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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Hong Kong’s hunt for homes threatens green spaces

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 01:11pm by Agence France-Presse

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  2. News - China

    Chinese officials earned 30 trillion yuan reselling land, says economist

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 02:49pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Chinese authorities have earned almost US$5 trillion (HK$38.8 trillion) in profit by selling land obtained from farmers to developers over the years, a top economist said according to state media. As the country undergoes a huge urbanisation process rural land confiscations have led to numerous protests, worrying the ruling Communist Party, which sees ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Property agents march against cooling measures, stamp tax

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 05:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Thousands of real estate agents took to Hong Kong’s streets Sunday in protest at government efforts to curb soaring property prices, saying new transaction taxes and other measures are threatening their business. The alliance, supported by industry leader ...

  4. Property - International - FRANCE

    Chinese buyers are honing their taste for quality vineyards in France

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... bought five chateaus with vineyards in France, including Chenu Lafitte, according to the wine trade press. The latter produces wine of only average quality, said Arbault. "It appears ... on an increase in prices, the South China Morning Post reported earlier. Buyers of vineyards from China have not always received a warm welcome in France. Last year, Louis Ng Chi-sing, chief operating ...

  5. Property - International

    Chinese property buying in Australia draws scrutiny of lawmakers

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 05:14am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Scrutiny ofChinese buyers in Australia Foreign investment in Australia's housing market will be examined by a national parliamentary committee, its chairwoman said, following a study that said Chinese investors are squeezing out local buyers. Kelly O'Dwyer said the House Standing Committee on Economics inquiry into affordable housing would ...

  6. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    More Asians buying into dream of owning property in France

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... buyers' market for property in France, often to gain a handy, affordable vacation home, but, now, Asians, too, are chasing the dream. Alasdair Sutherland, the former vice-president of global ... Returning to Europe, he wanted the biggest house he could afford. Sutherland says: "The UK countryside was out, and this essentially meant buying a ruined country house in France where ...

  7. Property - International - EUROPE

    Range of new financing choices help revive Europe's hotel industry

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 05:03am by Reuters

    ... that were doing more in residential and offices now dabbling in hotels," she said. Intercontinental vies with the likes of France's Accor, and United States firms Marriott, Hilton ...

  8. Property - International

    Singapore says it's 'too early' to relax its property market cooling measures

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 05:24am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore not relaxing its cooling measures Singapore said last week that measures it had implemented to cool the property market had succeeded but that it was "too early" to relax them. The remarks by Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam in parliament came amid concern about prices soaring to unsustainable levels in emerging markets, ...

  9. Property - International

    Tax panic hits French property market

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Wealthy flee to greener pastures as Socialists demand they pull more of their weight High-end properties hit French market in tax panic A flood of top-end properties are hitting the market as business people seek to leave France before stiff tax rises hit, real-estate agents and financial advisers say. "It's nearly a general panic. Some 400 ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Pollock's Path on Peak world's priciest street

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 02:47am by Peggy Sito

    ... in Monaco ranked third while Boulevard du Général de Gaulle in Cap Ferrat, France, ranked fourth. Singapore's Paterson Hill was the fifth most expensive street in the world, with an average ...




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