Paggie Leung

C.Y. reaffirms HOS plan

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says he won't retract his plan to resume the Home Ownership Scheme, despite concerns raised by Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:03pm

Housing prices tipped to stay stable

Home prices in Hong Kong will remain stable for the rest of the year, according to analysts, who believe the new government is unlikely to introduce measures that would dampen the market in the near future.

UBS Investment Research has revised its projection for the year to a 5 per cent year-on-year rise, from a drop of 5 per cent.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Three-decade wait finally pays off for Hopewell

News that Hopewell has won approval for a controversial project in Wan Chai after reaching a land exchange deal with the government powered a more than 9 per cent surge in its shares yesterday.

Analysts, however, say the project is unlikely to offer a significant payoff in the short term.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Record year predicted for HK market

Centaline Property Agency has painted a rosy picture on the outlook for the Hong Kong property market, saying the total value of residential and commercial sales are expected to reach all-time highs this year.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Midland agents in commission storm

Hundreds of Midland Realty agents yesterday protested outside the property agent's headquarters demanding payment of their full commissions, but some agents said the stir was triggered by changes in senior management.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Run not as sporting in HK as other stops

Hong Kong has fewer torch-bearers who are athletes or have a sports background than some relay cities.

Only 55, or nearly half, of the 120 bearers are from the sports community. Of them, only 48 are athletes or retired sportsmen.

The percentage is lower than that of the relay in St Petersburg and San Francisco.

1 May 2008 - 12:00am

Top firms don't always net huge profits, data shows

Department's statistics will help businesses gauge market

Companies monopolising a market do not necessarily make huge profits, business data compiled by the Census and Statistics Department shows.

19 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Report raps lax vetting of medical fee waivers

The Ombudsman yesterday chided the Hospital Authority and the Social Welfare Department for being too complacent in vetting applications for medical fee waivers, 99 per cent of which were approved.

7 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Hong Kong to Macau in a mere 101/2 hours

Cheered on by a large crowd, a chubby 41-year-old mainland university lecturer yesterday became the first person to swim from Hong Kong to Macau. Zhang Jian achieved the feat in 101/2 hours.

Zhang, from Beijing Sport University, also became the first person to swim across Lingding Yang, the bay at the mouth of the Pearl River.

23 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Man drowns trying to pick up his false teeth

A 60-year-old man drowned yesterday at a public swimming pool while apparently trying to retrieve his false teeth.

The man, surnamed Mok, was spotted floating in the Kwun Tong swimming pool at about 7am. The pool was open at the time.

'Lifeguards dragged the man out of the water but he had already lost consciousness,' a police spokeswoman said.

7 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

All pools to close for blitz on bloodworms

All 36 government swimming pool complexes will close in phases over five days for a large-scale cleaning operation to eradicate the bloodworms found in some of the pools over the past two months.

The operation will begin tomorrow, with six to eight complexes being cleaned each day. The cleaning process is expected to take half a day at each complex.

7 Sep 2004 - 12:00am