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  1. Only fair to put property crooks in locked 'homes'

    Posted Jun 17th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... at 39 Conduit Road. Some called for a law against property-market manipulation to be passed. SCMP, June 16 Good idea. And let's not have just any law. Let's have a really tough one, ... Development did in the property market? Ah, I have it. There is a law against it in the stock market and there is not a law against it in the property market. How silly of me not to have realised. ...

  2. What the SFC's new disclosure law discloses about the SFC

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and it now wants to use the money to get into the property investment business, which is, of course, a natural line of work for a regulator. But I really shouldn't object too much ... another law to send new- issue sponsors to jail if they make fraudulent claims about the companies they sponsor. We already have perfectly good laws against fraud and these could serve the purpose ...

  3. Our property market has to be transparent

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... scrutiny of the property market by the authorities. It does not appear that the developers have broken any law. But the two cases have given rise to allegations they were seeking to manipulate ... A healthy property market is one of the keys to Hong Kong's success. But, as with any market, its efficiency and long-term well-being depend on transparency and fair play. This is why ...

  4. Property sector invites global interest

    Posted Nov 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... and property developers, one of the hottest areas attracting foreign investment is the property sector, particularly high-quality residential and hotel and tourism developments along Vietnam's largely undeveloped coastline. Bill Fannemel, Indochina Land director of sales and marketing said investors should look at the Vietnam property market as a long-term investment strategy ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - FUND MANAGEMENT

    Son-in-law of Chinese vice-premier sets up Hong Kong fund

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... Nicholas Zhang has become the latest family member of a top mainland political official to start an asset management business in the city Vice-Premier Wang Yang's son-in-law recently ... being the son-in-law of a vice-premier, is himself a grandson of a late top Chinese leader who the sources declined to name. Zhang's wife also works in Hong Kong for a major European ...

  6. Business - Comment - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Picking the peak of Hong Kong property market a futile exercise

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... question that arises whenever property prices appear to have peaked: "Should I sell my home now, take the profit, and buy back later?" Of course, it is not always easy to identify ... I take into account before jumping back in? Let's recall why the couple in my example made their move. They did so because they foresaw policy risks for the property market under ...

  7. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Stocks dive on fear of further tightening

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by DANIEL REN AND JEANNY YU

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai and Jeanny Yu Mainland shares fall 2.97 per cent as continuing measures to cool property prices are expected to take toll on major industries' profit growth ... tightening measures in the property sector. The sharp fall damped bullish investors' hopes for a strong rally this year despite optimistic forecasts for economic and corporate fundamentals. ...

  8. Property disclosure rules to be relaxed

    Posted Oct 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu Enoch.yiu@scmp.com Listed companies and listing hopefuls will no longer need to give unnecessary property valuation disclosures in their prospectuses and circulars from ... if their core businesses are not property developments, to give less onerous property valuation disclosures in their circulars. The same relaxation will also apply to listing candidates ...

  9. Citic wins bid to bar police from files

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... confidential. There is no evidence that the documents- including advice from Citic Pacific's law firm Mayer Brown JSM that it submitted to the Securities and Futures Commission- were produced to facilitate dishonest conduct, Mr Justice Michael Hartmann wrote in a ruling. On its face, the steelmaker and property developer's 2008 case on raising loans from three banks without immediately ...

  10. Mainland property stocks dumped as home sales fall

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito Mainland property stocks have dropped to record low valuations as investors pulled out of the market amid fears that the revenue and earnings of developers will be hit hard by falling sales. For buyers of bricks and mortar on the mainland, rather than shares, the question is whether stock investors have got their forecasts right. Will property prices on the mainland ...




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