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  1. Residential property construction slumps

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

    ... 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 ... of the first quarter from 55,000 at the end of last year. Hong Kong's property market, fuelled last year by a bullish stock market, has started to slow in tandem with real estate markets ...

  2. Residential property sales propel K Wah core gains 1,048pc higher

    Posted Apr 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu K Wah International, a mid-tier developer run by gaming tycoon Lui Che-woo, said profit surged 1,048 per cent last year as it booked sales at three residential projects. Its underlying earnings, excluding gains from the disposal of Galaxy Entertainment Group's shares and a property revaluation, rose to HK$800 million from HK$69.7 million a year earlier. In 2006, ...

  3. Company profile- Cheung Kong (Holdings)

    Posted Jun 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Kong (Holdings) is one of the largest developers of residential, commercial and industrial properties in Hong Kong. ...

  4. Survey explores cross-border living

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The Hong Kong Planning Department and the Shenzhen Municipal Statistics Bureau will conduct the first survey of Hongkongers living in Shenzhen. The bureau will carry out research into 4,000 Hong Kong households across the border between tomorrow and the end of the month. Information on socio-economic conditions, living standards and residential properties ...

  5. Mainland home sales fall 20.6pc

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... of private property, including residential and commercial properties, reached 1.93 trillion yuan (HK$2.18 trillion) in the first 11 months, down 19.8 per cent from a year earlier. Sales were worse ... metres of private property was sold on the mainland during the period, down 18.3 per cent from a year ago. The floor area of private residential property sold dropped 18.8 per cent. According ...

  6. Beijing sets stage for imposition of commercial property tax this year

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... properties. 'The tax rate is high. Transactions for commercial properties will drop if the government imposes the tax this year,' he said. Transactions in the luxury residential market have ... next step will be to impose a tax on residential properties. But Feng Changchun, head of the Centre of Real Estate Studies and Appraisals at Peking University, said it would take at least two ...

  7. Give rebates to rate-paying tenants, not their landlords

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are defined as occupier's rates. They are a tax to be paid by the occupier of a property. It is not uncommon in Hong Kong for landlords to lease their residential properties on a gross ... residential properties are occupied by people who do not own or cannot afford to own a flat. Most of the smaller residential flats, in particular, in Hong Kong are leased to households on low incomes. ...

  8. New political appointees declare modest financial interests

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Education Kenneth Chen Wei-on owns local company Arigon and British Virgin Islands company Basefield Holdings with his wife. Arigon holds a residential property in Southern district for Mr Chen's own use and Basefield Holdings holds a Shenzhen golf club debenture. He and his wife also own a residence in Wan Chai for family use, and jointly own a residential property in Zhongshan, ...

  9. Policy changes, global concerns cloud Macau residential outlook

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

    ... Fulton Mak The short-term outlook for Macau's residential market will remain cloudy in the second half due to policy changes and uncertainties globally, property consultants said. ... to 7,673, but Jones Lang LaSalle believed the final outcome for the first half would improve on the same period last year. Meanwhile, capital values for high-end residential properties rose 10.9 per ...

  10. Market boom goes against the tide

    Posted Dec 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Figures from the Association of Residential Lettings Agents show this is almost double the level of return available on other buy-to-let properties, which is 4.9 per cent. Student housing rental returns are relatively high because tenant demand is large and growing, and sales prices are relatively low compared with mainstream residential property. The university town of Nottingham has ...




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