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  1. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    Longfor Properties banks on lower profit margins in 2013

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com The mainland developer voices confidence in better times ahead, with expectations that higher sales and investment properties will lift returns in future Longfor banks on lower profit margins in 2013 Mainland developer Longfor Properties is confident about its business outlook even though it expects a drop in gross profit margin next year. ...

  2. Cutback in projects after a not so glorious return

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Shanghai-based Glorious Property Holdings says it will cut back on its construction work by 25 per cent to 1.5 million square metres this year after it failed ... 'We have not set a sales target for this year because the outlook for the residential market is still highly uncertain.' Cheng said the firm would be cautious in land acquisitions ...

  3. Swire to sell mall for HK$18.8b

    Posted Jul 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... HK$13 billion over the next five years to expand its investment property portfolio to 24 million sq ft by 2013, of which 8 million sq ft would be on the mainland and 16 million in Hong Kong. ... agreement to sell 100 per cent of the 13-year-old Festival Walk to Mapletree Investments, a unit of Singapore's Temasek Holdings. It would be the most expensive property transaction ...

  4. Stocks a better bet than homes, says Lee

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito and Paggie Leung Henderson Land Development chairman Lee Shau-kee says investing in stocks in Hong Kong is more profitable than investing in property. Lee, speaking after ... of non-luxury housing will increase substantially and, as a result, prices are unlikely to rise much. Many property stocks are trading at a discount of as much as 60 per cent as investors grow cautious ...

  5. Developers tipped to speed up sales

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... 19,000 points, would therefore have no enduring impact on the property market, Yuen said. A declining unemployment rate, lower mortgage rates and a positive outlook on salaries would boost ... and secondary markets, property agents say. Nearly 5,000 completed or near-finished new units await release, agents say. Strong sales achieved by an uncompleted project, Belcher's Hill in Western ...

  6. Property agents upbeat over market outlook

    Posted Nov 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Rate cut expected to boost buying Hong Kong property agents are upbeat that the 0.25 percentage point interest rate cut by local lenders, tracking the reduction in the US, will encourage more people to buy property in the booming market. The optimism comes in the wake of an upturn in the property market in September helped by a booming economy and rising salaries, said ...

  7. Retail and office landlords to gain on better outlook

    Posted Jul 13th 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... developers to landlords, as retail and office rentals enter an upward cycle. 'In the wake of the improved economic outlook and increase in demand for retail and office properties ... rises to be slower than previous expectations after the recent weak data,' Mr Cheung said. 'When current optimism towards interest-rate outlooks turn, property companies, particularly ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Insurers gain as tax cut boosts earnings outlook

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Life's H shares rose 7.99 per cent to HK$33.80. Ping An gained 10.45 per cent to HK$72.95 and PICC Property and Casualty, the country's largest non-life insurer, closed 11.86 per cent higher ...

  10. Property stocks get boost as fears ease

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Shares of property developers rallied yesterday following enthusiastic buyer response to their recent launches. Investor interest in property stocks had returned as concerns over the city's market outlook began to ease, analysts said. 'The market was worried that Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying would introduce tough measures to rein ...




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