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  1. Revived Home Ownership Scheme will help to dissipate young people's anger

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... after their needs and re-start the Home Ownership Scheme (HOS). If the government starts to build 5,000 to a maximum of 10,000 HOS units a year, specially catering for first-time young buyers, ...

  2. Starbucks brews full ownership deal

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... 100 per cent equity in those markets. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 'Full ownership of our stores in central, south and western China is part of our broader strategy ...

  3. It is time for officials to revive the Home Ownership Scheme

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is to restart the Home Ownership Scheme (HOS). This scheme provides affordable ownership of small and medium-sized flats to low- and middle-income families, yet its revival has been repeatedly rejected ...

  4. Consider all the ramifications before you take the plunge into animal ownership

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy So much responsibility goes into owning an animal. And, while there is a colossal amount of information in books and on the internet of how to take care of your dog or cat, owners can sometimes make mistakes that cause their pet harm. Veter ...

  5. Developers 'too powerful', poll finds

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and that they have the ability and means to get things right,' Shum said. He said reviving the Home Ownership Scheme, increasing land supply and avoiding the allocation of prime sites to private ...

  6. Despite new tax, record 4,100 permits issued for drivers

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... over the policy's effectiveness in stemming a surging growth in car ownership. But the Motor Traders Association of Hong Kong (MTA) said that the first batch of the latest European models ... tax was necessary to slow the pace at which car ownership grows, as an extra 100,000 cars could be added to the streets in four years if current trends continue. A record 41,000 new cars were ...

  7. Hongkongers pessimistic on price of flats

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... per cent last year, and this year it's been another 10 or so per cent. Homes are becoming unaffordable, and it's clear more people want the subsidised Home Ownership Scheme ... to outline measures on housing in his final policy address on October 12, after calls for more public flats and the resumption of the Home Ownership Scheme. ...

  8. HK home sales fall to lowest point in 5 years

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... building Home Ownership Scheme flats. Only 150 flat sales were recorded in the secondary market, according to data from the 50 largest housing estates monitored by Ricacorp Properties. The figure ... sold in 20 housing estates, down by nearly half from the previous week. 'The government intends to resume the Home Ownership Scheme, but there is no detail yet. Potential buyers therefore ...

  9. Zheng Tong aims for 44 new stores

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Hong Kong-listed luxury car dealer Zheng Tong plans to open 44 new stores in the next two years despite an expected slowdown in the mainland market, where authorities are seeking to restrain car ownership to ease traffic jams. Executive director Wang Kunpeng said the policies should affect the middle and lower-end markets more than the luxury sector. The company now has 24 ...

  10. Tax axed on couples jointly registering homes

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... amid a rising public outcry. Under a court ruling that took effect last month, a person whose parents buy property for them after they get married will retain sole ownership in the event ... who made the down payment and whose name appears on the property would have sole ownership in the event of a divorce. That is usually the husband. However, if mortgage payments were made ...




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