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  1. Shaky global economy clouds Hong Kong outlook

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anoop Singh We at the IMF have become more cautiously optimistic in our outlook for global growth over the past few months. A string of encouraging economic indicators have emerged from ... outlook, Hong Kong's robust prudential policy framework, and the government's existing land-sale strategy should help contain near-term market briskness. Nevertheless, if global economic ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. HSBC revises down HK growth outlook

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Towards the end of next year, it could further advance to 6.4 per cent as an economic recovery puts pressure on property prices and wages. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah warned of a bleak economic outlook last week, after Hong Kong's overseas shipments in September dropped 3 per cent to HK$271.8 billion- the first fall in almost two years. The decrease follows a 6.8 per cent ...

  4. HK economy contracts 0.1pc on decline in exports

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mounting headwinds to the global economy, the external environment would thus remain difficult and continue to overshadow Hong Kong's export outlook in the near term.' Total exports ... and imports are predominantly re-exports to and from the mainland. Chan said the economic outlook for the euro zone remained dim. The overall jobless rate across the nations using the common currency ...

  5. Gloomy outlook for white elephants after the demise of a sacred cow

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... or the property market, both key influences on public finance. Fundamental reform of public housing is required, away from subsidised rentals for one-third of the population towards income support ...

  6. China growth boosts outlook for Asia

    Posted Sep 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Asian Development Outlook 2004 update. Asia is expected to sustain its recovery next year but with growth slowing to 6.2 per cent, instead of the bank's previous forecast of 6.7 per cent, ... than the 6 per cent forecast in April, due to the dramatic 9.5 per cent rise in GDP in the first half as the economy recovered from a prolonged property slump and the Sars outbreak. The bank ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Party's over as developers forced to slash flat prices

    Posted Nov 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... their downward trajectory into 2012, with the market bottoming out in 2013,' Sun said. 13.7% Drop in the number of residential property transactions last month from September, the third monthly ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Property developers seemed until recently to be blessed with the Midas touch, routinely turning bricks and mortar into gold. But the fat profits that could ...

  9. Downgrades spur sell-off in property stocks

    Posted Nov 19th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Properties to neutral from overweight. The brokerage also revised its outlook on Pacific Century Premium Developments, Great Eagle Holdings and Far East Consortium International to underweight from ... Yvonne Liu Hong Kong property stocks ended lower yesterday after JP Morgan downgraded five property companies and cut share-price estimates on two leading developers. 'Hong Kong has ...

  10. Hysan net profit surges to $4.12b following property revaluation

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.50pm: Higher rents, the sale of a building and a revaluation of properties held by property investor Hysan Development saw its net profit surged to $4.12 billion ... of properties following changes in accounting standards. Excluding the revaluations, underlying net profit for 2005 was $1 billion, up 65 per cent from $609 million reported in 2004. Turnover was $1.25 ...




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