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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Trend towards building smaller flats is not a healthy sign

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by SCMP Editorial

    ... speculation has succeeded. Developers who used to make a killing selling so-called luxury properties are switching to small flats since anti-speculation measures like the double stamp duty were ... and HK$3.7 million in the New Territories from HK$3.4 million, during the same period. Instead of building luxury flats like the 2,000 sq ft units it had originally budgeted, Sun Hung Kai Properties ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1592662/trend-towards-building-smaller-flats-not-healthy-sign
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's new disclosure rules on flats not enough

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... in the industry, leading to those incredibly shrinking shoeboxes whose living space is often much smaller than advertised. The Residential Properties (First-hand Sales) Ordinance will ban the use of gross ... misleading information or withholding information is to give too much of it. This is the shape of things to come if the sale of the Riva luxury project by Sun Hung Kai Properties in Yuen Long ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1203353/hong-kongs-new-disclosure-rules-flats-not-enough
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Speeding up urban renewal is in the public interest

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:51am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in strategy, the Urban Renewal Authority two years ago began allowing property owners to initiate redevelopment proposals. While the support of owners of two-thirds of units in a building is required ... is part of any negotiation. Property owners have every right to maximise their gains. But they have to be realistic at the same time. If the majority is happy with the authority's offer, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1590468/speeding-urban-renewal-public-interest
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Relax labour laws to help city

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... developers and contractors have seized on it to renew calls to relax rules on importing labour, arguing that shortages were helping raise construction costs and property prices. A recent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1589567/relaxing-labour-importation-laws-will-benefit-hong-kong
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    After easy re-election, Macau leader now faces many challenges

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... revenues, he no longer enjoys the social harmony his predecessor did. Economic growth and speedy development have brought with them a host of problems. Property prices have rocketed fivefold since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1584012/after-easy-re-election-macau-leader-now-faces-many
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New Territories villagers must play by the rules

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... as infringing on private property rights. In a protest against development restrictions in northern Lantau, angry villagers bulldozed an ecologically sensitive mangrove in front of media cameras ... been flattened. The row underlines the conflict between conservation and property rights. If the villagers think their rights are unreasonably restricted, they can make representations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580942/new-territories-villagers-must-play-rules
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must remain alert to dangers posed by forces of nature

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a long way and the loss of life and property during typhoons is no longer as severe as it once was. This is partly the result of technological advances that enable more accurate weather forecasts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580139/hong-kong-must-remain-alert-dangers-posed-forces-nature
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Guo Meimei scandal shows Chinese Red Cross must clean up its act

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... by images posted on Weibo in 2011 of Guo's lavish lifestyle, including driving luxury cars, as she falsely claimed to be an executive of a Red Cross subsidiary. These images, and evidence ... continued to share photos of herself at luxury resorts and restaurants and Macau's casino tables on Weibo. In the CCTV report she admitted to operating a gambling venture in Beijing and working ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1570876/guo-meimei-scandal-shows-chinese-red-cross-must-clean-its
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Latest property market curbs welcome, but vigilance still needed

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Property market curbs welcome When Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah intervenes in the property market he leaves a calling card threatening to return. Once again an increasing flood of hot money has forced him to make good on his promise to do what it takes to head off a property bubble. His latest cooling measures are both necessary and appropriate. It is only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1157218/latest-property-market-curbs-welcome-vigilance-still-needed
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Caution about Hong Kong's economic outlook is warranted

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... stressed that the "through train" has risks and the economy could come under pressure, particularly the property market, should the US raise interest rates. Share prices have been lifted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1573098/caution-about-hong-kongs-economic-outlook-warranted

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