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  1. News - Hong Kong - COST OF LIVING

    Hong Kong ranked 13th most expensive city in global cost-of-living survey

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 07:59pm by Ernest Kao, Phila Siu

    ... Ernest Kao and Phila Siu Singapore takes top spot Hong Kong has scaled another rung on the cost-of-living ladder to become the 13th most expensive city to live in, an Economist ... the city fell one position instead to 5th place, behind Tokyo, Melbourne, Sydney and the new title holder for the most expensive city in the world to live in- Singapore. The widening gap in cost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1440281/hong-kong-ranked-13rd-most-expensive-city-global-cost-living-survey
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Return to rental caps proposed as Legco debates Leung Chun-ying's policy address

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 12:44pm by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Lawmakers criticise government for failure to improve housing crisis, as Labour Party's Cyd Ho floats reintroduction of annual rental caps scrapped ... basis. “Housing expenses have been growing but wages have not grown accordingly,” Ho said on Thursday morning. “Pressure is mounting on people who are ineligible to apply for subsidised housing. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1427046/return-rental-caps-legco-debate-leung-chun-ying-policy-address
  3. News - Hong Kong - COST OF LIVING

    Hong Kong rents for well-off expats ‘most expensive in the world’

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 05:55pm by Ada Lee

    ... flats still world's priciest Rent on high-end flats in Hong Kong remains more expensive than in any other city worldwide- double the level of Singapore- despite a slight fall in the past ... has topped the table, and the 13th time it has ranked most expensive since the survey of rents for expats began in 1996. And it came just days after regional rival Singapore was named ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1441930/hong-kong-rents-well-expats-most-expensive-world
  4. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Forced to go five-star: How China sends dissidents on all-expenses paid trips to keep them quiet

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 11:44am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing As top Communist leaders gathered in Beijing, veteran Chinese political activist He Depu was obliged to leave town- for an all-expenses-paid holiday to the tropical island of Hainan, complete with police escorts. It is an unusual method of muzzling dissent, but He is one of dozens of campaigners who rights groups say have been forced on vacation- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1540832/forced-go-five-star-how-china-sends-dissidents-all-expenses-paid-trips
  5. News - China Insider - CULTURE

    How a Chinese government decree could take the glimmer out of Vienna's Golden Music Hall

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:13pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... abroad on government expenses. With its latest order, the ministry has reacted to years of increasingly embarrassing reports about Chinese delegations staging shows at historic overseas venues such as the Musikverein’s neoclassical Golden Hall and then parading their so-called international acclaim back home.   “Rather than attempting to draw crowds and profits, they rent venues at their own expense ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1551055/how-chinese-government-decree-could-take-glimmer-out-viennas
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Longer wait for flats on the cards amid building shortfall

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Housing Authority says only 8,900 public rental homes will be completed this year- far below target- but it expects to catch up soon Longer waits for flats amid shortfall The Housing Authority may "for a short period of time" fail to keep the average waiting time for public rental housing within three years. The authority said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557701/expect-longer-waits-flats-amid-shortfall-well-catch-soon-says-housing
  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Walter Kwok 'threatened' SHKP director over ICC lease, court told

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by Austin Chiu

    ... brother, Walter Kwok, after a lawyer for Thomas Kwok asked if he knew the two siblings disagreed over SHKP's business in 2003. Clare Montgomery QC said the pair had a dispute over rental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562127/walter-kwok-threatened-shkp-director-over-icc-lease-court-told
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Housing chief admits land shortfall in plan to build 200,000 public rental flats

    Posted May 05th 2014, 01:59pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Transport and housing minister Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung today confirmed that the land available for public rental flats falls short of the official target to build 200,000 apartments over ... to meet its ambitious home-building targets. The report also said that in 2012 the government already projected the average waiting time for public rental flats will extend to five years in 2020 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1504934/housing-chief-admits-land-shortfall-plan-build-200000-public-rental
  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Lawmakers call for study into return of rent controls to protect tenants

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by Olga Wong

    ... warned that controls could have "unintended consequences". These included less rental housing on the market, higher rents for properties without the controls, less incentive for maintenance and a lower turnover of rental properties. "Owners might also ask for a much higher rental at an initial stage to make up for the limited rental increase in future," principal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549165/lawmakers-call-study-return-rent-controls-protect-tenants
  10. News - World - DIVORCE

    Russian tycoon ordered to pay US$4.5b in ‘most expensive divorce in history’

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:20pm by AP

    ... expensive' divorce in history A Swiss court has ordered a Russian billionaire to pay more than US$4.5 billion to his ex-wife in what could become the biggest divorce settlement in history. The Geneva ... an adult daughter, Ekaterina. Rybolovleva's lawyer, Marc Bonnant, called it "the most expensive divorce in history", an unheard-of amount for Switzerland and for Russian oligarchs. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1516323/russian-tycoon-ordered-pay-us45b-most-expensive-divorce-history

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