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  1. Vanke warns of bubble bursting

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Nevin Nie

    ... Nevin Nie China Vanke, the country's biggest listed developer, has become the first leading property company to warn of a bubble in the mainland market, saying it could burst within two years. 'Housing prices in China are rising too fast and there are bubbles that will burst sooner or later,' Wang Shi, the chairman of Vanke, told the Shanghai Securities News ...

  2. Creative click to the bubbly seat

    Posted Apr 06th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Andrew Sun Champagne house Veuve Clicquot recently hosted socialites and designers at a chic cocktail party at IFC mall. The centre of attention at the bubbly bash was the curvy Clicquot Loveseat. Designed by Karim Rashid, it's shaped to allow a couple to stare into each other's eyes, perhaps as they share a bottle of fizz. The chair's not cheap at HK$50,000, ...

  3. Bubbling over

    Posted May 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jessica Lam Socialites enjoyed a night under the stars last month at Moet & Chandon's Pinknic on the lawn of the Repulse Bay. Lounging on blankets and cushions on the lawn, guests sipped endless amounts of the champagne house's pink rose vintage from tulip-shaped flutes. The Repulse Bay's executive chef, Frank Studeny, provided hors d'oeuvres, along ...

  4. HK to face shortfall in flats amid rising prices

    Posted Dec 12th 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito and Fulton Mak Hong Kong's housing market heads into Christmas with plenty to cheer about as prices and deals continue their steady year-long rise. But opinions about what may lie ahead after the festive season is over are mixed. One veteran analyst warned of a possible rerun of the property bubble and its implosion in 1997, though others are more sanguine about ...

  5. Bubbly celebration for Dom Perignon

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Edited by Andrew Sun The house of Dom Perignon kicked off its week-long celebration of the champagne maker's various products with an elegant evening at the Peninsula's Garden ... graced the scene, enjoying several flutes of bubbly as well as tasty snacks. A jazz band added to the sumptuous environment which was attended by A-list regulars Cecil Chao Sze-tsung, Caroline ...

  6. Hubble bubble is a cautionary history

    Posted May 14th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Anyone interested in how China's A-share bubble is likely to play out would do well to dig out a copy of Charles Mackay's 1841 masterpiece Extraordinary Popular ... minutely examined the causes and consequences of 'moral epidemics' and mass manias. His book is best remembered today for the chapters covering three speculative bubbles: the Dutch ...

  7. Bubble economy

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Karen Pittar, Tara Jenkins

    ... Association Singapore, says people are moving into spa lifestyle communities- luxury housing resorts where spas are incorporated into the complex. Yon says the same trend is taking place in Hong Kong, ...

  8. Shanghai bets on Bubble to fulfil cruise ship hub dream

    Posted Sep 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the city's ambition to become the top cruise ship hub in Asia. The space-age glass building, officially the Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal but appropriately nicknamed the Bubble ... developed,' Mr Hu said. In addition to the American-designed 'Bubble' terminal sitting above the riverbank, three floors below ground will have more than 200,000 square metres of space ...

  9. Strong demand sets market pace

    Posted Nov 16th 2007, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young

    ... of a property bubble, experts believe prices will continue their upward trend. Be it the big three cities of Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen or the smaller, second-tier cities such as Ningbo or Hangzhou, ... into the city to work. The infrastructure behind this philosophy has affected land valuation. Affordable housing and ultra-luxury accommodation across the country are on the rise. Andrew Ness, executive ...

  10. Mainland home prices defy tightening moves

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... a property market that threatens to put housing beyond the reach of average income earners. Measures implemented last month raised the minimum down-payment for people already owning a house to 40 per ...




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