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  • Dec 19, 2014
  • Updated: 4:54pm
Hong Kong plans HK$27 billion ‘housing reserve’ to achieve new homes target

A multibillion-dollar "housing reserve" will be created from the public coffers to help the Housing Authority meet the government's goal of building 290,000 public flats in the next decade.

19 Dec 2014 - 2:03pm
Mainland China developer Country Garden signs HK$4.5 billion club loan to cut borrowing costs

Mainland developer Country Garden has signed a HK$4.5 billion club loan with seven banks to reduce financing costs, the company said on Thursday.

18 Dec 2014 - 3:54pm
Mainland China developer Country Garden signs HK$4.5 billion club loan to cut borrowing costs

A flat in a Wong Tai Sin estate has become the most expensive former public rental-housing residence in Kowloon after it was sold for HK$4 million.

19 Dec 2014 - 5:13am
Mainland China developer Country Garden signs HK$4.5 billion club loan to cut borrowing costs

Logan Property said it has agreed to dispose of 49 per cent of its interest in a wholly-owned subsidiary that owns a Shenzhen property development to mainland-based asset-management firm Pingan...

18 Dec 2014 - 12:59pm
Mainland China developer Country Garden signs HK$4.5 billion club loan to cut borrowing costs

The drop in mainland home prices eased slightly for the third month in November following the government's measures to shore up the property market, but inventories continue to weigh on hopes of...

19 Dec 2014 - 7:05am
Developer Kaisa plans to restore public float

Mainland developer Kaisa said on Tuesday its public float had fallen short of minimum regulatory requirement since March and its two biggest shareholders would try to sell down their stakes.

17 Dec 2014 - 9:35am

Kennedy Town tenants, whose leases are due to be renewed, may need to dig deeper into their pockets next year as the MTR Corp's soon-to-be opened West Island Line will drive up demand and rents in...

17 Dec 2014 - 7:37am

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The average price of a second-hand home in Beijing rose last month for a third consecutive month to a six-month high of 41,328 yuan (HK$51,720) per square metre, and Shanghai followed a similar...

17 Dec 2014 - 7:37am

Hong Kong keeps its crown as the world's costliest city for retail rents, ahead of New York, Paris, London and Tokyo by a wide margin, in a survey by international property consultant CBRE.

16 Dec 2014 - 6:47am

"There are so few visitors and I don't want to pay the rent," says Du, a shoe seller who rents a store of about 30 sqmetres in a gigantic new trade centre on the southern outskirts of Zhengzhou,...

15 Dec 2014 - 12:32pm

While signs of optimism are surfacing in Foshan's strained housing sector, the Guangdong city will face additional problems when planned new shopping malls flood the market.

15 Dec 2014 - 12:32pm

Mainland developer Beijing Capital Land plans to spin off its commercial property business into a red-chip shell company for easier access and better valuation, senior executives said.

15 Dec 2014 - 12:32pm

Foshan-based businessman Meng Qinghong needed some convincing to return to the housing market after Beijing began clamping down on credit flows to the then-overheated sector, amid other curbs.

15 Dec 2014 - 5:33am

In crowded Hong Kong, with its skyrocketing property prices, developers are building ever-more miniscule flats with relatively small price tags. The question is: can you live in them?

15 Dec 2014 - 9:07am

Mainland property sales revenue picked up last month after a dip in the previous month, pointing to tentative signs of a recovery following new policy measures to revive the key sector.

13 Dec 2014 - 8:53am

Mainland property sales revenue picked up last month after a dip in the previous month, pointing to tentative signs of a recovery following new policy measures to revive the key sector.

13 Dec 2014 - 6:44am

With their margins squeezed at home, mainland developers are increasingly rushing to buy land in Hong Kong.

13 Dec 2014 - 6:04am

Young Hangzhou resident Ye Jun put 300,000 yuan (HK$379,099) into stocks last week with the aim of a quick 20 per cent profit from a rare market rally to help fund his long-held dream of buying a...

12 Dec 2014 - 9:02am

The chairman of mainland developer Kaisa, Kwok Ying-shing, tendered his resignation on Wednesday night, effective from December 31.

11 Dec 2014 - 11:10am

Those who could not afford to buy a home in the city this year have been given fresh hope, with property analysts predicting an expected interest rate increase will exert downward pressure on...

10 Dec 2014 - 1:06pm

London has overtaken Hong Kong as the world's most expensive city to buy prime property, according to a global survey.

10 Dec 2014 - 8:28am

Independent consultancies should be given a bigger role in advising on the cost efficiency of infrastructure projects funded by public coffers, argues Arcadis's Kenneth Poon.

10 Dec 2014 - 6:08am

Forty years ago, Kenneth Poon joined cost-management firm Langdon & Seah after graduating from Polytechnic University.

10 Dec 2014 - 6:08am

In Hong Kong, where the four richest billionaires are in real estate, the Union Church is getting in on the act.

10 Dec 2014 - 6:08am

Real estate investment trusts, which generate steady income streams, can help the mainland fund the retirement of its ageing population and free up the central government's balance sheet.

10 Dec 2014 - 6:08am

In this Year of the Horse we have seen a host of state-facilitated measures introduced to help mainland companies find new markets and enhance the nation's economic strength.

10 Dec 2014 - 6:08am

A pickup in mainland property sales proved short-lived as the market lost momentum in the second week after the country's first interest rate cut in more than two years, putting in doubt the...

9 Dec 2014 - 3:06am
 

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