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  1. Time for a reality check

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... Alex Frew McMillan Last year was a record one for home loans in Hong Kong, with HK$320 billion in new loans drawn down over the 12-month period. That easily surpasses the HK$256 billion in property loans taken out in 1997, the previous record high. ' ...

  2. Reality check for property market

    Posted Dec 29th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Brooke described the outcome of the land auction as a reality check for the property market. 'We saw cautious bidding by the developers, which shows they have stepped back,' he said. ...

  3. 'Friendless' Tsang must face harsh reality

    Posted Dec 07th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Having learned a bitter lesson from its support for the government's handling of the national security bill in 2003, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong redefined its relationship with the administration i ...

  4. The reality check is in the mail

    Posted Oct 25th 2003, 12:00am by Karmel Schreyer

    ... Karmel Schreyer Today there are no bills in my mailbox. Instead, I find two things: a magazine from my bank, and an envelope from a registered charity that, I know, contains a photo and some personal details of a little girl living somewhere in China. As ...

  5. Dose of reality awaits insurers

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Pressures should force up cost of cover and end price wars, says GE executive Customers may pay more for insurance cover as falling investment income and natural disasters take their toll on the industry worldwide, according to the chief of the ...

  6. Industry image often at odds with reality

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Rachel Autherson

    ... Three entry-level graduates at Goldman Sachs explain how their experiences as analysts did not match the stereotype, writes Rachel Autherson ANY STUDENT considering a career in investment banking might be forgiven for feeling a little intimidated. The ste ...

  7. Symantec sizes up market realities

    Posted Dec 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Before Symantec and Veritas Software made their US$13.5 billion mega-merger official this week, the big question in the information technology community was why their union made sense. Industry experts said size, more than ever before, matters ...

  8. Digital trade network moves closer to reality

    Posted Jul 07th 2004, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling The government is expected to agree soon on shareholding and valuation Hong Kong's digital trade transport network (DTTN) will come closer to fruition next month, when the government is expected to agree to the shareholding structure ...

  9. RBI soars on news of venture into solar energy

    Posted Oct 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... The reality is that there are over-investments in solar energy projects in China,' Fulbright Securities general manager Francis Lun Sheung-nim said. 'They will get their fingers burnt if they do not wake up to the reality.' RBI, a toymaker for the past 30 years, said on Thursday it offered HK$4.18 billion to take over Apollo Precision, which produces silicon-based thin film ...

  10. Downwardly mobile

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... a reality check on that. Cheung Kong last week paid HK$2.4 billion for a Yuen Long site which came with the sale condition that it must build small, no-frills flats to make them affordable. But, the reality is, for Cheung Kong to make a reasonable profit, it must sell the tiny flats- with actual living space that starts from below 400 sq ft- for over HK$3 million. A no-frills cubicle ...




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