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Freer transfer of offshore yuan in Qianhai urged

The Hong Kong government is lobbying Beijing to make it easier for local private equity funds to transfer offshore yuan to the mainland as part of efforts to help the city's financial firms take full advantage of the Qianhai special economic zone project.

Monday, 8 April, 2013, 3:17am

Hong Kong brokers push for joint ventures in Qianhai economic zone

In January, Cheung led a delegation of securities professionals to sign an agreement with the Authority of the Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Co-operation Zone, under which the two sides would propose measures to attract Hong Kong and international financial firms to invest in Qianhai.

3 Apr 2013 - 5:30am

Q & A with our experts, March 27, 2013

Q: I planned to buy a flat. I heard that buyers have to face a tougher stress test under the new cooling measures released by the government. I'm wondering how it affects my purchase plan.

28 Oct 2013 - 11:41am

Keen interest seen in Qianhai's first land sale

Qianhai, a 15 square kilometre zone, would launch its first public land auction in the first half of the year, Xinhua reported. After the land was auctioned off, 4 million to 5 million square metres of residential property would be built on it this year, the agency said.

15 Mar 2013 - 5:48am

Qianhai a potential investment alternative to Hong Kong

Despite signs of increased activity in the office market leading up to the Lunar New Year break, occupier demand in Hong Kong remains rather subdued. However, despite the lack of movement, vacancy rates continue to trend downwards and are below 3 per cent for the market as a whole. Given that office markets worldwide generally require a level of vacancy of 6-8 per cent, the situation obviously remains extremely tight for occupiers.

13 Mar 2013 - 5:07am

Can real reform take root in Qianhai?

Experts remain divided on whether Qianhai will meet its lofty goal of helping to transform today's China like the first special economic zones in Shenzhen and Zhuhai did 30 years ago.

4 Mar 2013 - 5:42am 1 comment

Roads paved with gold for property investors in Qianhai

People who bought flats in estates a stone's throw from the Qianhai experimental zone quickly came to regret their decision. They kept doors and windows firmly sealed to shut out the dust and incessant noise from container trucks traversing the nearby highway.

4 Mar 2013 - 5:42am 1 comment

Hong Kong's financial sector remains to be convinced by the benefits of Qianhai

While bankers see big benefits from Qianhai development there is scepticism elsewhere in the financial industry about whether the plan will benefit the sector or the Hong Kong economy as a whole.

26 Feb 2013 - 4:54am

Hong Kong bankers say reforms will help establish Qianhai as yuan centre

Moves to create the "Manhattan of the Pearl River Delta" on a patch of reclaimed land west of Shenzhen kicked off with a bang last month, and bankers are bullish over prospects for the future financial hub.

26 Feb 2013 - 5:21am

Carrie Lam promotes Hong Kong industry to Qianhai in Beijing

Hong Kong firms from the legal, financial and construction sectors hope to capitalise on business opportunities created by the Qianhai experimental zone, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor says in Beijing.

22 Feb 2013 - 3:44am