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  1. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    How the end of Canada's millionaire visa will hit the property sector

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 07:34am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... had lodged them in Hong Kong. In February this year, while Canadians' eyes were on gold of another kind- "We were watching the [ice] hockey in the Winter Olympics," says Toronto ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - RETAIL

    Demand for gold jewellery drives sales surge at APM Mall in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... in the first half of this year from a year ago, driven by growing demand for gold jewellery as international prices fell. "Our tenants at APM mall selling gold products registered exceptionally strong performances as a gold buying spree started two months ago," said Maureen Fung Sau-yim, the general manager of SHKP's leasing department. Fung, who is in charge of 12 centres, ...

  3. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

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

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

    ... outlook, investor interest from Hong Kong and the mainland has certainly risen, although it remains in an embryonic phase. But all that glitters is not gold. In order for demand to translate ...

  4. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Opportunities in paradise

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 04:29am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... to 2 per cent (plus 15 per cent VAT), and agency fees of 2 per cent (plus 15 per cent VAT) of the selling price. Jonathan Tagg, director for Pam Golding Properties in Mauritius, says the relaxed ... in Grand Baie in the island's north, 20km from the capital Port Louis, as a case in point. Since its launch in April last year, Pam Golding has completed 56 sales, mostly of villas ...

  5. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Roads paved with gold for property investors in Qianhai

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Analysts say flat prices in Qianhai, hailed as 'the Manhattan of the Pearl River Delta', will boom Roads paved with gold for property investors People who bought flats in estates a stone's throw from the Qianhai experimental zone quickly came to regret their decision. They kept doors and windows firmly sealed to shut out the dust ...

  6. Property - International

    Gold Coast hotel market looking up ahead of Commonwealth Games

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 02:09pm by Tom Gibson

    ... Tom Gibson, senior broker CBRE Hotels, Brisbane The Gold Coast hotel market in Queensland has endured tough times in recent years. But there is some light at the end of the tunnel and considerable talk about the likely impact hosting the 2018 Commonwealth Games will have on one of Australia’s best known holiday destinations. There is no doubt that the Gold Coast hotel market ...

  7. Property - International

    Gold Coast a favoured spot for Asian investors

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 10:38am by Darrell Irwin

    ... Darrell Irwin Asian investors and developers are seeing real value in Queensland’s property market, and the Gold Coast is becoming a favoured investment spot. Interest in the Gold Coast ... and more deals are imminent. There are three main factors which are encouraging Chinese property investment on the Gold Coast. First and foremost, uncertainty and instability in China ...

  8. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - TRENDS

    Radiant orchid sets the tone to liven up interiors

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 04:34am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... will still be strong here in 2014, but toned down. "There will be a lot of gold- blingy, but tasteful. For example, a classic Chinese porcelain stool may have accents in a warmer, richer gold- not 24-carat Chinese gold, but more subdued," he said. McLennan is also forecasting a big use of mirrors, metallic cut-out shapes, and decorative use of faux exotic materials such as shagreen ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    Using guide and fine wines as a guide, Hong Kong flats prices likely to stall

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Nomura is cautious about local property market and says affordability will be a theme for 2013 Using gold as a guide, flat prices are likely to stall ... to what is happening with the prices of fine wine and gold. The advice comes after Nomura revisited a "collectibles" study it did almost three years ago. In June 2010 the brokerage ...

  10. Property - International - AZERBAIJAN

    Oil fund to focus on Asian property

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... and Singapore, deputy executive director Israfil Mammadov said in an e-mail last week. Sofaz also planned to continue buying gold, he said. "We are currently evaluating a number of opportunities ... he added. Mammadov said Sofaz plans to increase its gold holdings to 30 tonnes by the end of the year and continue buying bullion in 2014 until the precious metal comprises 5 per cent ...




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