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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Poor economic signals add to sense of danger in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Economic picture raises risk factor The outlook for Hong Kong's economy has darkened, and it's not just because of Occupy Central and an impending constitutional ... Monetary Fund has warned of a 4-in-10 chance that the euro zone will slide into a recession. If so, it will be the third time since the financial crisis. In its twice-yearly World Economic Outlook ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Purchase of foreign properties by Chinese is investment, not invasion

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... co-founder of Soho China, took a stake in the General Motors Building. The latter two purchases, for a combined US$1.4 billion, made Chinese the biggest buyers of New York City office property. With Chinese investors in 2013 purchasing an estimated US$13.9 billion in foreign commercial real estate, more than four times the total of the previous four years, what is taking place seems more like ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Caution about Hong Kong's economic outlook is warranted

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... stressed that the "through train" has risks and the economy could come under pressure, particularly the property market, should the US raise interest rates. Share prices have been lifted by hot money from overseas to bet on the cross-border trading scheme; quick profit-taking could cause markets to plunge. Tsang has forecast a gloomy economic outlook that could be exacerbated ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Not-so-great expectations for growth as global trade remains lacklustre

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 03:13pm by LOUIS KUIJS, TIFFANY QIU

    ... predicted a decent recovery of growth of global economic activity and trade, before having to scale back expectations. This year seems no exception. These developments challenge the outlook ... and further in July. Looking at month-on-month changes, recent trends look somewhat better, but the outlook remains unimpressive. Global import growth should continue at a decent rate, but not rise ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Stability will only return when Hong Kong ends its property tyranny

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 05:44pm by ANDY XIE

    ... Andy Xie Andy Xie says Hong Kong must restructure its property market to help ordinary people- rather than milking them for the benefit of the business elite- if stability is to return End the tyranny Sky-high property prices are the root cause of the ongoing social instability in Hong Kong. When the average household would have to put aside all their salary for 10 years to afford ...

  6. Property - International - REGULATION

    Chinese investment push abroad to gain from simplified approvals

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 06:16pm by Rico Chan and Bee Chun Boo

    ... investors at a competitive disadvantage. These changes come at an opportune time. The Chinese property market has been quite volatile, while the investment environment in many foreign countries ... billion in 2013, of which US$7.6 billion was in the commercial real estate sector, according to JLL. The consultancy predicts the total Chinese outbound real estate investment may surpass US$10 ...

  7. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Silk Road takes new turn with Chinese property investments in the West

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 10:36am by Adolfo Ramirez-Escudero

    ... Adolfo Ramirez-Escudero Old trade route takes new turn with mainland firms and investors now focusing on the West Modern 'Silk Road' facilitates Chinese investment in Spain The Silk Road is probably the oldest expression relating to the opening ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 19, 2014

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:32am by LETTERS

    ... was HK$12,800 per square foot. So what are the underlying reasons behind skyrocketing property prices? High demand is the main factor. Hong Kong is a small place, but with a population of seven million ... the Home Ownership Scheme. It is plain to see that there is a supply-demand imbalance in the property market, but the government is doing little to address the problem. It is not right ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Local students in Hong Kong would benefit from an international outlook

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 02:38pm by NORM DEAN

    ... planet, community partnerships and intellectual rigour through practical learning. It is vital that all schools aim to foster a more international outlook if today's students are to become ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 17, 2014

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:55am by LETTERS

    ... The central government has said many times since early 2013 that it does not want to bar a candidate only because he is a pan-democrat, unless he is anti-country and anti-Hong Kong. As it said ... I think that the government should be willing to provide these people with more subsidies. For example, low-interest loans could be offered so that they could purchase a property. The government ...




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