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Supply of new homes in Hong Kong to remain tight in 2013

The number of new flats being made available is not expected to increase significantly until next year, experts say. Photo: Nora Tam

The supply of new private housing is expected to remain tight this year, property experts say, although the number of flats on which construction began or was completed rose last year.

Saturday, 26 January, 2013, 12:02pm

Way too early to tell but so far, so good

A day after U.S. lawmakers reached a last minute agreement to avert the fiscal cliff, stocks surged as traders around the globe felt renewed confidence over global markets. Photo: AFP

It may end in the number "13", and heaven forfend that we tempt fate, but can't you just feel the love as everyone gets back to work in a year off to a wonderful start? Even as I write, the stock market is reaching for the heavens of pre-September 2008, spurred on by the United States' last-minute swerve ahead of the "fiscal cliff".

3 Jan 2013 - 4:20am

Hongkongers hope for peace in 2013 after year of scandal

Fireworks light up the sky over the harbour last night, part of a HK$12 million, eight-minute extravaganza that was held in Wan Chai for the first time rather than Central. Photo: Sam Tsang

Common ground, peace and freedom of speech and assembly are what many Hongkongers are wishing for in 2013 after a tumultuous year of scandals, controversy and political rhetoric.

"We need to find common ground between the people and the government," said Rockson Chan Lok-sang, a 21-year-old architecture student who was counting down at Times Square with over 100,000 people.

7 Jan 2013 - 12:23pm

New year could see many new faces in power

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With elections due in many key countries, and the shifting sands of national power continuing to reshape the political and diplomatic landscape, 2013 will be a crucial year for world affairs.

1 Jan 2013 - 7:07am

All eyes on emerging markets in 2013

Emerging markets will account for a bigger share of the world's economy and profitability, according to one analyst. Photo: AFP

Some international fund managers are still cautious about the euro-zone crisis and are betting on the low valuations of emerging markets next year.

24 Dec 2012 - 4:27am

Hong Kong property buyers look to 2013 with uncertainty

The Hong Kong property market depends on outside influences such as the US. Photo: AFP

As a tumultuous year in the Hong Kong property market comes to a close, many owners and investors are assessing their options for 2013.

5 Dec 2012 - 4:15am