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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    US dollar peg to blame for high private rentals in Hong Kong

    Posted May 06th 2014, 12:32am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... dollar peg to blame for high private rentals [French economist Thomas] Piketty states that unrestrained capitalism and free markets have caused great inequality... In Hong Kong this can clearly be seen in rising property prices and rents- where property developers and landlords get rich at the expense of workers' stagnant wages. Letters to the editor, May 4 I suppose I shall have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1505396/us-dollar-peg-blame-high-private-rentals-hong-kong
  2. 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
  3. Business - Comment

    How freeing up public housing would help Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:17am by Richard Wong

    ... The other half is in government-provided public rental housing and subsidised ownership homes, mainly tenant purchase scheme and homeownership scheme flats. Benefits would come at no one’s expense. The government would not need to raise taxes The market value of government-provided housing is very substantial, but because there are extremely severe restrictions limiting their use either as rental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1583989/how-freeing-public-housing-would-help-hong-kong
  4. 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
  5. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Way to help Hong Kong's elderly poor

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:05am by Richard Wong

    ... expensive and important items of expenditure that the elderly are most concerned about. Hong Kong should expand medical and health care services, radically reform the mandatory provident fund so that savers will get their money's worth, and privatise public rental housing and lower land premiums on all subsidised housing. Housing policy reforms alone would directly benefit about half ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1588912/way-help-hong-kongs-elderly-poor
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Posh property expensive? It's Hong Kong meting out justice

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Global guides miss the complexity and economic redress lurking behind high real estate values Posh property expensive? It's Hong Kong meting out justice HK rises ... of about HK$1,200 apiece. Pricey? In fact, public housing tenants are effectively paid to occupy their homes. Management, maintenance and other costs amount to more than rental income. The Housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1090140/posh-property-expensive-its-hong-kong-meting-out-justice
  7. Comment - Letters

    Change way property is taxed to ease supply and prevent hoarding

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:22am by LETTERS

    ... countries. A higher rental income tax should be imposed, as well as a yearly capital gains tax on investment property. Tax exemption should only apply to a person's primary residence. Landlords ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1594903/change-way-property-taxed-ease-supply-and-prevent-hoarding
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    High property prices boost appeal of office refurbishment

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:39pm by William Taam

    ... or prime business districts that are underperforming in terms of rental yields in this region, especially in first-tier cities on the mainland. This is because most of these buildings are ageing. ... locations in this region has driven rental prices upwards, making building refurbishment more attractive in first-tier mainland cites and in Hong Kong. Examples include the Pemberton and the China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1593800/high-property-prices-boost-appeal-office-refurbishment
  9. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    So you want to run a restaurant?

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 12:12pm by Stephen Vines

    ... to a bigger building that contained both offices and shops, but the rental price difference seemed to be too great to justify the extra expense. We foolishly imagined that evening customers would ... , as soon as they have become successful rental prices catch up with the new situation and rise accordingly, making the new areas every bit as expensive as areas they have vacated in search of lower ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1555307/so-you-want-run-restaurant
  10. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:39am by LETTERS

    ... On HK's domestic helpers asking to be paid minimum wage: William Chan- Things are more and more expensive in HK and some of the helpers are asked to do extra work like cleaning their master's cars and walking the dogs. HK$4,500 is fair enough. Bendey Chik- With no food and living expenses, most maids' living standards are better than many 10k/month working class. All ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1591792/whats-being-said-facebookcomsouthchinamorningpost

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