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  1. Business - Money - BULL VS BEAR: HONG KONG PROPERTY

    Real estate- safe as houses, or overblown balloon?

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Wong

    ... Real estate- safe as houses, or overblown balloon? Bull view: quantitative squeezing There has been a lot of talk about the housing market bubble in Hong Kong and that interest rates rises ... for the risk of lost purchasing power. However, central banks will hold interest rates down near zero to boost growth. Sceptics talk about the possibility of a housing market bubble ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1150988/real-estate-safe-houses-or-overblown-balloon
  2. Business - Money - PROPERTY

    Strategies for beating the housing bust

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... Alex Frew McMillan moneypost@scmp.com Choices almost as safe as houses Hong Kong has followed Singapore's lead in trying to curb its residential property market by diktat. It has imposed its first restrictions targeted at non-locals, charging non-permanent residents a special stamp duty of 15 per cent. The administration also toughened existing measures designed to cool ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/investment-products/article/1100007/strategies-beating-housing-bust
  3. Business - Money - ASK MELANIE

    Ask Melanie: When money isn't safe in houses

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Melanie Nutbeam

    ... to melanie.nutbeam@hfs.com.hk What to do while I wait for the housing market to cool I have HK$4 million saved for the purchase of a rental property. As the housing market in Hong Kong is too hot now, I wish to defer ... in the housing market won't spare reit prices- increased reit borrowing costs, downturns in business sentiment, leases renegotiated at lower rentals and falls in dividend payments will all show up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/expert-qa/article/1070462/ask-melanie-when-money-isnt-safe-houses
  4. Business - Companies - PROPERTY

    Hang Lung Properties sells Stanhope House to AIA for HK$2.4b

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Hang Lung sells building to AIA as it continues to dispose of older and non-core properties Stanhope House sold for HK$2.4b Insurance giant AIA Group is buying Stanhope House in Quarry Bay from Hang Lung Properties for HK$2.4 billion. With a floor area of 299,615 square feet, the price tag translates into HK$8,003 per square foot. AIA would use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1065364/hang-lung-properties-sells-stanhope-house-aia-hk24b
  5. IRB unseats Sevens' 'white knight'

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Trevor Gregory. Described by Gregory as 'knights on white chargers', co-title sponsor Credit Suisse's 14-year relationship with the biggest sporting event in Hong Kong will end ... 'Credit Suisse were the knights on white chargers who came to our rescue,' Gregory said. 'We are where we are thanks to them and we will miss them. But we need to move forward.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741700/irb-unseats-sevens-white-knight
  6. Quick sale tipped for ING's stake in fund house

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... one-third stake in a mainland joint-venture fund house, industry sources say. At least 10 foreign investors, including Australia's Macquarie financial group, and Richard Li Tzar-kai, ... billion), ING could book a one-off gain of about 20 times via the stake sale. An ownership change in the fund house will be subject to approval by the China Securities Regulatory Commission. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004287/quick-sale-tipped-ings-stake-fund-house
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beware of mixed economic signals

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... economy, ahead of a showdown next month between the White House and Congress over spending cuts that could hurt the economy. Global signals remain mixed. China's growth rate has stabilised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1142780/beware-mixed-economic-signals
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Bad idea to survey mainlanders on why they buy Hong Kong property

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Marco Wu Moon-hoi Long-Term Housing Strategy Steering Committee SCMP, September 24 I like that bit about genuine needs. The only mainland property buyers whose genuine needs could possibly ... the answer, Mr Wu? The answer, of course, is that Mr Wu's Long-Term Housing Strategy Steering Committee is as short on insight as it is long on name. jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1050387/bad-idea-survey-mainlanders-why-they-buy-hong-kong-property
  9. Business - Money - MEET THE MANAGER

    Time is still on the side of the Thai bull run

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... question, as with the Chinese high-speed rail, is it a white elephant or national trophy? My opinion is that a piece of the rail project will get knocked down due to the fact that it's very ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1241509/time-still-side-thai-bull-run
  10. Business - Money - STOCKS

    Divide over 'fiscal cliff'

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by Josephine Bond

    ... to the sidelines, as political wrangling over the "fiscal cliff", a combination of federal spending cuts and tax increases scheduled to start next year, continues to divide Congress and the White House. The possibility of a compromise is keeping traders on edge, with the stock market likely to remain volatile until the matter is resolved. Economists have estimated that the fiscal cliff ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/article/1089159/divide-over-fiscal-cliff

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