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  1. Property - International - INVESTMENT

    Protests may prompt more Hongkongers to seek properties abroad

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 01:43pm by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Protests boost appeal of overseas assets More and more Hongkongers will be looking for exit strategies to invest offshore if politi-cal instability in the city continues, say agents selling overseas properties. They expect t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1604514/protests-may-prompt-more-hongkongers-seek-properties-abroad
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - RESIDENTIAL

    Hong Kong street protests drag used-home sales to 33-week low

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 03:43pm by Peggy Sito

    ... with transactions plunging to a 33-week low. Just eight units were sold in the 10 estates monitored by Ricacorp Properties over the two days while six estates saw no sales. "The Occupy Central campaign ... had also put up fewer properties for sale. Thousands of protesters occupied the main roads outside the government headquarters complex in Admiralty on Sunday, and hundreds took over a section ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1604557/hong-kong-street-protests-drag-used-home-sales-33-week-low
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central a danger to the Hong Kong property market, Barclays Bank warns

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:52pm by Joyce Ng, Jeanny Yu and Ray Chan

    ... Occupy 'a danger to property market' "Unexpected shocks" like the planned Occupy Central protest could trigger a property market slump, leading international bank Barclays ... and a year in 2008 after the global financial crisis for prices to return to their previous levels. Louie made only a vague reference to the Occupy Central movement in his report. But he told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549994/occupy-central-danger-property-market-warns-barclays-bank
  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Chinese finance firms target Central offices

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 03:56am by Peggy Sito

    ... firms target Central offices The upcoming stock through train scheme has breathed life into the office leasing market of Central as mainland financial firms set to expand their presence in Hong Kong. Property consultants said mainland firms are now the driving force for the Central office market, accounting for about 20 per cent of new leases in the first half, up from 15 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1575679/chinese-finance-firms-target-central-offices
  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Australia worries about two housing markets: its own and China's

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:18am by Reuters

    ... on the shadow banking sector as one of his key concerns. The central bank devoted a chunk of its biannual report on China's financial system to highlight the risks, noting that about half of all ... housing market. Loans for investment were up 30 per cent by value in July compared with the same month last year, four times the growth in loans for owner-occupiers. They also made up 40 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1604932/australia-worries-about-two-housing-markets-its-own-and-chinas
  6. News - Hong Kong - REAL ESTATE

    London overtakes Hong Kong as 'world’s most expensive city'

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 02:59pm by James Griffiths

    ... to occupy, but on the other hand, you probably wouldn’t be the most expensive city if you weren’t also the most desirable,” Yolande Barnes, director of world research at Savills, told the Financial ... 18.4 per cent in the past year, Savills said. Office rents have also climbed sharply. “The vitality of central London locations is at risk as they become too expensive for the types ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1599482/london-overtakes-hong-kong-worlds-most-expensive-city
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Distant central bankers drive home prices up in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Distant central bankers drive HK home prices up The European Central Bank cut interest rates to a record low yesterday and launched a new scheme that could push €500 ... downturns. It hasn't worked. The money just comes back as deposits with the central bank. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. You can lead a potential borrower ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1586672/distant-central-bankers-drive-home-prices-hong-kong
  8. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    Australia’s RBA mulling more steps to curb housing investment lending

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 01:13pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Australia’s central bank said regulators were considering new steps to rein in lending for housing investment and an initial announcement was likely by the end ... in the banking system as a whole rather than just at individual banks. That led Senators to invite the central bank to a hastily-arranged committee meeting to discuss the new measures with an eye ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1607624/australias-rba-mulling-more-steps-curb-housing-investment-lending
  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong contractors' bid-rigging is behind rising prices

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:57am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... I am beginning to swing to the Occupy Central view of governmental matters. But of course the contractors plead that their own costs have gone up sharply in recent years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1594838/hong-kong-contractors-bid-rigging-behind-rising-prices
  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - LAND SALES

    Land sale revenue plunges in Chinese cities

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 11:55am by Peggy Sito, Sandy Li

    ... Analysts said developers might adjust their land replenishment plans if they could be convinced sales would improve after the central and local governments took steps to relax restrictions in a bid ... at CRIC. Developers were now waiting to see the impact on the market of a series of relaxation measures taken at the local and central level, he said. On Tuesday, the People's Bank of China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1605303/land-sale-revenue-plunges-chinese-cities

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