Asia's Supercities

Peter D. Everington is ready to bail out of Hong Kong. As managing director of Regent Pacific Group Ltd., he's fed up with the island's outrageous property prices and confusing politics. "Perhaps the more important consideration for us is the large degree of uncertainty over the runup to 1997," he says. So he may move the 25-person office, which handles $3 billion in funds, to Kuala Lumpur, where he can rent a five-room house with a garden and pool--for one-quarter the price of his 260-square-meter Hong Kong apartment.

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