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  1. Comment - Letters

    Diversify LNG sources and pricing mechanisms to reduce supply risks

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:44am by LETTERS

    ... Diversification of LNG sources would reduce gas supply risks Chartering a floating storage and regasification unit for liquefied natural gas imports would help Hong Kong diversify its gas ... to use short-term and spot purchases to meet demand growth and fluctuations. This will ensure better supply security, and offer greater supply flexibility. Hong Kong could consider sourcing LNG ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1574517/diversify-lng-sources-and-pricing-mechanisms-reduce-supply-risks
  2. News - World - NICARAGUA

    Nicaraguans told to eat iguanas as drought threatens food supplies

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 09:20pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Poor told to eat iguanas as drought takes toll Nicaraguans struggling to afford meat as the country suffers its worst drought in 32 years should consider raising and eating iguanas, a government land management expert has suggested. "Breeding iguanas brings two benefits," said Guillermo Membreno. "Not only does it supply dietary protein, it also offers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574322/nicaraguans-told-eat-iguanas-drought-threatens-food-supplies
  3. Comment - Letters

    Risks to supply if Hong Kong depends too much on imported electricity

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 03:55am by LETTERS

    ... Risks to supply if HK depends too much on imported electricity I fully support the views of C. T. Wan, managing director of HK Electric (" Importing electricity could adversely affect cost and supply ", May 12), and share his concern regarding the adverse implications of full reliance on imported electricity in Hong Kong. Our demanding community will never tolerate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1517468/risks-supply-if-hong-kong-depends-too-much-imported-electricity
  4. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US housing supply suffers with homeowners lacking equity to sell and buy elsewhere

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... will regain positive equity by the first quarter of 2014, according to a Zillow projection. Millions unable to move, hitting housing supply ... and limiting sales as the housing market recovers, Zillow says. Forty-four per cent of homeowners with mortgages owed more than their properties are worth or had less than 20 per cent equity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1248267/us-housing-supply-suffers-homeowners-lacking-equity-sell-and
  5. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Hong Kong luxury housing market back in spotlight after record sale prices

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 12:53am by PEGGY SITO AND YVONNE LIU

    ... unique location and limited supply of houses. It doesn't mean the luxury market is improving." According to the Land Registry, two of the houses at the Seafront were bought by locals ... Peggy Sito and Yvonne Liu Real estate experts say luxury property buying sentiment is improving in Hong Kong as recent transaction prices rank among highest ever City's luxury housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1552387/hong-kong-luxury-housing-market-back-spotlight-after-record
  6. Business - Commodities - RESOURCES

    China Hongqiao eyes African bauxite to secure supplies

    Posted May 16th 2014, 01:05am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai Aluminium maker seeks to lock up raw material for up to 20 years as Indonesia cuts off exports Hongqiao eyes African bauxite to secure supplies China Hongqiao Group, ... sure we have the offtake for more than 20 to 30 years." Hongqiao is seeking bauxite supplies after Indonesia, Southeast Asia's largest economy, banned exports of unprocessed ore ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1512958/china-hongqiao-eyes-african-bauxite-secure-supplies
  7. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Growing land supply likely to cool home market in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 01:22am by Yvonne Liu

    ... prices to drop when the new housing supply increases significantly," said Chau Kwong-wing, a professor at the department of real estate and construction at the University of Hong Kong. ... for residential use. If it is unable to replenish the land bank, it will be difficult to maintain the current high levels of housing and land supply, and property prices won't drop," Chau said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1497264/growing-land-supply-likely-cool-home-market-hong-kong
  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - RESIDENTIAL

    Rents also pick up steam in resurgent mass housing in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:31am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Strong demand from businesses and mainland students amid a tight supply of flats is likely to turn up the heat in the leasing sector Rents pick up steam in mass housing Home seekers troubled by recent rises in the mass-residential sector now have an old foe to contend with: a resurgent rental market. The recent gains in rents at 50 major housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1539674/rents-also-pick-steam-resurgent-mass-housing-hong-kong
  9. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Hong Kong's public housing policy a homewrecker for poor couples

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:15am by Richard Wong

    ... supply. It is notable that the number of divorced people in private rental housing has risen even more rapidly than that in public rental housing. Meanwhile, the opportunity for low-income ... Richard Wong Hong Kong's public flat policy rewards divorce among the poor, and helps perpetuate inequality Housing homewrecker Hong Kong’s divorce rate in 2011 was 2.9 per 1,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1544154/housing-policy-heartache
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1142621/scmp-debate-do-you-think-cy-leungs-measures-boost-housing-supply-will

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