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  1. No sign builders' cost rises will slow

    Posted Sep 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... to nearly HK$1,500 by 2013. 'Starting from last month, all bar benders received a daily wage increase,' Yau said. Under an agreement announced in March between the Hong Kong Construction Industry Bar Bending Workers' Union and the Hong Kong Bar-Bending Contractors Association, daily wages rose from HK$1,100 to HK$1,230 from August. By 2013 the daily wage will rise to HK$1,490. ...

  2. Business - Economy - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Re-exports disguise Hong Kong's gloomy outlook

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to its exports had little impact on the city's real economy, except to inflate property prices at the more ostentatious end of the market. If weakening demand for China's exports now ...

  3. Outlook is mostly fine with a few showers

    Posted Oct 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anoop Singh Hong Kong's economy has maintained its impressive momentum in the last couple of years. While the global economic outlook has become increasingly uncertain, the International Monetary Fund projects in its recent 'Regional Economic Outlook' that Asia is likely to grow by 6.25 per cent this year and 6.75 per cent in 2012. However, a possible escalation ...

  4. Mixed fortunes in 2011 for HK's property market

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com This year was one of mixed fortunes for Hong Kong's property market and analysts predict all real estate- except retail properties in prime locations- ... the market. Increased land supply, tightened lending on the mainland, the euro-zone debt crisis and global slowdown all helped to end the property market's bull run. 'Without substantial ...

  5. Volume slump foreshadows slide in HK property prices

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong's property market is remarkable. As recently as March activity was frantic, with more than 10,000 apartments a month changing hands. Since then, however, sentiment has taken a nosedive. ... are still some 15 per cent higher than they were 12 months ago. A glance at the chart above suggests this resilience is unlikely to last. Every time in Hong Kong's recent history that property ...

  6. HK industrial sector holds firm amid falling property prices

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fulton Mak The industrial sector in Hong Kong has so far weathered declining property prices in better shape than the residential market despite slowing economic growth, analysts say. Centaline Property Agency data shows that though deal numbers in the sector are down significantly, aggregate sale values fetched by the slowing transaction levels have held up reasonably well. ...

  7. Beijing property curbs may boost HK, Macau

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Beijing's determination to restrict foreign property investment could boost Hong Kong and Macau real estate as overseas funds are diverted to the SARs, according to property consultant CB Richard Ellis. '[The restriction] may help drive interest of funds to Hong Kong and Macau,' said managing director Rick Santos, who remained upbeat on the long-term outlook ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    More Hong Kong companies expected to quit Pearl River Delta

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... will be difficult in 2013." Guangdong also suffers from electricity shortage. Factories going without electricity for one or two days a week was common last summer, Lau said. Hong Kong's exports ... economic outlook for Europe will remain a major threat to the recovery of the global economy. If there are signs of deterioration in the global market, the government needs to provide extra support ...

  9. Orient Property targets 3 projects worth US$400m

    Posted Mar 12th 2008, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Orient Property Group, which has teamed up with mainland developer Evergrande Real Estate Group and Donald Trump to bid for a landmark Guangzhou office property development, ... and established Orient Property Group with financial support from US hedge fund DE Shaw with a view to investing in Asia, Macau, the mainland and Hong Kong. DE Shaw is a global investment and technology ...

  10. To buy or not to buy? The fickle promise of property

    Posted May 24th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... likes to see it as a technical rebound and says the outlook remains uncertain. 'I can't foresee what the property price trend will be by the end of this year. But generally I believe ... Yvonne Liu Is it the right time to get back into the property market? Mr Mak has been asking himself that for quite some time now, avidly following the unexpected rise in property prices ...




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