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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ROOKIE MUM

    Rookie mum: why do other mothers seem superior?

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Angharad Law

    ... Angharad Hampshire life@scmp.com Pay no heed to the mothers superior Ever since I became a mum for the first time about two years ago, I have been astounded at how well other women with children manage their lives. My respect for parents, and mums, in par ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ROOKIE MUM

    Focus on pregnancy weight gain a bit heavy handed

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by ANGHARD LAW

    ... Angharad Hampshire life@scmp.com Focus on weight gain a bit heavy handed It was a depressing morning. At an antenatal check-up I was told, not once, but twice, that I was fat. "Aiyaaaah! Weight gain," the midwife cried when I stood on the scales ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    New property law forbids publishing of unofficial price quotes

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Johnny Tam

    ... the law takes effect. The Residential Properties (First-hand Sales) Ordinance is intended to protect consumer interests and increase market transparency. An information centre in Chai Wan will educate consumers on the law. There have also been concerns that developers may bombard buyers with information and cause even more confusion. Sun Hung Kai Properties has issued a three-volume, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Centaline property agent sues law firm, barristers who represented him

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 05:03am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Plaintiff jailed for 14 months, then cleared, claims his legal team didn't do their job Centaline agent sues law firm, barristers A property agency ... by billionaire Law Kar-po, the boss of the company which was buying the property. Law told the Independent Commission Against Corruption that he had known about the deal and allowed his employee ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Swire sold 16 Dunbar Place flats in week after 'saleable area' law started

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... was preparing marketing material for other residential projects to comply with the new law. Sales of homes have dropped since the government imposed a series of new property-related taxes, including ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Doubling of stamp duty for non-permanent residents has bigger impact, says chief Swire sold 16 units soon after'saleable area' law took effect Swire ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - MACAU

    New Macau law to affect pre-sale supply

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... property registration within 30 days. Wilson Chung Wai-suen, marketing director of Macau developer Concord Industrial & Commercial Development, said flat supply might be affected by the new law ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Macau law on unfinished flats to hit pre-sale supply A new pre-sale law is expected to hit Macau's home supply when it becomes effective next month, ...

  7. News - China

    Son-in-law defends China's 'orphan saviour' over property ownership

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 11:50am by Amy Li

    ... The son-in-law of China’s controversial “orphan saviour”, Yuan Lihai, denied allegations on Tuesday made by a recent magazine report that said  Yuan owned at least 20 properties. “I am willing to disclose our assets,” he said. “I am willing to disclose the colour of my underpants if that’s what it takes.” Guo Haiyang, the son-in-law, said he had found a lawyer and planned to sue ...

  8. Business - Money

    The Week Explained: Property buyers must beware misleading information

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... that it was unconstitutional. According to Reda, the draft law covers a sector of the property market accounting for a mere 15 per cent of transactions in Hong Kong. Surely, there should be a law covering all property ... Stephen Vines moneypost@scmp.com Gross negligence A property purchase is likely to be the biggest investment most individual investors will make, but thanks to a combination of government ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Home sales confusion looms ahead of new law

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com With developers issuing multiple brochures for the same projects before the new law kicks in, some homebuyers could also be at a disadvantage Home sales confusion looms The new law on flat sales may end up confusing buyers when it comes into force next month, as developers put out multiple brochures for the same projects. Preparations are in full ...

  10. Property - International - GERMANY

    German cities plan tighter rent laws

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... of a federal law aimed at curbing the housing boom. State governments that oversee housing rules in Hamburg, Berlin, Munich and other cities planned to make it illegal to raise rents by more than 15 ... a spokeswoman for Hamburg's urban development agency. "We expect to apply the new law in some form." Rents in Germany's largest cities have soared as home construction has failed ...




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