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  1. What a relief... for middle class

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of which will mostly benefit the middle class. Observers say that given the city's fiscal reserves- which are expected to reach HK$658.7 billion by March 2013- the 2012-13 budget came down on the side of caution and ignored many long-standing problems, including the city's wealth gap. However, John Tsang Chun-wah said caution was justified because of the difficult outlook facing ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Tsang's term chimes with strong housing market

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... economic outlook. Midland Realty estimates that Land Registry data due out this week could show that the total number of property transactions dropped by some 31 per cent to 7,897 in June. Buggle ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Hong Kong's property market has had its strongest five-year run since the handover, with secondary home sales reaching new highs during ...

  4. MATTER of opinion

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kenneth Ko Opinions are divided on the outlook for the luxury property sector in Hong Kong. Some experts believe that Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's annual policy address ... supply and demand. Simon Lo Wing-fai, executive director of research and advisory for Asia at Colliers International, is cautious about the near-term outlook for the property sector in view ...

  5. Why John Tsang has fallen short

    Posted Apr 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... economy, despite a cloudy global outlook, is expected to grow by up to 3 per cent this year. The unemployment rate remains at 3.4 per cent. All signs suggest Tsang is heading towards a comfortable ... Separately, his measures to stabilise property prices and enhance land supply are also seen as not going far enough. Affordable housing remains a distant dream to many in the city. A truly successful ...

  6. HK officials scared, but investors show their courage

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Finance Minister Xie Xuren insisted Beijing has plenty of room to adopt an expansionary fiscal stance. As a result, although export growth will be softer this year, and property prices will weaken further, the overall economic growth rate is likely to remain well above 7 per cent, a pace other big economies can only dream about. Finally, there is Hong Kong itself. Sure, local property prices ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Fung Shui Masters reflect and look ahead

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... until 2013 when the economy will be fully recovered,' he says. Lo says the economy will prosper in 2014 when the fire is the strongest but will slowly fade and the flame go out in 2017. ... is that property prices will drop. For the mainland, Yeo picked out a kua that included a military symbol carrying alarming predictions. 'There seem to be signs that China is prepared to deploy ...

  9. Should he have looked at the bigger picture?

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... stemming from housing needs.' Housing, identified as the most pressing issue for Hong Kong people as property prices soared, was the focus of the policy address. Tsang proposed relaunching ... In an apparent move to appease young protesters who are becoming more vocal on social and political issues- especially what they term the 'hegemony' of property developers- the government said ...

  10. Policies slanted to business sector: poll

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... restrictions on the public's use of the area. Fears of collusion were also raised when the government gave approval for ex-housing chief Leung Chin-man to take a job with a property company. Mr Leung later resigned. On the economy, Mr Li said Hongkongers were pessimistic about the outlook next year, despite calls by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen for people to stay confident ...




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