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Property investment

Property developers in China take first steps abroad

Chinese developers are starting to venture overseas, chasing wealthy locals who are buying apartments from New York to Sydney as the government restrains the property market at home.

Wednesday, 12 December, 2012, 4:37am

Expats in Hong Kong say property measures discriminate against them

Disgruntled expatriates living and working in Hong Kong believe they have become collateral victims of government measures aimed at curbing demand for property from mainland buyers.

12 Dec 2012 - 3:23am

Manila on radar for investors

With the property market growth hitting double digits this year, Manila has turned out to be one of the surprise packages. For the past few quarters, the Philippines' capital has consistently ranked among the top three among Southeast Asian countries - enough to at last catch the eye of overseas investors.

12 Dec 2012 - 4:14am

Strategies for beating the housing bust

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.

10 Dec 2012 - 6:07am

The Week Explained: Low interest rates

We are stuck in a low interest rate environment likely to remain at this level for some time, not least because governments are competing aggressively to keep rates down to avoid an appreciation in the value of their currencies.

10 Dec 2012 - 2:28am

Engineering firm and developer join Hong Kong listing rush

A private engineering company and a small property developer plan to raise up to a combined US$350 million in initial public offerings in Hong Kong as early as next week, according to people familiar with the situation.

8 Dec 2012 - 4:15am

The Week Explained: Space for car park investment

There's a general rule of thumb for property investment which goes something like: "When hot property is in the news, the wise investor allows the newsmen to get on with it while they keep well away." This is all well and good but hot property news is a frequent event in Hong Kong and waiting for markets to cool can take a very long time indeed.

3 Dec 2012 - 4:26am

Asian funds buy into London for impressive returns

Asian investors are the biggest buyers of office property in the City of London this year, wagering that the financial district's volatile market has changed since it routed Japanese buyers in the 1990s.

29 Nov 2012 - 3:46am

London's star shines bright

Measures intended to cool the British luxury market have failed to curb Asian appetites for prime London property. Flats upwards of £1 million (HK$12.4 million) almost walked out the door at a release this month in Central, far exceeding the developer's expectations. One penthouse sold for £7.5 million, a new high for Fitzroy Place in Fitzrovia.

28 Nov 2012 - 3:13am

Stories of HK$1m parking slots mean it's finally time to worry

Whenever anyone says that the Hong Kong property market is wildly overvalued and that the bubble is in imminent danger of bursting, I'm always reminded of Tony Dye.

Dye was a fund manager, famed, and later infamous, for his rigorously analytical investment style.

21 Nov 2012 - 2:35am 1 comment