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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. 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 ...

  3. Leverage can mean a ton of gain or a world of pain for homebuyers

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... mortgage can you afford? Elsewhere in the world, investment advisers typically suggest that mortgage payments or rental costs shouldn't rise above one-third of your monthly income- with another one-third allocated to expenses and savings, and one-third allowed for tax. Thanks to Hong Kong's low levels of tax, there's a little more flexibility here. Sharmaine Lau ...

  4. Home prices fall, rents hit record

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... prices in the city had risen to be among the most expensive in the world after rebounding by some 75 per cent after the global financial crisis in 2008. Today the euphoria seems to be fading ... not be surprising.' Wong Leung-sing, associate director of research at Centaline Properties, expects rental yields to rise to 4 per cent, from 3 per cent currently in the event of a 10 per cent price decline. ...

  5. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  9. Gulf states a lesson for HK's economy

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... proved expensive for the Gulf states. Since early 2002, the US currency has fallen by 30 per cent against the currencies of its major trading partners. For countries like Kuwait, which must ... crisis. Because of our currency peg, that would drive Hong Kong rates lower, which could push up property prices, and press the rental component of local inflation higher. Hong Kong ...

  10. Time to brace for impact of inflation

    Posted Aug 21st 2005, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... since 1998. Higher prices for rental accommodation and imported mainland food should underpin inflation this year of between 2 and 2.5 per cent, according to Deutsche Bank estimates. ... expensive. More worryingly, many analysts believe official statistics understate the true rate of inflation. The emerging picture requires a completely new way of thinking when it comes to managing ...




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