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  1. Finance chief vows to curb property bubbles

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah pledged in his blog yesterday to step up efforts to curb bubbles in the property market. 'The current market situation is abnormal,' he wrote. 'It is difficult to predict the outlook of the property market, but one thing for sure is that risks are increasing continuously.' The warning came ...

  2. City Digest

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... that because of coming changes in the system, their complaints could not be solved until after 2013. Finance minister warns of gloom in near future While the city had good economic foundations and a bright economic future, its near-term outlook was a little gloomy, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah warned yesterday, citing a drop in external trade figures and a cooling in firms' ...

  3. Exco's 30 members declare their 142 properties; no wonder it took a while

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong, Ng Kang-chung and Stuart Lau Professor Arthur Li Kwok-cheung is the executive councillor with the biggest real estate portfolio- 31 properties, eight car-parking spaces ... non-official members who make up the government's top advisory body. Together, they disclosed ownership of 142 properties. Under Exco rules, members should update their declarations of interest ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung Chun-ying is urged to declare all stock interests

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... been urged to declare all his links to his former property business no matter how small. The call for the chief executive to adopt a "whiter than white" policy came after new media ... the London Stock Exchange, Leung was granted share options of 165,000 and 478,514 at nil exercise price in 2009 and 2010 respectively. The deadlines for exercising the options are July 2013 and July ...

  5. Anson Chan told to widen outlook

    Posted Jul 07th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Anson Chan Fang On-sang should have comprehensive plans to co-operate with legislators pushing for early universal suffrage rather than just endorsing some candidates in the Election Committee poll, a legislator representing New Territories E ...

  6. The home stretch

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... out of the property market, and offer old-age allowances from 2013 for elderly people who choose to live in Guangdong- measures that will be left to the next government to implement. He also ... flats for sale; the government decided to scrap the scheme in 2002 to reverse a property slump. Asked if the relaunch had been delayed too long, he said: 'Isn't a late arrival better ...

  7. Report card credits 'stable outlook'

    Posted Aug 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C. K. Lau Standard & Poor's made the following comments on Hong Kong's financial and political environment on May 5, 2004: 'In contrast to the brighter economic outlook ... of democratisation and the run-up to the September Legislative Council election could undermine major initiatives. The negative outlook on the local currency rating reflects concern the current political ...

  8. Exco tightens regulations on disclosure of interests

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... or property held through a shelf company. The revisions came almost two years after Executive Council member Lau Wong-fat was found to have failed to declare three property transactions that allegedly ... the declaration requirements deliberately'. Under current rules, Exco members must declare the land and property they own or from which they receive a 'beneficial interest' in Hong Kong ...

  9. Exco's Lau Wong-fat blames staff for failure to declare property deals

    Posted Oct 01st 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Executive Councillor Lau Wong-fat last night blamed his staff for his failure to declare three property transactions that critics say constituted a conflict of interest with his cabinet ... the relationship between his companies and those owned by other members of his family. Lau has reported ownership of 20 residential and commercial properties, 297 pieces of land and 72 firms. The Chief ...

  10. Lau Wong-fat admits failing to declare banned property deals

    Posted Sep 28th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Executive Council member Lau Wong-fat (pictured) has admitted failing to declare his property deals, with some of the transactions allegedly involving conflict of interest. ... contravenes Exco's rule that states any change in a member's property ownership must be reported within 14 days. The other deals could prove to be more sensitive. Lau, chairman of the Heung ...




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