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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Developers' big dreams for smaller mainland China cities falling apart

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by Sandy Li, Langi Chiang

    ... to rein in runaway home prices, particularly in first-tier cities where home-ownership was getting beyond the reach of a growing middle class. The developers were betting that lower land prices ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Dark clouds over Hong Kong's property market as 'perfect storm' looms

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:10am by Sandy Li, Peggy Sito

    ... Sandy Li and Peggy Sito Real estate prices and sales have fallen following last year's government measures to cool the sector, and analysts are expecting more gloom Dark clouds rising Hong Kong's housing market faces being caught in the middle of a perfect storm, with government curbs having crimped demand at a time of increasing supply and an imminent interest rate ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Chinese step up investments in foreign projects

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:47am by Peggy Sito

    ... such as insurers and high net worth individuals rich businessmen who have done well. Most of the Chinese capital went to North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, data from CBRE and RCA showed. Investments in North America surged to about US$2.5 billion from less than US$500 million in 2012. Those in Europe, the Middle East and Africa jumped to US$3 billion from US$1 billion. Ludeman said ...

  4. Business - Companies - PROPERTY

    China shopping malls to be more profitable than office space: ARA

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 02:47pm by Jeanny Yu

    ... Investment firm says growing middle class to ensure returns on investment in shopping centres outdo that in office, residential space Shopping malls will surpass office and residential space as the most profitable type of property investment on the mainland over the next two to five years, thanks to the nation's booming middle class and its fast-growing income, says ARA ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Audit Commission wants government to review leases of 17 elite clubs

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:27pm by Olga Wong

    ... Aberdeen Boat Club 2021 Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (Middle Island) 2021 Hong Kong Cricket Club 2023 Scout Association of Hong Kong (Yuen Long) 2024 Hong Kong Model Engineering Club 2024 Scout ...

  6. News - China - PROPERTY

    China’s attempts to bridle record house prices

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 05:13pm by Reuters

    ... The city will supply 70,000 houses that are 30 per cent cheaper than regular property for middle-income buyers. Speculators who bypass controls barring them from owning more than two homes ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Fosun buys Chase Manhattan Plaza as Chinese buyers focus on New York

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 07:08am by BLOOM

    ... Chinese acquisitions to previous spurts of buying by Australians, Germans, Middle Easterners, and most famously, the Japanese in the late 1980s. Many of these foreign investors were forced to sell ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Speculators pile into free-trade zone

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 04:17am by Daniel Ren

    ... 20 per cent in the past few months as people envisioned a bustling investment magnet taking shape in the next three to five years. Among them is Chen Shunrong, a middle-aged office worker. ...

  9. Property - International - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong takes second place in London market

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Singaporeans top the list of foreign buyers of new properties but the growing middle classes in mainland China may soon catch up HK takes second place ... as the rising middle classes look for alternative investment opportunities, but this has yet to fully materialise," the report said. Knight Frank forecast a strong medium-term outlook for demand ...

  10. Business - Property - PROPERTY

    Developers rush for Kai Tak sites

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... the scheme in more affordable New Territories districts. "It would not be effective in meeting the housing demand of middle-class or first-time buyers if the sites are located in prime ...




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