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  1. The link between H-share IPOs and Hong Kong property prices

    Posted Dec 29th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland If you want to know what's going to happen to Hong Kong property prices in 2011, keep a close eye on how much money mainland companies raise in initial public offerings on the city's stock exchange. That might sound screwy at first. After all everyone knows why Hong Kong property prices are ending 2010 up 20 per cent on the year (please see the first ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW JAKE

    London and Hong Kong set to ignore EU money-laundering rules

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... ahead with this beauty. It's a beauty because it's custom-made for what Hong Kong has traditionally done best, which is offer reliable corporate services at low cost and look the other ... just as easy in Hong Kong. This town stands to add to its allure as a listing and trading centre. But we will have to accept that what silly laws in the EU treat as money laundering ...

  3. Some bitter medicine for Hong Kong's hypertension

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... But if the market continues to climb at these rates, he warns, property prices will lose touch with their underlying fundamentals and Hong Kong will become dangerously overinflated. The IMF is worried ... further property purchases, driving prices higher still. The early signs are already visible, says Chalk, who points to a sharp increase in Hong Kong dollar bank lending over recent months (see ...

  4. Building blocks to put a roof over Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Mark Regan

    ... than 100 per cent in some areas. The job is challenging because the property market is very important in Hong Kong and our work in this section is very influential. Property has a profound ... in statistics and economics in Canada. Then I returned to Hong Kong and started work as a research analyst for a surveying company. After a couple of years, I moved on to work in securities ...

  5. Early signs of euro contagion start to show in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com As global markets lurch from crisis to crisis, the euro-zone troubles are manifesting in Hong Kong in unsettling ways, such as a big drop in the offshore yuan traded here. That offshore yuan, or CNH, dropped 1.7 per cent against the Hong Kong dollar on Thursday and Friday- a sizeable swing for currency markets. Todd Martin, Asia equity ...

  6. Land value tax system can propel Hong Kong into the 21st century

    Posted Aug 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... before the project is completed, hoping all that time that the property market will go up and there will be a profit. It is a huge risk. Those who have had the confidence in Hong Kong to take ... with Jake van der Kamp In the book, she [Alice Poon Wai-han] says weak government and the dominance of Hong Kong tycoons contributed to the formation of cartels in the real estate market ...

  7. Property prices head downhill

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Central, Sheung Wan and Admiralty dropped 5.9 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year. Gary Fok, from Cushman & Wakefield in Hong Kong, expects rents in those areas will fall a further 15 ... Yvonne Liu and Paggie Leung Mass residential flat prices are expected to fall 10 to 15 per cent this year as housing supply continues to grow. Luxury properties worth more than HK$30 ...

  8. Hong Kong punters see reits ripe for picking

    Posted Mar 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Even the small buyer can now own a slice of property, writes Peggy Sito In a way, a real estate investment trust gratifies that deepest, sweetest of all Hong Kong fantasies: ... that unlike property firms, which can invest in non-real-estate projects, reits can only invest in properties. In Hong Kong, reits are also banned from investing in property development; they can only ...

  9. A rare bust in HK's property market boom

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito and Sandy Li Hong Kong's property market is booming, yet a property investor has managed to make a rare loss, following the government's crackdown on the home loans ... to exceed HK$2.5 million, according to Centaline Property Agency. While some blame the government's measures to curb home prices for the loss, others fear it may be a harbinger of a wider ...

  10. Credit history objectors could face property loan penalties

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... the Hong Kong Monetary Authority says. It made the announcement on the eve of its launch of a controversial 'positive mortgage data sharing' scheme today. About one million existing ... The credit data sharing scheme was approved last week by the privacy commission, which accepted it would help stabilise the heated property market. Under the scheme, banks and other money lenders ...




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