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  1. Property - International

    South Korean housing market hindered by traditional system

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:13am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... cent], while reducing the current account surplus [from 5.8 per cent of GDP to 4.1 per cent], paving the way for a 25 basis point rate hike to 2.75 per cent in December 2014," it predicts. ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - OFFICE PROPERTY

    ‘Through train’ sparks fresh interest in offices in free-trade zone

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 02:59pm by REN WEI AND PEGGY SITO

    ... hike so that they could resell or sublease the properties at a premium. “Unfortunately, it might be too late to join the speculative spree now,” Li said. “The property prices and rents have ...

  3. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Cooling trend in Malaysia

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 05:10am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... this year. Inflation, for example, stands at 2.2 per cent- up from 1.8 per cent- adding rising cost pressures. An interest rate hike is expected this year, which may further dampen sentiment. Siva ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Fed tapering in US will send chill across Asian property markets

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 04:29am by DENNIS FUNG

    ... and property yields down to historic lows. Rising yields triggered by interest rate hikes will likely outweigh any gain in rents, and we expect will result in a price correction of 15 to 20 per cent ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - Market

    Property deals to 'fall next year amid curbs and fears of interest rate rises'

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 06:00am by Langi Chiang

    ... and 18,000 in 2016. "We expect sales activity to remain weak, given the downside risks from looming interest rate hikes and the potential for yet more policy measures from the government next ...

  6. Property - International - CANADA

    Bank of Canada's low-rate pledge revives fears of housing bubble

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 05:06am by Reuters

    ... year, worried by soaring household debt levels, it began warning its next move would be a rate hike and that Canadians should plan accordingly. But even as it continued to acknowledge ...

  7. Business - Economy

    Rush to beat tax means Japan home-buying boom may be temporary

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 11:44am by Reuters

    ... next year to 8 per cent from 5 per cent. The hike is central to the government’s plans to rein in Japan’s massive public debt, which is more than twice the size of the economy. The rise ... because buyers of homes under construction need to make sure their contracts close before the April next year tax hike. If they buy after September, they might not be able to close their deals ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - Market

    US Fed moves may spark falls in Hong Kong house prices

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... over an interest rate hike, many potential buyers have become more cautious and are adopting a wait-and-see approach," said BNP Paribas property analyst Patrick Wong Chi-leung. "We ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - RETAIL

    Mainland Chinese's declining spending hits rents for Hong Kong's street-level shops

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... slowdown and are digging in against big hikes sought by landlords. Joyce Peng, who runs a 400 sq ft live-music bar, Joyce is Not Here, in Soho, said spending by her customers was down 10 per cent. ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    China home sales show mixed results after cooling measures

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... price hike," it said. Sales performance between the strong and the weak developers diverged further. On average, Jefferies said, major developers have locked in 32 per cent ...




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