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  1. 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 ...

  2. Smart money

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the site is orientated to Australia, it covers global share markets with a recent focus on issues that affect retirees and personal investment. liveandinvestoverseas.com Retirees who want to leave ... on how to make the big move. It lists the best places to retire, with details on living standards and tax implications. A global property watch keeps an eye on big property drops and buying ...

  3. Investors steering clear of property

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com People are losing confidence in the Hong Kong property market after a rally that has enriched many investors but also made homes less affordable for average earners. Investor confidence in property fell more than that in all other asset classes in Hong Kong, a survey by Friends Provident Investment, a British pension and fund manager, found. ...

  4. Banking risks in property bubbles

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Andrew Sheng How worrisome are property bubbles for the banking system? Based on the recent subprime and then global financial crises, very worrisome indeed. Property is so important to our economic life because we take it for granted. For households, a home is likely to be the largest single investment. For companies, property and fixed assets are often their most important ...

  5. The link between H-share IPOs and Hong Kong property prices

    Posted Dec 29th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland If you want to know what's going to happen to Hong Kong property prices in 2011, keep a close eye on how much money mainland companies raise in initial public offerings on the city's stock exchange. That might sound screwy at first. After all everyone knows why Hong Kong property prices are ending 2010 up 20 per cent on the year (please see the first ...

  6. Debate still raging over extent of mainland property bubble

    Posted May 12th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Some slowdown. Yesterday China's statisticians announced that the mainland's property prices climbed by 12.8 per cent over the year to April (see the first chart ... and transaction volumes indicates a much greater increase. The latest price rise came despite a string of increasingly strict official measures designed to rein in price rises by clamping down on property ...

  7. High property prices weaken competitiveness

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A little perspective can be sobering. Take Hong Kong's property market, for example. We all know property here is expensive, but precisely how it compares with major cities elsewhere ... played by the property market in our city's economy. The high cost of property affects us all in many aspects of our lives and poses a long-term threat to Hong Kong's global ...

  8. New clampdown may not be enough to cool property prices

    Posted Apr 20th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland If you were to judge only from yesterday's stock market reaction, you would have to conclude that Beijing's latest attempt to cool mainland property prices ... been prohibited entirely. The reaction in the stock market was spectacular. The Hong Kong-listed shares of mainland property developers went into a tailspin, with Evergrande Real Estate Group ...

  9. Bright spots in the gloom

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peta Tomlinson Asia-Pacific property markets are languishing in the 'twilight zone' as financial woes in the United States and Europe weigh heavily on investor confidence- ... estate taxation services at PwC, says uncertain global macroeconomic conditions will continue to put pressure on property pricing, transaction activity and financing. 'Capital flows remain ...

  10. Hong Kong punters see reits ripe for picking

    Posted Mar 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Even the small buyer can now own a slice of property, writes Peggy Sito In a way, a real estate investment trust gratifies that deepest, sweetest of all Hong Kong fantasies: to be a landlord. By buying shares, or units, in a reit, people who have been yearning to own property but have no means to do so can now lay claim to a piece of an office building, a shopping mall, ...




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