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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Home price declines hit development site values

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:17am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Government tenders indicate that land prices have fallen to cost of building mass housing Home price declines hit development site values The sharp correction in new home prices has accelerated the pace of decline in land values, with development sites increasingly being sold for close to or below construction cost, a rare phenomenon in Hong Kong. ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Developers' big dreams for smaller mainland China cities falling apart

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by Sandy Li, Langi Chiang

    ... Developers' big dreams for smaller cities falling apart Developers, which went on a land buying spree in smaller mainland cities in recent years, are seeing some of those investments turn into nightmares. Underdeveloped second and third-tier cities became a magnet for some of the mainland's biggest developers after 2009, when the authorities started imposing austerity measures in a bid ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Ningbo developer fails under weight of HK$4.4b debt

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

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Collapse adds to concern of strains in mainland property sector and follows Chaori bond default Ningbo developer fails under weight of HK$4.4b debt A closely held Chinese real estate developer with 3.5 billion yuan (HK$4.4 billion) of debt has collapsed and its largest shareholder was detained, said government officials familiar with the matter. Zhejiang ...

  4. 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

    ... Langi Chiang and Jeanny Yu Mainland players' huge offshore debt raises concerns over earnings and share prices Developers shrug off risks from yuan decline Mainland developers ... the yuan becoming more volatile, the currency issue is standing out," Yu Liang, president of China Vanke, the country's biggest developer by revenue, said last week. "But to hedge ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong developers' profit margins squeezed

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 01:12am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Falling home prices, rising construction costs and high land premiums being blamed for expected plunge in developers' earnings Builders face tight squeeze on margins Profit margins of property developers could be slashed in half this year as falling home prices and soaring construction costs and land premiums bite into performance. With prices of new ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Developer price cuts entice buyers into HK$20b spending spree

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 01:19am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Price cuts entice buyers into spending HK$20b Major developers have raised more than HK$20 billion from home sales in three months after engaging in an intensified price war with the launch of new projects. Sino Land and Nan Fung Development said their projects pulled in a combined HK$14.5 billion in sales revenue since November last year after ...

  7. 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

    ... Langi Chiang and Ray Chan Funding tightens further for mainland developers Fundraising is quickly getting tougher and more costly for mainland homebuilders amid domestic and global monetary tightening, industry players and analysts said. This was despite signs of a reopening of the mainland stock markets to developers after a four-year suspension, they said. Driven by concern ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Five-year feud at family-owned Hong Kong developer appears to be at an end

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 05:03am by Peggy Sito, Sandy Li

    ... control the HK$256 billion SHKP empire, Hong Kong's second-biggest property developer by market capitalisation. Kwong, who controls the conglomerate, revealed that "Walter Kwok and his ... being forced out of the property developer. In February 2008, he was demoted to non-executive director and replaced by Kwong as chairman, who then stepped down in late 2011 in favour of his ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Diversifying China Vanke eyes SOE and logistics assets

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 01:01am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Diversifying Vanke eyes SOE and logistics assets China Vanke, the mainland's largest developer by sales, is eyeing equity stakes in the property ... there was oversupply in the office and retail property markets. "China's logistics market is just taking off and the fast development of e-commerce, due to the lack of a well developed retail ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Beijing redesign proposal derails Langfang industrial park project

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:21am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Developer welcomes delay as the regional development project will boost land value Beijing redesign derails Langfang hi-tech park plan The revival of a proposal to jointly develop the municipalities of Beijing and Tianjin and Hebei province, which surrounds them, has led to the suspension of Wang Jianjun's plan for an industrial park ...




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