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  1. Slice of Life

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alex Price

    ... Compiled by Alex Price From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1972 New York, January 19 The Association of Philippine Coconut Desiccators convened a two-day symposium, a kind ... and office block. This was disclosed by Mr Shaw Kam-on, the Managing Director of Golden Hand Industrial Co Ltd, the new owners of the building. The Hotung Building, also known as Hotung House ...

  2. Beijing likely to ease housing policy next year

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Beijing will likely ease its housing policy in the second quarter of next year to prevent a wave of real-estate bankruptcies, Standard Chartered Bank analysts say yesterday. The forecasts follow Beijing's reiteration last week that it would maintain its 'unswerving stance' on regulation of the property market to make housing prices ...

  3. Tourism industry has to put its house in order

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is depending on tourism to help drive future economic development. But surely the industry must get the message about the need to put its own house in order. Tours are being underpriced to meet ... and licensing of tour guides should be stepped up until it forces tour prices up and weak operators out. A loss of some tour business in the short term is a small price to pay to uphold the reputation ...

  4. HK Island home prices hit record

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... had risen. He said the average price of flats at Taikoo Shing in Quarry Bay- a popular housing estate on Hong Kong Island- had climbed to HK$10,400 per square foot at the end of March from ... Peggy Sito and Paggie Leung Prices of second-hand flats on Hong Kong Island have hit a record high, bolstered by improved sentiment and limited supply. But some analysts predict the steady ...

  5. Private housing construction starts hit lowest in three years

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... to the quarterly statistics of the Hong Kong Housing Authority. Construction starts in the second quarter were at the lowest since the government released the figures in the second quarter of 2004. Work ... Ka-fai said the drop in completed projects had had no impact on property supply and prices as a number of large-scale residential projects were scheduled for completion in the second half. ...

  6. HK prices world's second-highest

    Posted Mar 17th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... inflation-adjusted gains in a survey of 34 property markets last year, followed by Taiwan. The 2009 survey of residential property prices showed Hong Kong housing prices ended the year up 20.8 per cent ... Peggy Sito Hong Kong has become the world's second-most expensive city in terms of housing values, topped only by New York, says online research company Global Property Guide. ...

  7. Singapore prices surge

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Singapore's residential market recorded the largest gains in property prices last year since the peak in 1996 and expects to see a further 10 per cent increase this year. An index of private housing prices in Singapore has risen 15.5 per cent since the beginning of last year, according to CB Richard Ellis. Joseph Tan, a director of the residential department at CB ...

  8. Shanghai kick-starts building projects

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... but some analysts have raised the alarm, citing massive speculative price rises. Separately, Shanghai has just released more details of a policy that aims to make affordable housing available ... Ching-ngai scandal, restarting construction of buildings abandoned because of financial problems and introducing policies to make housing more affordable. The arrest of the property tycoon this year ...

  9. Most Hongkongers want small-house policy scrapped as soon as possible

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The review of the 1972 small-house policy is long overdue. Minor changes were made in 1987, following an Audit Commission report highlighting abuses. Court cases show that sham development agreements continue unabated. In 2002, the then housing, planning and lands secretary, Michael Suen Ming-yeung, promised a Legco committee he would complete a review of the policy after another ...

  10. Learning from 'jasmine revolutions', but it's not about democracy

    Posted Apr 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to join the Communist Party- for all the privileges that party cadres have.' The central government called for city governments to announce their targets for the control of housing prices by the end of March, but only one city, Beijing, pledged that the government would seek to lower the price of ordinary housing units from their 2010 level. Other cities that set price-control targets ...




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