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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. Business - Property - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Supply is the key to ending Hong Kong's housing problems, not policy change

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy sito Pre-sale period lengthening designed to create impression of more residential units Supply is key to ending housing problems, not policy tricks Is Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying successfully convincing the public that his administration can provide enough affordable housing? Over the past two weeks, the government has announced a series of policies including ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Tepid market suggests target for private housing won't be met

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 06:12pm by Albert Cheng

    ... problems. But, since taking over, he has done little to ease housing-supply pressure, especially the supply of public and subsidised housing. His excuse is to blame the acute shortage of land, which ... plunging popularity. In this year's policy address, he accepted a proposal from the Long-term Housing Strategy Steering Committee to supply 470,000 flats in the next 10 years, of which 60 per ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Ex-military sites in HK earmarked for flats as land supply is tackled

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 01:10am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li In an attempt to meet housing targets, sites are being considered for rezoning to residential use Ex-military sites earmarked for flats as land supply is tackled Land supply ... While Leung's administration is still struggling to meet his annual housing target of 20,000 flats per year, the government has been looking at a number of options, such as rezoning land ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Addressing housing shortage is the right priority for CY Leung

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 02:56am by LETTERS

    ... priority when running for the post. His policy address put emphasis on solving the housing supply shortage by increasing land supply, building more affordable public housing and maintaining ... Addressing housing shortage is the right priority for Leung Our chief executive has set his priorities right by channelling resources to those most in need- the poor, elderly and minority ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Supply more details for better debate on Hong Kong’s future energy mix

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 06:24pm by EDWIN LAU

    ... Edwin Lau Edwin Lau welcomes government's neutral stance on power supply Supply more details for better debate on HK's future fuel mix The Environment Bureau has recently picked ... natural gas and nuclear energy to lower the city's carbon intensity by 50 to 60 per cent by 2020 compared with 2005 levels. One option is to import 30 per cent of our electricity supply from ...




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