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  1. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Asian investors eye HSBC’s headquarters in London

    Posted May 20th 2014, 02:54pm by Peggy Sito

    ... Asian investors, the property consultant appointed to market the building said. "Given the links between HSBC and China, I think there will be a lot of interest from Asian investors," ... Korean investors. Chinese investment in German property has gone from nothing in 2011 to more than US$200 million last year, and JLL expects it to increase significantly this year. Over the past ...

  2. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Property firms take hit from rate rise

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan, Jeanny Yu

    ... banks raised mortgage rates by 25 basis points amid mounting risk in the property market. In response to the first rate rise in 18 months, Sun Hung Kai Properties, the world's largest developer by market value, fell 3.3 per cent to HK$107.90, while Cheung Kong declined 0.94 per cent to HK$115.70. Henderson Land Development and Hang Lung Properties dropped 3.3 and 2 per cent, ...

  3. Xiamen property firm joins rush to sell yuan-denominated notes

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Xiamen-based China SCE Property Holdings has become the latest mainland firm to issue a yuan bond in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong-listed property company on Friday will issue 2 billion yuan (HK$2.34 billion) of senior notes, which will be settled in US dollar, at an annual interest rate of 10.5 per cent due on January 14, 2016. The firm has signed a purchase agreement with Deutsche ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong's new homebuyers hit by rise in interest rates

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 09:49pm by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com HSBC and Standard Chartered raise mortgage rates by quarter point, prompting some owners to slash asking prices by up to 10pc New home buyers face higher mortgage costs after HSBC and Standard Chartered raised mortgage lending rates by 25 basis points yesterday. Centaline Property Agency said last night that some owners had immediately slashed ...

  5. The demonisation of a property developer

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... God created the earth, your beliefs on property ownership in Hong Kong are wrong. It is actually possible for people to own their own homes here. I can't give you an exact percentage ... of why property prices are so high, do tell us what we can do about it. Shall we throw Li Ka-shing into jail? Shall we compulsorily dissolve Cheung Kong Holdings? Shall we criminalise all ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Mortgage rate hikes add note of caution to markets

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... the property market. It covers eight of the city's largest lenders including HSBC, Bank of China (Hong Kong), Standard Chartered, Hang Seng Bank and Bank of East Asia. HSBC has raised new home ... homeowners. Still, the rate hike will have a psychological impact on investor sentiment. On the day the rate hike was announced, property agents reported cases of flat sellers lowering their asking ...

  7. Business - Property - PROPERTY

    Further mortgage rate rise 'could cut home prices by 20pc in two years'

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Paggie Leung, Yvonne Liu, Sandy Li

    ... of Centaline Property, reacted angrily to the rate increase. He questioned if banks were under pressure from the government to raise rates, adding that the move had soured market sentiment. ... flats Swire Properties chief executive Martin Cubbon said the mortgage rate rise would have little effect on the residential market. But he agreed the government's cooling measures ...

  8. Lau's hot tip: plunge into property

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak Andy Lau Tak-wah says now is a good time to buy property, but only if you can afford it. 'I think if people have extra cash, they could consider buying new properties, but just watch out for the terms of the loan and don't buy a new property on an impulse,' Lau says. The singer is a savvy property investor and he has experts who monitor the local ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - PROPERTY

    Sellers cut asking prices on homes as banks raise mortgage rates

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... lending rate for new home loans will rise to 2.85 to 3.15 per cent, from 2.6 to 2.9 per cent. Standard Chartered has also raised rates from today. Centaline Property Agency said one owner had ... were in the New Territories. Lee Wee Liat, the head of property research at BNP Paribas Securities (Asia), said the increase in interest rates would not deter property-buying sentiment because ...

  10. Hang Seng to buy properties for mainland unit

    Posted Aug 14th 2007, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Hang Seng Bank, the HSBC unit expanding aggressively on the mainland, may buy properties for its outlets to cut surging rental costs. Hang Seng plans to buy properties on the mainland, ... or ageing properties in Hong Kong. The bank sold its former headquarters, the Hang Seng Bank Building in Central, for about HK$2.25 billion in May last year. It has since leased 15 floors of office ...




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