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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Hong Kong Reits need greater flexibility

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by GEORGE HONGCHOY

    ... are also heavy users of financial products and the expansion of this sector inevitably will provide increased demand for financial services from stock brokers to commercial and investment banks ... as an offshore yuan business hub and international asset management centre. The launch of real estate investment trusts (Reits) in Hong Kong in 2005 marked a milestone in the development of financial ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Investors ride boom in China prime offices

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 04:04am by Andrew Ness and Dennis Fung

    ... be classified as an emerging institutional asset class, with 16 per cent under the balance sheets of unlisted private equity funds, real estate investment trusts (reits) and financial institutions, the latter comprising mainly mainland banks and insurers. Investment interest in grade A office properties began in 2004 with domestic institutions, most notably insurers making their first forays ...

  3. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Silk Road takes new turn with Chinese property investments in the West

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 10:36am by Adolfo Ramirez-Escudero

    ... Adolfo Ramirez-Escudero Old trade route takes new turn with mainland firms and investors now focusing on the West Modern 'Silk Road' facilitates Chinese investment in Spain ... positions in the "Old World". We read almost daily in the media about new investment deals by Chinese companies and investors in productive sectors, the service sector and, of course, ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Chinese insurers become key property investors

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by ALVIN YIP

    ... such as bank deposits and bonds- are popular among insurers. Investors turn to alternative investments, such as real estate, for risk diversification and higher returns, and the complexity of valuing ... the spread. This kind of investment is still common, and is particularly popular when bank loan availability is low. In 2011, China Pacific Insurance, Taikang Life Insurance, and New China Life ...

  5. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    London’s less central areas will be next hot spots

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:00pm by Selina McFall

    ... spots Property investors around the world know London as a reliably strong and consistent market. Investment from across the globe has historically been attracted to its traditionally prime areas, such as Kensington, Chelsea and Mayfair. Even during the financial crisis, these areas continued to perform, earning the market an investment safe haven status shared only by New York. ...

  6. 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

    ... This could lead to increased concerns about local government debt and shadow banking- a key lender to governments and developers. Given the importance of residential investment as a share of gross ... into concerns about local government debt and shadow banking- than the household side. As a result, a correction in property prices could have a significant impact on the broader economy. The property ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Overseas investor interest in Asia-Pacific region on the rise

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:23am by DENNIS FUNG

    ... Dennis Fung Overall investment volume this year is expected to remain in line with theUS$98 billion record achieved last year Lower risks in Asia-Pacific renew foreign interest Asia-Pacific investors are becoming less risk-averse and more willing to move up the risk curve. Risk associated with property investment fell during the second quarter of this year, with the DTZ risk ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Hong Kong has no future without mainland

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by ANGELA WONG

    ... their investments in Hong Kong. Agricultural Bank of China and China Construction Bank have been splashing billions of dollars on office-block transactions. Harvest Capital and China Asset Management (Hong ... below parity with the yuan. But arguably, the most prominent change is the reversal of trends in cross-border shopping, living and investing. In 2003, the local economy was under the threat ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Where location fails, try property management

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by GERRY KIPLING

    ... of real estate. Hong Kong, of course, isn't immune from external pressures, as we have seen with the slowdown in certain areas of the office market with banks in particular opting to give up ... the speculative investor element from the market. So, a sense of normality has seemingly returned to the local investment market while there's a broad consensus that we are not yet out of the woods ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Housing medicine not curing the problem

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Gordon Tse

    ... medicines, such as an increase in land supply, the removal of real estate from the list of permissible investment assets for the capital investment entrant scheme, the resumption of subsidised ... residency, including the capital investment entrant scheme, the admission scheme for "mainland talents and professionals" and immigration arrangements for non-local graduates. Over ...




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