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  1. News - World - POLITICS

    Hillary Clinton says she’s ‘thinking’ about 2016 White House run

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 02:18pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... The former first lady has said she is considering a White House bid, but that she will not make a decision before the end of this year. “I’m not going to make a decision for a while because I’m ...

  2. Business - Commodities - EARNINGS

    Sinopec tips weaker oil prices amid supply glut after profit rises 3.5pc

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Oil and gas producer allots 161.6 billion yuan for capacity expansion after profit rises 3.5 per cent Sinopec tips weaker oil prices amid supply glut China Petroleum & Chemical (Sinopec), the country's second-largest oil and gas producer, expects a supply glut to pressure oil prices this year after it posted a less-than-expected 3.5 per cent ...

  3. Property - International - CANADA

    CIBC economist sees risk in lack of Canadian housing data

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:28am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Toronto Little information about market 'mind-boggling' and leading to bearish view, says economist Lack of data seen posing risk to hot housing sector A lack of comprehensive data on Canada's housing sector poses risks to the country's hot real estate market by restricting information that could help investors make sound decisions, according ...

  4. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US housing industry shows signs of warming up after brutal winter

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:28am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Reports from builders and lenders across the country show rising demand for housing as data points to improving economy Market warms up after long, brutal winter In Indianapolis, an open house event tends to draw 10 people on a good day. But after the snowiest winter on record for the US Midwestern city, prospective homebuyers were champing at the bit: 45 people ...

  5. Property - International - VIETNAM

    Waning confidence holds back housing recovery in Vietnam

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:28am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Hanoi Rebound may be delayed until next year amid growing concerns over interest rate increase Waning confidence holds back housing recovery The rebound in Vietnam's ... the market slumped, they could not sell the homes. Some pockets of the housing market were seeing improvement, particularly holiday properties along the central coast and upscale homes in the centres ...

  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. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by STAFF

    ... Yok-sing, will give a speech on governance issues at the Hong Kong Institution of Education.   Development secretary focuses on land supply Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po delivers a speech to the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce on increasing land supply. This is a crucial element of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's efforts to boost housing supply and stabilise ...

  8. News - Asia - Typhoon Haiyan

    Informal supply chains help feed typhoon survivors in the Philippines

    Posted Nov 23rd 2013, 11:07am by Agence France-Presse in Tacloban

    ... typhoon is an informal- and sometimes underground- supply chain that is helping some people put food on the table. Families from as far away as Manila and the southern island of Mindanao endure ... of sardines-- barely enough for a few days. “But despite getting help only once, we have not gotten hungry so far. There seems to be food on the table every day,” she said at damaged house in the city ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC HOUSING

    Housing minister Anthony Cheung admits Hong Kong homes are too dear

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 11:45am

    ... gone beyond levels affordable to average residents, the housing minister has admitted. Local home prices top a list of 360 cities around the world – in the fourth consecutive year a global survey has ranked Hong Kong No 1 in terms of unaffordable housing. “Generally speaking, the prices have exceeded what most people can afford,” Secretary for Transport and Housing Professor ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing upset after Martin Lee and Anson Chan meet Joe Biden at the White House

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Beijing upset over pan-democrats' White House visit Beijing's Foreign Ministry representative in Hong Kong has accused the United States ... Sino-American relations." The White House meeting came a day after the pair met the Democratic Party leader of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, in Washington. During their discussion ...




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