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  1. REITs may portend shift in property market

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Morgan. 'We're not going to see substantial growth in the property market in Hong Kong.' REITs, long popular in the United States and Australia, are a listed security that consists ... of risk. The average US REIT contains 143 properties and assets of US$2.1 billion. Australia's REITs have an average of 33 properties and asset size of $3.2 billion. In contrast, Hong Kong ...

  2. CK Life Sciences pays HK$260m for vineyards

    Posted Nov 09th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... that is the second-largest vineyard owner in Australasia. It has a portfolio of over 5,000 hectares of land, comprising 20 vineyards, two wineries and various water rights in Australia and New Zealand. Some well-established producers such as Foster's, Pernod Ricard Pacific, and Australia Vintage are lessees. The wine industry in Australasia has gone through a difficult time due to an over-supply ...

  3. Wharf to push on with mainland property drive despite slowdown

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Wharf (Holdings), which announced profits excluding property revaluation of HK$7.9 billion last year, said it might adjust down this year's mainland property sales forecast ... the Harbour City and Time Square complexes in Hong Kong, announced a net profit increase of 86 per cent to HK$35.75 billion for the year to December 2010. Excluding the investment property revaluation ...

  4. Agricultural Bank of China confident of loan exposure to property sector

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Lulu Chen The mainland's fourth-largest lender, Agricultural Bank of China, said that even if mainland home prices dropped 50 per cent, its ratio of non-performing loans to property developers would rise only half a percentage point. 'We are well prepared for risks within China's real estate market,' said chairman Xiang Junbo (pictured) in a post-result briefing ...

  5. R&F Properties sets sights on major financing boost after surge in profit

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Guangzhou R&F Properties, the largest developer in Guangdong province, plans to tap capital markets next month to fund future developments after reporting a 40 per cent jump ... said the fund-raising would amount to 'billions of dollars' and would be announced next month. He gave no further details. The group said core earnings from property development ...

  6. Agile profit doubles on property price surge

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Agile Property Holdings' underlying profit doubled to 4.02 billion yuan (HK$4.77 billion) last year on the back of strong sales. Its impressive growth was driven by the sharp increase in property prices. Even with gross floor area up by just 8.9 per cent to 2.14 million square metres, sales revenue jumped 54.7 per cent to 20.2 billion yuan. The average selling ...

  7. Property mogul unveils start-up fund

    Posted Jan 08th 2011, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Shih Wing-ching aspired to a better life, quit his secondary school teaching job and established Centaline Property Agency in 1978. Thirty-two years later, Shih, now 61, has stepped down from the helm of what is now one of the two largest property agencies in Hong Kong and one of the biggest on the mainland. This time he is chasing other dreams. A start-up fund ...

  8. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Wheelock looks ahead to strong growth

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Property and logistics conglomerate unveils 120 per cent increase in its dividend Wheelock looks ahead to strong growth With a strong pipeline of projects, property and logistics conglomerate Wheelock and Company expects to see substantial business growth in the next five years. Its project pipeline was unveiled as the company announced a 120 per cent ...

  9. Agile Property boosts profit and nets jump in revaluation gains

    Posted Aug 21st 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Agile Property Holdings said higher property income helped the company post a 50.7 per cent rise in interim profits from commercial operations and added that it expected ... on commercial operations for the six months to June 30, compared with 710 million yuan for the same period last year. Net profit rose 380 per cent to 3.38 billion yuan, thanks to property revaluation ...

  10. Sale of property unit lifts bottom line at OOIL

    Posted Aug 06th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... was buoyed by the sale in January of the firm's mainland-focused property arm, Orient Overseas Developments, which contributed slightly more than US$1 billion to the result. By comparison, ... Cambie, OOIL chief financial officer, said the company would issue a 40 US cents special dividend out of the proceeds of the property sale in addition to an ordinary dividend of 11.5 US cents. He ...




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