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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOME SALES

    Strong sales of new flats point to Hong Kong property market upturn

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:40am by Yvonne Liu

    ... of an upturn in the property market. Sun Hung Kai Properties yesterday sold out the first batch of 192 flats at The Wings IIIA in Tsueng Kwan O. The average price of the flats is HK$13,345 per square ... are end-users," said Midland Realty chief executive Sammy Po Siu-ming. One buyer, a Mr Poon, bought a two-bedroom flat at the project for about HK$6 million. He said: "I lived in another estate ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Six wounded as gas explosion blows off flat's air con, windows in Yuen Long

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 09:09pm by Amy Nip

    ... in the Kuen Yick Building flat, set off the blast as they tried to cook using a gas lighter over a liquefied petroleum gas cylinder. The youngest of the children, who included two brothers ...

  3. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Citic’s interim core profit flat, supported by earnings from property development

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 02:14pm by Eric Ng

    ... in the property business, including in developing nations, chairman Chang Zhenming told reporters after the company posted flat recurring profit for the first half of the year when one-time gains ... while net earnings from property development and investment surged 181 per cent to HK$1.17 billion. Net profit of the energy generation business was flat at HK$874 million, while ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Hongkongers left flat by ever-rising apartment prices, survey says

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Survey says residents fear prices will keep rising despite cooling measures High apartment costs leave Hongkongers flat Nine in 10 Hongkongers believe ... of the 738 people polled expected prices to fall. Surveyor Charles Chan Chiu-kwok said flats were already too expensive and he saw little room for further increases. He also said he saw little ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    No rush for bargain flats on Lantau with sky-high management fees

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Majority of applicants given priority to buy cheap public flats opt against picking a home on first day- but some just can't wait to live on Lantau No rush for bargain homes with high fees Only about a third of applicants given top priority to buy bargain government flats in Tai O showed up to choose a home on the first day of sales ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Baby critical after her mother and brothers, aged 2 and 5, are killed in flat fire

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:15am

    ... Lai Ying Kit, Shirley Zhao and Clifford Lo An eight-month-old baby girl was fighting for life in hospital today after her mother and two brothers, aged two and five, were killed in a flat fire. Lung Po-king, 33, and her sons Chan Kai-yin and Chan Kai-lok, died when fire broke out at the flat in Kwun Tong in the early hours of this morning. The baby and her father, Chan Wai-tong, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Deliver flats at affordable prices

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:18am by SCMP Editorial

    ... flats. The government is seeking to take back a private site on top of a railway station to build subsidised flats. Depending on the negotiations, further slippage is possible. In yet another ... SCMP Editorial Deliver flats at affordable prices There is no magic solution to the housing shortage in Hong Kong. Yet expectations have been raised ever since Chief Executive Leung ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    Surveillance camera flaw gives woman live feed... into someone else's flat

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Woman looking to monitor child and domestic helper gets live feed into another family's flat Surveillance camera sees more than it should A mother ... not her real name- fears more Hongkongers could fall victim to the mysterious security flaw. She also hopes the family whose flat she has been given unwitting access to will recognise their home ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Panel suggests prefabricated housing for families in subdivided flats

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 01:07am by Olga Wong, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... decade- 60 per cent of them public rental and subsidised flats- that was adopted by the chief executive in his policy address last month. Other proposals include regularly reviewing the eligibility of public flat applicants- of whom there were 243,000 at the end of last year- shortening the public housing queue for single people over 35 and selling up to 30 per cent of subsidised ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on scmp.com

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:36am by LETTERS

    ... On property speculators snapping up small flats while prices have become too high for first-time buyers: whoaman- Unbelievable, yet typical. This is Hong Kong, the city of greed. These aren't "investors", they're leeches. HK-Explorer- The top 30 per cent of residents are so flush with cash they don't know what to do with it. What else can they buy other than ...




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