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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Real estate agents get help to fight corruption

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... cent, and the value of all the deals was HK$653 billion, an increase of 11.2 per cent. Wendy Au Man-ling, chief corruption prevention officer at the Independent Commission Against Corruption ... to corruption to secure a deal, said Au, who revealed that there were 71 complaints of corruption against estate agents in the year, down from 77 in 2011. She said the number of corruption complaints ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Beijing casts net far and wide in anti-graft push

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 04:56am by Langi Chiang

    ... Capital, a New York-based independent equity research firm with a China focus, said: "Widespread corruption in itself is not new news, but fraud investigations and consequential funding ... against corruption, although we believe it will continue the intensity in rounding up corrupt officials in coming months," said Lu Ting, the chief China economist at Bank of America Merrill ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Rural committee chief backs proposed change to 'squatters' law'

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Phila Siu

    ... "It will be fair this way. The occupiers cannot exploit the owners," said Lam. The Law Reform Commission- a task force set up to present proposals for reform to make Hong Kong law more ... and another person has used it for at least 12 years without objection, the user can claim ownership in court. The commission recommends, however, that squatters would have to notify the owner ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong home buying surge slows on absence of new projects

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:02am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Buying surge slows on absence of new projects Hong Kong developers were unable to make a repeat of the previous weekend's bumper sales that defied the impact of Occupy Central protests. About 240 properties were sold in the primary market during the weekend, against 456 units snapped up in the previous weekend, "The buying momentum ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Beijing's credit easing gives hope to cash-strapped property developers

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:05am by Peggy Sito

    ... Regulatory Commission last Tuesday announced the first easing of housing policies since 2010. They redefined first-time buyers and lowered the preferential mortgage rate for them. Those who have ... by Mizuho had an average operating cash flow of minus 7.52 billion yuan in the 2013 financial year, against a positive cash flow of HK$2.87 billion in 2012. "On a year-on-year basis, ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    China home prices fall for 5 straight months

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 10:38am by Sandy Li

    ... and the China Banking Regulatory Commission on Tuesday announced a long-awaited credit relaxation, redefining first-time homebuyers and lowering their mortgage rates to shore up the flagging industry. ... rates will also be at a 30 per cent discount to the benchmark rate, against 15 per cent previously. Of the 100 cities, 79 including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou saw prices drop while the rest ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Looser mortgage rules seen boosting China's sluggish property market

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:23am by Toh Han Shih, VICTORIA RUAN AND PEGGY SITO

    ... and China Banking Regulatory Commission yesterday announced a major loosening of the mortgage rules for the mainland property market, which is expected to give a boost to the sluggish sector. ... lending rates, against a 15 per cent discount previously. Households that own two or more homes and have paid off their mortgages will be allowed to obtain loans to buy another property ...

  8. Business - Companies - PROPERTY

    Chinese Estates to sell two properties to Joseph Lau

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:12am by Ray Chan

    ... five years by a Macau court for his part in a bribes-for-land racket involving the most corrupt public official who was ever brought to justice in the history of the former Portuguese enclave. ... was suspended in 2012 after the Macau government named Lau in the corruption scandal. The billionaire lives in Hong Kong. While no gain or loss has been recorded from the sale of Silvercord, Chinese ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    China's VAT reform to impact developers in cooling market

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Langi Chiang

    ... or for long-term leases on office and commercial buildings when VAT is introduced. The government also has to guard against any impact on its own coffers, already hit hard by the property downturn. A 7.4 ... pending reforms include property-related taxes such as a punitive levy against multiple home owners. The Cofco Land executive also expressed concern over the cash-flow impact as developers would ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Buffalo and the fight over prime rural land in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:09am by Bloomberg

    ... an independent research institute. The government has no estimate for how many people are eligible for land. The Heung Yee Kuk said in 2003 that there were about 240,000 eligible men. One person, Lau ...




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