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  1. Tsang's term chimes with strong housing market

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... economic outlook. Midland Realty estimates that Land Registry data due out this week could show that the total number of property transactions dropped by some 31 per cent to 7,897 in June. Buggle ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Hong Kong's property market has had its strongest five-year run since the handover, with secondary home sales reaching new highs during ...

  2. Think long and hard before buying into new yuan fund

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by Beijing's efforts to cool the property market. In all, half the CSI 300 index is made up of companies operating in sectors where business prospects are grim. That all makes for a daunting outlook ...

  3. Gloom puts flat prices in reverse

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito and Sandy Li Falling share prices, coupled with warnings of a property bubble forming in Hong Kong, have sapped the confidence of home seekers and triggered a sharp fall ... analysts said prices were likely to follow sales volumes down in the coming months. Professional Property Services Group chairman Nicholas Brooke said he now expected a fall in mass market prices ...

  4. China growth set for slowdown

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'positive' rating outlook even though the euro-zone recession was dragging on. The rating- the same as Belgium, Chile, Japan and Saudi Arabia- is based on favourable medium-term economic growth ... slower growth in China in the first quarter, underlying the adverse impact of Beijing's monetary tightening and cooling property market. Escalator maker Otis Elevator saw new orders from ...

  5. Doubts over market incentives

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... out and lock in their gains owing to the market's bearish long-term outlook. Before 2009, mainland regulators were comfortable about intervening in the market whenever key indicators ... curbs to cool the property sector. In addition, major mainland banks remain plagued by concerns about a bad-debt crisis, which is also likely to weigh down stocks in the near term. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. New rules 'will hurt global economy'

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Commenting on the euro-zone sovereign debt crisis, he said the outlook remained uncertain but the euro would survive and the 17-nation grouping would eventually recover. 'The reality ... to buy properties in Hong Kong and overseas. Britain's trade links with China will increase strongly.' Britain is now the largest source of foreign direct investment in China from ...

  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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