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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - TRANSPORT

    Flat asking prices around planned MTR lines rise after announcement

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 02:19pm by Sandy Li

    ... increased by up to 10 per cent as expectations of improving accessibility could drive up property values, say agents. On September 17, the Transport and Housing Bureau proposed four new lines, extra stations and extensions to the MTR's Tung Chung and West Rail lines. It is estimated that the expansion will cost HK$110 billion. Property agents said the areas to benefit from the projects- ...

  2. 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

    ... constituency seat in the Legislative Council and the holder of that seat invariably votes in line with the administration on issues in which Beijing takes an interest. Some things are important. So ... and it is not bid-rigging that is pushing these quotes sky-high. No, it is just the unavoidable course of events and they can do nothing about it. Is this true? To the data. The blue line in the first chart shows ...

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

    Finance chief tells of Country Garden’s love for small cities

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 10:22am by Langi Chiang

    ... a few core principles. First, protect sufficient cash flow. Second, change production pace in line with sales. Third, produce based on cash collection. Country Garden enjoys low land cost, ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Greenland dismisses China housing pessimism as 'overdone'

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Daniel Ren

    ... afloat. More than 30 local governments have eased home purchase restrictions this year to underpin the weak property sector. "We'll adjust our strategy in line with the market conditions ...

  5. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Technology tenants transform Chicago district into top office market

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:52am by Bloomberg

    ... Authority train lines, as well as bus routes running through the community, has helped draw employers. GoHealth, a health-insurance technology company, has been based in River North since 2006 ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Supply of Hong Kong flats below HK$3m drops

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 11:27am by Sandy Li

    ... at this budget has fallen significantly because most owners have raised their asking prices in line with the escalation in home prices. "There are only a few available for sale this month," ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Rising wages for construction workers pressure mainland developers

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

    ... His comments are in line with mainland media reports that such workers in many cities are faring much better than new graduates. When the reports first came out at the end of last year ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Sun Hung Kai Properties at forefront of push for tiny Hong Kong homes

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:03am by Sandy Li

    ... than that of luxury houses," said SHKP deputy managing director Victor Lui Ting, adding that the strategy was also in line with the government's housing policy of increasing supply. ...

  9. Property - International - LISTINGS

    Indian developer lines up IPO to raise US$1 billion

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:29am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Mumbai and Singapore Lodha Developers' proposed initial public offering could be India's biggest in four years Indian developer lines up IPO to raise US$1 billion Lodha Developers, which is building the world's tallest residential tower, is planning an initial public offering that may raise as much as US$1 billion, sources said. The sale could value ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - MORTGAGES

    More homebuyers opting for cheaper Hibor-based mortgage loans

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 09:51am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Homebuyers shun banks' standard mortgage offerings in favour of the lower interest on products set in line with the local money market rate Cheaper ... below the 5.25 per cent prime rate, which would bring the repayment on a Hibor-based loan more or less back into line with conventional mortgage loans priced at a discount to prime. ...




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