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  1. 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 ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must grapple with question of housing supply

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... trade-offs Supply chain This year marks the 60th anniversary of public housing in Hong Kong. It all started with a huge squatter fire in Shek Kip Mei on December 25, 1953. Then, in 1972, the colonial ... units have to be built. The government has to play a proactive role under a "supply-led strategy", especially in public housing, with an initial 60:40 public-private split in new ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Hong Kong's housing supply to soar just as mortgage rates double

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland And when currently unoccupied homes are put up for sale, prices can only fall. Then you will see just how unhappy property agents can get HK's housing supply to soar just ... they will not reverse their stamp duty rises and pledging to step up the construction of new housing projects. Last week, they announced the government will build more than 60,000 public housing flats ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    SCMP Debate: Do you think CY Leung's measures to boost housing supply will be effective?

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Do you think Leung Chun-ying’s measures to boost land and housing supply will be effective? How can the government convince the public that it is not bowing to pressure from property ... and long-term measures to boost land supply for housing. Some short- to medium-term measures are more certain and effective, such as increasing development density at unleased or unallocated residential ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    CY's well-intentioned housing supply policy likely to backfire

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... at tackling the crippling supply shortage Leung blames for pushing housing prices and rents up to unaffordable levels. Unfortunately, his new policy is likely to backfire spectacularly. "Supply ... and immigration, the number of households living in the city has grown at an average rate of around 28,500 a year. The result of this under-supply, says Leung, is an acute housing shortage that has pushed ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Price isn't the only figure that counts in housing debate

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by ANDY XIE

    ... Hong Kong's, is determined by the government. Hong Kong's big businesses and the government have colluded to maximise their income in fixing supply. The cramped housing conditions and high prices are a consequence of this political dynamic. When a monopoly controls housing, the resulting equilibrium is low supply and high prices. In addition to cramped housing, high property ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Housing plan for land adjacent to Baptist University 'shortsighted'

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by DANIEL TSE

    ... Daniel Tse Daniel Tse says shortsighted housing plan would harm university's future Our higher education must be given the space to grow A relatively small plot of land has recently become a site of contention between the government and Hong Kong Baptist University. The issue is symptomatic of problems in town planning, the land shortage in Hong Kong and the need ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Public housing target unrealistic without imported labour

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Public housing target unrealistic without imported labour It is highly regrettable that Martin Brinkley chose to take a negative view of my well-intended and reasoned analysis of the chief ... there was a clear consensus that the housing problem is the priority. There is now a queue of 210,000 applicants waiting for public housing. The chief executive intends to build 75,000 flats to shorten ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, March 6, 2013

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... and is at the very heart of the dilemma regarding Hong Kong's inadequate supply of housing and ever-increasing prices. Louis Loong, secretary general, the Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong ... was suggesting that young people could live in shipping containers under flyovers. The group believes this can help young people who are desperately hunting for affordable housing and finding ...




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