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  1. Luxury homes sector sees increasing capital values

    Posted Mar 28th 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li, Yvonne Liu

    ... Sandy Li and Yvonne Liu Recent record deals unlikely to affect mass housing market The luxury residential sector in Hong Kong has continued to perform spectacularly with a series of transactions achieving further increases in capital values. While agents say the recent record-breaking deals in luxury units are unlikely to have a knock-on effect on mass home prices, they hoped ...

  2. Appetite for the good life remains healthy

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Luxury prices on the rise as scarce supply and buoyant sentiment keep the sector bubbling, writes Kenneth Ko Strong sales of luxury apartments have led the residential market rally since ... in the luxury sector, which saw average prices rise 3.3 per cent and rents rise 4.7 per cent in the first quarter, compared to the preceding quarter. That followed a 7.8 per cent price rise and a 15 per ...

  3. Bubble may be about to burst again, analyst says

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the real estate agency he founded in 1995, Landscope Realty, says the June 9 auction of a luxury residential site on Borrett Road in Mid-Levels was a sign that developers were revising their views ... volumes- especially in the luxury market- were regularly hitting new records. But in the wake of the disappointing auction result, sales began a decline that quickly gained momentum, helped ...

  4. MIND the gap

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kenneth Ko Prices of Hong Kong's homes are becoming more polarised, with a growing gap between luxury and mass market apartments, marked by the scarcity of land for high-end ... for the Greater Pearl River Delta at Jones Lang LaSalle, says both luxury and mass housing prices have surged sharply since the market trough in 2009. Luxury prices have risen by 82 per cent, while mass ...

  5. Larvotto to set luxury price benchmark in Island South

    Posted Jul 13th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Sun Hung Kai Properties is to set a benchmark for a major luxury housing estate in Island South by releasing a project in Ap Lei Chau at an average price of HK$17,288 per square ... they lend to buyers of luxury homes priced above HK$20 million from 70 per cent to 60 per cent of a property's value. The move followed a surge of about 40 per cent in prices in the luxury ...

  6. Making a mark of luxury

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Sheryl Sze

    ... to make sure they get products of the highest quality. A company that stands to benefit from this trend is luxury goods manufacturer and distributor EganaGoldpfeil. The firm has ambitious ... to develop a career in China, our company will be able to provide the platform,' he said. the BIGGER Picture Manufacturer and distributor of luxury goods is recruiting professionals ...

  7. High on the lapse of luxury

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... The Beijing businessman paid HK$168 million for a 5,353sqft penthouse in Sun Hung Kai Properties' West Kowloon development, The Arch, in the process thrusting the luxury end of the residential ... at the high end of the residential property market. The past 12 months have seen a very large run-up at the luxury end, with prices up by as much as 40 per cent. Week after week, prestige properties ...

  8. Luxury retailers tap into Guangzhou's shopping appetite

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... cent growth so far this year,' Ms Kan said. 'The mainland's appetite for luxury goods is strong, with individual shoppers spending thousands of dollars each visit.' 'We ... High-end La Perle development highlights growing affluence of China's residents Guangzhou's high-end retail market is undergoing a dramatic makeover, with international luxury ...

  9. HK stocks good value, but not yet great value

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... bankers on smaller bonuses, which will hurt prices at the luxury end of the residential market. Mid-range prices will suffer too as the credit crunch squeezes mortgage rates higher and rising ... has fallen to far lower valuations during past crises. So although today's market offers an attractive- if risky- trading opportunity, and while equity prospects still look good ...

  10. Tang hands all tax-base moves to future team

    Posted Jun 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said yesterday on release of the government's tax-reform report. A goods and services tax, initially advocated by the government but later shelved, is among options to be discussed in the future. But the report put forward other options, including introducing a green tax, a land departure tax and luxury goods tax. It proposed them for consultation 'at a suitable time' ...




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