai Shenzhen and Guangzhou. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Janet Yellen will bring continuity to the United States Federal Reserve

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... crisis, critics tend to scrutinise candidates for top policy positions to see if they read danger signs. Yellen anticipated the scale of the problems inherent in subprime housing mortgages because she understood that their involvement in complex derivatives had turned them into toxic time bombs which, in the event of a house-price slump, could destroy the confidence of lenders ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Deliver flats at affordable prices

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:18am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Deliver flats at affordable prices There is no magic solution to the housing shortage in Hong Kong. Yet expectations have been raised ever since Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying pledged in his manifesto to provide more affordable housing. The stakes were raised even higher when the government committed to deliver 470,000 flats over the next decade, 40 per cent ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Despite higher costs, keep Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge on track

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to HK$35 billion should a request by the Transport and Housing Bureau for a further HK$5 billion be supported by lawmakers. Higher wages for construction workers and higher prices for machinery ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    With casino revenues falling, it's time for Macau to diversify its economy

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time for Macau to diversify Gaming industry analysts bet heavily against the house last month and got it right, with gross revenue at Macau's casinos plunging 23.2 per ... do nothing to raise spirits in Macau. The share prices of casino operators fell on the latest revenue figures, but not as much as the double-digit percentage falls on January 12, 2009, during ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beware of buying flats too far ahead

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Risks of buying too far ahead Officials have rolled out a new measure to increase housing supply and bring prices down. From this month, developers can sell unfinished flats ... at a time when interest rates may rise and prices fall. The latest in a series of actions aimed at increasing short-term property supply, it will enable developers to release an estimated extra ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pragmatic and focused housing policies deserve our full support

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 02:41am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Building on a commitment Land supply and housing may not have been the focus of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's policy address, but they are just as important ... to attain the goal and there are already objectors and sceptics. The plans are pragmatic and focused, and deserving of our every support. High property prices and rents have become a source ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Online rogues tarnish reputation of Hong Kong's travel industry

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... The mushrooming of websites with one-stop services and price comparisons for different travel products testifies to the growing popularity and reliability of online booking. But the do-it-yourself ... The problem of misrepresented online sales also appears to be an issue of growing concern in Hong Kong. The Consumer Council had received 80 complaints against hotels and guest houses by the end ...




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