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  1. Property - International

    US real-estate firm Zillow targets Chinese buyers with website deal

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

    ... into Chinese but run by the US company. The site will operate from early this summer, giving users of Leju, an affiliate of E-House (China), access to home-search data in the US. Chinese investors have ... consultancy Savills. The US was the second-favourite investment destination, with US$2.3 billion last year, trailing the US$2.6 billion invested in Britain over the same period, Savills said. Chinese ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - URBANISATION

    Ghost towns still a risk if local officials fail to do their homework

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:38am by Langi Chiang

    ... push sharpens risk of ghost towns Some mainland cities run the risk of building ghost towns as local governments, eager for rapid development, lack the patience to nurture a strong industrial ... he took and gave the park a much greater chance of being successful than those run by government officials- who still get their monthly salaries even if development goes sour. "I ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Bridgehead economy on Lantau could play key role in Pearl River Delta

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 02:59pm by MARCOS CHAN

    ... that will facilitate business and tourism flows within the region. Headline statistics for the delta show that the western area trails the central and eastern zones in terms of economic development. ... of a number of prevailing social challenges in Hong Kong lies in the lack of hardware capacity to support socio-economic activity. For example, the property market has been running on low vacancy ...

  4. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Bank of England opts for cautious approach on housing market

    Posted May 07th 2014, 05:01am by Reuters

    ... bank is likely to want to take more action soon to stop the housing market running away with itself, but of a relatively limited scale so that it can get a sense of the impact of its new tools. ... as a trail-blazer for other major central banks, which see the need to keep a grip on lending as one of the lessons of the financial crisis. The European Central Bank is slowly getting drawn into regulation ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Opportunity knocks twice

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 12:20am by PEGGY SITO AND YVONNE LIU

    ... tycoon, the founder and chairman of Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group, is now Asia's second richest person, trailing only Li, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. ... runs the Galaxy Macau and StarWorld Hotel casinos in the former Portuguese colony, rose more than 470 per cent since the Galaxy Macau casino opened in May 2011. The company's share price ...

  6. Property - International - SHIFTING VALUES

    Home sales revive in Greenwich, Connecticut, favourite of bankers

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... in the long run so that if there is a further downturn in the financial sector, they will have money available to them instead of living bonus to bonus." About US$900 million was spent ... the country's, Greenwich's recovery has trailed the rest of America amid sweeping changes to the finance industry and years of mediocre hedge-fund returns. In addition to thousands of job losses, ...

  7. Business - Money - PROPERTY

    Long-time Lamma residents feel pinch of rising rents

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by TIFFANY AP

    ... for eight years and was running a kebab store off the main street of Yung Shue Wan, Lamma's main community. The rent for his 700 sq ft place rose from HK$4,000 to HK$12,000 over six years. ... as a positive- it buffers them from polluted, high-density Hong Kong. Residents covet the island's greenery, the absence of cars, the access to beaches and hiking trails, the vibrant local ...



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