Calculating how many BMWs artistic value buys

Calculating how many BMWs artistic value buys

I confess that I myself don't know what art is. It used to mean pretty pictures and you learned to appreciate them by consuming wine and cheese. I gather it now means anything awarded a government arts grant and it includes the odd obscenity in order to demonstrate free spirit.

Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 2:56am

Alibaba valuation approaches US$100 billion ahead of possible IPO

Alibaba's revenue climbed to US$1.84 billion in the last quarter of 2012, from US$1.02 billion one year earlier. Photo: Reuters

The value of Alibaba Group continues to be an object of speculation after profit at the mainland's biggest e-commerce company more than doubled in the quarter that ended December 31.

9 May 2013 - 4:39am

Surveyors lower valuation on Sha Tin residential site amid cooling measures

A view of the site near the North Point Ferry Pier that has been opened for tender. Surveyors remain positive on bidding competition for the future hotel site. Photo: David Wong

The government released the residential site in Sha Tin's Kau To Shan and a hotel site in the former North Point Estate on the harbour front in front of Java Road Municipal Services Building for tender in January. The tender period closes on Friday.

20 Mar 2013 - 5:22am

Q & A with our experts

Jeffrey Ng Chong-yip

Q: I am an expat who is currently renting an apartment in North Point. But the lease will expire soon and I am planning to move to Wan Chai which is more vibrant. With a budget of less than HK$20,000 a month, what are the options on the market if I want to look for a one-bedroom flat?

28 Oct 2013 - 11:42am

Watchdog finally bites - now let's see teethmarks

Finally, our securities watchdog has put the axe to poorly performing listing sponsors. We now want to see more punishment inflicted on these people as they have done much damage to our markets.

24 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

American Appraisal values each staff

In business for the past 37 years in Hong Kong, American Appraisal China (AAC) offers a stable working environment for those interested in valuation - the art of establishing the value of real estate, industrial plants, financial assets and even entire businesses.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

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20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Delay on NT crackdown 'ridiculous'

The government could significantly speed up the crackdown on illegal structures on village houses in the New Territories by cutting red tape and improving communications among departments, a person familiar with the situation said.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Reality check in the classroom

As major tremors continue to shake the world's financial markets at alarmingly regular intervals, Professor Vidhan Goyal has no shortage of up-to-the-minute case studies to discuss with his MBA students at HKUST Business School.

10 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Global uncertainty means stability still a long way off despite rally

Yesterday's stock rally should not be taken as a sign of the market's return to stability as it remains vulnerable to uncertainties in Europe, the United States and the mainland, warn brokers and investment strategists.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Chinese miner in premium bid for African foothold

Minmetals Resources, an overseas non-ferrous metals mining unit of China's largest metals trader China Minmetals Non-Ferrous Metals, has offered to pay a 30 per cent premium to take over a copper miner with assets in the Republic of Congo for C$1.33 billion (HK$10.04 billion), to gain a foothold to access Africa's rich resources.

1 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Mainland property stocks dumped as home sales fall

Mainland property stocks have dropped to record low valuations as investors pulled out of the market amid fears that the revenue and earnings of developers will be hit hard by falling sales.

For buyers of bricks and mortar on the mainland, rather than shares, the question is whether stock investors have got their forecasts right.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Home truths for investors

As fears of global recession mount and fixed-asset prices tumble, a growing number of overseas property developers and agents have focused on Hong Kong as a place to sell wares that are proving hard to shift in their depressed home markets.

19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

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8 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

International valuation standards to cut risks

The International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) yesterday published a new set of international valuation standards that come into effect from January next year.

The new standards were issued in response to recognition of the importance attached to global valuation standards by regulators around the world, it said, particularly after the global financial crisis in 2008.

20 Jul 2011 - 12:00am