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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Big interest expected in small flats at Fung Yuen, Tai Po

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 11:39pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com New homes in Fung Yuen, under 200 sq ft and less than HK$2m, are due on sale this month Big interest in small flats expected Tiny flats on offer at Cheung ... "The market response will depend on asking prices. But many people are interested in the project. "The demand for small flats in Tai Po from end-users has been very strong in recent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552394/big-interest-small-flats-fung-yuen-tai-po-expected
  2. News - World - PROPERTY

    More wealthy Chinese likely to buy homes in United States, analysts say

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:04am by BLOOM

    ... of Juwai.com said: "The uncertainties in China's domestic market are contributing to a higher rate of growth in Chinese interest in US property. "That interest began accelerating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1551334/more-wealthy-chinese-likely-buy-homes-united-states-analysts-say
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    China's property sector primed for shake-up as downturn drains cash

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:07am by Reuters

    ... in the highly fragmented sector, analysts and investors said. "The situation is quite severe now. Mid-sized developers are facing pressure as interest rates for trust loans are high, the impact ... on two levels. First, competition both for land banks and flat sales has squeezed margins. Margins on earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation are now in the low teens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1540574/chinas-property-sector-primed-shake-downturn-drains-cash
  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    China's 'no-money-down' practice echoes US subprime loan risks

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:12am by Bloomberg

    ... homebuyers' problems of shortages of funds, and it has to rely on unconventional practices such as paying the down payment for the customer at high interest or fraudulently inflating the property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1533600/chinas-no-money-down-practice-echoes-us-subprime-loan-risks
  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Developers’ cash flow hit by delays in home loan approvals

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 10:56am by SANDY LI AND LANGI CHIANG

    ... said it had yet to be seen how much money will flow to the property sector and whether the central bank would reduce the reserve requirement ratio for all banks or cut interest rates ... per cent to 245 million square metres, National Bureau of Statistics data shows. Some developers have been forced to cut prices by 20-30 per cent to shore up buying interest. Alan Jin, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1530650/developers-cash-flow-hit-delays-home-loan-approvals
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Property transactions decline despite Hong Kong stamp duty reform

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:25am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Relaxation of double stamp duty fails to boost transactions in flats but buyer interest perks up Deals fall despite stamp duty reform On the first weekend after the government announced the relaxation of double stamp duty, the number of major property transactions fell, but the amount of buyer interest rose significantly, said Hong Kong property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1515199/property-transactions-decline-despite-hong-kong-stamp-duty
  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    China lenders unlikely to sell cheap mortgages

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:22am by Langi Chiang

    ... to sell cheap mortgages Mainland banks, under rising pressure to protect their net interest margin, will be less than keen about heeding the central bank's call last week for speedy ... reduced mortgage lending based on net interest margin pressures as their cost of funding rose rapidly in the second half of 2013 amid competition from high-yield money market funds," Chang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1515070/china-lenders-unlikely-sell-cheap-mortgages
  8. Business - Companies - PROPERTY

    Sun Hung Kai Properties bond issue raises S$320m in Singapore

    Posted May 10th 2014, 01:20am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Overwhelming demand for developer's bond signals ongoing interest in property companies SHKP bond issue raises S$320m in Singapore Sun Hung Kai ... investors remain interested in Hong Kong and mainland property businesses. The Singapore dollar-denominated, fixed-rate corporate bond, with an annual coupon of 3.25 per cent, will mature in 2021, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1508682/shkp-bond-issue-raises-s320m-singapore
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Interest rate rise fuels Hong Kong property market correction debate

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 01:03am by SANDY

    ... a potential interest rate rise next year and a growing supply of flats will put an end to 10 years of increases in home prices in Hong Kong is intensifying, with much attention focused ... at Bocom International, said a potential interest rate increase in the US should be a gradual process, spanning three to four years, and Hong Kong was still under inflationary pressure, partially ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1392751/interest-rate-rise-fuels-hong-kong-property-market
  10. Property - International - PROPERTY

    Soaring prices prompt BoE warning on 'dangers'

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:01am by Reuters

    ... of a property bubble, saying transactions remain below the level before the crisis. The central bank is hoping to avoid having to raise interest rates from their record low of 0.5 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1502964/soaring-prices-prompt-boe-warning-dangers

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