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  1. Residential market defies downturn

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... But underpinned by low interest rates, a rally on the stock market and an influx of hot money, the Hong Kong property market has shown strong resilience to shrinking economic growth in the first half, and investment banks Goldman Sachs and Nomura International are positive about prospects for the second half. In light of improving data, Goldman upgraded its property market outlook earlier this month ...

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    Picking the peak of Hong Kong property market a futile exercise

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... question that arises whenever property prices appear to have peaked: "Should I sell my home now, take the profit, and buy back later?" Of course, it is not always easy to identify ... I take into account before jumping back in? Let's recall why the couple in my example made their move. They did so because they foresaw policy risks for the property market under ...

  3. Higher property sales despite cooling efforts

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... International said that until there were more alternative channels of investment and the issue of meagre holding costs for residential property was addressed, the desired residential price correction ... Sandy Li China Overseas Land and Investment said yesterday its property sales jumped 40.4 per cent last year from 2009, despite the central government's measures to cool the market. ...

  4. Property a good bet, says tycoon

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... a residential project in Tseung Kwan O, showed strong purchasing power in the market. 'Looking at history, whenever there was negative interest rates, property prices went up,' he said. ... Paggie Leung Li Ka-shing has cast doubt on the Hong Kong stock market's outlook but is bullish about local property. 'Comparing today's Hang Seng Index and that of last ...

  5. New Territories property surge to continue

    Posted Jun 01st 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Values of luxury residential properties in the New Territories have appreciated dramatically and are expected to see sustainable growth this year, according to a property ... (CBRE). Prices of luxury units in the New Territories have risen 37 per cent since March, outperforming Hong Kong island's 22 per cent and Kowloon's 10 per cent. 'Luxury properties ...

  6. Stock market unlikely to rescue luxury property

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... I cite the excerpts above. Where do property agents think upmarket residential developments will find new buyers when the stock market is no longer minting them? The first chart shows you how ... with Jake van der Kamp 'A surge in property sales triggered by the release this month of two new apartment blocks has been hailed by agents as a turning point in four-month decline ...

  7. Equities seen as a better bet in wake of property curbs

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... the government imposed heavy measures to penalise the quick resale of residential units, I have switched to buying stocks since their transaction costs are much lower,' said veteran property ... Sandy Li Bullish forecasts for the Hong Kong stock market could lure property traders to the equities market as additional stamp duties and higher initial down payments threaten to squeeze ...

  8. Henderson placement weakens property plays

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by David Robinson

    ... its way to property stocks and the housing market will continue to see a robust recovery,' Mr Lam said. The residential property market has been showing tentative signs of recovery, ... The Hang Seng Index slips after the developer raises concerns over share dilution Property plays led Hong Kong stocks lower yesterday after Henderson Land placed $3 billion in shares, ...

  9. Property sector invites global interest

    Posted Nov 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... and property developers, one of the hottest areas attracting foreign investment is the property sector, particularly high-quality residential and hotel and tourism developments along Vietnam's largely undeveloped coastline. Bill Fannemel, Indochina Land director of sales and marketing said investors should look at the Vietnam property market as a long-term investment strategy ...

  10. Property plays cheap despite fundamentals

    Posted Apr 28th 2008, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Property developers Lee Shau-kee, the Kwok brothers and Li Ka-shing all made the same move after announcing their company results: they bought shares of their own firms heavily, ... bought HK$623 million worth of Sun Hung Kai Properties shares, while Mr Li paid HK$64 million for Cheung Kong (Holdings) stock over the past two months. Despite sound fundamentals for the real ...




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