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  1. News - Hong Kong - OPEN DAY

    Government House and garden open to the public

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Government House throws open its doors today Government House will be open to the public today to allow visitors to enjoy the architecture ... hundred million suitcases inside Government House" urged people to bring a wheeled suitcase with them as part of the demonstration. More than 200 people clicked "going" on the page ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must keep its public housing malls from private hands

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 07:53pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Link-style management of public housing malls History has a habit of repeating itself, but unfortunately we don't always learn our lessons. I recently wrote about The Link Reit trying to join ... again, it's stupidity that cannot be forgiven. Even though the Housing Authority has denied there are plans for further divestment of public assets, it's still better to err on the side ...

  3. News - World - POLITICS

    Newly released White House papers show Hillary Clinton's obsessive streak

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:39am by NYT

    ... in the files of Jane Sherburne, a special counsel to the White House between 1994 and 1996, details theories about how the right wing, with the help of think tanks and conservative publications ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington White House aide's files remind Americans of Hillary's obsessive bent More machinations from Clinton 'war zone' A cache of newly ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Private museum in touch with the public

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:36pm by MADELINE GRESSEL

    ... Madeline Gressel Lynn Fung wants visitors to get tactile with displays at Liang Yi Museum, writes Madeline Gressel In touch with the public Lynn Fung is the ideal ambassador for her ... way  Lynn Fung The museum houses two exhibitions: one of Ming and Qing dynasty furniture in rare hardwoods, valued well above HK$1 million each, and the other of jewelled early 20th-century ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    More young people drawn to public rental housing

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 02:58am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Housing Department survey finds rapidly increasing number of young people applying for rental housing in order to live on their own More young seeking public flats Steadily growing numbers of young people are applying for public rental housing, with most citing a desire to live on their own. This was shown by the Housing Department's latest ...

  6. Property - International - CANADA

    CIBC economist sees risk in lack of Canadian housing data

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:28am by Reuters

    ... the market. Tal pointed to many measures of activity in the mortgage and housing markets that are tracked in the United States but not publicly available in Canada, including credit score distribution ... Reuters in Toronto Little information about market 'mind-boggling' and leading to bearish view, says economist Lack of data seen posing risk to hot housing sector A lack ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong banks must get their own house in order

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:26pm by ANTHONY MURPHY

    ... Anthony Murphy Anthony Murphy expects intense regulatory scrutiny over forex trading Hong Kong banks must get their own house in order The Hong Kong Monetary Authority confirmed last week ... But, at the end of the day, it will be the responsibility of banks to find a way to restore public faith in capitalist-driven markets if the HKMA investigation reveals a breach of trust. ...

  8. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US housing industry shows signs of warming up after brutal winter

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:28am by Reuters

    ... Rob Henger, a director of mortgage banking with FirstBank in Tennessee, said confidence was back. "The damage to our industry and the public perception of housing and mortgage banking ... Reuters in New York Reports from builders and lenders across the country show rising demand for housing as data points to improving economy Market warms up after long, brutal winter ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Street sleeper denied public housing after seven-year wait due to small mishap in forms

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 12:17pm by Jennifer Ngo, Phila Siu

    ... of waiting … and still no home After seven years of waiting for a public housing flat, Yeung Chau-shing thought his day had come. But before the keys could be handed over, there was one more form ... similar cases among street sleepers, who could not apply for public housing because they could not find their spouses to obtain a divorce. “If that was a problem, why did they not ask during all ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Developers may name land premium in bids for new MTR site

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 11:30am by Sandy Li

    ... document for a large residential site owned by MTR Corp in Tin Shui Wai signals the government’s desperation to achieve its housing target for this fiscal year. In a departure from past practice, ... railway project tender to be withdrawn again if the chief executive is keen to achieve the annual housing target.” Whether it was the first in a series of sweet deals from the government to entice ...




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