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  1. The market knows best on housing supply

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Tien Pei-chun saying the economy will stay in the doldrums unless prices go up by at least 50 per cent. They agree, however, that we should freeze land supply and this is where they could apply some thought. Let us look at the historical record on what has happened when government intervened in the market either to boost low property prices by reducing the supply of flats or to reduce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420437/market-knows-best-housing-supply
  2. CLP confident of power supplies in extreme weather

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So CLP Power says contingency plans are in place to maintain power supplies to Tai O when extreme weather strikes. It said power supplies to the Lantau Island village were not cut when it was swamped with waist-deep water last Thursday. But regional manager Chow Lap-man said some houses suffered blackouts when flooding affected fuse boxes and electrical appliances. Mr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654365/clp-confident-power-supplies-extreme-weather
  3. More relief supplies arrive, but weather now biggest threat

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Longbao, Qinghai The supply of relief goods improved yesterday, six days after the earthquake struck, but extreme weather posed new challenges for survivors. The second ... by several families. Clothes were in short supply too, since most were still buried under the rubble of collapsed homes. 'We are otherwise all right,' she said after visiting her students. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712021/more-relief-supplies-arrive-weather-now-biggest-threat
  4. Supply fears prompt data blackout

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... only a two-year forecast for new housing points to official fears of a looming supply crunch that could prompt further speculation. The removal of the three-year forecast, introduced only last year, came as the Rating and Valuation Department revised down new residential supply for this year and next. Prices in the local housing market began a more than 40 per cent climb last July. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/453744/supply-fears-prompt-data-blackout
  5. Inland cities feel pinch but limited supply propping up prices

    Posted Nov 12th 2008, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Garden and Shui On Lakeville in prime locations had maintained their price levels, supported by limited supply. This was in contrast to Hangzhou, where prices dropped 25 per cent week on week ... on confidence and job security and this would negatively affect demand for housing in the region, the report said. Mr Tsang also said he did not see any meaningful rebound in transaction price ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/659828/inland-cities-feel-pinch-limited-supply-propping-prices
  6. Power supply disrupted in Kowloon East following fire

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.04pm: The power supply to some Kwun Tong housing estates was disrupted for several hours? after a fire broke out at a China Light & Power facility ... Estate. The disruption affected as many as 11,000 households in Kowloon East on Tuesday. The power supply to about 2,000 households in Shun Lee, Shun Tin and Shun On Estate was affected until 4pm. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/505376/power-supply-disrupted-kowloon-east-following-fire
  7. Survivors of Xinjiang quake finally get supplies

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan More than 16,000 people in Xinjiang whose homes were destroyed by an earthquake on Monday have finally received much-needed relief supplies after living in sub-zero temperatures without proper shelter. The quake, which struck Zhaosu county near the border with Kazakhstan, killed 10 people and destroyed hundreds of houses. About 16,600 people, mostly herdsmen, were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436966/survivors-xinjiang-quake-finally-get-supplies
  8. Shortage of tents and other supplies keep pupils out of school in Gansu

    Posted Jun 05th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li in Wen county A shortage of relief supplies, especially tents, could force thousands of students out of school indefinitely in Wen county, the Gansu area hardest hit by the May ... have been ordering schools to reopen since last week. But without tents and other much-needed supplies, many can cope with only a small number of students. At the No2 Wen County Middle School, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/640346/shortage-tents-and-other-supplies-keep-pupils-out-school-gansu
  9. Beijing dismisses Taiwan's claims over prefab houses

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Kristine Kwok Beijing dismissed accusations yesterday that the prefabricated houses it sent to Taiwan contained harmful chemicals, after a township ... the offer of 100 quick-assembly houses that arrived on Tuesday in 14 containers from Guangdong. Township chief Lai Hsien-he said news reports suggested that the prefabricated houses could contain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690181/beijing-dismisses-taiwans-claims-over-prefab-houses
  10. Perth seen as haven in weak housing market

    Posted Jun 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... areas with an over-supply of lower-end property,' the report says. Residential property has been in a downturn for up to two years in some cities, while others have experienced falling ... peaked and underlying demand should gradually improve,' the bank said. Using long-term forecasting models, the bank says housing prices should begin to pick up again in 15 to 18 months. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/505014/perth-seen-haven-weak-housing-market

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