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  1. Tsang's term chimes with strong housing market

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... July 1997. Under Tsang's administration home prices surpassed previous highs for the first time in more than a decade, reaching 103.35 on the Centa-City Leading Index in the first week of May. The previous peak was in October 1997, when the index hit 102.93. The Centa-City index tracks secondary market home prices, with the benchmark of 100 reflecting prices in July 1997. ...

  2. Tsang predicts soft landing for housing market

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Global uncertainties and slower economic growth locally, combined with government measures, would mean a soft landing for Hong Kong's housing market, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said. An easing in global economic growth would help stabilise housing prices, Tsang said in New York. 'The world is not looking all that brilliant ...

  3. Housing crunch 'could have been averted'

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... was the administration's refusal to accept his proposals to relieve the city's housing crunch. The outgoing Central Policy Unit chief said he urged the government to take a more proactive role in increasing the housing supply and slowing the rise of property prices, but found leaders reluctant. 'We have been researching the land-and-housing issue for several years. We could have done more, years ...

  4. Middle-class housing plan safe, Tsang says

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee and Joyce Ng Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has given an assurance that a middle-class housing scheme that he set up will go ahead despite the change of government. Tsang fended off worries yesterday, a day after a newspaper reported that My Home Purchase Plan, a rent-or-buy programme that he commissioned the Housing Society to operate in 2010, might ...

  5. Housing funds drop, but subsidised flats go ahead

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip and Ada Lee Financial market turbulence and staff pay rises have wiped nearly HK$1 billion from the city's housing budget surplus, but it won't affect a programme to build subsidised housing, according to the Housing Authority, which released a revised budget yesterday. To ease the city's housing shortage, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen promised ...

  6. Housing policy a true test of will

    Posted Jan 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Housing and land supply have become two of the most controversial policy areas in our city. It is reassuring therefore that the candidates to become the next chief executive have attached ... always meet demand in a timely manner. Hopes were high when Donald Tsang Yam-kuen took over as chief executive from Tung Chee-hwa, whose ill-fated housing targets are still widely seen ...

  7. Housing consultation misses bigger picture

    Posted May 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Whither government policy on affordable homes? Housing chief Eva Cheng seemed to have enunciated some core principles clearly not long ago. It is a long-standing public policy to ensure ... improve and home prices stabilise in coming months. Without doubt, soaring property prices have put the Tsang administration under intense political pressure. The wealth gap is widening and young ...

  8. Hybrid housing an affordable alternative

    Posted Jul 19th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... will gradually become another public housing thing, ' Lam said. 'Nonetheless, I believe this scheme eases off a lot of political and social tension regarding house prices within our ... Gary Cheung Hongkongers priced out of the property market could soon get a more affordable alternative- a scheme that allows them to part-buy and part-rent their dream home. According ...

  9. Final address must tackle housing issue

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng and Stuart Lau Hongkongers believe housing is the most pressing matter Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen must deal with in his policy address today, a university poll has found. The finding coincides with a call by two former planning chiefs for a long-term housing policy backed up by a demand forecast, a system that was shelved during the economic downturn ...

  10. No censure for Tsang over canned housing deal

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... executive's failure to help people buy property. Every legislator who spoke in a four-hour debate on the motion yesterday agreed the government should resume the subsidised housing scheme which once ... by passing a non-binding motion seven times.' The scheme was halted in 2002 as part of efforts to rejuvenate the then-battered property market. But property prices recently passed their previous ...




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