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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. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Canny developers exploiting loophole at the expense of minority owners

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:29am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Developers exploiting property loophole Few people outside its neighbourhood have heard of Leung Faat Noodle Shop. But its fight with a subsidiary of Lai Sun Development should concern us because it involves a basic private property right. It could leave gaping loopholes for developers to exploit at the expense of minority flat owners on old private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1591220/canny-developers-exploiting-loophole-expense-minority-owners
  4. 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
  5. News - China Insider - GADGETS

    Apple Watch looks awesome... but it’s too expensive for Asia

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 12:42pm by David Corbin

    ... David Corbin The US$550 price tag is unlikely to find a receptive audience in the region Today, Apple finally announced its long-speculated smart watch offering, the Apple Watch. The device looks fantastic. A square design with customizable straps, Apple ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1589293/apple-watch-looks-awesome-its-too-expensive-asia
  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    100,000 children’s families in queue for public rental flats

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com 100,000 children's families in queue for public rental flats The number of children whose families are in the queue for public housing has jumped 30 per cent in three years and now tops 100,000, a welfare group says. A family of four now has to wait six to seven years on average to be allocated a public rental flat despite a pledge by Chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580445/100000-children-queue-public-rental-flats
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong government's asset hoarding leaves society poorer

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by Philip Bowring

    ... trillion, of which HK$2.5 trillion is accounted for by the rental sector, the rest by the subsidised owners' schemes. He put the value per rental unit, of which there are 728,000, at HK$3.36 ... and reducing reliance on the state. In the Hong Kong case, even if one assumes that just one third of rental housing was sold at an average of HK$2.5 million per unit, it would still yield HK$600 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1586014/hong-kong-governments-asset-hoarding-leaves-society-poorer
  8. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    We're not cutting expenses, says finance chief John Tsang

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by Tony Cheung

    ... expenses, says finance chief The government asked bureaus to cut spending growth by 1 per cent a year because of a sluggish economy and the cost of new programmes in the past two years, the finance ... from 2016 to make savings of up to HK$6 billion. But Tsang emphasised that the move would not result in an overall drop in public spending. "The government is not cutting expenses; our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565684/were-not-cutting-expenses-says-finance-chief-john-tsang
  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Coastal Tsuen Wan-Tuen Mun railway not worth the cost, minister says

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... it would have been too expensive to build and not profitable enough to operate, Secretary for Transport and Housing Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said. He said the cost of building the line ... Tong, Hong Kong Island north of the current line, Southern District, Tung Chung, Yuen Long and planned new towns in the northeastern New Territories would all benefit. The most expensive project ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597066/coastal-tsuen-wan-tuen-mun-railway-not-worth-cost-minister-says
  10. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    One-third of Chinese do not speak Putonghua, says Education Ministry

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:54pm by Chris Luo

    ... at the expense of Cantonese, the dialect overwhelming used by the population. Some fear local culture and identity could wane over time as a consequence. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1598040/3-10-chinese-citizens-do-not-speak-putonghua-says-education

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