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  1. Business - Comment - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Wall-to-wall rules go long way to eliminating gross injustice

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li It's about time developers stopped lumping common areas into floor area calculations Wall-to-wall rules go long way to eliminating gross injustice Hong Kong touts itself as one of the world's elite cities and financial centres. However, the way it regulates the sale of new flats now is far from first class. The new law governing home sales that is due ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Jinan becomes latest Chinese city to relax home purchase rules

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:31am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Jinan relaxes restriction on buying more homes A city in the east of the mainland has removed restrictions on home purchases to allow people to buy more properties, ... Hohhot two weeks ago, when it became the first mainland city to openly relax housing restrictions. Given the cooldown in the property market and increasing divergence between the local economies ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Cofco sees joy in growing mall rentals from Chinese cities

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:28am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Cofco sees joy in mall rental income strategy Cofco Land, a state-backed mainland commercial property developer, opened its sixth Joy City complex ... within five years and was seeking opportunities in other cities including Shenzhen and Hangzhou, senior executives said. "We plan to quickly replicate Joy City projects in prime locations ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - DESIGN

    Preserving the past in new buildings is back in fashion

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:02am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... It has come into vogue across America as people relinquish the suburban dream and move back into cities. In Hong Kong and, even occasionally, on the mainland the trend is catching on. ... existing office building was transformed inside and out. The original façade was replaced with glass curtain walls, stone cladding and distinctive perforated screen wraps. Inside, the maze-like ...

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

    Huang Liping sees role for business parks in growth of China's cities

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:30am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Huang Liping was a lecturer before he dabbled in other interests and property development. He says business parks can help cities promote industries, create jobs ... on the mainland? Demand for business parks in prefecture-level cities such as Ezhou and Huangshi, in Hubei, remains strong. We have been approached by other municipal governments, including ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - DESIGN

    Old farmhouses reborn in shadow of Great Wall

    Posted May 14th 2014, 05:04am by LISA GAY

    ... in shadow of Great Wall About 10 million visitors crowd the steep steps of the Great Wall every year, but few get the kind of views that John and Dinah Chong Watkins enjoy from Ironstone, their weekend home in Beigou village. From their second-storey loft, the ancient wall spreads out across a spine of mountains before disappearing completely from sight. But from the road, ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

    Shanghai allows more luxury homes

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 03:36pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong Shanghai’s city government became the second in two months to allow more luxury properties into the market, real estate agents and developers said, in a sign that some Chinese cities are easing restrictive policies aimed at cooling an overheated market. City officials in Beijing approved seven projects last month selling at prices above a cap set last November, ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - RETAILING

    Taubman Asia investing US$600m in new shopping centres

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:02am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Shopping centres in mainland cities Xian and Zhengzhou to benefit from 40 per cent of budget Taubman Asia investing US$600m in new malls Taubman Asia, ... Co-investor South Korean department store operator Shinsegae owns the 293,905 square metre Centum City in Busan, which currently holds the Guinness World Record for the world's largest department ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Big interest expected in small flats at Fung Yuen, Tai Po

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 11:39pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... monthly rents of HK$1,200. They are also bigger than flats at Henderson Land's High Place in Kowloon City, which launched in September with a saleable area of 166 sq ft. Cheung Kong plans ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Green developer Landsea courts investors with deep pockets

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:31am by Langi Chiang

    ... to pick up in the next few months if developers cut prices more deeply. Meanwhile, a number of cities, including Hohhot in Inner Mongolia, Wuxi in Jiangsu and Tongling in Anhui, have relaxed policies to stimulate housing demand. However, purchase restrictions remain unchanged in first-tier cities including Beijing. ...




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