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Four tap into asset-backed securities on rental flats – who’ll be next?
  • Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:54

Following Mofang and Ziroom’s successful issuance of Asset Backed Securities (ABS), China Young Professional Apartments (CYPA) and Poly Real Est...

Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau to receive honorary doctorate from Shue Yan University
  • Wed, 08 Nov 2017 06:49

Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau Tak-wah will receive an honorary doctorate from a local university at a graduation ceremony next month – his first ...

‘Special’ Hong Kong Tennis Open can take step up in status on tour, says WTA chief
  • Wed, 08 Nov 2017 02:46

The Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open has the potential to become a key fixture in the calendar, according to the chief executive of the Women’s ...

From Everest with no oxygen to Lantau, Adrian Ballinger expects a different kind of suffering in Moontrekker ultramarathon
  • Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:45

Over 4,000 people have reached Everest’s summit, but only 200 people have done so without supplemented oxygen – and for good reason. ...

Will Hong Kong rents soar higher after The Center’s record sale?
  • Tue, 07 Nov 2017 22:49

The sale of The Center in Central for a record HK$ 40.2 billion (US$ 5.15 billion) has given Hong Kong’s office leasing and sales market a sho...

SHKP pays record HK$15.9b premium to convert Sai Kung farmland into housing project
  • Tue, 07 Nov 2017 20:50

Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP), one of the city’s biggest housebuilders, has reached an agreement with Hong Kong’s government to build mor...

Lai Chi Wo village chief insists on go-ahead for revitalisation plan despite opposing homeowners
  • Tue, 07 Nov 2017 18:46

A HK$ 50 million project to revitalise a 400-year-old Hong Kong village in Lai Chi Wo would not be derailed by a small group of opposing locals, the ...

Hong Kong man arrested after leading police on high-speed car chase in Mercedes-Benz
  • Tue, 07 Nov 2017 16:53

The driver of a black Mercedes-Benz was arrested after leading police on a 7km high-speed chase across Hong Kong on Tuesday. The pursuit ended when th...

Hack attack on popular Hong Kong travel agent WWPKG puts customer data at risk
  • Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:45

One of Hong Kong’s largest travel agencies, WWPKG Holdings, revealed its customer database was hacked on Monday, putting at risk personal inform...

Mega-rich on a global hunt to collect prize property assets
  • Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:46

Built in 1912 with a classic, extravagant facade, the Woolworth Building’s “Pinnacle Penthouse” in New York’s Manhattan &ndash...

Hong Kong’s Ng On-yee closes in on world number one ranking as Reanne Evans’ grip starts to slip
  • Tue, 07 Nov 2017 10:59

Hong Kong’s world champion Ng On-yee has edged closer than any other woman to the number one ranking held for more than 10 years by England&rsqu...

Rents go up in APM mall amid expectations of strong Christmas sales
  • Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:48

Rents at APM, Sun Hung Kai Property’s flagship mall in Kowloon East, have gone up by as much as 15 per cent as leases have come up for renewal t...

‘Sheer number’ of Hong Kong users stalls Gobee.bike app, with fix to take weeks
  • Tue, 07 Nov 2017 06:47

Some users of Hong Kong’s first bike-sharing service Gobee.bike will be unable to unlock bicycles with their smartphones because of a server and...

Hong Kong coach Kim Pan-gon hits back after criticism over local players
  • Tue, 07 Nov 2017 04:44

Hong Kong head coach Kim Pan-gon has knocked back suggestions he is under pressure to select more local players in his squad as he prepares for the cr...

China Evergrande raises a further US$9 billion to cut debt ahead of Shenzhen listing
  • Tue, 07 Nov 2017 02:45

China Evergrande Group, the country’s largest property developer by sales, has raised a further 60 billion yuan (US$ 9 billion) from strategic ...

Allow withdrawals from MPF to pay for home purchases
  • Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:44

An old idea is being resurrected to allow workers to withdraw their Mandatory Provident Fund savings to buy homes. It doesn’t seem like a coinci...

No eviction for Wang Chau villagers before Lunar New Year, but further compensation unlikely, officials say
  • Mon, 06 Nov 2017 22:43

Residents of squatter villages affected by a controversial housing project in Wang Chau will not be evicted before the Lunar New Year, but occupants o...

Eleven dogs die in one weekend from suspected poisoning on Hong Kong’s Lantau Island
  • Mon, 06 Nov 2017 18:42

An adult pet mongrel died on Monday about 24 hours after it showed signs of poisoning, making it the 11th dog from a remote village in Hong Kong to di...

Ex-policeman denies striking bystander with baton in Hong Kong Occupy protests
  • Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:50

A retired senior police officer on Monday denied striking a bystander with a baton during Hong Kong’s 2014 Occupy protests and said he was merel...

World Cup qualifiers at stake as Hong Kong face Nepal in ICC WCL one-day match
  • Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:45

Hong Kong take on Nepal on Friday in the first of two 50-over ICC World Cricket League Championship games, knowing they cannot afford to drop any more...

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