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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Government should not forget Hong Kong’s middle class when increasing supply of flats

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 11:48am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com The government has succeeded in curbing price of property but many still cannot afford to buy Do not ignore the middle class when supply of flats rise The Hong Kong government is going to build more subsidised public housing to help people with lower incomes. It is time to care about the sandwich class. It is true that the government's ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Mainland developers boost fundraising in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29pm by Langi Chiang

    ... that includes six Joy City branded shopping malls that target the mainland’s rising middle-class families. “Subject to market conditions, the company plans to conduct a series of external fundraising ...

  3. Property - International - FOREIGN INVESTMENT

    Chinese buying property in middle America, not just major cities

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 04:34am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Chinese turn towards middle America Chinese investors are expanding their presence in the United States property market with a buying spree extending from gateway cities like New York into middle America, according to industry consultants. Mainland firms announced commercial real estate transactions worth US$5.9 billion in the United States ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - INVESTMENT

    Self-storage business draws investor interest

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:42am by Peggy Sito

    ... the middle-income class who want to store clothes, ski gear and collections from wine to toys." His company has more than 40 storage centres comprising a total area of about 1.2 million sqft, or more ...

  5. Property - International - AFRICA

    High returns attract real estate funds to Africa

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:50am by Reuters

    ... of that growth in Africa and Asia, a recent United Nations study said. "The desire of the increasingly middle class to meet, socialise, shop and spend their leisure time in facilities or retail ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - PRICES

    Prices in 5 housing estates still below 1997 peak

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 03:48pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... But Chow said the smallest and largest flats would have the best prospects. "In 1997, the middle class and professionals were active in the property market and bought mid-size flats. However, ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Investors return to the HK property market

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 12:18pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... of the buyers are investors. “In the middle of last year, only 10 per cent of buyers at new projects are investors. But now you can see at least 50 per cent of the buyers at new projects in Kowloon ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - C-SUITE

    Cifi chairman Lin Zhong remains focused on high growth

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 11:33am by Peggy Sito

    ... for entry-level home buyers, 20 per cent for middle to high-end homes. We want to change the ratio to 50:50 in about two to three years. Selling prices for medium and high-end products can be 1.5 times ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    High property prices boost appeal of office refurbishment

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:39pm by William Taam

    ... streams and attraction of new tenant classes into existing office locations. Just like any other form of investment, there are risks during the refurbishment process. It could result in loss ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Rising wages for construction workers pressure mainland developers

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 02:44pm by Peggy Sito

    ... workers has more than doubled to HK$40,000 a month. According to government data, a bar bender and fixer- a class of worker in particular demand- gets more than HK$1,700 a day. Putting in 25 days ...




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