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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Beijing casts net far and wide in anti-graft push

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 04:56am by Langi Chiang

    ... Thursday to lay down key policies governing the country's economic and social development in the years ahead. "The party will take the chance to celebrate its success in its campaign ...

  2. Business - Companies - PROPERTY

    Greenland Hong Kong sees surge in contracted sales

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 02:33pm by Peggy Sito

    ... more than 400 per cent. The average selling price was 7,377 yuan per square metre. Greenland Hong Kong completed the back-door listing after buying 60 per cent of the enlarged issued capital ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Growth model for Chinese developers 'is broken', BlackRock says

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:15am by DON WEINLAND

    ... according to a report issued yesterday by Moody's Analytics. Forty-one of the 46 cities that introduced home purchase restrictions have relaxed them, while the central government said on Monday ...

  4. Business - Companies - PROPERTY

    Detention of chief at property firm Agile spooks market over debt

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 11:11am by Peggy Sito, Langi Chiang

    ... said Agile would face immediate challenges, including to its ability to repay loans. "Given the sudden cancellation of the proposed HK$2.8 billion rights issue, Agile has now only two months to find a way to repay the US$475 million offshore loan maturing December 14," CLSA said in a report. A HK$2.67 billion syndicated loan issued in June carried a covenant requiring ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Competition for cheap home loans seen crimping demand

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:02am by Langi Chiang

    ... but there are many restrictions when borrowing from the housing provident funds," said Wang Lina, a senior researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, a top government think tank in Beijing. ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    China lacks high-quality assets to support reits, say experts

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:02am by Langi Chiang

    ... is strong demand from both buyers and sellers," Qin said. "The key issue is yield, and other challenges also include policies and taxes." Her centre conducted a joint study ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Beijing's credit easing gives hope to cash-strapped property developers

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:05am by Peggy Sito

    ... government since 2010 and targeting the credit issue," Jin said. "Its impact should be reflected in the sales of mass-market homes and upmarket properties in the upcoming months." ... Yanglee as saying. In September, the amount issued shrank 57 per cent month on month to seven billion yuan by September 23, mainly due to rising concerns over developers' liquidity risk, even ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Looser mortgage rules seen boosting China's sluggish property market

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:23am by Toh Han Shih, VICTORIA RUAN AND PEGGY SITO

    ... Yesterday's announcement also encouraged mainland banks to issue mortgage-backed securities to support home buyers' demand for loans. In July, the Postal Savings Bank of China sold the first ...

  9. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    Nanjing scraps home purchase curbs

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 12:03pm by Peggy Sito, Eric Ng, Yvonne Liu

    ... scraps real estate curbs in bid to boost market Nanjing has become the latest mainland city to remove property curbs in a move to boost the struggling market, but the rights issue offering ... developers to raise funds in the financial market. Separately, Agile Property Holdings yesterday announced it plans to raise about HK$2.79 billion in a rights issue to bolster its financial position ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    BOC, Agricultural Bank to allow relaxed mortgage policies

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 12:36pm by Sandy Li

    ... on Wednesday. That day, Agricultural Bank also issued a statement saying the bank would increase its mortgage lending in order to meet the demand of first-time homebuyers and upgraders who trade up ...




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