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Shih Wing-Ching

Ring-fence quota of Hong Kong flats for locals, says expert

Shih Wing-ching, co-founder of Centaline Property Agency, said his proposal would make flats more affordable for younger buyers without having too much adverse impact on the overall property market.

Monday, 18 March, 2013, 7:27am

Ethics come first for Shih Wing-ching

Apart from two grand works of Chinese art, there's nothing in the modest office in Central's New World Tower to suggest its occupant has a business empire employing 30,000 people in Hong Kong and the mainland. Furthermore, Shih Wing-ching, the co-founder of Centaline Property Agency, glows with pride talking about the unassuming ways of his three children.

7 Jan 2013 - 6:52pm 1 comment

Data used for flat sizes doesn't always add up

Real estate industry leaders say a central database of flat sizes is needed to prevent lawsuits arising from discrepancies between two data sources used by the property agents' watchdog.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

CALMING influence

Property market watchers breathed a sigh of relief as uncertainty cleared after Leung Chun-ying emerged as the winner in the race to become Hong Kong's new chief executive.

Although they remain cautious about the future of the market, they expect the sector to stabilise and some even predict a rising trend in prices.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

liberal studies

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions:

1 According to the article, which of the follow measures has the government not taken to curb soaring property prices?

a. Banned quick resales of flats

b. Resumed building HOS flats

c. Converted industrial land for residential use

7 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Public Eye

Workers killed by corporate greed

16 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Property tycoon disputes heritage value of building

The head of the city's biggest real estate firm has challenged official plans to award historic status to his Mid-Levels property, a pre-war European-style building.

12 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

New migrants, and maids, fear being left out of the workforce

A group of new mainland migrants and foreign domestic helpers voiced fears yesterday - International Women's Day - of being left out of the workforce.

9 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Bears expect to rule in Year of the Ox

Experts advise investors to be prepared for opportunities towards the fourth quarter

The Year of the Ox, which begins in five days, looks more likely to bring out a bear than a bull for the Hong Kong property market - at least for the first nine months of the year, analysts say.

21 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Falling commissions drive agencies into red

Falls in commission incomes as a result of declining property sales are forcing Hong Kong real estate agencies into the red - despite the cost-cutting measures they have taken to deal with the downturn.

17 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

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