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  1. Survey explores cross-border living

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The Hong Kong Planning Department and the Shenzhen Municipal Statistics Bureau will conduct the first survey of Hongkongers living in Shenzhen. The bureau will carry out research into 4,000 Hong Kong households across the border between tomorrow and the end of the month. Information on socio-economic conditions, living standards and residential properties ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/652030/survey-explores-cross-border-living
  2. Beijing launches massive survey

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... its booming commercial and residential property sector. The project is expected to cost 200 million yuan and take at least 18 months to complete. The findings are aimed at giving the government a basis to set industry benchmarks. The census will cover residential, commercial and industrial properties and be accompanied by an assessment of the viability and commercial value ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547000/beijing-launches-massive-survey
  3. Migrants invest $1.69b for right of abode

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has found its way into the property market. The favoured investment instrument was equities, with a total of $571.7 million, followed by residential properties at $561.6 million. About $330 million was invested in debt securities and $108.2 million in commercial properties. The biggest single investment in residential property was made by an applicant who paid $40 million in cash ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/477097/migrants-invest-169b-right-abode
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Wealth tax idea worthy of debate

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a widening income gap, a problem we share. But it has prompted property and tax experts to say it would not work in Hong Kong because our residential property market is different. And if that were ... a lot of thought is going into how to close the income gap, the contrast with Singapore springs to mind. The city-state budget that taxed the owners of luxury properties also doubled spending ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1170648/wealth-tax-idea-worthy-debate
  5. Old couple loses welfare eligibility after 11 years

    Posted Jul 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for eligibility under the scheme. 'For elderly CSSA recipients, the value of an owner-occupied residential property is totally disregarded for the asset test. However, non-owner-occupied residential properties have to be taken into account,' it said in a written reply. 'Those who cannot meet the eligibility requirements for CSSA can be referred to other welfare and support services ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/974434/old-couple-loses-welfare-eligibility-after-11-years
  6. Budget hostels will help young workers

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... owned or co-owned residential property in the city, would be excluded from the scheme. Young people should only plan to live in the hostels on a temporary basis and later move to other, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984942/budget-hostels-will-help-young-workers
  7. Follow the path of the migrant workers and find the profits

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai To the profit-seeking mainland residential property developer the roadmap to success is relatively straightforward... follow the migrant workers to economic openness. ... that Shenzhen's property investment will recover from its six-year decline and edge up in the next two years. The average price of residential property was 8,200 yuan per square metre in February, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547004/follow-path-migrant-workers-and-find-profits
  8. Immigrants lift UK home values

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren in London An 'unprecedented' rise in immigration is helping push up Britain's property prices, economists say. Research by consultancy Capital Economics shows a surge in immigration from abroad, especially eastern Europe, accounts for 20 to 30 per cent of growth in British residential property prices since 2004. In that year the European Union expanded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/597425/immigrants-lift-uk-home-values
  9. Rich mainlanders save 28pc of income

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... accounted for 11 per cent, followed by residential property, accounting for 10 per cent. The survey interviewed 1,545 people in Greater China between September 29 and October 21 last year, just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680956/rich-mainlanders-save-28pc-income
  10. Migrants invest $1.69b for the right to live in HK

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... markets, while the remainder has found its way into the property market. The favoured investment instrument was equities, with $571.7 million, followed by residential properties at $561.6 million. ... Cheung Chi-fai Stocks and property are the favoured targets for newcomers to the city Stocks and property have proved to be the favoured investment targets for migrants who have poured ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/477099/migrants-invest-169b-right-live-hk

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