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  1. Business - China Business - BUSINESS DIGEST

    Business Digest, February 1, 2013

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... Department report showed. Incomes rose 2.6 per cent, pushing the savings rate up to a more than three-year high. Bloomberg   New housing starts fall short of official target Construction started ... housing projects began construction last month. It involved a total of 145 flats, half the 289 flats in November, and the least in 14 months. Yvonne Liu   Taiwan forecasts 3.5pc expansion ...

  2. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Hang Lung has no timetable for sale of 1,400-flat stockpile

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... "The root of the housing problem is the government stopped land sales for nearly 10 years," he said. "In the years from 1998 to 2003, not selling land is understandable, as a result ... policy address failing to deliver a short-term solution to meet housing demand and curb price growth, Chan said he believed every measure the administration introduced was right. "For a man ...

  3. Time to change overall housing and land supply policies

    Posted Oct 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There are many facets to the current debate on runaway property prices and the government's role in balancing housing demand and supply. One positive aspect of the high property ... and rents. The current balance of approximately 50 per cent of public rental and subsidised housing in Hong Kong is a good mix, but the government's overall housing and land supply policies must ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Urgent need to restart Hong Kong land auctions

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by ROGER NISSIM

    ... address with regard to an increase in land supply and subsequent increase in flat supply was an unequivocal statement to immediately restart government land auctions. It is well understood by all ... be included to enable the widest possible participation by different-sized developers to provide a variety of housing for different needs. This would immediately widen the market and start to dilute ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Leung pledges more homes

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by LAUREN HO, Phila Siu

    ... the short, medium and long-term supply of public and private housing and maintain a stable property market. "Since [the policy address] we have successfully increased the plot ratio of four ... Lauren Ho and Phila Siu He is more determined than his predecessors to tackle the city's housing woes, he says Leung pledges more homes More public and subsidised housing ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Antony Leung warns rising interest rates could derail flat supply boost

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... fiasco 'at risk of recurring' Former financial secretary Antony Leung Kam-chung says the government's plan to boost the housing supply could flood the market with more flats than ... of the Executive Council from 1997 who was named financial secretary in 2001, said the new administration was right to address the city's housing problem by increasing supply. But he was worried about ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Redevelopment of Ho Man Tin to increase flat supply

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Ho Man Tin projects to increase private flat supply The gradual redevelopment of Ho Man Tin in Kowloon is expected to increase the supply of private ... with many public housing estates and there aren't a lot of private flats in the area," said Eugene Cheung Yue-chi, senior district manager at Centaline Property Agency. "Therefore, ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - SALES

    Flat prices rise after CY Leung fails to increase supply

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Prices hit new high in some estates after chief executive fails to come up with a quick fix for tight supply or introduce new cooling measures Buyers jump back ... home supply in his inaugural policy address. "Despite mapping out a detailed five-year plan for land supply, the policy address contained no short-term solution to address tight supply ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    PLA military sites targeted in bid to ease housing crisis

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 09:53pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... the housing supply. But a legislator said this would involve complex procedures as such a move had to be approved by the central government under a Hong Kong law. At a Legislative Council meeting on Wednesday, Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po said planning officials could study using a Kowloon Tong site that formerly housed the People’s Liberation Army for new housing. The suggestion ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Housing plan for land adjacent to Baptist University 'shortsighted'

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by DANIEL TSE

    ... Daniel Tse Daniel Tse says shortsighted housing plan would harm university's future Our higher education must be given the space to grow A relatively small plot of land has recently become a site of contention between the government and Hong Kong Baptist University. The issue is symptomatic of problems in town planning, the land shortage in Hong Kong and the need ...




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