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  1. Business - Economy - PROPERTY

    Sell public housing to help defuse Hong Kong protests

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 01:44pm by Richard Wong

    ... helped push up property prices. Home ownership is an asset that can help finance children’s education, a small business and retirement Third, Beijing’s opening and economic reforms, while part ... of businesses. Nevertheless, a young person starting life today faces a huge uphill battle to save enough for the down payment on a home without the support of a well-off parent. Home ownership ...

  2. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam set to loosen restrictions on foreign ownership in listed firms

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 02:45am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Hanoi New legislation will let non-nationals hold up to 60 per cent of shares in some listed companies Hanoi to ease limits on foreign share ownership Vietnam's prime ... on the economy. The bill would increase the foreign ownership limit and voting rights from 49 per cent to 60 per cent, but only in certain sectors and companies, and after approval of shareholders ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CITY BEAT

    Can politics be separated from TV station ownership?

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:58am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam Some say Ricky Wong's mobile TV plan sends conflicting messages Can politics be separated from TV station ownership? Business and politics are inevitably intertwined. But is this the case with Ricky Wong Wai-kei and his dramatic bid for a licence to fulfil his TV dream? It must have been a roller-coaster ride for Wong, chairman of Hong Kong Television Network, over the past ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Roof squatters claim rights to ownership

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 04:53am by Candy Chan

    ... Squatters claim rights to ownership Owners of a building in Sham Shui Po may lose possession of their rooftop under a claim for squatters' rights, the District Court heard yesterday. ... squatters must claim to have effectively possessed the land for at least 12 years to claim ownership if they moved in after July 1, 1991. Squatters who moved in before that date must claim 20 ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    We need far more Home Ownership Scheme flats than are planned

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 12:44am

    ... Considerable increase in Home Ownership Scheme flats needed The Hong Kong Civic Association welcomes the long-term housing strategy consultation document, which was unveiled in September. ... of the total 1,158,400 units. Regarding the Home Ownership Scheme, we are in full agreement with the consultation document, which states "we need to increase HOS supply considerably beyond what ...

  6. Business - Companies

    Britain to make full details of company ownership available to public

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 12:08pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London British Prime Minister David Cameron is set to announce on Thursday that he will make public a new database of company ownership details designed to expose international ... summit of eight of the world’s leading economies in June. The “beneficial ownership register” goes beyond the current registration of corporations and shareholders by untangling deliberately ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Reform gets tough on squatters' rights

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

    ... possession. Under the current law, if a property has not been used by its owner and another person uses it without objection for at least 12 years, the user can claim ownership of the property ... then the occupier will not get ownership of the land." If implemented, Chan said, squatters would be less likely to succeed in claiming property under the new law. "We recommend that the law ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

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

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

    ... vice-chairman of the Ta Kwu Ling rural committee, said it would be fair that the occupier of a piece of land should have to inform the owner before there is a any move to transfer the ownership ... 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 ...

  9. Business - Companies

    BMW eases path to EV ownership to gain “meaningful” sales

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 12:27pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London and New York BMW aims to win a “meaningful” segment of the electric car market with its i-series battery-powered models by offering luxurious styling and packages designed to help owners overcome the traditional hurdles to electric car ownership. Among the incentives offered by the world’s biggest luxury carmaker is what it calls “BMW add-on mobility”, which ...

  10. News - China - ANALYSIS

    Little impact seen from Party leadership's reform push as interest groups dig in

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:02am by Li Jing

    ... to streamline fiscal ties between the central and local governments. "Experiments with mixed ownership at powerful state-owned enterprises have started [too], but the key question is still how diversified the ownership can become," Rui said. Some of the most oft-cited progress in state media has been in cutting government red tape, with reports saying more than 600 approval procedures ...




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