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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - PRICES

    Prices in 5 housing estates still below 1997 peak

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 03:48pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... in five of the housing estates most popular among investors in the 1990s are still below their peak values in 1997, although the average home price in Hong Kong is 23.8 per cent higher than ... recorded the strongest growth in property prices. Baguio Villa is a 39-year-old housing estate. But Wong said it was renovated a few years ago and is one of the few housing estates that offers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1583629/prices-5-housing-estates-still-below-1997-peak
  4. 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
  5. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Why divorce and remarriage rates matter for housing demand in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:02am by Richard Wong

    ... between home demand and supply is the "degree of sharing", the inverse of the ratio of permanent housing units to domestic households. The ratio was 0.79 in 1971 and rose steadily ... become subdivided, the supply of whole units has reduced and contributed to housing market tightness. Unlike divorced women, many divorced men remarry as their prospects are brighter. Between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1572403/why-divorce-and-remarriage-rates-matter-housing-demand-hong-kong
  6. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Rising supply, waning demand cool United States house bidding wars

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 05:12am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York An increase in supply of homes and rise in mortgage rates have between them brought an end to the surge in prices in US housing market House bidding wars on the wane Mike Imgarten witnessed a frenzy of demand and a dearth of stock during a two-month house hunt in Sacramento, California. Fearing he would pay too much after a surge in prices, he said he took ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1360336/rising-supply-waning-demand-cool-united-states-house-bidding
  7. 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Land application list scrapped in bid to control supply

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by YVONNE LIU AND JOYCE NG

    ... Yvonne Liu and Joyce Ng Government takes over full control of city's land supply from developers by ditching the application system operated since 1999 Land application list scrapped The government has taken over total control of land supply from developers by scrapping the application list system. Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po announced the end of the system, which has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1163971/government-scraps-land-application-list-take-control-land-supply
  9. Business - Commodities - COMMENT

    Closures of China's iron ore mines won't offset global supply increases

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:08am by Reuters

    ... output will open the door to increased imports, thus absorbing the extra supply being brought online by the major mining houses. This view is bolstered by the improving outlook for steel demand ... Clyde Russell Rising supply to dash hopes of iron ore bulls Iron ore prices increased the most in 10 months last week, but hopes that this marks the start of a new bullish phase are likely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1545149/closures-chinas-iron-ore-mines-wont-offset-global-supply
  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Control of water supplies seen as seen as key to Iraq and Syria conflicts

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:50pm by GDN

    ... on who controls the region's dwindling water supplies, say security analysts in London and Baghdad. Rivers, canals, dams, sewage and desalination plants are now all military targets in the semi-arid region, which regularly experiences extreme water shortages, says Michael Stephen, of the Royal United Services Institute think tank in Qatar. "Control of water supplies gives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545993/control-water-supplies-seen-seen-key-iraq-and-syria-conflicts

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