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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - Market

    Luxury six-bedroom Repulse Bay property will test market at HK$328m

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 05:24am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Luxury six-bedroom property looking out over Repulse Bay will test high-end buyers Temptation comes with HK$328m price tag The market for super-deluxe houses will be tested with the release for sale of a six-bedroom house in Repulse Bay at HK$64,617 per sq ft. That will put a price tag of HK$328 million on the 5,076 sq ft property, located at 56 Repulse Bay ...

  2. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Manhattan sellers test limits of buyers on pricing

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 05:10am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg 'Everybody wants US$100 million for their flats these days,' says one broker, as Manhattan feels impact of a handful of record-shattering deals N.Y. sellers test buyer ... million. Luxury-apartment owners in New York are listing a record amount of properties for sale, testing the upper limits of what buyers are willing to pay even as median prices remain off ...

  3. Property - International - CANADA

    CIBC economist sees risk in lack of Canadian housing data

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:28am by Reuters

    ... to a Canadian economist. Benjamin Tal, a senior economist at CIBC, Canada's fifth-largest bank, called on policymakers to address the issue as rising interest rates are expected to begin to test ... test of the housing market will come when interest rates start to rise, the lack of data made it difficult to know how sensitive borrowers were to such an increase, Tal said. The result ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China

    'Through train' sparks fresh interest in FTZ property

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:11am by REN WEI AND PEGGY SITO

    ... was announced on April 10. Some are convinced that dramatic financial liberalisation in the zone would result. When Beijing launched the FTZ in Shanghai last year, it pledged to use it as a testing ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - OFFICE PROPERTY

    ‘Through train’ sparks fresh interest in offices in free-trade zone

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 02:59pm by REN WEI AND PEGGY SITO

    ... in Shanghai last year, it pledged to use it as a testing ground for further economic reforms, including moves towards the yuan’s convertibility under the capital account – in other words, when ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - STRATEGY

    Developers team up to survive ebbing tide in property market

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 02:57pm by Langi Chiang

    ... Agile Property tested such a strategy last year and intends to quicken the pace this year. Entering Nanning, the capital of the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, for the first time in December, ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Beijing redesign proposal derails Langfang industrial park project

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:21am by Langi Chiang

    ... will also be a test of President Xi Jinping's efforts to speed up joint development of Beijing, Tianjin and relatively poor Hebei. Xi revived the idea by calling a special meeting in February ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - ACQUISITIONS

    Developers’ caution in buying land could threaten local government finances

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 03:36pm by Langi Chiang

    ... developers need to pause and rethink, CRIC, a real estate consultancy and a unit of E-House (China), said in a report last week. That will put to the test this year the resolve of cities in enforcing ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - TAIWAN

    Fast-growing Taipei suburb offers low-price, low-density homes

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 02:27pm by RALPH JENNING

    ... to pull in refugees from Taipei's high home prices long before build-out, testing the attraction of what government planners have described as a model for Taiwan's urban development. ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China

    New buyers have no fear of a crash

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:10am by Peggy Sito, Sandy Li

    ... The HKMA also began to apply measures to address individual borrowers' risk. Specifically, the banking regulator required banks to stress-test each individual borrower's ability to meet monthly payments at an interest rate higher than current levels. The latest round of mortgage tightening measures introduced in February last year imposed stringent stress tests by requiring banks ...




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