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Development minister needs to fall on his sword

Wednesday, 11 July, 2012, 12:00am

Public Eye

Development minister needs to fall on his sword

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Record price paid for site in Beijing

A prime residential site in Beijing yesterday became the most expensive site in the capital in terms of floor area, three days after Premier Wen Jiabao reaffirmed that cooling measures would continue.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Wen pledge to keep property market curbs

Premier Wen Jiabao reaffirmed the need for government measures to restrain the mainland's property market yesterday.

He spoke amid expectations that back-to-back interest rate cuts could signal a policy shift.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Minister identifies official he 'cross-leased' flats with

New development minister Mak Chai-kwong yesterday named the civil servant with whom he 'cross-leased' properties on adjacent floors of the same building, but denied the arrangement was premeditated.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Sleek tower scales heights

London's skyline will have a new landmark when the Altitude development reaches completion late next year.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A failure to bring home the bacon

Reviewing his seven-year term as the city's chief executive, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen conceded that housing was a major problem and said even he had found it difficult to buy a property in Hong Kong.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

HK needs to set up an index to guide investors

Hong Kong should build an investment index for commercial properties, similar to those in most other major economies, to provide a benchmark against which to measure the returns on portfolios, according to Nicholas Brooke, chairman of Investment Property Databank Asian advisory board. An index also sent a signal to the world about the way a market conducted itself, he added.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Cut has little impact

China's first interest rate cut since 2008 is unlikely to have a significant impact on the residential property market, according to Savills. The real estate consulting firm says the move will help improve confidence that the country is taking steps to spur flagging growth. It will also help reduce the mortgage burden on home owners.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am