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Developers stay on target despite austerity threat to sales figures

Developers are expected to achieve the property sales targets they set at the beginning of this year, even though some of them have seen their revenues decline in the last month because of the latest round of austerity measures.

Saturday, 6 November, 2010, 12:00am

Cities institute rules to keep HK speculators out of market

The prospect of a steadily rising yuan could lure an increasing number of Hong Kong buyers into the mainland property market. But they will find they are not welcome in a number of cities, including Fuzhou and Shenzhen in the south, Ningbo in the east, Guan, Xianghe and Yangjiao in Hebei province, and Beijing.

27 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

It's time to get dirty vehicles off our roads

Few things are more important than the community's health. Yet the government seems to be more concerned with business reaction than with our well-being when it comes to roadside air pollution. It's a problem that should be easy to tackle: it simply has to get off the streets the old commercial diesel buses and trucks that are mostly the reason for the poor readings.

12 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Mainland needs to let private investors in

The central government has for a decade been promising to open key strategic sectors to private investment. Despite the pledge, there has been little progress. Banking, telecommunications, public utilities, transport, energy and media remain firmly in the government's hands. The vow was given its annual airing on Monday. But this time, the circumstances are different.

27 May 2009 - 12:00am

Sharp rise in Beijing luxury villas to put squeeze on rents

The supply of luxury villas in Beijing is expected to rise sharply this year, possibly leading to a decline in rentals, according to property consultants FPDSavills.

The company forecasts that another 1,900 new luxury villas will go on the market this year, representing a 140 per cent increase year on year and 12.4 per cent of the existing stock of top-end villas.

31 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Graft hurts as non-state firms double revenue

The revenue of China's private companies has more than doubled in the past three years, but they still face illegal fees and taxes and discrimination in access to bank loans, a national survey found.

14 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

News quiz ... do you know?

1. An investigation was launched following the death of a victim after the ambulance sent for him went to the wrong address.

A fire B car accident C heart attack D robbery 2. Consumer satisfaction with the quality of bank loans fell by per cent, according to a survey.

19 Jun 2000 - 12:00am