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  1. Australia house market strong despite high rates

    Posted Mar 05th 2008, 12:00am by Lachlan Colquhoun

    ... Lachlan Colquhoun in Sydney The spectre of rising inflation and interest rates have done little to dampen the Australian property market, as yet. But another interest rate rise from the Reserve Bank of Australia this week - the third in six months - will cause more pain in the Australian mortgage belt and could have a flow-on effect to the property hot spots. The Reserve ...

  2. Invest in research

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson Chris Alexander, a business development manager for a software company, had an early introduction to property investment. While quite young he bought a place with his brother, and they did very well with it. Career paths then took them in different directions. 'I didn't buy any more property, and in a blink I had missed out on 10 years of the property ...

  3. Blighted island left to sing for its supper

    Posted Jan 06th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... property from Fiji to Australia and Britain. But millions of dollars were squandered through corruption and hare-brained schemes, such as backing the short-lived da Vinci musical in London ... Leonardo da Vinci and its people are among the least healthy on Earth. Just when it seemed that nothing else could go wrong for the tiny Micronesian republic of Nauru, Australia's new Labor ...

  4. Property pitch pulls punters in

    Posted Mar 21st 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Edited by Andrew Sun Prospective property investors rolled up for a cocktail at Armani/Bar on March 6, held to promote a new development called Whisper Bay in Queensland, Australia. With Aussie model Cara Grogan doing the soft sell and developer Rory O'Brien of Angus MacInnes making the hard pitch, the development's luxurious villas had many guests moaning about ...

  5. Encosta de Lago progeny become hot property for sale

    Posted Mar 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... International Races. But this year, due to the knock-on effects of equine influenza, the youngsters who were being prepared in Australia could not be moved as the equine population was in lockdown ... 'These horses have really benefited from the additional five months in Australia,' Player said. 'Time out on spring grass is hugely beneficial for the growth and development of young ...

  6. Art-break hotels

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Tiana Templeman

    ... an establishment's decor, properties are increasingly being designed around artwork. Some feature works by local artists or focus on a certain genre; others provide an excuse for art-loving owners to indulge ... O'Sullivan, of the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane, Australia, points out, 'In the ever-growing market for cultural tourism, it is a natural progression that hotels are seeking to offer a more ...

  7. Culture of caution spared us property market mess

    Posted Nov 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of deflation and the property market collapse which ruined lives, careers and families, and led some to commit suicide. Hong Kong was taught a hard lesson - that property prices do not just go up. Now ... quarter of this year, that number had fallen to a seven-year low of 936. However, the property market has unmistakably entered a bearish phase. Many economists have warned the impact of the global ...

  8. Residential property construction slumps

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... in the United States, Australia and Britain as one of the worst global financial turmoils in decades started to bite. Unsold property in completed projects dropped 10 per cent to 9,000 units from 10,000 ... Yvonne Liu Construction of private residential units has fallen to a record low, a sign tightening supply may help the property market ride out the impact of the worsening US subprime ...

  9. Citic Group considers listings for property, other business units

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng in Beijing Citic Group says it plans to separately list its property, heavy machinery and car wheel manufacturing businesses this year, despite unfavourable property and financial market conditions. The group, one of the mainland's largest state-backed conglomerates, has added several strategic investors to the listing of its property unit, Citic chairman Kong Dan ...

  10. A lifeline under threat

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Chris McCall

    ... Overuse of the Murray River's resources has reached crisis point, but a solution is a long way off, writes Chris McCall Smoke is rising again over Australia's drought-stricken bush, but this time the flames are from orange trees. For the small farming community of Waikerie, on the banks of Australia's iconic Murray River in the region once known ...




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