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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Private capital to continue to play a big role this year

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 03:06pm by RYAN LEVINE

    ... forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratios. This made issuing new stock expensive for developers. In contrast to this booming demand, supply remains extremely limited Small and medium-sized small developers, which trade at discounts to their larger peers, have been especially cautious about issuing relatively expensive equity. Meanwhile, record capital inflows have pushed up real estate ...

  2. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    British budget tightens taxation of homes held by non-residents

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 03:21pm by KATIE GRAVES

    ... where the property is being commercially let or commercially developed. The consultation on the extension of capital gains tax to non-residents disposing of British residential property ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    From couture to coffee, retailers are tailoring shops to big spenders

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 03:12pm by Tom Gaffney

    ... development. This enables them, working in tandem with the developer's original design, to shape the most efficient stores that can bring a superior shopping experience to customers. Once inside, ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    China housing market to cool down but not collapse

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 02:40pm by Andrew Ness

    ... outside the developers' sale offices, alleging that the discount scheme for new batches of units was unreasonable. After a time of soaring home prices, ordinary residents have become ... that contain a substantial concentration of developers that are "part-timers". These amateur developers typically first got into the real estate business by taking advantage of the cash flow ...

  5. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Firms from China to join individuals in new phase of outbound property investment

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 02:23pm by Joel Rothstein

    ... designed to cool the market and to gently deflate speculative bubbles. Developers, finding it difficult to source domestic deals and get approvals, will increasingly look abroad for opportunities. The commercial real estate market is still relatively new in comparison with developed North American and European markets. Some forward-looking real estate developers will target deals in developed ...

  6. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    As Canada closes its door, Spain puts out the welcome mat

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 05:24am by EDWARD FARRELLY

    ... chequebooks in hand. Chinese developers may also secure options for blocks of flats and sell the units to purchasers in China, who would then be eligible for Spanish residency. Spain has been behind ... or form part of largely empty developments. Quality investments are harder to find but do exist. The best value on offer is in the mid- to high-end, and also in the centre of Madrid and Barcelona. ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Policy changes necessary to help developers avert future housing shortage

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 12:00am by LAU CHUN KONG

    ... Lau Chun Kong property.post@scmp.com Certain policy changes would allow private developers a bigger role in addressing the shortfall in the city's housing supply Overcoming roadblocks ... opposition from various parties and fending off public accusations of collusion with the city's developers. Behind all the arguments and controversies, the main questions remain: where are we ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    More firms looking beyond Central for office space in coming years

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 05:10am by GAVIN MORGAN

    ... by the completion of the Central-Wan Chai bypass and Island Eastern Corridor link by 2018. Kowloon East, which could also emerge in the longer term as a front office node, will continue to develop ... with the release of new developable land, will eventually refocus the market on Wan Chai and Causeway Bay. The area is likely to be the primary choice for professional service providers acting for clients ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Tax-break proposals would give Hong Kong reits a shot in the arm

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 05:33am by ADA CHOI

    ... investment trusts (reits) proposed by the Financial Services Development Council in November, could speed up development and further boost Hong Kong's standing as a major international financial ... to the dominance of the major Hong Kong property conglomerates and mainland property developers. At the end of November, H-reits accounted for just 5 per cent of the listed real estate market ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Lands Department controls the property market, not developers

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Alnwick Chan

    ... Alnwick Chan Lands Department's discretionary power over land sales is what has slowed development. The system is unfair and bad for the economy Bureaucrats control the property market The government has announced that it will release some sites for the development of residential projects for restricted sale to Hong Kong residents only, with details of terms ...




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