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  1. Business - Comment - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Picking the peak of Hong Kong property market a futile exercise

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... International, that Hong Kong house prices rose 37 per cent during the easing over the period from December 2008 to March 2010, and saw growth of 15 per cent during the second round from November 2010 ... Peggy Sito As home prices roar above the highs of 1997, homeowners wonder whether to take a profit Trying to pick the peak of the market an exercise in futility It's the age-old ...

  2. Business - Money

    The Week Explained: Polls and Share Prices

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... President Barack Obama. They said before the election that a win for Obama would be bad for the stock market and, indeed, share prices tumbled, sending the S&P 500 index below the 13,000 mark. ... a Democratic win in the White House sends shares down 1 per cent immediately after an election, while a Republican win has the market rising by 4 per cent. However, Republicans should be cautious ...

  3. Gloom puts flat prices in reverse

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'Taking into account the sales slowdown in the secondary market, it is difficult to foresee any significant rise in home prices.' Secondary market home sales in 10 major housing estates fell ... in price stability, but by itself it does not guarantee further rises in house prices; and in fact we may see a price decline of around 5 per cent this year.' With sentiment weakening, some ...

  4. Bad-loan fears spark share price slump in banks

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... into emergency fund-raisings. But while their share prices are perilously close to October 2008 levels, some analysts say the banks are not cheap enough to account for a likely wave of bad debts that could swamp their balance sheets and leave them thirsty for cash. 'Investors think the banks will require new capital,' said Charlie Awdry, manager of British investment house ...

  5. Job losses in financial sector weigh down London prices

    Posted Mar 19th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... director of research at housing intelligence business, Hometrack, said the job cuts were probably already priced into the prime market. The mainstream property market would be affected if less well ... Richard Warren in London Shortage of homes will avert an all-out collapse in the City Job losses in London's financial services sector are driving down property prices, experts say. ...

  6. Morgan Stanley upbeat on HK stocks

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com The correction in Hong Kong share prices has created buying opportunities and investors should be on the lookout for a possible upswing in the stock ... As part of its efforts to boost investor confidence in the Asian region, Morgan Stanley is hosting its largest in-house Asian market forum in Hong Kong this week. 'Investors have two major ...

  7. A-share jitters boost home prices

    Posted Jun 27th 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito, Sandy Li

    ... and strong demand from end-users, he expects middle and upmarket housing prices, which dropped modestly in the first quarter, will rise 10 per cent to 15 per cent in the second half. Prices of middle ... property market is providing an added boost to residential prices in major cities, according to property agents and economists. With fears growing of a stock market crash after major mainland ...

  8. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Stocks dive on fear of further tightening

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by DANIEL REN AND JEANNY YU

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai and Jeanny Yu Mainland shares fall 2.97 per cent as continuing measures to cool property prices are expected to take toll on major industries' profit growth ... Yesterday's decline could lead to a new round of panic selling by speculators guided by technical analysis, which follows price behaviour rather than valuation. Shenyin Wanguo Securities analyst Wei ...

  9. SHKP withdrawal clouds future reit pricing

    Posted Jun 19th 2006, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of its real estate investment trust may have a sobering impact on future reit pricing and encourage more developers to sell their properties to specialist real restate funds, analysts say. ... of interest rates uncertain, neither company could obtain the prices it wanted. Tony Espina of the Hong Kong Stockbrokers' Association said the main problem was fear of interest rate rises which ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - SECURITY

    Xi Jinping's security commission to also tackle financial industry

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:30am by George Chen, Teddy Ng

    ... and will be filled by an official with experience in the financial industry. The source cited two examples of how financial security could affect domestic social stability. One involved unusual price moves ...




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