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  1. Regulator to lose HK$332m in waiver

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in an annual saving of roughly HK$180 million in rental expenses,'' the SFC yesterday said in a statement posted on Legco's website. 'If in future the SFC were to proceed with this option, this in itself is likely to be sufficient justification to adjust its overall funding model.' The SFC's rental expenses this year will double to more than HK$200 million after ...

  2. Expensive liquidity concerns investors

    Posted Sep 16th 2007, 12:00am by Nevin Nie

    ... of things getting even worse and worry about increasingly expensive liquidity in the market, are also seeking opportunities to make good bets in a dampened market. '[At present] all the news ... not be enough to revive the credit market soon. 'A rate cut by the Fed is not enough. There is a bigger liquidity crisis here. Liquidity is expensive now and the situation is as serious as the one ...

  3. More cash, but more expense for farmers

    Posted Apr 20th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Cash income for farmers grew by 12.1 per cent in real terms in the first quarter, the highest growth in a decade, according to government statistics released yesterday. But the good news is at least partially offset by the growing ...

  4. New light is shed on councillors' expenses

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... yesterday approved changes to councillors' office expenses, which had been approved by an independent commission. The councillors will also receive a one-off grant of up to $10,000 to improve information technology in their offices. Councillors will now see their reimbursable operating expense allowance (OEA) adjusted each year according to the consumer price index. The move should result ...

  5. Shops prepare to pass on expenses

    Posted Aug 31st 2004, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Bank chief economist Vincent Kwan Wing-shing said there was pressure to raise the price of imported products as food and fuel were more expensive. 'But retailers will only mark up prices ...

  6. Beijingers spared the worst of rising prices

    Posted Jul 20th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... under the average national level. 'Although they still endured quite a solid rise in food expenses, Beijing residents actually avoided a larger-scale rise due to a sufficient supply ... a significant slowdown in the price of rental accommodation. ...

  7. Inflation sees biggest climb in 9 years

    Posted Nov 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... into a period of deflation until July 2004. Excluding the favourable effects of the public housing rental waiver and two quarters of rates concessions, the inflation rate had been 2.7 per cent ... into account in the 2 per cent inflation forecast for 2007 as a whole'. The spokesman noted that while the world economic situation, in addition to the recent pick-up in housing rentals, meant ...

  8. Food and rent cost rises lift inflation

    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Residential rent rises and more expensive food helped bump inflation slightly to 1.4 per cent in August over a year ago, latest government figures show. The increase continues ... is expected to move up further, along with the gradual rise in unit labour and rental costs, and with higher oil prices feeding through further to the retail level. Still, overall inflation pressure ...

  9. Food and power price rises push inflation to 4.3pc

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... inflationary pressure partly reflected strong consumption demand, but he warned that higher energy prices, a more expensive yuan and rising housing rentals also posed a risk of higher inflation. Heavy ...

  10. Investors in Britain drawn to farmland

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... to subsidy will be divorced from the land and attached to the person or company, which we expect to have a significant impact on rental values.' The introduction of the new EU regulations would ... said. The rental market in grassland would be worst hit in the short term. Rics believes the changes will create a new market in land this year because landlords will offload unsubsidised ...




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