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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Stability will only return when Hong Kong ends its property tyranny

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 05:44pm by ANDY XIE

    ... rate cycle introduces volatility. So, if the US Federal Reserve raises rates to 3 per cent within three years, Hong Kong's property prices may fall by 50 per cent over that time. Yet ... the tyranny Sky-high property prices are the root cause of the ongoing social instability in Hong Kong. When the average household would have to put aside all their salary for 10 years to afford ...

  2. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Hong Kong dollar stable despite Occupy Central unrest

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:18am by Bloomberg

    ... dollar's appeal in the face of the higher-yielding yuan. "Over the last 30 years, the Hong Kong dollar has withstood a number of challenges," said David Loevinger, a former official ... of 1.9 per cent for Australia's dollar and 1.7 per cent for the euro. It is not necessary to go back to the crisis of the 1990s to find periods in Hong Kong's history when implied ...

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

    Phoenix Property Investors eyes new opportunities in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 05:23am by Peggy Sito

    ... companies in Hong Kong that are highly regarded in the industry. The company has real estate assets managed and/or under management exceeding US$4.5 billion. Its major developments in Hong Kong ... Bank, the company I worked for, asked me to move to the office headquarters in Germany. But I preferred to stay in Hong Kong. So I started investing in property. In 1997, there was something ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking Points, November 27, 2014

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 05:31am by STAFF

    ... troops to help local police and "reassure Israelis". Abbas will attend a special meeting of the Arab League on Saturday to discuss the rising tensions.   Hong Kong creative writing honoured A ceremony will be held for the Awards for Creative Writing in Chinese 2014 at the Hong Kong Central Library. More than 1,500 entries on a range of topics were received for the annual ...

  5. Business - Money - THE VIEW

    Why the Hong Kong stock market held up despite the protests

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 03:49pm by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... Richard Harris Despite the biggest protests for 47 years, the Hang Seng Index remained robust; that tells us the days of Hong Kong as a domestic market are over Holding up nicely ... own Hong Kong Tracker Fund, which resulted from the government buying the market during the 1988 Asian financial crisis. The Chinese banks were good performers last Friday but so, too, were ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Forget about starting a Chinese 'colour revolution' in Hong Kong, People's Daily blasts

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 04:52am by Staff Reporter

    ... a revolution' Any attempt to launch a "colour revolution" on the mainland from Hong Kong would be futile, People's Daily warned yesterday as the Occupy Central movement entered its seventh day. In a front-page commentary under the headline, "Determined to protect the rule of law in Hong Kong", the newspaper said democracy without the rule of law would only result ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A turning point for democracy in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 05:43pm by Cliff Buddle

    ... 25 years. Disputes over the electoral arrangements dogged the drafting of Hong Kong's Basic Law in the late 1980s. The final version of that law, which took effect in 1997, provided ... It is not just a question of how the city's leader should be elected. We are facing a crisis of governance and Hong Kong's future is at stake. This city's success has been built on its ...

  8. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- October 13, 2014

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 12:46pm

    ... lives' for democracy |Source: Radio Free Asia Editorial: Beijing’s crisis isn’t over |Source: The Guardian Wesley Clark: To manage China, fix America first |Source: New York Times Hong Kong ... To Hong Kong, with love and squalor |Source: The New Yorker 'Hong Kong’s residents were the object of both our envy and our pity.' Young Chinese backpackers hit the road |Source: ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Leung must do the job he was picked to do: speak up for Hong Kong people

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 12:22pm by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Kevin Rafferty believes his departure would trigger a crisis that could lead Beijing to intervene Leung must do the job he was picked to do: speak up for Hong Kong people ... to the people of Hong Kong, not merely to the puppet masters in Beijing. Through the long, secret deliberations in Beijing over what democracy to impose on Hong Kong, he should have spoken up to achieve ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Latest phone scam sees victims threatened over fake pregnancies

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... recently. Luk said the con artists relied on confusing their victims with intimidating tactics, so that they had no time to think. Police on Hong Kong Island have had at least 10 reports of the new tactic- thought to be used by two or three mainland conmen- since it was first noticed about six months ago. Police have received about 1,200 reports of telephone scams this year, and arrested 10 ...




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