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Mortgage

Higher credit risks loom for China firms

Mainland developers are facing higher credit risks with their short-term debt surging significantly amid weaker liquidity, according to rating companies, which warn that the situation is likely to get worse.

Friday, 25 May, 2012, 12:00am

Higher credit risks loom for China firms

Mainland developers are facing higher credit risks with their short-term debt surging significantly amid weaker liquidity, according to rating companies, which warn that the situation is likely to get worse.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

CCB cites better loan quality as it weighs risks

China Construction Bank, the second-largest mainland lender by assets, says its credit quality improved in the first quarter, but the bank is still taking precautionary measures to guard against lurking risks.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

The Garden City

INTRODUCTION

Offering a safe and pleasant living environment rarely seen in modern cities, Singapore property has long been a favourite for wealthy global investors.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Tony Chan to mortgage house for fees

Self-styled fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen has agreed to take steps to mortgage a property in Mid-Levels to raise the cash to pay Chinachem Charitable Foundation's legal fees in the court battle over the fortune of its late founder.

28 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Government is the cause of market failure, not its solution

Leung Chun-ying believes a more interventionist government would be a good thing.

According to the front page of last Thursday's South China Morning Post, Hong Kong's next chief executive thinks 'the government should intervene to prevent market failure and keep property prices at a level affordable to the public'.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Home sales rebound on mainland

Property sales in major mainland cities rebounded last month, fuelled by price cuts and mortgage discounts for first-time homebuyers.

Sales of second-hand homes in Shenzhen surged to about 6,000 in March from 1,500 in January, according to data from Centaline Property Agency.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Focus on lenders' asset quality

The asset quality of mainland lenders will still be the focus of attention in the first-quarter results season this month, after full-year results for 2011 raised red flags.

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

State banks cut rates for first-home buyers

The mainland's big state banks and their smaller rivals in Shanghai have rapidly revived efforts to attract local mortgage clients, offering first-home buyers discount rates much lower than last year's industry average.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am