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  1. The market knows best on housing supply

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of this newspaper over the past week we first had Wharf chairman Peter Woo Kwong-ching saying he thinks property prices should rise by only the rate of economic growth and then Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun saying the economy will stay in the doldrums unless prices go up by at least 50 per cent. They agree, however, that we should freeze land supply and this is where they could apply ...

  2. Perth seen as haven in weak housing market

    Posted Jun 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... peaked and underlying demand should gradually improve,' the bank said. Using long-term forecasting models, the bank says housing prices should begin to pick up again in 15 to 18 months. ... Staff Reporter Australian property looks set for another year of falling prices, with about the best shelter from the storm being the Western Australia capital, Perth, according ...

  3. Police crackdown on illegal guest houses is long overdue

    Posted Aug 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tourists who stay with them. There must be tighter regulation of guest houses by officials. Also, there is clearly a need for more three-star accommodation at affordable prices for tourists. ... A number of articles appeared last year warning about the growth of illegal guest houses in Hong Kong and Macau. I wrote this year about the problem in some buildings in the city ...

  4. No nonsense approach to success at E-House

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... The company of which he is now chairman and chief executive is property agency and consultancy E-House (China) Holdings, which listed on the New York Stock Exchange at an offer price of US$13.80 per ... expanded operations from Shanghai to 19 cities. A year later he established E-House (China) Holdings in Cayman Islands and in 2005 folded Shanghai Real Estate Consultancy into the new holding ...

  5. Bad harvest and yuan rise push up price of Chinese tea

    Posted Aug 09th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... had increased prices by only about 20 per cent instead of completely shifting the extra cost onto customers. Vivian Mak Wai-lan, director of the MingCha tea house, which supplies tea to luxury ... top teas, Phoenix Oolong, next year by about 23 per cent from HK$260 for 55 grams to HK$320. In April, the tea house raised the price if its top-grade tea, Premium Loong Cheng from HK$1,280 ...

  6. Families in quake zone eager to move into new 'free' apartments

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this week as the Lunar New Year approaches - new homes that are theirs to own. And best of all is the price. 'They don't have to pay a penny. They move in and it's their apartment ... of their collapsed houses and the land-use rights to the parcels of land on which they sit. Mr Xu said his bureau could then use that land for commercial buildings or other projects that could generate ...

  7. HK sellers cut prices amid crisis in Japan

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... prompted some owners to drop asking prices by up to 10 per cent, agents said. But many buyers remained on the sidelines. The Ricacorp data showed that in the 50 housing estates it monitors ... a housing estate that is popular among speculators and end-users due to the small deposit required to buy, appeared to have the largest number of owners willing to cut asking prices. The discounting ...

  8. Why property prices won't go away as a talking point

    Posted Mar 16th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of the idea argue that a falling supply of new flats has created a housing shortage, pushing prices sharply higher and shutting too many of the city's inhabitants out of the property market. ... in prices can be attributed to a housing shortage is doubtful. Those who believe it is typically point to the relatively low numbers of new flats that have been built by developers over recent ...

  9. Double whammy of price rises and job losses

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... people are already unhappy, and when housing prices start to rise further, people will get really angry. In short, hard times are here and, basically, we are our own- with the possibility ... of a global food shortage and boosted the price rise. Ask anyone in the supermarket, and you will have the unanimous answer that prices have been rising everywhere for some time. As usual, people can ...

  10. Soaring gold prices a golden chance to reconsider its value

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... an increasingly popular view. Earlier this month the price of gold hit an all-time high US$1,431.10 an ounce. And you can't credit that record to aberrations in the foreign exchange market. ... chart shows, investor interest in holding the metal, whether through the futures markets or through gold-backed exchange-traded funds, has tripled over the past four years, propelling the price ...




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