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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

    ... rate movement and construction cost," he said. With growing numbers of developers rushing to offload new projects at discounts and offering incentives, Tam said such strategies indicated, ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    China Vanke moves into Wan Chai

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:47am by Yvonne Liu

    ... on the mainland is about 9 per cent only due to higher tax rates. But in Hong Kong, the net profit margin is about 17 per cent and the funding cost is low," said Nicole Wong, CLSA's regional ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Mainland Chinese tourist boom sparking hotel conversions in Hong Kong's residential areas

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 12:51am by Yvonne Liu

    ... the head of valuation and professional services at surveyor Knight Frank, said occupancy rates at shopping centres in less central areas were low. We are seeing more conversions of older industrial ... and HK$800 a day," Chan said. "The occupancy rate of a shopping centre has to reach at least 70 per cent. Otherwise, it would be difficult to keep the tenants and attract shoppers. ...

  4. 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

    ... Hong Kong's housing market faces being caught in the middle of a perfect storm, with government curbs having crimped demand at a time of increasing supply and an imminent interest rate ... are strong similarities with the 1997 bubble, but the exceptionally low level of interest rates has encouraged homebuyers to borrow more in this cycle than in 1997. So the market is far more ...

  5. 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

    ... of the factors that hindered a re-rating for the real estate sector, as the mainland's property stocks had long been considered a way to play the yuan appreciation, he said. Outstanding US ... billion after a record US$19.6 billion last year, it said. Kalai Pillay, head of Asia-Pacific industrial ratings at Fitch Ratings, said the recent depreciation of the yuan was not sizeable enough ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    SHKP shares down after unveiling warrant issue

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 06:50am by Peggy Sito

    ... to HK$90.40 from HK$99.30 and placed a sell recommendation on the stock. It said the bonus warrant is essentially a cash call that comes at a time when interest rates are low and share prices were ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Mass rally planned against controversial property market cooling measures

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 11:44am by Fanny W. Y. Fung and Ng Kang-chung

    ... than HK$2 million incur stamp duty at rates at least double those before that date unless they are permanent residents buying their first home. The new rate ranges from 1.5 per cent to 8.5 per cent, depending on the cost of the property. The old rate was between HK$100 and 4.25 per cent. Non-locals as well as companies must pay the new rate, plus a buyers' stamp duty of 15 per ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Interest rate rise fuels Hong Kong property market correction debate

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 01:03am by SANDY

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Some say HK home prices may drop up to 15pc next year but others see stable market until 2017 Rate rise fuels correction debate The debate over whether a potential interest rate rise next year and a growing supply of flats will put an end to 10 years of increases in home prices in Hong Kong is intensifying, with much attention focused ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Stamp duty expected to hit second-hand homes hardest

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by Sandy Li

    ... Chun-wah is expected to cut rebates on salaries tax and waivers on property rates. ...

  10. Property - International - PROPERTY

    Foreign buyers risk causing London housing bubble, say economists

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

    ... of a bubble. He said that while prices were rising quickly the acceleration was "from quite a low level". The Item Club study showed that British house prices were rising at a rate of 8.4 per ...




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