View Poll Results: Stay or Leave Hong Kong

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  • Planning to leave in 1-2 years

    74 34.26%
  • Planning to leave in 3-5 years

    42 19.44%
  • No plan at the moment

    73 33.80%
  • HK is my Home, will stay forever

    27 12.50%
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[Poll] Stay or Leave Hong Kong

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  1. #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    Have I been downgraded from platinum?
    btw, for whatever conception you have, platinum has been cheaper than gold (by a few hundred dollars) for the last few years!
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  2. #22

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    if you have a private banking account, or in a way, sufficient sizes, you can indeed get a jpy loan for anything that you want to buy, e.g. a property in hk. however, bear in mind your asset is in hkd, your cashflow (assuming you work in hk) is in hkd, and you have a JPY liability. The last time i saw alot of guys doing that, they ended up getting burnt badly when JPY appreciates against their home/asset currency and they have to pay more.

    if you choose to hedge away the currency risk, you would end up paying more interest than your original hkd loan.

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    I'm due for a holiday and know that my feelings about HK are clouded atm, but I'm ready to move on. We've amassed a lot financially, and it's got to the point where you ask yourself, how much more do we need? Thanks to HK, we are in an incredible financial position, so now it's more important to think about lifestyle - slower pace, clean air, being around friendly people. The countdown is on.

    shri, huja, Mrs. Jones and 2 others like this.

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    It's for domestic Japanese property only

  5. #25

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    So, can I turn this into an official report and get some headlines on Bloomberg?

    58% of Expats Plan to Leave Hong Kong in the next 5 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    So, can I turn this into an official report and get some headlines on Bloomberg?

    58% of Expats Plan to Leave Hong Kong in the next 5 years

    What it needs though is a poll from a few years ago. Loads of expats are leaving HK - but then loads of expats have always done so. Wouldn't stop the media printing it of course with a headline such as "expats flee HK in droves, last one out turn off the lights"
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    100% of Expats are planning to leave HK at some point. Rest of us are called immigrants


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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    What it needs though is a poll from a few years ago. Loads of expats are leaving HK - but then loads of expats have always done so. Wouldn't stop the media printing it of course with a headline such as "expats flee HK in droves, last one out turn off the lights"
    It was all on the government websites. More French arriving in the last few years and I think I remember people staying for shorter periods. Fewer lifers. Should look again given housing costs keep going up. May put younger people off. My guess is the Government wants fewer expats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    It was all on the government websites. More French arriving in the last few years and I think I remember people staying for shorter periods. Fewer lifers. Should look again given housing costs keep going up. May put younger people off. My guess is the Government wants fewer expats.
    Want or Need? Big difference.

  10. #30

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Want or Need? Big difference.
    Surely every global finance centre needs a lot of expats. Only if you wanted to become a regional or domestic centre would you need less expats. What does Beijing want HK to become?
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