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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - FINANCE

    Chinese insurers new source of shadow banking loans to developers

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 04:17pm by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Regulator takes action as fund flows to the shadow banking sector reach 280b yuan at end of June, with a third invested in property industry Insurer loans worry watchdog The mainland's cash-rich insurers are quickly becoming a new source of funding for developers, despite financial regulators' efforts to stem the flow of risky ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Time to plan for Hong Kong’s stepped-up integration with Pearl River Delta

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 09:44am by Craig Shute

    ... value-added activities moved to inland cities where labour and land costs are more affordable. The rise of technology giants and insurance companies in southern China, combined with financial sector ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    China approves reverse mortgage pilot scheme

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:58am by Reuters

    ... are extended to older citizens who use their homes as collateral to receive regular payments from insurers. They help broaden financial resources for the elderly and expand the types of retirement ... programme in four cities, its insurance regulator said yesterday. The programme is the latest government effort to help citizens aged 60 and above. The city governments in Beijing, Shanghai, ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Developers squeeze out tiny flats as home prices soar

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 04:56am by Sandy Li

    ... million. Under the Hong Kong Mortgage Corp's mortgage insurance scheme, buyers of flats costing less than HK$4.5 million can secure mortgage loans of up to 90 per cent of the flat's ...

  5. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Silk Road takes new turn with Chinese property investments in the West

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 10:36am by Adolfo Ramirez-Escudero

    ... thread appears. The competition opened for the control of Club Med by Fosun International is no casual occurrence. Fosun recently acquired 80 per cent of the Portuguese insurance company ...

  6. Property - International - CANADA

    No major changes for housing finance

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 06:07am by Bloomberg

    ... The government guarantees about C$710 billion (HK$5.02 trillion) worth of Canadian mortgages through state-run Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp (CMHC) and private mortgage insurers. "We're ... and reduce the amount of insurance it has in force, which is capped at C$600 billion. In June, it announced it would no longer insure financing for condominiums. In February, the agency said ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - INVESTMENT

    Wuzhou International shifts focus to second-tier cities in China

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 12:41pm by Langi Chiang

    ... partners such as Ping An Real Estate, the property arm of the mainland's No2 insurer, and Singapore-listed Global Logistics Properties (GLP). Ping An will invest 1.5 billion yuan in the next five years in Wuzhou's projects and channel insurance funds to help the firm expand. This is in addition to a US$60 million investment in a Wuzhou convertible bond issue. GLP, the largest ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - OFFICES

    Internet firms become a force in office leasing market in Asia

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 07:16am by Peggy Sito

    ... to going out to acquire new space." Moreover, the type of space required by the technology sector differs to that needed by financial firms, in terms of location and technical provisions. Some ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    New retail districts a welcome trend but challenges remain

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 10:55am by Nick Bradstreet

    ... The ambience of these types of area is central to their appeal but could prove to be surprisingly fragile. Nick Bradstreet is head of retail at Savills Hong Kong ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - REAL ESTATE

    London overtakes Hong Kong as 'world’s most expensive city'

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 02:59pm by James Griffiths

    ... 18.4 per cent in the past year, Savills said. Office rents have also climbed sharply. “The vitality of central London locations is at risk as they become too expensive for the types ...




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