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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    No plans to ditch property speculation cooling measures, says Carrie Lam

    Posted May 13th 2014, 03:51am by Gary Cheung, Peggy Sito and Ng Kang-chung

    ... year bill. The government introduced the double stamp duty plan early last year in the wake of renewed signs of exuberance in the property market. Under the law, buyers of properties costing ... Gary Cheung, Peggy Sito and Ng Kang-chung Government flexibility may be limited to relaxing measure that doubles stamp duty on some property transactions Acting chief executive Carrie Lam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510974/government-may-offer-concession-double-stamp-duty-break-legal
  2. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Legco gets more control over double stamp duty property-cooling measure

    Posted May 28th 2014, 02:22pm by Tanna Chong

    ... changes to a controversial property-cooling measure before they take effect after a concession from the government. The Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau told lawmakers debating double stamp duty – under which buyers who own other properties and those who are not permanent residents must pay higher taxes – of the change yesterday. The government has collected the tax since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1520311/legco-gets-more-control-over-double-stamp-duty-property-cooling
  3. News - China

    Labour arbitration law could have prevented worker's suicide

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau If sacked shoe factory striker Zhou Jianrong's suicide speeds passage of labour arbitration law, it will have saved jobs of others fighting for rights Worker paid with her ... and forbid them from firing workers during those negotiations," said Zeng Feiyang, director of the Guangdong Panyu Migrant Workers Centre. "If the law had been passed earlier, this tragic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1559363/labour-arbitration-law-could-have-prevented-workers-suicide
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Little political consensus on how a party finance law might work

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by JEFFIE LAM, SARAH KARACS

    ... support for a party finance law Media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying's multimillion-dollar donations to pan-democrats have rekindled a decade-long debate on whether Hong Kong needs a new law ... the Apple Daily founder is unlikely to emerge any time soon. "The law would have a huge impact and it would be tough to sort out all the details in a short period of time," said Wong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558406/little-political-consensus-how-party-finance-law-might-work
  5. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London prices fall as British property market cools

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in London Decline for second straight month in British capital adds to signs that the property market is losing steam as a result of cooling measures London prices drop as demand softens Asking prices for London property have fallen for a second consecutive month as a rise in the number of homes for sale softened the market for sellers, Rightmove said. Prices sought ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1557221/london-prices-fall-british-property-market-cools
  6. Property - International - MIDDLE EAST

    Rise of Dubai property market slowing

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Reuters

    ... an impact and higher prices start to affect demand, consultants JLL said in a report. Second-quarter trends in the market suggest the risks of the Dubai property market overheating ... year to cool the market. The United Arab Emirates central bank imposed caps on mortgage loans, and Dubai doubled its transaction fee on property deals. Plumb said these steps were having ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1557223/rise-dubai-property-market-slowing
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco filibuster on stamp duty puts more than HK$4b at stake, lawyers warn

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Austin Chiu, Sandy Li

    ... Austin Chiu and Sandy Li Homebuyers' cash being held by lawyers while stamp duty bill is delayed in Legco Filibuster puts more than HK$4b at stake Billions of dollars paid in property transactions have been put at risk by a delay in passing a law that enacts a doubling of stamp duties, lawyers warn. Conveyancing lawyers are holding the extra taxes they have collected from property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553517/legco-filibuster-stamp-duty-puts-more-hk4b-stake
  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - AWARDS

    Post property team wins consumer reporting award

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 02:39pm by Sandy Li

    ... Staff Reporter The South China Morning Post ’s Property desk won a merit award in the features category at the 14th Consumer Rights Reporting Awards on Friday. Property reporter Yvonne Liu, deputy property editor Sandy Li and property editor Peggy Sito won for the two-part series Putting an end to gross abuses and Realty strikes in July last year. The articles dealt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/article/1557157/post-property-team-wins-consumer-reporting-award
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - STRATEGY

    Property agencies pin hopes on alliances, internet finance as sales slump

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:07pm by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Firms in property service sector pin hopes on tie-ups and online finance while shutting outlets Slump prompts shake-up among struggling agents The downturn in the mainland's real estate market and the rising popularity of internet finance are driving a shake-up in the property service industry, in which firms are closing unprofitable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1557162/property-agencies-pin-hopes-alliances-internet-finance
  10. Pig out! 'Boys' club' on the trail of the poor man's grizzly

    Posted Feb 05th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... A group of middle-aged professionals are bringing home the bacon the old-fashioned way - shooting wild boars as big as barrels in the countryside and dragging the carcasses back to their city flats to roast. More than 40 gun-toting civilians - divided int ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/535182/pig-out-boys-club-trail-poor-mans-grizzly

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