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  1. All bets off as sector cools

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Donna Page

    ... Investors adopt a wait-and-see attitude as economic uncertainty and slowing prices push sentiment down. Reports by Donna Page Macau's much-hyped luxury property market has slumped ... Lai said. 'Last year, luxury property went up in value between 60 and 100 per cent, and investors are now looking at the prices and then they are taking a good, hard second look.' Mr ...

  2. Property selling despite curbs, agents say

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Ada Lee, Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So and Ada Lee The Hong Kong government's new cooling measures may curb short-term property speculation in the medium to lower end of the market, but its effect on luxury ... the amount banks can lend to property buyers, a new luxury residential project in Mid-Levels recorded better-than-expected results. The first day of sales at Azura, a Swire Properties project, ...

  3. Phuket hotels begin to rebuild in face of soaring cancellations

    Posted Jan 07th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... day,' a spokesman for the Banyan Tree Phuket said. Since the tsunami struck, a number of luxury properties have managed to minimise further disruption to guests, even reopening some damaged ... Dennis Eng As Phuket's luxury hotels struggle to resume operations, they are facing a high number of cancellations. The hotels are popular with foreign tourists, including ...

  4. Young tycoon accused in Taiwan pork scare

    Posted Feb 06th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... is a millionaire who owns luxurious properties. He allegedly supplied nearly 10 tonnes of bad pork, at cut-rate prices, to distributors, restaurants, five-star hotels, shopping malls, military bases, ...

  5. Positive vibes in KL

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Neil Runcieman

    ... supply in luxury residential property recently. It cited sales rates of 75 per cent for the launch of the St Mary's serviced apartments and more than 90 per cent for Tower B of the Setia Sky ... quarter and average asking rents, although static on a quarter-to-quarter basis, were still down 3.48 per cent (at HK$8.6 per sq ft) on a year-on-year basis. The market in new luxury properties ...

  6. Hot money drives HK's property boom

    Posted Dec 04th 2009, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... been a huge jump this year in property prices, particularly luxury flats. According to real estate firm CB Richard Ellis, prices of luxury flats have risen by 40 per cent since January, and are now just 13 per cent below last year's pre-crisis peak. Records have been set for some luxury properties, including one apartment at 39 Conduit Road in Mid-Levels, which was sold ...

  7. Tide of optimism across the Caribbean

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Barbados property had an annual increase of 10 to 15 per cent, with luxury houses appreciating the most. Its 2010 market report found Barbados had the most expensive luxury properties ... Peta Tomlinson Last year, British realtor David Redfern was marketing what he believed to be the cheapest property in the Caribbean: studio apartments in the Dominican Republic priced from ...

  8. Lai See

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... for drivers. Watch it Luxury property developer Christian Candy flew to ultra-smart Club 55 in St Tropez for his stag party lunch with his brother Nick and six male friends. When Nick goes to settle ...

  9. Beijing the smartest city pick for investors

    Posted Dec 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... choice for investors in luxury properties with budgets of between HK$10 million and HK$20 million. Against a background of austerity measures by the government, risks of investing in the mainland ... A standout exception in an otherwise lacklustre property market in Europe was luxury flats in Central London, which came close to generating the same high returns available in Beijing and Shanghai. ...

  10. Bears lurk in the woods as property market arrives at crossroads

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Sars-induced nadir, Hong Kong has experienced a remarkable bounce. Mass market prices have climbed almost 50 per cent while certain luxury properties have almost hit 1997 highs. Negative equity may ... Simon Pritchard IN THE EARLY 1990s, Britons thought property prices would not reach the peaks seen in the boom-bust cycle for at least another generation. In Japan, it took almost ...




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