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[Premium office space ; Antique coins collecting ; Analysts head 2 head ; Interview with head of office of the European Commission in Hong Kong](02 Sep 2008)

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RENTS FOR OFFICE SPACE IN HONG KONG'S BUSINESS DISTRICTS HAVE BEEN SKYROCKETING IN RECENT YEARS, GROWING BY AS MUCH AS 30% PER YEAR. AND THERE HAD BEEN PLENTY OF TAKERS, WITH AN EXTREMELY LOW VACANCY RATE. BUT THAT IS TAPERING, AND NOW WITH A DOWNTURN LOOMING, AND COMPANIES IN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY CONSOLIDATING, WHAT SORT OF IMPACT WILL THAT HAVE ON OFFICE SPACE RENT?WHILE ALEX TANG OF CORE PACIFIC-YAMAICHI'S PICK IN AUGUST, INTERNET PORTAL SERVICE PROVIDER, TENCENT, ACHIEVED ONLY A MODEST GAIN OF ABOUT 4%, IT WAS ENOUGH TO BEAT LOUIS TSE OF VC GROUP. TANG WILL FACE HIS NEW CHALLENGER, MATTHEW KWOK, OF TANRICH FINANCIAL HOLDINGS IN SEPTEMBER'S ANALYSTS HEAD-2-HEAD.

Program: 
Money Magazine
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Station: 
TVB
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