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

    Phoenix Property Investors eyes new opportunities in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 05:23am by Peggy Sito

    ... to collect rents when I was a boy. I was imbued with a strong sense of the property sector. I migrated to the US in the 1970s and got involved in the investment banking business. In 1991, Deutsche ... about US$2 billion of equity for real estate investment and development opportunities in the residential, retail, office and commercial sectors in Asia. Phoenix is one of the fund management ...

  2. Li Ka-shing loses top spot

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... the billionaire ladder, making him the third-richest man on the planet, the US business magazine said. His wealth shot up US$18.8 billion in the past 12 months. Mr Li, who controls Cheung Kong (Holdings) ... in Forbes magazine's annual ranking of the world's wealthiest. Mr Mittal, who heads the world's largest steel company- Mittal Steel- has US$25 billion, according to Forbes, or 92 per ...

  3. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Fosun acquires 20pc of Ironshore for US$463.83m as it continues insurance push

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 10:04am by Peggy Sito

    ... stake in Ironshore for about US$463.83 million. Ironshore provides broker-sourced commercial property and casualty coverage through platforms in countries including Australia, Canada and Singapore. Fosun chairman Guo Guangchang said the deal would further expand the group’s insurance business and strengthen its ability to access long-term, high-quality capital. Fosun has been seeking ...

  4. Property - International - PROPERTY

    London price tags close to home for mainland buyers in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 03:58am by Peggy Sito

    ... later. His boss Yan Bin, the chairman of Reignwood, has made a name for himself with some high-profile business moves, including the distributorship of the Red Bull energy drink in China. He also has made himself the mainland's eighth-richest person, with an estimated US$14.2 billion, according to this year's Hurun Rich List. Yan, in staking a claim on London's high-end ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Hong Kong fails to reclaim top spot in office rental costs

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:30am by Peggy Sito

    ... in the survey with an occupancy cost of US$194 per square foot, while its central business district was next with US$187. Midtown in New York saw occupancy costs unchanged at US$120.65 per square foot ... with a survey showing the pace of rent rises in Central trailed that of London. While occupancy costs in Central rose 3.4 per cent to US$242 per square foot a year over the six months to March, ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - FUNDS

    Heavy taxes deter investment in China

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 05:23am by Peggy Sito

    ... management exceeding US$4.5 billion. "I believe the mainland has one of the highest taxes in Asia." Phoenix has issued five funds since it was established in 2002, with investments in Hong ... and land appreciation tax, which is a business tax of 5 per cent. "Add all these in, the effective tax for developers can be quite high," said Christopher Xing, a partner at KPMG's ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPERS

    Leveraged China developers to benefit from PBOC's interest rate cuts

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 05:01am by Peggy Sito

    ... Hong Kong-listed companies have announced US$12.3 billion of such share sales this year, more than double the tally last year. Mainland developers are seeking to raise cash after their average ...

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

    Switch from tenant to property manager pays dividends for Andrew Chung

    Posted May 28th 2014, 05:08am by Peggy Sito

    ... grow bigger with the same resources and that helps us save a lot of investment costs. That's why we can grow so fast. How big is your company's business? We have been going for about ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com After switching from tenant to property manager, Andrew Chung's business is rapidly expanding in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East and he is looking ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Gaw Capital sets sights on US$1b overseas purchases

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 04:51am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Gaw Capital sets sights on US$1b overseas purchases Private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners is poised to take minority stakes in four commercial property acquisitions in the United States and Britain in ventures with mainland Chinese and Asian partners, involving a gross value of US$1 billion. The deals will follow the real estate fund's tie-up ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - INVESTMENT

    Citic Capital eyes pair of retail developments

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 12:21pm by Peggy Sito

    ... the largest conglomerate on the mainland, through subsidiaries Citic International Financial Holdings and Citic Pacific. Citic Capital's real estate business, established in 2005, focuses on the mainland market and has launched four managed funds and one co-investment platform. The total investment amounts to between US$3 billion and US$4 billion. Last year, the company closed a US ...




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