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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. Property deals surge to 31-month high

    Posted Nov 04th 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Improved sentiment in both the primary and secondary markets spurred property transactions last month to the highest number of deals in 31 months after surging 63.4 per cent month on month, according to Land Registry figures released yesterday. Property transactions reached 11,219 in October, up from 6,866 deals lodged in September, while strong sales of luxury ...

  3. Property bulls see pieces fall into place for rally

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... measures on the mainland could dampen growth in luxury housing, even as the outlook for the mass residential segment remains bright. On the side of the bulls, property consultants and a developer ... of HK$79.65 billion. Mr Lau estimated that the number of transactions in residential properties would total 145,000 for the full year and further increase to 170,000 next year. But credit rating ...

  4. Investment property deals tumble

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Fulton Mak and Peggy Sito Hit by the clouded outlook for the global economy and the domestic stock market, transactions in Hong Kong's property investment market saw a double-digit drop in the first eight months of this year, according to property consultant DTZ. A total of 155 'major' transactions- each with a unit value of more than HK$100 million- were ...

  5. Banking risks in property bubbles

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... institutions failed because of a high concentration in ADC loans in commercial or residential property. The S&P/Case-Shiller Housing Index showed a 2 per cent decline in the year to last September, ... Andrew Sheng How worrisome are property bubbles for the banking system? Based on the recent subprime and then global financial crises, very worrisome indeed. Property is so important ...

  6. New clampdown may not be enough to cool property prices

    Posted Apr 20th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... although the announced measures should help to deter leveraged speculators, it is doubtful whether they will be sufficient to take much steam out of the residential property market, quite simply ... with Tom Holland If you were to judge only from yesterday's stock market reaction, you would have to conclude that Beijing's latest attempt to cool mainland property prices ...

  7. The link between H-share IPOs and Hong Kong property prices

    Posted Dec 29th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of Hong Kong there is a link. They have crunched the numbers and concluded that H-share IPO activity is partially responsible for driving Hong Kong's residential property prices (though IPO ... with Tom Holland If you want to know what's going to happen to Hong Kong property prices in 2011, keep a close eye on how much money mainland companies raise in initial public ...

  8. HK property transactions remain subdued on lack of buying interest

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

    ... Fulton Mak Buyers in Hong Kong's property market remained in short supply last week against a troubled background of poor investor sentiment on the stock market. Reflecting ... residential project in Wan Chai, secured two buyers for three units after it opened its show flat for public viewing on Friday. Adding to the caution of buyers is a great divergence of opinion among ...

  9. Man of property invests full time in own business

    Posted Oct 21st 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... chance.' He developed an interest in property investment in his 20s. Now in his 30s, he already has a portfolio of 40 residential properties in Britain. 'I have earned more money in property ... the company's clients earned an average 30 per cent return on capital, largely from residential projects. 'The key to success in property investment is research and due diligence on the legal ...

  10. Property deals head for 1990s levels

    Posted Mar 17th 2004, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li and Ernest Kong The number of transactions in the secondary property market this month is on course to match levels not seen since the late 1990s, in the latest evidence of the sector's rebound. According to Midland Realty (Holdings) and Centaline Property Agency, registered property transactions in the secondary market could jump 20 per cent this month to 7,000. ...




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