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  1. Only fair to put property crooks in locked 'homes'

    Posted Jun 17th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... at 39 Conduit Road. Some called for a law against property-market manipulation to be passed. SCMP, June 16 Good idea. And let's not have just any law. Let's have a really tough one, ... Development did in the property market? Ah, I have it. There is a law against it in the stock market and there is not a law against it in the property market. How silly of me not to have realised. ...

  2. Economy, rent surge slow shops market

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Leasing and sales of retail properties have slowed in the past two months as market turmoil and steep rises in rents and prices bite, agents say. 'There are many uncertainties in the market, such as the slump in stock prices and concerns over economic growth, and people are worried about the economy and outlook for the property ...

  3. New property law deserves support

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The way in which property is sold and marketed has long been a matter of public concern in Hong Kong. The marketing of properties is not regulated, unlike that for other commodities ... It is good to see that better protection is in the pipeline. Hopefully the property market, one of the key economic sectors in the city, can develop healthily. A contentious point is whether ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Agile Property chief Chen Zhuolin arrested for indecent assault

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... of the city's total property sales. The company entered the Guangzhou market in 2002 and set a record by launching four property developments in one year. The company went public in Hong Kong in 2006. ... Anita Lam and Clifford Lo Chen Zhuolin, chairman of Agile, is arrested over allegation involving a 28-year-old female employee at his luxury home in Happy Valley Property chief held over ...

  5. How to make property and handouts do good work for the community

    Posted Apr 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp has put the finger on colonial land policy ('Blame history, not Li Ka-shing for HK's tilted property market', April 10) as the cause of the aberration in the property market. But what if our government modified our land policy and conducted an experiment? Instead of inviting tenderers to buy leasehold land, what if the government invited master planners ...

  6. ZTE lawsuit escalates intellectual property dispute with Huawei

    Posted Apr 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez ZTE yesterday hit Huawei Technologies with a countersuit on the mainland, escalating the intellectual property rights dispute between the country's two largest ... taken globally to protect ZTE's rights on intellectual properties, ensuring its legitimate rights and interests will not be compromised,' ZTE said in a statement. Privately held ...

  7. Property-grab rules must be given bite

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rampant, they will have little effect. Authorities are rightly concerned about the protests and violence that unsurprisingly accompany illegal property grabs by developers and local governments. ... is rampant. This deepens mistrust in officials. A law protecting private property was enacted in 2007, but it does not apply to land, which cannot be privately owned. In any case, that seems ...

  8. Eviction law expected to boost property sales

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy New rules will make it easier for landlords to kick out tenants New laws to make it easier for landlords to evict tenants will further boost the property market, a housing ... Mr Tam held a press briefing yesterday to raise awareness of the new laws. He denied they were intended to prop up the market, but admitted the changes would make property a more attractive ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Suspected pyramid scheme firm folds after taking HK$40m from Chinese investors

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... investors were lured to join the scheme over 12 months, investing about HK$41 million, with the promise of rich returns from property development, police said. "The company placed ...

  10. Owners of small properties should be allowed a level playing field

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and landlords, property owners in these kinds of buildings are concerned that their properties could, in effect, be seized by developers and they might not get paid the fair market value. Such fears ... homeowners are complaining that their assets might be taken from them at below the market value. I agree that we must step up our efforts to revitalise the inner city. However, private property ...




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