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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Solution to affordable housing lies in increasing supply

    Posted May 17th 2014, 03:38am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of stamp duty. Even so, home prices are still out of reach for many prospective buyers. The ultimate solution lies in a steady supply of new housing in the short and longer term. The chief ... SCMP Editorial Solution lies in more supply When the government sought to rein in the runaway property market with a controversial doubling of stamp duty last year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1513898/solution-affordable-housing-lies-increasing-supply
  2. News - China - EARTHQUAKE

    Yunnan quake survivors in desperate wait for food and medical supplies

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 07:00pm by Li Jing

    ... claimed 398 lives- damaged many roads, hindering rescue efforts and delivery of supplies to some of the worst-hit areas. Watch: Rescuers race to find survivors after 400 die in China quake By 2pm, ... and Unicef sent staff and relief supplies to the quake zone yesterday. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee would process funding proposals from local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1566342/rescuers-race-find-survivors-yunnan-quake-death-toll-mounts
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola-hit Liberia fears starvation as quarantine blocks food supplies

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Monrovia Food supplies stop as Liberian army restricts travel from the country's badly affected north to try to halt the spread of deadly epidemic Ebola-hit ... I have 25 people to feed in my house.” Miatta Sharif, also from Bopolu, said: “We agree measures have to be put in place to contain the virus, but at the same time we don’t have to die from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570771/ebola-hit-liberia-fears-starvation-quarantine-blocks-food-supplies
  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Prices rise amid tight supply of flats as sales decrease

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 02:56pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Sales down, prices up in tight market for flats Tight housing supply led to a decrease in secondary home sales in Hong Kong last week, but prices continue to rise. Data from Ricacorp Properties showed that for the week to Sunday, 166 second-hand flats were sold in the 50 largest private housing estates it monitors, the fewest in 15 weeks and down 17 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1557160/prices-rise-amid-tight-supply-flats-sales-decrease
  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Government should not forget Hong Kong’s middle class when increasing supply of flats

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 11:48am by Yvonne Liu

    ... it is relying on releasing more land and increasing new housing supply. In recent years, the government introduced restrictions on flat sizes when it auctioned off residential sites. The usable area ... even if new housing supply increases significantly from next year. The increase in supply won't help the sandwich class. The government should also address the housing problem ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1439186/government-should-not-forget-hong-kongs-middle-class-when
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Alarm grows over housing supply glut in inner mainland China cities

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 01:34am by SANDY LI AND LANGI CHIANG

    ... Vice-Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development Qi Ji said earlier this month. For major cities that had seen strong price increases, more supply would be encouraged, especially that of small ... and Longfor. We didn't even know how a villa looks like. But now we have high-rises, low-rises, housing estates and nice landscaped villas," he said. There are more than 10 such large ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1456567/alarm-grows-over-housing-supply-glut-inner-mainland-china
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government too weak to fight villagers over small house policy

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 01:03am by Howard Winn

    ... of applicants. Unsurprisingly this has given rise to corruption and irregularities. It is now recognised that the supply of housing in the New Territories has radically improved since the 1970s, so ... restrict their ability to farm the land and more importantly their "right" to build a small house. This is just another example of the low-level lawlessness that pervades the New ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1580676/government-too-weak-fight-villagers-over-small-house-policy
  8. Comment - Letters

    Arbitration can lead to significant new housing supply

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:18am by LETTERS

    ... Arbitration process can lead to significant new housing supply I refer to Allan Hay's letter ("Arbitration is not the answer to assess value of land premiums", February 20). ... expertise; let's now use it, and significant new housing supply should be the most welcome result. Ian Cullen, Ian Cullen & Associates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1438913/arbitration-can-lead-significant-new-housing-supply
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    China to boost land supply for housing in mega cities

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 05:24am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Land supply for housing set for boost in mega cities The mainland will increase land supply for property development in mega cities this year, the land ministry said on Sunday, as the country's frothy housing market showed some initial signs of cooling down. The prospect of increased land supply is at odds with the interpretation placed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1435066/china-boost-land-supply-housing-mega-cities
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourists at risk in thousands of illegal guest houses in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Ernest Kao and Amy Nip

    ... houses scattered across the city operate without a licence, a study has found. The study comes after a fire in a North Point building filled with guest houses left 25 injured in December. ... that governs guest houses. "We estimate that there are at least 2,000 unlicensed guest houses in operation and this equates to about 20,000 rooms," research assistant Kimberly Fung Wan-yin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577144/illegal-guest-houses-put-tourists-risk-and-deprive-low-income

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