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  1. Shanghai and Guangdong property sales decline 20pc

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung, Yvonne Liu

    ... metres. Property prices in Shanghai remained stable, eking out a 0.4 per cent gain. Despite the slowdown, developers appear optimistic about the outlook for the market. They have invested 64.33 ... sales fell 20.35 per cent to 20.13 million sq metres. The association said it was the first decline in five years between January and June, while average property prices had fallen to the same ...

  2. Economic outlook still uncertain, minister says

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... of the legislature's financial affairs panel. His comments were backed by government economist Helen Chan, who said the city had recently seen an increase in export orders, a less pessimistic business outlook ... if the city's property and stock markets had created a bubble and remained healthy, he said the bubble was not as big as the one experienced during the Asian financial crisis in 1997-98. 'It's ...

  3. Outlook for job market bleakest since Sars outbreak, survey finds

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung and Agnes Lam Hong Kong has the gloomiest employment outlook since the severe acute respiratory syndrome crisis, a survey by a recruitment firm found. Manpower, which ... outlook- by subtracting the percentage of employers planning to reduce staff from the percentage of those going to hire- of minus 3 per cent from April 1 to June 30. That was 6 percentage points ...

  4. Business - Property - PROPERTY

    Further mortgage rate rise 'could cut home prices by 20pc in two years'

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Paggie Leung, Yvonne Liu, Sandy Li

    ... of Centaline Property, reacted angrily to the rate increase. He questioned if banks were under pressure from the government to raise rates, adding that the move had soured market sentiment. ... scheduled over the next few weeks," it said. We are not pessimistic about the market outlook but we will adjust our strategy to the change in the market. For example, we may build more small ...

  5. Nine-year high seen in investment transactions

    Posted Jan 12th 2006, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Property brokers expect investment sales to hit a nine-year high this year, with transactions rising 16 per cent to $70 billion. 'The outlook for 2006 could be even ... is because] rents for different properties are expected to rise, making it more profitable for investors to purchase real estate.' Investment property sales jumped 69 per cent to 483 transactions ...

  6. City's wealthy cut back on life's luxuries as financial crisis bites

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Paggie Leung

    ... September last year. Still, he remains cautiously optimistic about the outlook for customer orders. 'The coming 12 months will be difficult,' Mr Roy said. 'Like everyone else, ... last month, said Derek Tong, general manager of the Porsche Centre Hong Kong and Macau. The outlook for the next 12 months would depend on general economic conditions, he said. 'As ...

  7. Cost of joining elite clubs tumbles

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... for memberships have declined on average by between 30 and 40 per cent in the past six months. The number of sales has also halved. 'Similar to the property and stock markets, the trading ... cent. Agents are pessimistic about the outlook. Noblesse Membership Service's managing director Ivan Chan expects prices to fall a further 15 per cent. 'There are more corporations ...

  8. Unemployment rate hits 13-month high

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Paggie Leung

    ... communications, and import and export trade sectors. Economists generally expect unemployment to worsen to about 5 or 6 per cent next year given the gloomy outlook. 'The financial tsunami has caused ... said. 'Although construction workers are affected by the crisis, those who are from the finance and property sectors have also been seriously affected.' Mr Cheung, who also attended ...

  9. Fallout tipped to hit HK early in new year

    Posted Oct 11th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Paggie Leung

    ... Hong Kong Economic Monitor report contains a gloomy outlook for external trade and domestic demand. 'Looking ahead, the prospects for employment are dim,' it said. 'There ... to cut headcount as property transactions turn more sluggish.' The bank revised its economic growth forecast for this year down to 4 per cent, from 4.3 per cent. For next year, it cut its ...



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