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  1. Longfor pushes US$1b IPO amid weak outlook

    Posted Jul 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wong Ka-chun Property developer to test waters in two-week pre-marketing Longfor Properties, a Chongqing-based property developer, is proceeding with its Hong Kong initial public offering ... a property company this year. Central China Real Estate Group raised HK$1.37 billion last month in the first property share offering this year as the market turned cautious towards the sluggish ...

  2. HKMA says outlook for loan demand clouded by subprime fallout

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

    ... Maria Chan The Hong Kong Monetary Authority said there was some uncertainty in the outlook for loan demand given the potential spillover from the US subprime crisis and concerns about ... became subdued. But rising property prices and interest-rate cuts in the fourth quarter should bolster property loans. Meanwhile, the HKMA said non-performing loans for some banks could have ...

  3. Investment property deals tumble

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Fulton Mak and Peggy Sito Hit by the clouded outlook for the global economy and the domestic stock market, transactions in Hong Kong's property investment market saw a double-digit drop in the first eight months of this year, according to property consultant DTZ. A total of 155 'major' transactions- each with a unit value of more than HK$100 million- were ...

  4. Residential property construction slumps

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

    ... not drop significantly because of the tight supply. 'The outlook for the Singapore and Hong Kong property markets has been clouded by the subprime crisis,' Mr Wong said. 'But ... Yvonne Liu Construction of private residential units has fallen to a record low, a sign tightening supply may help the property market ride out the impact of the worsening US subprime ...

  5. HK property transactions remain subdued on lack of buying interest

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fulton Mak Buyers in Hong Kong's property market remained in short supply last week against a troubled background of poor investor sentiment on the stock market. Reflecting the uncertain mood, home seekers were adopting a wait-and-see attitude and deferring their buying decisions until they got a clearer picture of the market outlook, said agents. About 15 new units were ...

  6. Property bulls see pieces fall into place for rally

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... measures on the mainland could dampen growth in luxury housing, even as the outlook for the mass residential segment remains bright. On the side of the bulls, property consultants and a developer ... agency Fitch Ratings sounded a note of caution. 'While the bullish outlook prevails, we are starting to look into the potential risks,' said Fitch Ratings property analyst Michael Wu. ...

  7. Shop sales fall with investor confidence

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... shunned the market because of the uncertain global economic outlook, Ricacorp said. International property consultant CB Richard Ellis said in its latest Asia-Pacific Capital Markets report ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Concerns over the knock-on effect of the European debt crisis and tightened property lending by Hong Kong banks are undermining investor confidence ...

  8. Prices and sales both likely to drop, says CBRE

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito Peggy.sito@scmp.com The market for Hong Kong homes has reached a turning point, with prices and transaction volumes both likely to see corrections, says property consultant CB ... land-auction result signalled the turning point, they say. Property prices have risen sharply in the past 18 months. The average price for luxury flats reached HK$27,500 per square foot in the second ...

  9. PICC sees 97pc jump in first half

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com PICC Property and Casualty, one of the biggest insurers on the mainland, reported record interim profit for the first half, largely due to greater turnover, ... Key areas of insurance growth were a 9.3 per cent increase in motor, 10 per cent gain in commercial property, 14.8 per cent uptick in liability, 36 per cent jump in accident and health, ...

  10. A major question of to buy or sell

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the near-term outlook for property prices. Market sentiment was further buffeted after another prime residential site was sold for a lower-than-expected price on August 26. The commercial-residential ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Hong Kong investors who own rental properties are facing a dilemma after being hit by an array of bad news about the financial markets at home and abroad. Should ...




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