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Sharp rise in Beijing luxury villas to put squeeze on rents

The supply of luxury villas in Beijing is expected to rise sharply this year, possibly leading to a decline in rentals, according to property consultants FPDSavills.

Wednesday, 31 March, 2004, 12:00am

Sharp rise in Beijing luxury villas to put squeeze on rents

The supply of luxury villas in Beijing is expected to rise sharply this year, possibly leading to a decline in rentals, according to property consultants FPDSavills.

The company forecasts that another 1,900 new luxury villas will go on the market this year, representing a 140 per cent increase year on year and 12.4 per cent of the existing stock of top-end villas.

31 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Graft hurts as non-state firms double revenue

The revenue of China's private companies has more than doubled in the past three years, but they still face illegal fees and taxes and discrimination in access to bank loans, a national survey found.

14 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

News quiz ... do you know?

1. An investigation was launched following the death of a victim after the ambulance sent for him went to the wrong address.

A fire B car accident C heart attack D robbery 2. Consumer satisfaction with the quality of bank loans fell by per cent, according to a survey.

19 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Ask Mr. Brain ... all will be explained

1. An investigation was launched following the death of a victim after the ambulance sent for him went to the wrong address.

A fire B car accident C heart attack D robbery 2. Consumer satisfaction with the quality of bank loans fell by per cent, according to a survey.

19 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Unit of NWD hit by limit on gains

Five mainland projects of New World China Land, a unit of New World Development (NWD), could be affected by Beijing's decision to cap investment returns on property projects at 3 per cent.

The unit, which plans to seek a Hong Kong listing next month, also unveiled details of its borrowings in a preliminary prospectus.

18 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Loans decline on weaker yen

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority said total bank loans fell 1.5 per cent last month because of the weaker yen. Offshore lending dropped 4.4 per cent while local lending rose 0.5 per cent. Total deposits fell 1.2 per cent last month.

30 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Policy changes see new bank loans soar

New bank loans soared sharply in March and April, signalling Beijing's measures to boost the economy through spending on infrastructure and housing had started to take effect.

14 May 1998 - 12:00am

Loans jump

Singapore's March bank loans rose 14.4 per cent from a year ago, slower than February's gain of 15 per cent, the Monetary Authority of Singapore said.

Bank loans advanced to S$129.4 billion (about HK$696.88 billion) in March, from $113.2 billion a year ago.

15 May 1997 - 12:00am