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  1. Longfor pushes US$1b IPO amid weak outlook

    Posted Jul 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wong Ka-chun Property developer to test waters in two-week pre-marketing Longfor Properties, a Chongqing-based property developer, is proceeding with its Hong Kong initial public offering ... mainland property market. Longfor initiated investor education in Hong Kong on Friday but it has yet to set a timetable. A source said that it could start the formal roadshow in the second week ...

  2. Investors steering clear of property

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com People are losing confidence in the Hong Kong property market after a rally that has enriched many investors but also made homes less affordable for average earners. Investor confidence in property fell more than that in all other asset classes in Hong Kong, a survey by Friends Provident Investment, a British pension and fund manager, found. ...

  3. Banking risks in property bubbles

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Andrew Sheng How worrisome are property bubbles for the banking system? Based on the recent subprime and then global financial crises, very worrisome indeed. Property is so important to our economic life because we take it for granted. For households, a home is likely to be the largest single investment. For companies, property and fixed assets are often their most important ...

  4. The link between H-share IPOs and Hong Kong property prices

    Posted Dec 29th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland If you want to know what's going to happen to Hong Kong property prices in 2011, keep a close eye on how much money mainland companies raise in initial public offerings on the city's stock exchange. That might sound screwy at first. After all everyone knows why Hong Kong property prices are ending 2010 up 20 per cent on the year (please see the first ...

  5. Debate still raging over extent of mainland property bubble

    Posted May 12th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Some slowdown. Yesterday China's statisticians announced that the mainland's property prices climbed by 12.8 per cent over the year to April (see the first chart ... and transaction volumes indicates a much greater increase. The latest price rise came despite a string of increasingly strict official measures designed to rein in price rises by clamping down on property ...

  6. High property prices weaken competitiveness

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A little perspective can be sobering. Take Hong Kong's property market, for example. We all know property here is expensive, but precisely how it compares with major cities elsewhere ... played by the property market in our city's economy. The high cost of property affects us all in many aspects of our lives and poses a long-term threat to Hong Kong's global ...

  7. New clampdown may not be enough to cool property prices

    Posted Apr 20th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland If you were to judge only from yesterday's stock market reaction, you would have to conclude that Beijing's latest attempt to cool mainland property prices ... been prohibited entirely. The reaction in the stock market was spectacular. The Hong Kong-listed shares of mainland property developers went into a tailspin, with Evergrande Real Estate Group ...

  8. Residential property construction slumps

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Construction of private residential units has fallen to a record low, a sign tightening supply may help the property market ride out the impact of the worsening US subprime ... of the first quarter from 55,000 at the end of last year. Hong Kong's property market, fuelled last year by a bullish stock market, has started to slow in tandem with real estate markets ...

  9. SHKP leaves market guessing on Plan B

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen, Sandy Li and Peggy Sito Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) says it's 'business as usual' at one of the world's largest real estate firms, following the arrest of its co-chairmen on suspicion of corruption. But global investors and industry analysts- who are baying for a Plan B on the firm's future management- say it is anything but that. Thomas ...

  10. Investment property deals tumble

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Fulton Mak and Peggy Sito Hit by the clouded outlook for the global economy and the domestic stock market, transactions in Hong Kong's property investment market saw a double-digit drop in the first eight months of this year, according to property consultant DTZ. A total of 155 'major' transactions- each with a unit value of more than HK$100 million- were ...




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