Cheryl Arcibal

Cheryl Arcibal covered the economy in her native Philippines for philSTAR.com and The Manila Times, before moving to Hong Kong. She reported for Hong Kong News before joining the Post in 2018.
Cheryl Arcibal
Cheryl Arcibal covered the economy in her native Philippines for philSTAR.com and The Manila Times, before moving to Hong Kong. She reported for Hong Kong News before joining the Post in 2018.

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Mainlanders, Hongkongers increasingly looking to work and buy homes in Beethoven’s Vienna. But it is not easy to pull off

Despite the high bar to get to live in Austria’s capital, whose residents have included Mozart and Beethoven, residential property agents say they are getting more inquiries from Hong Kong and mainland China.

18 Sep 2019 - 9:37AM

Despite the high bar to get to live in Austria’s capital, whose residents have included Mozart and Beethoven, residential property agents say they are getting more inquiries from Hong Kong and mainland China.

Mainlanders, Hongkongers increasingly looking to work and buy homes in Beethoven’s Vienna. But it is not easy to pull off
Australian co-working firm Victory Offices braves ‘overcrowded’ Hong Kong market to open space in iconic The Center

In its first overseas foray, Australia’s Victory Offices has leased a 25,000-square-foot space near the top of Hong Kong’s iconic The Center

17 Sep 2019 - 4:39PM

In its first overseas foray, Australia’s Victory Offices has leased a 25,000-square-foot space near the top of Hong Kong’s iconic The Center

Australian co-working firm Victory Offices braves ‘overcrowded’ Hong Kong market to open space in iconic The Center
Hong Kong government to sell off site on top of West Kowloon station expected to fetch record US$11.5 billion

The six-hectare commercial site on top of West Kowloon high-speed rail terminus is expected to fetch a record price of about HK$90 billion (US$11.5 billion)

15 Sep 2019 - 12:02AM

The six-hectare commercial site on top of West Kowloon high-speed rail terminus is expected to fetch a record price of about HK$90 billion (US$11.5 billion)

Hong Kong government to sell off site on top of West Kowloon station expected to fetch record US$11.5 billion
Hong Kong Companies Registry website falls victim to glitch as ‘hardware problem’ brings down electronic registration service

The e-Registry, a 24-hour portal that accepts applications for registration of businesses, was down from 7am to around 12.30pm on Thursday

13 Sep 2019 - 4:45AM

The e-Registry, a 24-hour portal that accepts applications for registration of businesses, was down from 7am to around 12.30pm on Thursday

Hong Kong Companies Registry website falls victim to glitch as ‘hardware problem’ brings down electronic registration service
Hong Kong protests spook owners of co-working space operator The Executive Centre, who shelve planned US$750 million sale

The decision of TEC shareholders HPEF and CVC Capital Partners to pause their US$750 million disposal of the co-working operator was ‘sensible’ given the social unrest rocking Hong Kong, says chief executive

11 Sep 2019 - 9:44PM

The decision of TEC shareholders HPEF and CVC Capital Partners to pause their US$750 million disposal of the co-working operator was ‘sensible’ given the social unrest rocking Hong Kong, says chief executive

Hong Kong protests spook owners of co-working space operator The Executive Centre, who shelve planned US$750 million sale
Bali beckons as Indonesia makes it cheaper for overseas investors to buy expensive houses by raising luxury tax threshold

Luxury tax of 20 per cent now applies on purchases of property worth 30 billion rupiah from 20 billion rupiah previously.

10 Sep 2019 - 7:29PM

Luxury tax of 20 per cent now applies on purchases of property worth 30 billion rupiah from 20 billion rupiah previously.

Bali beckons as Indonesia makes it cheaper for overseas investors to buy expensive houses by raising luxury tax threshold
Citic launches new project in Ma On Shan at 20 per cent below rivals as home sales halve since protests began

Citic launched its The Entrance project in Ma On Shan at 20 per cent below the price of similar properties as builders are forced to woo nervous buyers

3 Sep 2019 - 11:04PM

Citic launched its The Entrance project in Ma On Shan at 20 per cent below the price of similar properties as builders are forced to woo nervous buyers

Citic launches new project in Ma On Shan at 20 per cent below rivals as home sales halve since protests began
Abandoned €1 homes for renovation in Italy are attracting the attention of Chinese, Hongkong investors

Derelict homes in need of a makeover are being sold for just € 1 (US$1.10) under a scheme seeking to revitalise depopulated villages in rural areas of the country

3 Sep 2019 - 8:00PM

Derelict homes in need of a makeover are being sold for just € 1 (US$1.10) under a scheme seeking to revitalise depopulated villages in rural areas of the country

Abandoned €1 homes for renovation in Italy are attracting the attention of Chinese, Hongkong investors
Chinese buyers pile into French luxury property, unhindered by ownership restrictions

In the first quarter of the year, Chinese supplanted Italians as the biggest group of foreign buyers of homes in Paris

3 Sep 2019 - 8:00PM

In the first quarter of the year, Chinese supplanted Italians as the biggest group of foreign buyers of homes in Paris

Chinese buyers pile into French luxury property, unhindered by ownership restrictions
Got US$95 million? Bahamas’ largest private island with its own private jet and landing strip is on sale

The 700-acre Blue Island in Exuma Cays comes with nearly 5km of white sandy beaches, a house and has its own customs and immigration facilities.

2 Sep 2019 - 9:38AM

The 700-acre Blue Island in Exuma Cays comes with nearly 5km of white sandy beaches, a house and has its own customs and immigration facilities.

Got US$95 million? Bahamas’ largest private island with its own private jet and landing strip is on sale
Prices of Hong Kong’s lived-in homes drop in July, in second straight month of retreat as public unrest, trade war continue to bite

The decline was recorded in a month marked by political tension that reached a fever pitch in the city.

30 Aug 2019 - 12:39PM

The decline was recorded in a month marked by political tension that reached a fever pitch in the city.

Prices of Hong Kong’s lived-in homes drop in July, in second straight month of retreat as public unrest, trade war continue to bite
Hong Kong protests getting you down? Thailand and Greece offer cheap way to become residents

For a one-time fee of about US$16,000, successful applicants can get into Thailand’s Elite Residence Programme. Greece offers a golden visa for a minimum property investment of US$277,000.

28 Aug 2019 - 4:19PM

For a one-time fee of about US$16,000, successful applicants can get into Thailand’s Elite Residence Programme. Greece offers a golden visa for a minimum property investment of US$277,000.

Hong Kong protests getting you down? Thailand and Greece offer cheap way to become residents
Deloitte China acquires Hong Kong architecture firm WCWP in nod to expansion in real estate, infrastructure advisory services

Deloitte China has acquired Hong Kong architecture firm WCWP International Limited for an undisclosed amount, in a deal described by an insider as “niche”, but one that points to a future where consultancy firms offer in-house real-estate advisory services as well.

23 Aug 2019 - 10:39PM

Deloitte China has acquired Hong Kong architecture firm WCWP International Limited for an undisclosed amount, in a deal described by an insider as “niche”, but one that points to a future where consultancy firms offer in-house real-estate advisory services as well.

Deloitte China acquires Hong Kong architecture firm WCWP in nod to expansion in real estate, infrastructure advisory services
Sellers of Singapore’s largest residential site above a lush park are wooing mainland China, Hong Kong developers

The expectation is that a developer, or group of developers, will buy the site as a whole, tear old structures down, and then redevelop it into new luxury apartments.

21 Aug 2019 - 11:47AM

The expectation is that a developer, or group of developers, will buy the site as a whole, tear old structures down, and then redevelop it into new luxury apartments.

Sellers of Singapore’s largest residential site above a lush park are wooing mainland China, Hong Kong developers
Hong Kong, China investors hold fire over Vancouver commercial property, but prices unlikely to crash, analysts say

Foreign investors, including those from Hong Kong and mainland Chinese, largely stayed out of commercial real estate in Vancouver, Canada’s second-largest investment market, in the first half of 2019 amid sinking home prices in the city.

20 Aug 2019 - 7:18PM

Foreign investors, including those from Hong Kong and mainland Chinese, largely stayed out of commercial real estate in Vancouver, Canada’s second-largest investment market, in the first half of 2019 amid sinking home prices in the city.

Hong Kong, China investors hold fire over Vancouver commercial property, but prices unlikely to crash, analysts say
Portugal’s golden visa programme ‘swamped’ by inquiries from Hongkongers seeking alternative residence and a safe haven

International property advisers say they’ve seen a surge in interest from Hongkongers regarding Portugal’s investor immigrant programme.

13 Aug 2019 - 6:45PM

International property advisers say they’ve seen a surge in interest from Hongkongers regarding Portugal’s investor immigrant programme.

Portugal’s golden visa programme ‘swamped’ by inquiries from Hongkongers seeking alternative residence and a safe haven
Birmingham’s rising potential appeals to foreign property investors who find London overpriced

The second-most populous city in the UK has three crucial ingredients working in its favour: future transport links, relocation of large employers, and one of the youngest populations in Europe.

13 Aug 2019 - 6:45PM

The second-most populous city in the UK has three crucial ingredients working in its favour: future transport links, relocation of large employers, and one of the youngest populations in Europe.

Birmingham’s rising potential appeals to foreign property investors who find London overpriced
Swire Pacific sees stronger headwinds as Hong Kong grapples with increasingly disruptive protests

Although the company reported a 40 per cent jump in first-half underlying profit, the conglomerate says that the protests are having a direct impact on its retail, hotel and airline businesses.

8 Aug 2019 - 11:04PM

Although the company reported a 40 per cent jump in first-half underlying profit, the conglomerate says that the protests are having a direct impact on its retail, hotel and airline businesses.

Swire Pacific sees stronger headwinds as Hong Kong grapples with increasingly disruptive protests
London property developments expect proximity to famous landmarks will boost sales, prices

At least three residential projects in London are betting on nearby landmarks to boost their prices, underscoring the importance of location when it comes to investing in, or buying, a property.

6 Aug 2019 - 7:17PM

At least three residential projects in London are betting on nearby landmarks to boost their prices, underscoring the importance of location when it comes to investing in, or buying, a property.

London property developments expect proximity to famous landmarks will boost sales, prices
First Philippine Reits likely to be listed by year-end as government relaxes rules in decade-old law

Analysts say the country’s Reit market could be worth between US$8 billion and US$9 billion and provide developers with funds to expand and deliver new projects.

6 Aug 2019 - 7:17PM

Analysts say the country’s Reit market could be worth between US$8 billion and US$9 billion and provide developers with funds to expand and deliver new projects.

First Philippine Reits likely to be listed by year-end as government relaxes rules in decade-old law
E-commerce giants Alibaba and JD.com by far the dominant retailers in Asia-Pacific, Euromonitor study finds

A Euromonitor study finds internet retailing giants Alibaba and JD.com account for 75 per cent of the market in China and expects them to continue dominating the market.

2 Aug 2019 - 8:29AM

A Euromonitor study finds internet retailing giants Alibaba and JD.com account for 75 per cent of the market in China and expects them to continue dominating the market.

E-commerce giants Alibaba and JD.com by far the dominant retailers in Asia-Pacific, Euromonitor study finds
Henderson Land takes the lead as Hong Kong’s biggest builder of micro flats, beating other developers by wide margin

Henderson Land sold 351 micro flats in Hong Kong during the first six months of the year, more that any other developer

1 Aug 2019 - 5:09PM

Henderson Land sold 351 micro flats in Hong Kong during the first six months of the year, more that any other developer

Henderson Land takes the lead as Hong Kong’s biggest builder of micro flats, beating other developers by wide margin
Allianz and Gaw Capital buy iconic office, shopping complex in Singapore for US$1.2 billion amid ‘flurry’ of investment in city state

Allianz Real Estate and the Hong Kong-based private equity fund acquire Duo Tower and Duo Galleria, distinctive features of Singapore’s skyline

31 Jul 2019 - 6:17AM

Allianz Real Estate and the Hong Kong-based private equity fund acquire Duo Tower and Duo Galleria, distinctive features of Singapore’s skyline

Allianz and Gaw Capital buy iconic office, shopping complex in Singapore for US$1.2 billion amid ‘flurry’ of investment in city state
Citygate Outlets set to become more ‘family friendly’ as second phase expansion opens

Second-phase expansion of Hong Kong’s only full-scale outlet mall in Tung Chung will add new cinemas, dining and shopping amenities

23 Jul 2019 - 7:23PM

Second-phase expansion of Hong Kong’s only full-scale outlet mall in Tung Chung will add new cinemas, dining and shopping amenities

Citygate Outlets set to become more ‘family friendly’ as second phase expansion opens
Priced out of the most expensive real estate market on earth? Get an acre of lunar property for US$24.99

A number of websites have sprouted in recent years, selling title deeds that purportedly grant buyers ownership of frontier land on the moon.

20 Jul 2019 - 3:22PM

A number of websites have sprouted in recent years, selling title deeds that purportedly grant buyers ownership of frontier land on the moon.

Priced out of the most expensive real estate market on earth? Get an acre of lunar property for US$24.99
Chinese investors find a captive rental market among fellow mainlanders for their German residential properties

Executives from the Chinese community are buying flats across the country.

18 Jul 2019 - 4:45PM

Executives from the Chinese community are buying flats across the country.

Chinese investors find a captive rental market among fellow mainlanders for their German residential properties
Should Hong Kong, Chinese investors delay buying London property and wait for stamp duty cuts?

Investors should weigh the potential risks of delaying investments in the hopes of paying lower stamp duties.

16 Jul 2019 - 6:50PM

Investors should weigh the potential risks of delaying investments in the hopes of paying lower stamp duties.

Should Hong Kong, Chinese investors delay buying London property and wait for stamp duty cuts?
Demand for Hong Kong’s luxury homes slips as trade war, threat of extradition bill rattle wealthy investors

The proposed law that sparked weeks of mass rallies has made some super-rich investors look beyond Hong Kong to park their wealth, says Savills

16 Jul 2019 - 8:32AM

The proposed law that sparked weeks of mass rallies has made some super-rich investors look beyond Hong Kong to park their wealth, says Savills

Demand for Hong Kong’s luxury homes slips as trade war, threat of extradition bill rattle wealthy investors
Macau junket operator Suncity vows to stop extending online betting to mainland China after expose by state media drew heat

A July 8 expose by the Economic Information Daily threw the spotlight on online betting in mainland China, and comes at an awkward time ahead of the August leadership election in Macau, where Ho Iat-seng is expected to run unopposed for the city’s top job.

14 Jul 2019 - 10:12AM

A July 8 expose by the Economic Information Daily threw the spotlight on online betting in mainland China, and comes at an awkward time ahead of the August leadership election in Macau, where Ho Iat-seng is expected to run unopposed for the city’s top job.

Macau junket operator Suncity vows to stop extending online betting to mainland China after expose by state media drew heat
Homebuyers give their collective cold shoulder to new flats in Tuen Mun, Tai Po as persistent protest rallies weigh on sentiments

Even though the controversial bill is “dead”, according to the city’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on July 9, protesters have pressed on with their rallies, weighing on Hong Kong’s business sentiments.

14 Jul 2019 - 11:44AM

Even though the controversial bill is “dead”, according to the city’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on July 9, protesters have pressed on with their rallies, weighing on Hong Kong’s business sentiments.

Homebuyers give their collective cold shoulder to new flats in Tuen Mun, Tai Po as persistent protest rallies weigh on sentiments