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  1. Those looking for signs of property mania must look beyond Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was that Hong Kong lost its way in the 1990s by putting its resources into property instead of hi-tech. Let other towns of the Pearl River Delta take note of this sad story and not make the same ... that the message is entirely inspired by magnanimous consideration for our welfare. Is it true, first of all, that property mania has led the Hong Kong economy off the true path? To examine this, you need ...

  2. US brokerage revises its approach to Hong Kong

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito A failed attempt to enter Hong Kong's brokerage market has not deterred US property agency Intero Real Estate Services from seeking a foothold in the city to sell local properties. In February this year the Califorinia-based property agency opened for business in an office in the International Finance Centre. But instead of selling Hong Kong homes, it will be using ...

  3. Hong Kong's ace of space

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alex Frew McMillan The New Territories accounts for about half of Hong Kong's population, but the region comprises almost 90 per cent of the city's total area. As Hong Kong ... developed into a major hi-tech and financial centre. The New Territories is part of the swift development within the Shenzhen-Zhuhai-Hong Kong triangle,' says William Kwok Chi-wai, executive ...

  4. Hong Kong owners reap British rental rewards

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The agency combines Hong Kong and Chinese buyers, because some mainlanders buy London property at sales exhibitions in the city. Kensington, Wapping, Chelsea, Battersea, and Clapham are other areas ... the beneficiaries of those rents are Hong Kong investors, who have bought heavily in Canary Wharf in particular, where rents are rising strongly. Research from estate agency Savills shows rents ...

  5. Koh Samui resort seeks to lure Hong Kong buyers

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... were coming to Hong Kong to market the resort because local investors were among the biggest buyers of property in Thailand and were also relatively wealthy, said Skene. In a Thailand market ... to wealthy Hong Kong buyers this weekend. Amburaya Hotels & Resorts and Istithmar World will make their debut in the Hong Kong market from Friday to Monday, offering 12 villas for sale ...

  6. Protect buyers in Hong Kong but don't mollycoddle them

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... customers. That is certainly not the case where the property market is concerned. Many people believe that buyers in Hong Kong need more protection from misleading information from sellers. But how ... Bernard Chan A few months ago I described the amazing procedures I had to go through to open an account with a local Hong Kong bank. It was a lengthy process involving a lot ...

  7. Delving into the history books to see property market's future

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Tom Holland As usual, everyone is arguing about the Hong Kong property market, and as usual there is a bitter division over the outlook. With prices now up by around 70 per cent from ... chart below, this works pretty well as a predictor of Hong Kong property prices. The red line here represents Marshallian K, while the blue line is the year-on-year change in home prices. ...

  8. WWF can ensure that property project does not damage sensitive wetlands

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The decision by WWF-Hong Kong to back the planned residential project of a subsidiary of Cheung Kong (Holdings) at Fung Lok Wai, has proved to be controversial. Some sections of the public ... that area for economic reasons. However, I would raise doubts about the logic of such an argument in this case. Some green activists have expressed anger at WWF-Hong Kong's decision to give ...

  9. HK's property market is no bubble, it's driven by the peg

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... chart. This shows the year-on-year growth rate in residential mortgage lending by Hong Kong's banks. Look at the left side of the chart. At the height of the 1997 property boom, outstanding ... property prices. If you don't believe me, take a look at the second chart. The black line represents the value of the Hong Kong dollar against a broad basket of currencies- the so-called ...

  10. HK needs overall plan to conserve heritage properties like Dragon Garden

    Posted Nov 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a holistic plan to introduce four sister heritage properties for cultural tourism, namely Haw Par Mansion, King Yin Lei, Ho Tung Gardens and Dragon Garden- Hong Kong's last remaining pre- ... using or living in their private property. Until Hong Kong has its heritage trust established, it is the government's duty as custodian to provide these subsidies in the form of economic ...




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