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  1. Legal fight ends over Gift from Heaven gem

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A legal battle over the ownership of a massive rough gemstone has finally ended, denying the Madagascan government's claim and leaving the French owner free to sell ... in Tsim Sha Tsui. A Madagascan court awarded ownership on June 23 to the French company Orgaco, and the result was released yesterday. 'After over one year, argument over the ownership ...

  2. Congestion fee best way to clear roads

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shenzhen's problem, like that of many cities across the mainland, is an explosion in private car ownership. With two million registered vehicles, only Beijing has more. Like the capital, ... to be found. Fast-tracking rail and bus systems is not wholly the answer- private vehicle ownership can also be about status. Requiring drivers to leave cars at home on certain days, restricting ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Resume building HOS flats, government is urged A motion urging the government to consider resuming building Home Ownership Scheme flats and the sale of public rental housing flats was passed by the Legislative Council. But Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng Yu-wah said the administration had no plan to resume the construction of HOS flats. She said it would closely ...

  4. Market boom and no gloom

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... All eyes are firmly fixed on the luxury housing sector as analysts expect prices to test records because of a tight supply, writes Fulton Mak Developers enjoyed a good harvest last year, underpinned by the buoyant stock market and economy, and declining i ...

  5. Rich spend despite boom or bust

    Posted Oct 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... this year. Ownership of high-definition televisions went from 36 per cent in 2009 to 65 per cent this year, making Hong Kong's elite the top consumers in this category. Singaporeans, however, are first for smartphone ownership, even though Hong Kong's ownership of the gadgets has doubled in a year to reach 48 per cent. A luxury watch is also a must-have here: one in three affluent ...

  6. Hotel's power may be cut if electricity bill left unpaid

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as a rumour spread by someone 'who just wanted to make chaos'. The hotel is at the centre of a nasty ownership fight between Ng and his former lover, Chen Meihuan. Their quarrel spilled ... to the ownership dispute with Chen. CEM said the 2.4 million pataca bill for services provided in May was originally due in mid-June, but the deadline was extended until today in response to a written ...

  7. Improve this city to encourage births

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will not bring offspring into an uncomfortable world. We should revive the Home Ownership Scheme so as to have a comfortable living environment for ourselves and our next generation. Nigel Chit Cho-hin, The Chinese Foundation Secondary School From the Editor Home ownership is so good for a society that many countries help first-time buyers with a subsidy. In developed places, like Australia, ...

  8. My heir's a mess

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the business. However, with public ownership comes public responsibility. In Hong Kong, however, public ownership seems to be incidental because the controlling shareholders typically own the vast ...

  9. Leung's policies

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... bureau. Housing Study the possibility of a 'Hong Kong property for Hong Kong residents' policy; and Resume the Home Ownership Scheme and expedite the construction of the planned 75,000 ...

  10. HK$4b retail-office tower for Causeway Bay

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... per cent ownership of Central Mansion, signing agreements for sale and purchase with more than 200 individual owners. Their acceptances were sufficient to trigger the Land [Compulsory Sales ... of reasons. 'Some want us to pay a higher price. Some of the owners are not in Hong Kong and some units have unclear ownership,' he said. Phoenix's purchase offer has turned more than ...




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