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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    High property prices boost appeal of office refurbishment

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:39pm by William Taam

    ... opportunity to improve the income and performance of an older building in most city-centre locations. A recent Arcadis report entitled "Office Refurbishment in Global Cities" showed ... locations. Just like any other form of investment, there are risks during the refurbishment process. It could result in loss of income and tenants, even though cities such as Shanghai and Hong Kong ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Land premium uncertainty discourages building of footbridges

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 02:27pm by Alnwick Chan

    ... million as advance land premium hoping that the enhancement in rental income would recoup this investment? There are plenty of better investment options when one wishes to invest HK$360 million. ...

  3. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Ireland beckons for Asian property investors

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:02am by Marie Hunt

    ... of 2013. But where does Asian capital fit into this equation? Well, on the surface it doesn't. Less than 1 per cent of investment in income-producing real estate in the Irish market in 2013 ...


    Maximising return on built assets raises living standards

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 02:39pm by Graham Kean

    ... today is overwhelmingly a service-based economy. Looking at the dependence of various economies on income generated by built assets compared with the income from wages, salaries and intangible ... of capital still secure a return, but it represents a smaller share of overall income. As economies develop and diversify, investment in intangible capital like software and computing becomes ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Potential home price correction would have broad impact on economy

    Posted May 13th 2014, 02:30pm by Gerard Burg

    ... to provide for more reliable, transparent and predictable income. There are some clear risks to residential markets- reflecting tighter financial conditions and weaker sentiment- however, ...

  6. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    British budget tightens taxation of homes held by non-residents

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 03:21pm by KATIE GRAVES

    ... by individuals, namely 18 per cent or 28 per cent, depending on the level of British income and gains. We will need to wait for the response to the consultation period for greater clarification. However, ...

  7. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Firms from China to join individuals in new phase of outbound property investment

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 02:23pm by Joel Rothstein

    ... to outbound investment in real estate assets and in real estate private equity funds. Amid domestic reforms, these companies are now actively searching for income-producing, stabilised real estate ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Tax-break proposals would give Hong Kong reits a shot in the arm

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 05:33am by ADA CHOI

    ... a significant role in limiting their growth. Also, the restrictive regulatory regime now in place has made H-reits a static income play, passively passing rental income to unit holders. To ensure Hong ... and lure more capital from pension funds. According to the proposals, landlords would be given greater incentives to inject assets into their sponsored H-reits. Income would not be taxed ...

  9. 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

    ... of the financial market in China. Rapidly rising bond yields have squeezed the income spread to less than 1.5 per cent for prime properties in tier-one cities like Beijing and Shanghai. Considering an onshore borrowing cost of seven to 8 per cent, investors actually face a negative carry for investing in prime core assets in China. Sharp increases in bond yields, the declining income spread ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Housing affordability ratio alarming for Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Lam

    ... prices have continued to rise and have now surpassed their previous peak level. This has led to discussions about how home prices have surged ahead of income levels, and the serious consequences of this mismatch for housing affordability. To compare housing affordability in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Guangzhou, we have used a price-to-income ratio to gauge the relative price levels of the markets ...




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