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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 - 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 ...

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

    SHKP to build on sites where Housing Society deemed project too costly

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 11:29am by Yvonne Liu

    ... wetlands park, so the flats could fetch a premium price. The Housing Society's project was aimed at middle-class elderly people who would be willing to pay market rent to lease a flat. ...

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

    Taubman Asia moves into shopping mall market in China

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:02am by Sandy Li

    ... will be what local consumers in the middle and upper-middle class can afford. Do you worry that sales at CityOn.Xian will be affected by the anti-graft campaign? CityOn.Xian is not a super-luxurious ... investing in the Hong Kong retail property market? Hong Kong is a very interesting market with world-class shopping centres. But the problem is pricing. For us, buying existing projects is not our ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Hong Kong’s status as retail hub safe for now

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 02:50pm by Tom Gaffney

    ... including a growing Asian middle class projected to nearly double by 2020 to 1.32 billion, sophisticated consumers who are opting for more mid-priced products or affordable luxury, and a positive ...

  6. Property - International - MIDDLE EAST

    Rise of Dubai property market slowing

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Reuters

    ... and then crashing, as it did in 2008-2009, are easing, said Craig Plumb, JLL's head of research for the Middle East and North Africa. "It's good news that the market is slowing down," ...

  7. Property - International - MACROSCOPE

    Australia's housing revival sees shift towards high-rise apartments

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:31am by Reuters

    ... is far more long-winded. Construction on Australia 108 does not start until the middle of next year and it will not be complete until 2019. So it could be five years before the ultimate owners ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Green developer Landsea courts investors with deep pockets

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:31am by Langi Chiang

    ... of a shell company. It will finish its transitional period by the middle of next year. It is part of a wave of backdoor listings in Hong Kong in recent years by mainland developers, including Wanda ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Rise in housing prices renews debate on affordability

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:31am by Peggy Sito

    ... and the middle of last year, prompting the curbs. "Since the outbreak of the global financial crisis, nominal property prices have grown at an average of 16 per cent per year, while nominal median ...

  10. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Ireland beckons for Asian property investors

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:02am by Marie Hunt

    ... overseas, with core assets in gateway cities the most sought after asset class. Last year more than US$22.5 billion was invested outside Asia, mostly targeting prime international cities ... seek to diversify into low-risk alternative asset classes, more are expected to increase their allocation to real estate, with Europe a key target. A conservative estimate of a 2.5 to 3.5 per ...




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