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  1. Property firm's ambitious plans

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kenneth Ko Signature Homes, the luxury residential leasing arm of real estate giant Sun Hung Kai Properties, is looking to the future with a huge sense of optimism. A market leader in premium living with a strong portfolio of deluxe residential properties in prestigious Hong Kong locations, the company is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. It pledges to enrich its ...

  2. Mixed fortunes in 2011 for HK's property market

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... luxury residential and industrial property sectors in 2012. Colliers said the average Grade A office rent and price registered 14 per cent and 18 per cent growth, respectively, in the first 10 ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com This year was one of mixed fortunes for Hong Kong's property market and analysts predict all real estate- except retail properties in prime locations- ...

  3. Officials dismiss putting property ban on investment migrants

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Olga Wong

    ... for residential development. In a written reply to lawmaker Lam Tai-fai in May, the Security Bureau said the average value of property purchased by most applicants who invested in residential properties ... Olga Wong and Gary Cheung Removing property purchases as a qualification for becoming an investment migrant would damage Hong Kong's free-market image while having little effect ...

  4. A crazy property market crying out for government intervention

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I cannot withhold my anger over the state of our property market in Hong Kong. No one seems to be doing anything that works for the people who genuinely desire a home. I have heard enough of the government saying that the prices of Hong Kong properties only affect the rich but not the humble folks; I am writing to testify that it is not so. In fact, with my salary, I thought I could buy ...

  5. Hooked on property

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... to stump up. The public, which largely escaped conventional taxation because of buoyant land revenues, was broadly content. Hong Kong flourished. Times have changed. The commercial and residential property markets are now also subject to mainland influence. They are integrating with the mainland, and the traffic is increasingly two-way. In this situation, it is harder to predict Hong Kong ...

  6. To buy or not to buy? The fickle promise of property

    Posted May 24th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... it is time to buy a flat when the vacancy rate of residential properties drops and per capita income increases.' While the vacancy rate is increasing in Hong Kong now, per capita income ... Yvonne Liu Is it the right time to get back into the property market? Mr Mak has been asking himself that for quite some time now, avidly following the unexpected rise in property prices ...

  7. Abundant land supply key to mainland property prices

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu The mainland's property markets have become popular investment targets for investors from around the world and both developers and analysts warn that they should bear in mind that a plentiful supply of land in the country could have a bearing on the future price performance of property assets. Brokerage CLSA interviewed major players in both the Hong Kong ...

  8. Property professionals needed

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... Written by Jolene Otremba Consultancy struggles to find and keep staff despite slowing market Despite a slowdown in China's property market caused by the global economic crisis ... war in China for the past 10 years, especially in the property industry,' said Knight Frank's director of human resources in greater China, Theresa Lui. 'There are a few really ...

  9. Property bubble babble has the animation of proverbial dead cat

    Posted Oct 21st 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp 'Seven years after the bubble burst, Hong Kong still has not changed its spots; property still plays a central role in the economy.' Andy Xie Morgan Stanley economist HERE IS THE FACT. Property in gross domestic product is defined as building and construction activity plus costs of ownership transfer. At present this accounts for 10 per cent of GDP, ...


    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A report by Savills has found prime residential property prices in top-class cities in the 'New World', including Hong Kong, have massively out-performed prices in top cities in the 'Old World', such as London and New York. The report found Hong Kong to be the most expensive world-class city, 63 per cent higher than second-placed London, even though the British ...




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