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  1. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    How tycoons' IPO 'losses' may hide profits at herd's expense

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... you know who is the dumb one - the herd. shirley.yam@scmp.com How tycoons' IPO 'losses' may hide profits at herd's expense ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Should investors buy property, property stocks or both?

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHUNG

    ... traders would say equities offer better expense ratios, especially if all the stamp duties are taken into account. Out of curiosity, we have done a quick comparison between the two asset types, ... real estate sector and the stock performances are based on selected real estate stocks and reits. While real estate rentals have been taken into account, they are not factored back ...

  3. Hong Kong office rental market slows down

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... to property consultant Knight Frank. In its latest report, Knight Frank said leasing activity was sluggish, resulting in a decline in transaction volume. Overall rental growth slowed even though the uptrend in office rentals remained intact, it said. Rental growth on Hong Kong island slowed to 1.7 per cent last month, down from 2.9 per cent in May and the slowdown was even more noticeable ...

  4. MPF fees may halve payout: watchdog

    Posted Jul 17th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... aware of the existence of the fund expenses and how they are calculated,' said Larry Kwok Lam-kwong, chairman of the council's community relations committee. 'They are also not aware of the impact or effect of the fund expenses on the overall performance of the fund, particularly when it is compounded over 30 to 40 years.' The results come after new Mandatory ...

  5. Rising prices hit rental returns

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... and Newcastle, 4.7 per cent in Birmingham and Southampton, and 4.5 per cent in Brighton, Bristol and Glasgow. King Sturge partner Peter Murray said London's rental market had picked up significantly ... to trend down slightly in southern England as capital values rise faster than rents, although rental growth is likely to pick up on the back of major affordability pressures on first-time ...

  6. Home rents to drop at top end of town

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and abroad. Prestige home rentals in Hong Kong could fall between 5 per cent and 20 per cent as demand from previously cashed-up tenants, particularly those in the banking and finance sectors, ... announced plans to reduce staff worldwide. HSBC, Hong Kong's biggest bank by deposits, will cut 3,000 jobs in the city over the next three years as part of its plan to trim expenses throughout ...

  7. Business - Money - BULL VS BEAR: HONG KONG PROPERTY

    Real estate- safe as houses, or overblown balloon?

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Wong

    ... on inflation, always a potential problem, thanks to global banks' unprecendented and radical use of quantitative easing. While rental income rises alongside inflation (as any leaseholder knows), ... or the period for which the special stamp duty will be in effect. Net rental yield of less than one per cent offers little protection against interest rate hikes, which will almost certainly arrive ...

  8. Landlords shun London

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... of last month, 8.56 per cent of all rental property purchases were in London- 5 per cent down from 2003-04. The brokerage said levels of investment in London were surprisingly low considering government figures showed that 15 per cent of Britain's housing stock was there. London was losing investors because it had Britain's most expensive buy-to-let properties, it said. ...

  9. SFC nears final REITs guidelines

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... property ownership is concentrated with family-controlled firms and individuals rather than investing institutions. However, deflation and low expectations of future rental growth mean property ... rules,'' the source said. The SFC and HKEx will work together to approve the REITs. Another change to the original proposals is that REITs will now have to pay out 90 per cent of their rental ...

  10. Property - International

    Paris- opportunities for overseas investors

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 10:26am by Stephan von Barczy

    ... of transparency with a diversified occupier base; more than 30 per cent of the Fortune 500 companies have a presence here. Its diversity has resulted in less rental volatility than markets such as London, ... a reputation for possessing some of the highest real estate rental levels globally. These are maintained by high footfall – over 130 million shoppers walk up and down each year – and a vacancy rate, ...




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