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  1. Property - International - AFRICA

    High returns attract real estate funds to Africa

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:50am by Reuters

    ... of that growth in Africa and Asia, a recent United Nations study said. "The desire of the increasingly middle class to meet, socialise, shop and spend their leisure time in facilities or retail ...

  2. Property - International - DESIGN

    James Cheng creates living spaces that enhances interactivity

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:50am by Kavita Daswani

    ... pioneers of it. Cheng charts the origins of Vancouverism to his early days in the city. He was raised in Happy Valley, and arrived in the United States in 1964 to attend high school in Everett, ... son of Li Ka-shing, and created a residential development that was unusual because it was the first to go into presale. It was marketed in Hong Kong- and the units sold out in less than three ...

  3. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Foreign demand fuels London surge

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:50am by SUSIE WATKINS POLAKOVA

    ... Eastern buyers (13 per cent). According to the Office for National Statistics, the typical London home now sells for £485,000, with prices up 18.7 per cent in the 12 months to April. Savills ...

  4. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London property market stalls as buyers resist higher prices

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:50am by Bloomberg

    ... The survey of real estate agents showed values were unchanged in a "stark" change from the sharp increases over the past year that helped propel national prices to a record. Across England ...

  5. Property - International - INVESTMENT

    Chinese shop for property abroad as domestic market cools

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:01pm by Peggy Sito

    ... property in the United States, accounting for almost a quarter- US$22 billion- of the US$92.2 billion spent by foreign buyers in the US real estate market, a survey by the National Association ... buying in London. The trend of Chinese buying offshore is expected to accelerate as deflation in the mainland's property market continues to accelerate. According to China's National ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG RESIDENTIAL

    Housing rally in Hong Kong cools

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 03:39pm by Peggy Sito

    ... ramp up asking prices. Some 7,902 property transactions were lodged with the Land Registry in August, marking a 15.94 per cent drop from July's 9,400 units. This was the first decline ... 45.3 per cent to HK$29.34 billion. During the month, the agency saw the strongest sales at Mont Vert, a Tai Po development by Cheung Kong (Holdings), with 586 units sold for a total of HK$3.79 ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - C-SUITE

    Cushman & Wakefield CEO sees growth in markets further afield

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 11:56am by Sandy Li

    ... Scotland and the United States. He started his career in the US but also has extensive work experience in Latin America, Europe and Asia.   How do the property cooling measures imposed in Hong ... agreed to buy a 90 per cent stake in the Chicago waterfront project that will offer high-end residential, commercial and hotel units. Wanda and its shareholders will invest up to US$226 million ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - POLICIES

    Hangzhou market’s green shoots need watering by further policy easing

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:34am by Langi Chiang

    ... by the National Bureau of Statistics. On Friday, the city government scrapped purchase restrictions for homes larger than 140 sqmetres after it lifted similar controls on those below that size a month earlier. Property sales in the city's main urban area, excluding Yuhang and Xiaoshan districts on the outskirts, soared to 266 units on Friday and then to 356 on Saturday, up from an average ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Drop in mainland China home prices causing alarm

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:10am by DANIEL REN; LANGI CHIANG

    ... that high deposits for mortgage loans, of 30 per cent for first homes and 60 to 70 per cent for second homes, will ward off a disaster similar to the subprime crisis in the United States. Banks have ... to default than speculators. In the first seven months, mortgage loans fell 3.7 per cent on the year to 765.1 billion yuan, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed. However, outstanding ...

  10. Business - Companies - COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

    China Vanke forms venture with Carlyle

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 12:07pm by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com China Vanke and United States buyout firm Carlyle Group have signed a non-legally binding memorandum of understanding to set up a joint venture that will acquire and manage nine of the Chinese developer's commercial property projects until these assets are securitised in the future. China’s biggest developer announced late on Thursday ...




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