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  1. Moody's raises its outlook for residential property to stable

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito As concerns fade that the central government will soon introduce measures to tighten lending in the mainland property market, ratings agency Moody's Investors Service has revised its outlook for the housing sector to stable from negative. Conditions in the sector are stabilising and likely to remain so over the next 12 months as a favourable macroeconomic ...

  2. Agile raises sales target to 16b yuan on upbeat outlook

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... level and have stabilised,' chairman Chen Zhuolin said. 'We also have seen that property sales in many cities have increased. If this can be sustained, the market outlook ... as the outlook for the property market improved. Shares of Country Garden Holdings rose 8.23 per cent to HK$2.63, while Guangzhou R&F Properties surged 8.6 per cent to HK$12.12. Hopson Development ...

  3. Bleaker outlook for mainland developers

    Posted Sep 21st 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... strong earnings in the first half face a dimmer outlook. There is rising concern that a declining pace of loan growth and a continued slowdown in sales activity could be a drag on developers' earnings growth momentum. These market uncertainties have triggered some analysts to downgrade the sector and suggest investors be selective among the property stocks. 'With ...

  4. MTR core profit jumps 43pc but outlook unclear

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... executive Chow Chung-kong said yesterday. Mr Chow said MTR would focus on keeping a lid on costs and expected the economic outlook to remain uncertain for the rest of the year. 'Sentiment in the stock and property markets has improved significantly, but economic recovery is less clear,' he said. 'How strongly and how fast the economy will recover remain to be seen.' ...

  5. Sluggish outlook as home sales fall

    Posted Oct 08th 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Home sales activity on the mainland declined last month, traditionally a peak period for property transactions, as some analysts forecast a lacklustre 2010. The floor area of residential units sold in 14 of 30 large cities last month dropped from August, according to China Index Academy, which is affiliated with mainland property website SouFun.com. Total gross floor area ...

  6. Decline in office rents slows but outlook dim

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Overall office rents in Hong Kong declined at a slower pace last month as some landlords held firm and refused to accept lower lease rates. However, property analysts say the outlook for the market in the second half of the year remains downbeat, with continued concern about weak economic prospects. Office rents fell 1.6 per cent month on month in June to an average ...

  7. Country Garden earnings to drop but analysts see brighter outlook

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Country Garden Holdings is expected to report a decline in net profit for 2008 - a year plagued by falling property sales on the mainland - but analysts have a brighter outlook ... by Reuters Thomson. But some analysts forecast a decline of as much as 69 per cent. 'The steep decline in property prices in Guangdong province has overshadowed the management's strong ...

  8. Jardine forecasts mixed outlook for group units

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... The warning came even though the company reported a 14 per cent rise in underlying earnings to a record US$822 million last year. Taking into account a deficit in property revaluation and non-trading items, attributable profit fell 64 per cent to US$666 million on a 14 per cent rise in revenue to US$36.15 billion last year. With the revaluation of properties- primarily from Hongkong Land, ...

  9. S&P raises outlook for mainland developers

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... recovery is still fragile, according to Standard & Poor's. The credit rating agency yesterday raised the short-term outlook for the mainland's residential property sector ... mainland developers covered by the firm had a negative outlook. Ms Fu said the agency was likely to revise the rating outlook on several developers to 'stable' from 'negative' ...

  10. Outlook uncertain for owners of small offices

    Posted Sep 30th 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... sector, the outlook remained uncertain, said Desmond Poon Chi-ming, an associate director of property consultancy Chartersince Realty (International). 'The city's office market could see ... clients,' Leung said. Recent surveys and reports from property consultants and leasing agents showed that the overall decline in rents in the office sector has been moderating after a sharp fall ...




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