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  1. Magazines - Style - SECONDS

    Jewellery houses create special collections for Paris Biennale

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 09:31pm by Melissa Pearce

    ... in the world." This year, French dealers and houses are predominant among the exhibitors handpicked by SNA, but there are also iconic players from the New York, London, and Geneva fine art, decorative ... of a young princess and a fairy. It is also a take on the house's favourite feminine figures with rose-cut diamond faces from the 1940s and other main themes such as a charmed nature, couture ...

  2. Business - Comment

    How freeing up public housing would help Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:17am by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong Privatising and deregulating public housing could free HK$3.36 trillion for the government to finance health care and old-age welfare payments Home for more capital The value of Hong Kong's housing capital last year was estimated at HK$6.8 trillion, or 320 per cent of gross domestic product. This is the net value of private residential housing at market prices, ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art house: the aerial battles of 1927's Wings are still impressive

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 12:17am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... Text: Paul Fonoroff One of Hollywood's last major silent spectacles returns to the city as a restored print that recreates the 1927 black-and-white original's musical score and colour tinting, along with an extra half-hour of footage which was e ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG RESIDENTIAL

    Housing rally in Hong Kong cools

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 03:39pm by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Housing rally cools amid dip in projects Hong Kong's housing market rally has cooled as developers ease up on the pace of new launches and flat owners ... strong sales in the housing market, the market has entered into a consolidation since mid-July," said Patrick Chow Moon-kit, head of research at Ricacorp Properties. "This was because ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Synchronised cycles

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 05:47am by GOLDMAN SACHS

    ... Chart of the day: Synchronised cycles The weakness in the mainland's housing sector comes against a backdrop of rapid credit growth in recent years, which itself has prompted worries about risks to financial stability and growth, Goldman Sachs said in a report. Credit and housing cycles are often synchronised, and analysis shows that credit growth is the single most ...

  7. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Double the drag

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 06:25am by SOCIETE GENERALE

    ... Double the drag Societe Generale said housing starts and property sales acted as a drag on the mainland economy, which remained lacklustre across the board. However, SG believes October data will be more critical. At the end of September, the central bank relaxed rules on mortgage borrowing, which SG said should be more effective in stabilising the housing market than local ...

  8. News - World - GAMBLING

    The house doesn't always win in Atlantic City as two casinos close

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:44am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Atlantic City In an unprecedented few days amid sliding profits in the gambling resort of Atlantic City, three casinos will have closed and 5,000 jobs will be lost The house doesn't always win A time few could imagine during the not-too-distant glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos are closing this week and a third ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Developers expected to slash house prices to ease housing inventory oversupply

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:08am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Rising housing inventory and sluggish sales are expected to force the hand of property firms needing to clear stock amid slump, analysts say Mainland ... that a year earlier, consultancy E-House (China) said. It was up 40 per cent to 12.7 months in second-tier cities, mainly provincial capitals. In the eastern port city of Qingdao, it now takes as long ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - Public safety

    No vacancies: guest houses not welcome in our blocks

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Residents support government proposal to shut hostels in their buildings following deadly fire at Continental Mansion, survey shows No vacancies: guest houses not welcome in our blocks For years, Lau Kwok-hung has been troubled by the proliferation of guest houses in the building where he has lived for five decades- but his voice was heard only when ...




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