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Hong Kong takes second place in London market

Overseas buyers invested £9.6 billion in the London property market last year, generating nearly 70 per cent of total sales. Photo: Bloomberg

Hongkongers are the second-biggest overseas buyers for new properties in London after Singaporeans, a survey shows.

Friday, 22 March, 2013, 4:53am

Investors go cool on Chongqing

Developers and investors are expected to slow their property investments in Chongqing because of the city's recent political storm, property consultancy Knight Frank said.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

NEW horizons

With the continuing restructuring in the banking sector hurting sentiment, overall real estate prices in London are expected to see a correction of about 3 per cent this year.

However, market experts believe prime properties in central locations could rise in value as a result of financial and technological initiatives.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Mainland home prices about to start falling

Rising inventory relative to demand and new curbs on lending will force developers to cut home prices on the mainland from the third quarter, according to a report by international property consultant Knight Frank.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Falling prices for wineries lure investors

Investments in vineyards is on the rise across the world as prices for these types of properties have retreated in most locations, research from estate agency Knight Frank shows.

Chinese businesses are among those entering the market.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Land supply grows 48pc as Beijing cools market

Beijing's policymakers have increased land supply by 48 per cent so far this year and ordered local authorities to keep a closer eye on foreign capital flowing into real estate investment as the government seeks to rein in rising property prices.

24 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

No escape

Rural property, long popular with those seeking country retreats, is now vulnerable to the downturn afflicting almost all sectors of the market

Britain's mid-range country homes market has suffered price falls over the past 12 months. Now the top end of the country house market, which had stayed buoyant over that period, is looking vulnerable to a downturn.

24 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Crashers, especially the goofy, a pain for event organisers

One of the inadvertent headaches for many event planners and publicists is the door crashers who by hook or by crook try to scam their way into exclusive parties and events.

Of course, everyone enjoys a good party and wants to attend big-time marquee events. If you're ingenious enough to sneak yourself into a VIP crowd, chances are you'll want to be discreet.

22 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Newbuilds: The trend is for upmarket living

Newbuilds and newly renovated units are the most popular with overseas investors because they are lower maintenance and can offer better yields.

12 Mar 2008 - 12:00am