Loopholes remain in rules for flat sales

There are still many loopholes in the rules for the sales of uncompleted flats despite the government's efforts to make developers give better information to buyers - including three new rules announced this week - real estate professionals say.

Wednesday, 14 April, 2010, 12:00am

What's On

January 12

9 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

What the Customer Wants You to Know

What the Customer Wants You to Know by Ram Charan Penguin, HK$142

20 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Tourist zones offer fewer restrictions

Restrictions on second-home ownership in Switzerland are tight. In some of the 26 cantons, foreigners cannot buy or invest in holiday homes. In others, they can buy only certain types of property.

In Geneva, where restrictions are tightest, foreigners can only buy a home if they work in the city.

2 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Property affair shows need for transparency

Nothing focuses Hong Kong's attention quite like a surge in the property market. Record-breaking sales of luxury homes sparked fears of a price bubble spreading to the mass market, already up nearly 30 per cent this year.

10 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Website details approval of charity hawking

The public can check on a government website launched yesterday whether charities' street-hawking activities are approved.

24 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Learn skills to become a Mice magnet

As the competition for the money-spinning Mice market heats up, industry players are looking for better methods to get a slice of the action.

For example, travel and entertainment expenses budgets in the mainland have been estimated by the World Travel and Tourism Council as being in excess of HK$77 billion per year, of which about half is for business travel.

4 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

What's On

July 16

11 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Dialling up success

China Mobile Hong Kong Company bagged four Distinguished Salesperson Awards. Director and chief executive Charles Henshaw believes this demonstrates that the company has firmly instilled its corporate culture in its sales professionals.

26 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Special delivery earns trio the stamp of approval

For Hongkong Post, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are among its most important customers.

26 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Helping hand essential in property sector

Distinguished Salesperson Award (DSA) winner Andy Hou Ming-yin, a senior account manager at Ricacorp Properties since 2007, is responsible for luxury properties in Tai Po district, handling customers' enquiries and property transactions. He used to think that success in sales was a simple matter of working hard.

26 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Embrace challenge

The Distinguished Salesperson Award (DSA) and the Outstanding Young Salesperson Award (OYSA), now in their 41st year, have taken on the excitement and glamour of a Hollywood gala.

26 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Tough standards

Nominees must overcome a tough set of hurdles when they face the judging panel.

'The judging criteria comprises the essence of a successful salesperson,' said Andy Hon Hak-keung, head of retail distribution at HSBC and one of this year's judges.

26 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Making customers out of strangers

Turning strangers into customers is the key to success in sales, says Jammy Lam Ka-wai, assistant unit manager of telesales at Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) and winner of the Distinguished Salesperson Award.

26 Jun 2009 - 12:00am


Alan Alanson did a good job explaining the product last week . One point that has not been raised by the SCMP, however, is, if these products have prospectuses investors claim they don't understand, why do they still buy them? Some articles depict these products almost like scams, but I believe some of the earlier series of these instruments did mature at par and paid good rates.

21 Jun 2009 - 12:00am