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  1. Land premiums to decline

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Surging construction costs to alter calculations for levies A double-digit increase in construction costs, while narrowing profit margins for developers in the first half of this year, will result in lower land premium levies. Recent land premi ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - LEASING

    Rents ease as firms downsize offices in Kowloon

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:47pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... at property consultancy Colliers International. She said the office spaces ranged from 2,000 square feet to 20,000 sq ft. One example is Zurich Insurance, which has been seeking a new tenant since early this year to take over its lease for more than 50,000 sq ft of office space over three floors at C-bons International Centre (formerly called Millennium City 7) in Kwun Tong. The insurer ...

  3. Mortgage insurer extends coverage; end of 95pc loans

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Limit raised to 30pc of purchase price amid tighter lending policies The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation has extended its insurance coverage in response to banks' tighter lending policies but has introduced a new rule that in effect brings the days of 95 per cent home loans to an end. The corporation said yesterday that from next Thursday it would extend its ...

  4. Webb reports alleged plot to back PCCW buyout to ICAC, SFC

    Posted Feb 01st 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Independent stock commentator David Webb has reported to the ICAC and the Securities and Futures Commission a scheme to offer PCCW shares to insurance agents as a reward for supporting the PCCW buyout deal. Mr Webb said yesterday that an anonymous e-mail received on January 14 alerted him to the plot, in which hundreds of Fortis Insurance sales agents were each offered ...

  5. Mortgages in negative equity jump by 174pc

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... to the uncertain market outlook. But a plan by the Mortgage Corporation to relax the threshold for mortgage insurance could encourage banks to lend more. Monetary Authority deputy chief executive Peter ... still apply for mortgage insurance to enable them to borrow more. The present threshold is 70 per cent. However, details of the new policy have not yet been released. Hendrick Leung Lee-chung, ...

  6. HK office deals drop to 5-year low

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Peggy Sito, Yvonne Liu

    ... of grade A office space in Central were from sectors already worst-hit by the current turmoil and expected to suffer further, property agents said. They are from the finance, insurance, property ... outlook and the volatility on global financial markets. 'The volatile market development overseas is having an impact on the local economy, especially on the finance, insurance, real estate ...

  7. Shanghai's office leasing sector looks to local companies to take up slack

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... the managing director for east China at DTZ, said most leasing inquiries in recent months were from local banks and insurance companies. 'A few foreign financial institutions have downsized ...

  8. Home loan approvals rise as more qualify

    Posted Jan 30th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... the Hong Kong Mortgage Corp relaxed the threshold for mortgage insurance last month,' Mr Leung said. 'It encouraged banks to lend more.' He expected new approvals for housing loans ...

  9. Office rents face bigger hit

    Posted Nov 05th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... in Central was greatly dependent on the FIRE sector (finance, and insurance and related business), he said. 'About 84 per cent of tenants in Central are drawn from the sector currently, which ...

  10. Soho China chief feels secure in the spotlight

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... are active. Mainland insurance companies have received approval to invest in the property market. What impact will this have? The policy is positive for the commercial property sector, as commercial premises could provide good yield and capital growth potential for insurance companies. Details of the policy will be available in October and I believe it will be tested in certain cities before ...




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