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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - REAL ESTATE

    Investment slows on mainland as property cools

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:11am by Langi Chiang

    ... Wei, Barclays' chief China economist Chang Jian and other economists maintaining their gross domestic product forecasts below the official target of 7.5 per cent growth for 2014 despite ...

  2. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Britain must build one million homes to meet shortfall, says new report

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:39am by Reuters

    ... and busts. "We've had to reshape colossal, almost biblical, amounts of land," said Jeremy Kite, leader of the local council in Dartford, the nearest main town. He has been working ... is the best chance we've had in 25years to right some of the wrongs in the planning system," he said. Kite, a Conservative leader of Dartford Council, said he was keen to see more homes ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONSTRUCTION

    Construction boom doesn’t guarantee high profits for builders, Chun Wo’s bosses say

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 03:18pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... or two new business models or new products in property development, instead of relying on property sales. For example, Shama Serviced Apartments [developed by an individual investor in 2001] was a successful new product when it was launched in the market," he said. As for construction, his brother, deputy chairman Derrick Pang Yat-bond, said: "We will focus on projects which can ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - SCMP-CTC SURVEY

    Secondary market transactions diverge, says survey

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 02:36pm by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Secondary home markets diverge The secondary markets for homes in Beijing and Shanghai diverged for the third consecutive month in March, according to the SCMP-CTC index, the product of a collaboration between the South China Morning Post and Century 21 China Real Estate (CTC), a mainland property consultancy. Transactions in existing homes ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - FURNITURE

    Hong Kong-born Chi Wing Lo makes a name for himself in Italy as designer

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:39am by Giovanna Dunmall

    ... (aka Dadawa) and Ross Urwin, Lane Crawford's former home and lifestyle creative director- of the Kanjian Creation exhibition. Kanjian, a new platform for the creation and production ... mass-produced items. "They are really trying to make a statement that 'Made in China' does not have to be a bad thing." The Hong Kong brand EOQ, whose products are available ...

  6. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Capital continues to flow into real estate, with fresh strength in commercial sector

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 02:16pm by Alistair Elliott

    ... this dynamic is changing. There appears to be another technological revolution: retail trends are moving at an extremely rapid pace and distribution of product in the e-fulfilment arena has never been ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONSTRUCTION

    Bar-benders safer, more comfortable and better paid

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 03:36pm by Peggy Sito

    ... in the afternoon." During the colder months only the afternoon break is given, but last year the Construction Industry Council recommended that the morning break be added during summer months to help reduce ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONSTRUCTION

    Labour imports could reduce building costs, but no guarantee home prices would fall

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 03:43pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... that affect the price. But in the long term, the property price would drop." If construction costs continued to rise amid weak property sales, Chau said, developers would decrease production ...

  9. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Londoners priced out of home market blast foreign buyers

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:28am by Bloomberg

    ... affordable housing, or about 525 homes, according to a filing with the Greater London Authority. That is below the 50 per cent target set by the local council. In a report to the authority, Hutchison ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - BANKRUPTCIES

    Smaller firms hit as bubble deflates

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:28am by Reuters

    ... speculators, such as those that sold bonds for business purposes only to use the funds to buy real estate. Analysts are concerned these bonds were bundled into high-yielding wealth management products ...




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