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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Banks press Chinese mainland developers to speed property sales

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li, Victoria Ruan and Peggy Sito Banks press developers to speed property sales Banks have reportedly asked highly leveraged mainland developers to speed up property sales, in a tougher refinancing environment. Alan Chiang Sheung-lai, head of residential property at DTZ on the mainland, said banks had been tightening lending to developers for the past two years and had ...

  2. Pre-sale talk fuels slump in developers

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... prohibiting developers from selling unfinished projects. News website Sina last night said a source from the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development denied the speculation, saying ... China Merchants Property Development dived 9.81 per cent to close at 21.06 yuan (HK$25.63), while China Vanke fell 6.75 per cent to 8.70 yuan. Shanghai-listed Poly Real Estate plunged 9.17 per ...

  3. End the money addiction, HK told

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the widest wealth gaps in the developed world- is serious about alleviating poverty and levelling the playing field for the disadvantaged. On Hong Kong's housing problems, which see thousands ... giving people a platform to develop their ideas is very important.' Instead of teaching the next generation to study hard and find a good job then make a good living, Yunus said society ...

  4. Developers' ratings at risk, S&P warns

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amanda Lee amanda.lee@scmp.com Mainland property developers, many of which have been borrowing heavily to fund growth, could face negative rating actions from Standard & Poor's ... on highly geared mainland property developers in the next six to 12 months if expected weak sales took a toll on the companies' financial positions. Mainland developers have taken out large ...

  5. Developers stand by for earnings cap

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... cities such as Shanghai. But a change may be due as the central government eyes a cap on the earnings of property developers in a bid to curb soaring property prices. 'The era of fat profits ... called 'excessive profits' being earned on property projects is not the only issue that has upset developers. By targeting their profits, the government is effectively saying developers ...

  6. Developers turn to private equity as Beijing tightens grip on credit

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... market outlook in the long run,' he said. Zhang studied for a master's degree in Australia. He worked for several mainland developers when he returned to China and also wrote books ... US$969 million in capital. The three main types of property private equity funds on the mainland are formed by developers, financial corporations and those that are owned or backed ...

  7. Henderson Development pays HK$10b to exercise warrants

    Posted Apr 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito and Sandy Li Henderson Land Development yesterday said its parent company paid HK$10 billion to exercise warrants for 172.41 million Henderson Land shares at HK$58 each. The developer said the parent, Henderson Development, controlled by the family of Henderson Land chairman Lee Shau-kee, also bought 28.24 million shares from the stock market between March 18 and April ...

  8. Loans to small developers seen as risk for banks

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Lulu Chen Loans to small property developers and mainland-related business are the two biggest risks for Hong Kong banks this year, rating agency Standard & Poor's said. Small property developers could feel the pinch if the city's property market slumps, leading to credit losses for Hong Kong banks. But the profile of leading property developers is still strong, ...

  9. Tax rumour drags down developers

    Posted Jan 11th 2011, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Shares of mainland developers came under pressure after yet another rumour about the launch of the long-awaited property tax. The Ministry of Finance has agreed in principle to allow Chongqing to impose a property tax in the first quarter of this year, Xinhua said, citing unidentified sources. Shanghai is also expected to levy the new tax in the first quarter, ...

  10. IPO sparkle dims for mainland developers

    Posted Nov 05th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Amanda Lee Newly listed companies tapping Hong Kong's equity market are benefiting from buoyant investor sentiment, but the mainland's property developers may continue to find it a little bit more difficult to raise cash. While Evergreen International Holdings, a menswear retailer from the mainland, received a strong response from investors, CJ Land Holdings, a developer ...




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