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Property bubble getting larger Listen
The Director of the ACE Centre for Business and Economic Research, Andy Kwan, says a property bubble has already formed and is getting larger. But he says it’s difficult to tell when it will burst. Kwan also says there is irrational exuberance in the residential property market with people snapping up new flats on fears that if they don’t buy them now, they’ll never be able to do so. But he tells Annemarie Evans that the record prices being paid by property developers for commercial land is a different story.
Private doctors to provide smoking-cessation services Listen
Wednesday was "No Tobacco Day" and the government announced plans to collaborate with private doctors to help smokers quit the habit. Under a pilot programme, which will be rolled out by the end of this year, 30 doctors will receive training in providing smoking-cessation services to their patients. Jeff Lee, the Head of the Tobacco Control Office, tells Jim Gould why they've decided to work with them.
Blast in Kabul causes massive destruction Listen
A massive explosion that rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul has left a scene of mayhem and destruction, as well as a huge plume of smoke over the Afghan capital. The target of the attack - which officials said was a suicide car bombing - was not immediately known. But the government says most of the casualties were civilians, including women and children. RTHK's Kabul correspondent, Jennifer Glasse, who lives near the scene of the blast, spoke to Annemarie Evans.