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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China

    First-half home sales to soar 50pc as Hong Kong developers clear backlog

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 12:55am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Builders seen collecting more than HK$60b in first half amid renewal of buying sentiment Sales to soar as developers cash out Sales of new homes are set to surpass HK$60 billion in the first half of this year as developers seek to cash out while the going is good. The estimated sales value for the first six months, say industry observers, is about 50 ...

  2. Business - Companies - COMPANIES

    Swire chief eyes property, aviation shifts

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... a so-called "quiet period" before half-year earnings due on August 14, Slosar told the South China Morning Post profits from the group's residential property trading operations were ... almost half of what would have been the committed freighter fleet. And of those 20 or 21, 14 are almost brand new 747-8 freighters by Boeing. "They are the most efficient and can deal ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Shanty town revamp not enough to prop up slowing China economy

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 06:29am by Langi Chiang

    ... In the first half of this year it extended 219.5 billion yuan worth of these loans, accounting for 70 per cent of funding demand for the scheme during the period. The above two sources accounted ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Hong Kong home prices stay firm on high building costs, strong demand

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:38am by Yvonne Liu

    ... half are already equivalent to 87 per cent of the 14,100 flats in 2013. Most of the flats would be completed in three years. The quarterly report showed that the number of units completed in the second quarter increased to 4,600, up 59 per cent from the 2,900 flats completed in the first quarter. The number of flats completed in the first half is equivalent to 90 per cent of the 8,300 ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - RETAIL PROPERTY

    Retail vacancies in Hong Kong soaring, but rents dip only slightly

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 11:27am by Yvonne Liu

    ... this year. Wu said the rents in first-tier shopping streets would continue to be supported by the watch and jewellery shops and would be stable in the second half.   ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Weak mainland property market bodes ill for economy

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:23am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Weak property market bodes ill for economy The mainland property market has seen its worst-ever first-half performance, latest official data shows, stoking concerns about the sector and the economy in the second half. Property sales fell 6.7 per cent in the first six months from a year earlier to 3.1 trillion yuan (HK$3.8 trillion), ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Beijing office investment falls by 40 per cent

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Beijing office investment falls 40pc Total investment in Beijing's prime office buildings plunged more than 40 per cent for the first half of this year, yet the city still remains a top attraction for foreign institutional investors looking for good returns from high-quality assets, a new study says. Cushman & Wakefield, a global ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - STRATEGY

    Property agencies pin hopes on alliances, internet finance as sales slump

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:07pm by Langi Chiang

    ... of internet, property and finance." Data from Century 21 showed secondary home sales in Beijing fell 53.5 per cent in the first half of this year from a year earlier to 44,000 units. The National ... 20 per cent of their outlets in the first half of this year," Century 21 said. ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Cheung Kong executive proved right as homebuyers' sentiment turns

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 11:23am by Peggy Sito

    ... awaiting presale consent in May. That could weigh on prices if developers put all their flats on the market within a short time. However, buoyed by strong sales in the first half, most developers ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Chinese developer's zero-interest loans highlights industry risks

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:59am by Reuters

    ... the biggest risk to China's economy in the second half. Guangzhou-based Evergrande's loans skirt government rules that require a minimum deposit of 30 per cent, while buyers who have put down as little as 6 per cent upfront would find it easier to bail if the market turns. Data released on Wednesday showed real estate investment slowed in the first half and new property ...




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