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  1. Property - International - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

    Soaring property prices rekindle bubble fears in Dubai

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 03:29am by Reuters

    ... reasons for property prices to rise, including annual economic growth of 5 per cent and inflows of money from Arab investors seeking safety in a turbulent region. While some prices have almost ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - C-SUITE

    A golden decade for the construction industry

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 03:26pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... and the quality and safety could be improved as well. Do you think construction costs will continue to increase? They will continue to rise unless we are able to import sufficient overseas workers. ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONSTRUCTION

    Bar-benders safer, more comfortable and better paid

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 03:36pm by Peggy Sito

    ... in the industry, in areas from environment and wages to safety. "The working environment is safer and cleaner. It has improved a lot," Luk said. "Showering facilities, drinking water ... heatstroke concerns in hot weather. Site safety and health measures are among the efforts by the government and the private sector to attract manpower in the face of a shortage of construction ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Building owners need to pay attention to Hong Kong’s long-term energy plans

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 02:36pm by ROBERT ALLENDER

    ... They are similar in the proportion of natural gas, nuclear and coal to be used. They are also very similar on matters of safety, reliability and affordability. They are even not that different in terms ... safety, reliability, affordability and low emissions, building decision-makers should consider some broader and some deeper questions before deciding whether to support option 1 or option 2, ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Exposé cracks confidence in building safety

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Claims over poor-quality cement could become industry's milk powder scandal, developer says Exposé cracks confidence in building safety Safety fears and uncertainty struck Shenzhen's property sector after the city government revoked the licence of a major company over substandard building material and halted the construction of what ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Wuxi takes lead in easing policy to boost home sector

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 04:44am by Langi Chiang

    ... from Thursday this week to stimulate housing demand. Wuxi has 6.5 million permanent residents, but only 4.7 million are registered as locals, who can enjoy the social safety net the city ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    East Lantau Metropolis seems like 'flight of fancy' to some

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 05:20am by Peggy Sito, Sandy Li

    ... of four days and three nights," she said. "Hong Kong's Ocean Park is recognised as [one of] the world's best theme parks. And safety is an amusement park's top priority. ...

  8. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Greeks eye eastern promise

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 05:33am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... from residency, buyers are attracted to Greece's strategic position in the Mediterranean, "which makes it the gateway to European Union and Southeast Europe"; its safety ...

  9. News - China - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong concrete test result shocks Jiayu Garden flat owners

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... for untreated sea sand after a national television expose triggered concerns over building safety. Sea sand contains high levels of salt and chloride that can corrode steel reinforcement bars, weakening ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Surveyors call for cheap land to be provided for homes for the elderly

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 05:34am by Sandy Li

    ... access and special facilities such as extra-wide doorways that can accommodate wheelchairs and residential corridors equipped with handrails on both sides to enhance mobility and safety ...




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