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  1. Property - International - PROPERTY

    Bank of England cuts mortgage support to avoid bubble

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 04:27am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Bank of England says it will refocus Funding for Lending scheme on helping smaller firms Britain reins in mortgage plan to avoid bubble The Bank of England moved to head ... construction firms tumbled after the central bank said it would refocus the Funding for Lending Scheme on helping small companies that find it hard to borrow. Britain's economy and its housing ...

  2. Business - Companies - PROPERTY

    SHKP fundraising to boost land bank

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 05:27pm by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com SHKP fundraising to boost land bank Sun Hung Kai Properties said first-half core profit fell 7.8 per cent as it announced plans to raise up to HK$22 billion by issuing bonus warrants to be used to build up its land bank in Hong Kong in the years ahead. The company said interim underlying profit slid to HK$10.64 billion for the six months to December ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Ningbo developer fails under weight of HK$4.4b debt

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 01:13am by BLOOM

    ... Xingrun Real Estate doesn't have enough cash to repay creditors that include more than 15 banks, with China Construction Bank Corp holding more than 1 billion yuan of its debt, according ... Chinese nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek. Fenghua is in discussions with the banks and Ningbo on how to repay the debt, the people said. They said Zhejiang Xingrun has assets worth 3 billion ...

  4. Property - International - PROPERTY

    Foreign buyers risk causing London housing bubble, say economists

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 05:20am by The Guardian

    ... he said: "We cannot risk another property-linked boom-bust cycle which has done so much damage before." The governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has played down fears ... that the average London home would cost more than £600,000 by 2018. That would be 3.5 times the average in Northern Ireland and 3.3 times the average in the northeast of England. The report said ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    China awaits leaders' plans for soft landing in property

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 06:50am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com After days of rumours and denials that banks were freezing credit in real estate, all eyes are on this week's key meeting of top government leaders ... aspects of the world's second-biggest economy, including its frothy housing market. A dozen banks, including the Big Four state lenders, denied they had stopped lending to the property ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    China's developers shrug off earnings risks from yuan depreciation

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:10am by Langi Chiang, Jeanny Yu

    ... that the yuan could become more volatile, adding to expectations that Beijing would soon widen the daily trading band from 1 per cent on both sides of a midpoint set by the central bank. "With ... cost.]" Clifford Lee, head of fixed income at DBS Bank, said: "The yuan will continue to be weakish and it will stand where it is now by year's end." ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Dark clouds over Hong Kong's property market as 'perfect storm' looms

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:10am by Sandy Li, Peggy Sito

    ... dependent on inter-generational transfer of equity, low supply and low interest rates," said Andrew Lawrence, the managing director of real estate equities research at Malaysian investment bank ... discontent. Lawrence said he expected interest rates and the exit of liquidity from the banking system would start to weigh on market sentiment in the months ahead. "In addition, given the change ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    China's 'land kings' under threat as tightening measures bite

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 01:40am by Reuters

    ... 2009 real estate boom, the Chinese expression is used to describe developers willing to pay whatever it took to secure land banks. But while the cost of land in first-tier cities ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - PROPERTY

    Tight availability of funds drives Chinese developers abroad to raise cash

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 11:37am by Langi Chiang, Ray Chan

    ... of repeated media reports that the mainland will further tighten its rules on shadow banking activities, including those involving trust firms, which will be another heavy blow to small developers. ... products formerly or currently exposed to threat of default, 10 involved the property sector, the report said. Shadow banking is a lifeline for small developers, which are usually denied loans ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Failed buyout bid takes shine off Glorious shares

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 01:10am by Peggy Sito

    ... estate market. Investment bank Barclays cast a dour note on the housing sector, pointing to tight monetary conditions for the economy, rising mortgage costs and home prices, and the slowdown in household income growth. Barclays said in a report last week that the 21 developers on the mainland tracked by the bank reported moderate sales growth of 12 per cent year on year for December, ...




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