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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. Property - International - SOUTH KOREA

    Low interest rates prompt switch from deposit-based rentals in South Korea

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:16am by Reuters

    ... was underdeveloped in a country emerging from the ravages of post-war poverty. The country passed through a long phase of high economic growth, which fuelled inflation, high interest rates and rising ...

  3. Property - International - RECONSTRUCTION

    Rethink urged on revamp of '60 s chic hotel in Tokyo

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:16am by James King

    ... and drink in places like the Okura, but there's just not that level of respect for mid-century modern architecture." The official Okura line reads: "The hotel's main building ...

  4. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Chinese investment push abroad to gain from simplified approvals

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 06:16pm by Rico Chan, Bee Chun Boo

    ... by the ministry is now only required when the outbound investment is in a "sensitive" country or industry. This streamlining is in line with a regulation issued earlier this year by the National ...

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

    Champion Reit’s Adrian Lee sets income growth as top priority

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 02:29pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... But now, with their increasing influence in the world, they prefer grade-A office buildings. In line with the development of the offshore yuan business and the Stock Connect trading scheme, ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Tung Chung hotel site tender draws warm response

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:26am by Peggy Sito, Sandy Li

    ... for Greater China, declined to comment on the sale yesterday. "In May, [the group] announced a review of opportunities for further asset sales," he said. "This is in line with our ...

  7. Property - International

    New rules ease China investment in foreign real estate

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:02am by Peggy Sito

    ... required for internal and external approvals has often exceeded the time line for these sales processes." He said the policy change would allow mainland investors to more readily compete ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - POLICY

    Effectiveness of mainland housing policy easing hinges on banks

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 10:49am by Langi Chiang

    ... of the week-long National Day holiday. However, the number was a far cry from that seen in the industry's heyday when buyers lined up overnight for new launches. Still, Beijing Capital Land ended its discount of 200,000 yuan per unit for buyers who lined up for the next phase of its Ealing County project, which is awaiting pre-sale approval. Almost all other mainland cities have lifted ...

  9. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Australians opting for urban apartments over suburban homes

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 07:16am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... of Crown International Holdings Group (Crown Group), a Sydney-based Australian property development and investment company. Sunito said what was seen in Australia was in line with global trends. ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    New retail districts a welcome trend but challenges remain

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 10:55am by Nick Bradstreet

    ... such as the MTR line is already transforming Kennedy Town alongside an accompanying swathe of new residential developments (almost 1,000 upmarket units), some of which are selling for more than HK$30,000 ... Is this trend likely to continue? For the time being, the answer is "yes". New rail lines will, of course, unlock previously hidden gems as we rediscover local neighbourhoods with charm ...




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