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    Maximising return on built assets raises living standards

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 02:39pm by Graham Kean

    ... standard rise linked to built assets The "built" environment, including residential property, office and retail developments, manufacturing plants, transport infrastructure and more, ... a country. The report looks at how 30 different countries across the globe can improve the return they get from their built assets to raise the standard of living. The study, developed in conjunction ...

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

    Mainland China offers Hong Kong architects a stage on which to shine

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 02:14pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... if the city promoted its brand Q&A Bryant Lu worked for an architectural firm in New York for two years after he graduated from Cornell University. In 2000, he decided to join Ronald Lu & ... behind the international standard during the 1960s and 1980s. But now the design and building materials of Hong Kong buildings are on par with those in world cities. Previously, Hong Kong ...

  3. Property - International - MIDDLE EAST

    Rise of Dubai property market slowing

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Reuters

    ... an impact and in addition, market forces were at work as, with prices in many areas back near their pre-crash levels, some buyers started to question the affordability of prices. While apartment ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong needs master plan for urban development, architect says

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:19pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... ways to avoid such isolation." The Central and Wan Chai Reclamation area has shown how this can work, he said. Since the reclaimed land in the area is above the underground transport ... to tackle the housing shortage, he suggested the government adopt an integrated approach. Residents in new districts have to shoulder high transport costs to work in the urban area. He said it would ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Yantai looks beyond the housing glut in the Shandong city

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:23am by Langi Chiang

    ... the planned opening of a high-speed train service between Qingdao and Yantai at the end of this year, cutting travelling time between the two cities to one hour from more than 31/2 hours at present, ... yuan a month, above the city's average salary, but is the only member of his family who is working. Official data showed Yantai's urban disposable income per capita rose 9.6 per cent ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - INTERIORS

    City designer says small home spaces can be turned into stylish spots

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Catherine Shaw

    ... Design offers an intensive one day workshop on creative compact design. Mercier, who worked in fashion and at Christie's before joining Candy & Candy's luxury residential ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Strong bidding for Xiamen land points to continued home price rises

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:52am by Sandy Li

    ... once they paid a full year of social security levy in a lump sum. Previously, non-local residents needed to stay and work in the city for one year and have proof of tax payment before ... or two hours' drive. "Fukienese are known for their entrepreneurial spirit as they tend to start up businesses at home and abroad," said Apple Pan Yumin, general manager ...

  8. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    London’s less central areas will be next hot spots

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:00pm by Selina McFall

    ... at its centre, transport infrastructure is particularly important. Much demand is from people who would otherwise be choosing to live more centrally near where they work, so areas with quick ... to benefit from demand moving from central London. Looking forward, the most widespread area of regeneration work currently under way is in the Southeast- Greenwich and Lewisham, the southern bank ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - REAL ESTATE

    Property market jitters possible amid uncertainty over law to double stamp duty

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:25am by Peggy Sito, Sandy Li

    ... not necessarily lead to a good outcome," he wrote on his blog yesterday. The government estimated the legislature would need about 30 hours to scrutinise the bill. So far members have spent only about four hours deliberating it. The Legco session has only 22 hours left before the legislature breaks off for the summer recess. Thomas Lam, head of valuation and consultancy at international ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Chinese developer's zero-interest loans highlights industry risks

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:59am by Reuters

    ... highlights the risk of a broader industry correction if buyers default. Such defaults have been rare in China, where household debt is low by Western standards and banks have traditionally required ...




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