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  1. Raid on properties of Chen family

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... in the embezzlement case last month. They also listed Mr Chen, Wu, his son, daughter-in-law and brother-in-law as defendants in the money laundering case. But official charges have yet to be filed. The money ... son, Chen Chih-chung, and his daughter-in-law, Huang Jui-ching. Prosecutors have learned that Wu used the bank account of her elder brother, Wu Ching-mao, for fund transfers between Taiwan ...

  2. Global financial crisis to hit luxury property market

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... sentiment for luxury residential properties in Hong Kong, with top-end residences likely to be hardest hit by possible failures of more major financial institutions, analysts say. While the robust ... crisis, property consultants have predicted that luxury residential rents would decline, though at a relatively gradual pace. In the first nine months of this year, luxury rents on Hong Kong ...

  3. Essential reading on intellectual property

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Samantha Kierath

    ... with Samantha Kierath Rebecca Ordish and Alan Adcock start where most other writers of business books on China leave off. In China Intellectual Property Challenges and Solutions, they go beyond the oft trotted-out truisms that the mainland is the wild west of intellectual property rights protection to reveal ways that businesspeople can safeguard and respond to infringements ...

  4. More aristocrats in Europe try hand at property development

    Posted Mar 26th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren in London The number of aristocrats becoming involved in property development continues to grow. In Italy, a rural resort community is being created by a count, while ... property empire and other British nobles such as the Duke of Northumberland have dabbled in property development. In Italy, Conte Antonio Bolza is turning 50 deserted farmhouses into holiday homes ...

  5. Leung heads property investment company

    Posted Aug 16th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong As well as starting a job last week with New World China Land- which he quit last night- former buildings chief Leung Chin-man heads a trust company involved in real estate investment. This emerged in a South China Morning Post review of the gov ...

  6. Gold mine or minefield?

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Neil Runcieman

    ... Neil Runcieman According to online foreclosure-tracking specialist RealtyTrac, Florida has the highest rate of foreclosure listing in the United States. This includes properties for sale during pre-foreclosure (the owners' 'grace' period for paying off the debt between foreclosure listing and the bank taking repossession), through purchase of a foreclosed property ...

  7. Property agency chief faces fraud charge

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong The director of Kingswood Property Agency faces a hearing in the District Court after being accused of conspiring to defraud a residential estate developer for more than HK$650,000 in commissions. Lau Hin-shing, 42, appeared in Eastern Court yesterday but did not enter a plea to the charge that he conspired with three others to defraud the developer of Parc Palais. ...

  8. It's time to own a piece of sporting history

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Elizabeth Horscroft If buying an entire golf property puts a hole in your pocket, hold on to your money clip because passionate golfers will find this unique opportunity irresistible and, ... of the property's investment potential: 'The majority of properties on The Links- perhaps the most exclusive row of properties in world golf- are linked to clubs and associations. No9 The Links ...

  9. Property agent held in raids on brothels

    Posted Apr 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A property agent who allegedly helped a vice syndicate find flats to be used as brothels or as accommodation for mainland prostitutes was among 72 people arrested in an anti-vice operation in Kowloon West yesterday. Police said it was the first time they had found a property agent involved in vice activities. Officers said the agent, aged 39, used his knowledge ...

  10. Disaster protection

    Posted May 27th 2008, 12:00am by James Dorn

    ... But there is a more important, if less understood, lesson: countries with well-developed markets, private property rights and a vibrant civil society are much more able to withstand and recover from natural disasters. Price and profit controls, and the lack of private property rights, increase the duration and magnitude of natural disasters. Market-led development provides the best insurance against ...




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