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  1. Hutch stuck in sister's shadow despite brightening outlook

    Posted Mar 31st 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of that Cheung Kong has the added attraction of its exposure to buoyant property markets in Hong Kong and mainland China, where its earnings nearly doubled last year. And despite its record ... of any of its European 3G business with a rival operator, while a big slump in the mainland's property market could taint Cheung Kong's prospects. But neither of those possibilities ...

  2. S&P lifts mainland bank outlook

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by Christine Chan

    ... improved its outlook for the mainland banking system, saying it will reach international benchmarks for non-performing loans within five years. The agency said bad loans would fall from 45 per cent ... optimistic forecast was mainly due to rising property prices and an increase in the number of loans extended by banks in the first half. By issuing more loans banks can make their existing pool ...

  3. Soft rental market reins in Macau property spiral

    Posted Nov 21st 2004, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... Agents say prices in the gambling enclave are unlikely to soar again ahead of more big casino openings in 2006. Chris Oliver reports Macau's property boom appears to be pausing for breath, with prices unlikely to resume their upward spiral ahead of the completion of major casinos scheduled for 2006, agents say. Prices for well-located luxury property have risen 100 to 150 ...

  4. Ah Pak

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... It was interpreted as a warning that the market might be somewhat overvalued- prophetic words indeed. A billion here or there Being boss of Hong Kong's largest property developer, Sun Hung Kai Properties, Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong is required to know just about everything there is to know about his company's numbers, especially when presenting financial results. And since there are so ...

  5. Recession changing mix of street-front tenants

    Posted Jan 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the retail department at property consultants Savills (Hong Kong). 'Banks, on the other hand, are generally willing to pay only market rentals and usually negotiate longer-term leases that limit ... International Holdings and Hong Kong's Krispy Kreme doughnut franchise. Also hit hard have been property agencies. More than 200 outlets have closed because of the sluggish market, counting only ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROFILE

    Boosting DTZ's capabilities a goal for new chief Alva To Yu-hung

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... property market is no longer purely market-driven, and since the government began rolling out measures to cool the market, it has become increasingly hard to forecast sales and prices. But property ... of the property consultancy's local operations last October. Having hosted many press conferences to announce DTZ's research findings, To is now one of the best-known analysts in the industry. ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - RETAILING

    Global brands pause as store sales growth slows on China

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... in first-tier cities in the first quarter," said Thomas Lam, head of research for Greater China at property consultancy Knight Frank. While total retail sales volumes stayed strong in the first ... are strong in developing shopping malls such as Hang Lung Properties, China Resources Land and Cofco," said Lam. China Resources Land and COFCO respectively developed The MixC and Joy City, two ...

  8. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    China Vanke follows rich Chinese to grow abroad

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... million last October. The project, comprising 726 residential units, may be launched in the second half of this year. China Vanke made its first foray into Hong Kong's property market in January, acquiring a residential site on the Tsuen Wan waterfront in partnership with New World Development for HK$3.43 billion. Vanke Property (Hong Kong), a subsidiary of China Vanke, has a 20 ...

  9. Business - Companies - RESULTS

    Retailer to expand circle on mainland China

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by PAUL SOH

    ... the number of Saint Honore outlets in Guangzhou and other surrounding cities to approximately 80 this year. "Despite a challenging start in the first half of 2013 due to soft demand and escalating expenses, we expect consumer sentiment to improve in the second half of 2013," said Richard Yeung, chief executive of Convenience Retail Asia. Yeung said that although operating ...

  10. Hang Lung purchases Wuxi site for 415m yuan

    Posted May 16th 2009, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Hang Lung Properties paid 415 million yuan (HK$471 million) for a site in Wuxi, its second acquisition in a week, signalling growing developer optimism in the market. ... metre. Lee Wee-liat, senior property analyst at Nomura International (Hong Kong), said the purchase sent a strong signal that the market had turned around. 'It is a good move as land values ...




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