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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    China developers resist pressure to cut prices, leading to market standoff

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 02:11am by Langi Chiang

    ... fresh signs of slowdown. Even after smaller discounts are applied, a 93 square metre, three-bedroom flat in the Starry Sands project, developed by Guangzhou-based Yuexiu Property, costs 1.7 ... have edged down from a premium of 5 to 10 per cent over the benchmark rate in May. Those buying Yuexiu's Starry Sands can apply for a loan at 2 per cent above the benchmark rate, while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1603432/china-developers-resist-pressure-cut-prices-leading-market
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - DESIGN

    Nature finds a home in city apartments

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:08am by Kavita Daswani

    ... terrariums, filled with sand, rocks and plants, gave Spear an idea: what if these terrariums, used mostly as decorative pieces, could function as an architectural device? "Could they be a room ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1554879/nature-finds-home-city-apartments
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Exposé cracks confidence in building safety

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... being tested. The crackdown came after a China Central Television (CCTV) exposé on Thursday on how Shenzhen's developers replaced river sand with much cheaper, substandard sea sand ... to be the milk powder scandal of our industry. If the Ping An project is found to use even one particle of substandard sea sand, market confidence will collapse." About 200 buyers of flats in Jiayu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1194126/expose-cracks-confidence-building-safety
  4. Property - International - CANADA

    Vancouver developer targets world’s wealthy with his ‘52-storey sculpture’

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:16pm by Ian Young

    ... with that unless they truly have their head in the sand. "I think we're past that conversation. I think the real issue is that when you have a city that's growing like our city is, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1534655/vancouver-developer-targets-worlds-wealthy-his-52-storey
  5. Property - International

    Hongkong Land looks for more office sites in Singapore

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... land off the sea fronting the banking district. It now includes Las Vegas Sands' Marina Bay Sands casino resort with a convention centre that is able to accommodate 45,000 delegates. Land ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1305194/hongkong-land-looks-more-office-sites-singapore
  6. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    How the end of Canada's millionaire visa will hit the property sector

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 07:34am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... to Shanghai, scouting out potential. To believe that the Canadian government's move was not going to affect the market is "to put your head in the sand", he says. "The immigration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1457007/market-braces-big-impact
  7. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - DESIGN

    Architects rekindle passion for plywood, 70 years after Eames chair

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 05:14am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... William Lim, who has also used it in the lobby of Marina Bay Sands' six-star casino in Singapore, says plywood gives "a beautiful layered effect and can be tooled into beautiful ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1451719/architects-rekindle-passion-plywood-70-years-after-eames
  8. Property - International

    Japan's biggest property developer teams up for possible Tokyo casino

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 04:01am by Reuters

    ... a year, making it the second-largest market in the world after Macau. International casino operators such as MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas Sands, Melco Crown Entertainment and Wynn Resorts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1354416/japans-biggest-property-developer-teams-possible-tokyo-casino
  9. News - China - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong concrete test result shocks Jiayu Garden flat owners

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... result shocks flat owners Flat owners of Shenzhen's Jiayu Garden, who suspect that the developer had used cheap sea sand in the concrete, are shocked to learn that a sample from their block ... for untreated sea sand after a national television expose triggered concerns over building safety. Sea sand contains high levels of salt and chloride that can corrode steel reinforcement bars, weakening ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1211762/hong-kong-concrete-test-result-shocks-jiayu-garden-flat-owners
  10. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Opportunities in paradise

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 04:29am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson Mauritius attracts investors with favourable tax rates and stable infrastructure in addition to idyllic beaches, writes Peta Tomlinson Opportunities in paradise Islands in the sun are a tempting proposition, especially when they come with white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and scenic landscapes as Mauritius does. Lovely to visit, no doubt, but there's far ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1426011/opportunities-paradise

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