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  1. Private housing construction starts hit lowest in three years

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... to the quarterly statistics of the Hong Kong Housing Authority. Construction starts in the second quarter were at the lowest since the government released the figures in the second quarter of 2004. Work ... Ka-fai said the drop in completed projects had had no impact on property supply and prices as a number of large-scale residential projects were scheduled for completion in the second half. ...

  2. Most Hongkongers want small-house policy scrapped as soon as possible

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The review of the 1972 small-house policy is long overdue. Minor changes were made in 1987, following an Audit Commission report highlighting abuses. Court cases show that sham development agreements continue unabated. In 2002, the then housing, planning and lands secretary, Michael Suen Ming-yeung, promised a Legco committee he would complete a review of the policy after another ...

  3. The hills are alive

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... This explains why new records for houses are set, one after another.' Since the government started increasing land supply to catch up with the growing demand for residential units, the district has ... be built into 8,730 sq ft. There are also reports that the developers of Redhill Peninsula, Chinachem and Sino Land, are planning to sell 51 houses and 120 luxury apartment units, with an estimated ...

  4. Beijing likely to ease housing policy next year

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Beijing will likely ease its housing policy in the second quarter of next year to prevent a wave of real-estate bankruptcies, Standard Chartered Bank analysts say yesterday. The forecasts follow Beijing's reiteration last week that it would maintain its 'unswerving stance' on regulation of the property market to make housing prices ...

  5. Supply of live pigs increasing

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The city's daily supply of live pigs increased to more than 4,500 recently, about 85 per cent of the normal supply, the government said in a Legislative Council panel meeting yesterday. The Food and Health Bureau said that, as of 4pm yesterday, 3,980 pigs had been imported from the mainland. Together with 680 pigs from Hong Kong farms, the total daily supply ...

  6. Power-supply pledge for Taiwanese investors

    Posted Jul 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the stability of the province's power supply. The reports did not contain any further details. Much of the mainland has faced blackouts and power rationing as demand for electricity outstrips supply. The problem is worst during the summer months when air conditioners are operating. Mr Huang assured the businessmen that the power situation would improve in the second half of the year ...

  7. Supply of qualified staff stretched to limit as manufacturing booms

    Posted Jul 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Susie Gyopos ALTHOUGH JOB opportunities are rife for Hong Kong's merchandisers, the best is yet to come. Thanks to the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement and the garment manufacturing boom on the mainland, demand for merchandisers is likely to far exceed supply. 'The [merchandising field] is still expanding. Most companies have vacancies,' said Chan ...

  8. Freshwater fish back on menu as supplies resume

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... the resumption of supplies only hours after Hong Kong fish traders massed 80 trucks in a convoy from Cheung Sha Wan to Central to protest against the suspension. A spokesman for the bureau said ... and grass carp and the amount would be 60 to 80 per cent of the supply on normal days. He guessed that the wholesale price of bighead might decline a little from about HK$15 to HK$13 a kilogram. ...

  9. Freshwater Fish supplies could resume by december 22

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... Audrey Parwani The government hopes mainland supplies of freshwater fish to the city will be back to normal by December 22, deputy secretary for health, welfare and food Cheuk Wing-hing said. Hong Kong and Guangdong have also agreed to step up the fight against illegal imports of freshwater fish. Fish are supposed to be imported from registered mainland farms. Imports from ...

  10. Thanks, but no thanks, Mr Wang

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... programme of this sort up and running at target delivery levels would take years, not months. Given the way these things work, it is also very likely that this new housing supply would come ... It is the record of past housing interventions. Our housing problem is in any case not one of housing supply. With a few exceptions at the fringes of society, Hong Kong people all have roofs over ...




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