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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Developers squeeze out tiny flats as home prices soar

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 04:56am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Small is beautiful as builders rush to tap into lucrative market after soaring rents and home prices force shift from bigger luxury projects Developers squeeze ... salary." Hong Kong rents and home prices rose to fresh highs for the fifth consecutive month in August, forcing foreign and local residents with limited budgets to abandon their hopes ...

  2. Property - International - PROPERTY

    Singapore home builders face looming debt as prices drop

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:02am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Borrowings due within a year come as slowing economy and high vacancy rates push home prices to their lowest in almost two years Singapore builders face S$23 b debt wall Singapore's listed developers and real estate investment trusts face their heaviest burden of near-term maturities on record just as home prices drop. The 80 property companies ...

  3. Business - Economy - PROPERTY

    Sell public housing to help defuse Hong Kong protests

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 01:44pm by Richard Wong

    ... residents feel squeezed. Property prices are at a record high, up by a third from the peak in 1997. The percentage of households owning private homes has increased to 35.9 per cent today, while ... and “have-nots”. True, the political arrangements have failed miserably to tackle society’s growing divisions. But there are other factors behind our high property prices. First, economic globalisation ...

  4. Business - Companies - PROPERTY

    MTR seeks expressions of interest for phase five of Lohas Park project

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 12:16pm by Peggy Sito

    ... four development in April as the property market had been improving. Home prices in the secondary market in Hong Kong hit a record high on Friday, with the latest Centa-City Leading Index ... of Lohas Park for HK$2.71 billion, or HK$2,059 per buildable square foot. Cheung expected the bidding price of phase five to be about HK$2,300 per square foot in buildable area. The submission ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Beijing casts net far and wide in anti-graft push

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 04:56am by Langi Chiang

    ... The central authorities last month switched their policy stance to support the property sector, ending a tightening campaign of almost five years after sales slumped and prices fell. The sector ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    MTR Corp expected to lower land prices in bid to sell Tin Shui Wai site

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:05am by Sandy Li

    ... to lower land prices in race for flats MTR Corp is expected to settle for lower prices in upcoming tenders for its sites and divide them into smaller plots to speed up sales as the government steps ... such as by replacing the estimated HK$2.69 billion land premium with an easier condition, but failed again. Apart from slashing the asking price, MTR Corp needs to offer even more sweeteners such as easing ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Tung Chung hotel site tender draws warm response

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:26am by Peggy Sito, Sandy Li

    ... is understood to have put its core hotel asset in Tsim Sha Tsui on the market with an asking price of about US$1 billion. Sino Land, Sun Hung Kai Properties and Regal Hotels International submitted bids ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Growth model for Chinese developers 'is broken', BlackRock says

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:15am by DON WEINLAND

    ... in developers' growth model The mainland's longstanding model for property development, where companies buy up as much land as their balance sheets allow with the conviction that prices will only ... of developments generated cash flow that was used to pay debts. But as land values and property prices dropped on the mainland, the level of debt on balance sheets had risen and cash flow waned. "I ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    China home prices fall for 5 straight months

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 10:38am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Survey shows 0.92 per cent drop in cost of new homes in September, the biggest in four months Fall in mainland housing prices gains momentum Home prices on the mainland fell the most in four months as developers extended price cuts to more cities, a survey showed, underlining the weakness in the sector which has dragged on economic growth although ...

  10. Business - Companies - PROPERTY

    Detention of chief at property firm Agile spooks market over debt

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 11:11am by Peggy Sito, Langi Chiang

    ... Peggy Sito and Langi Chiang Share price plummets as house arrest of Chen Zhuolin raises doubts on loan due in December Agile chairman's detention spooks market over debt Confirmation ... that is maturing in December. Global investment banks such as CLSA and Macquarie immediately slashed their target prices on Agile amid higher risks of potential lawsuits. They also raised concerns about ...




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