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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Australia’s property market has the right catalysts for a rebound: record low interest rates and investor-friendly government

Market observers say easing of lending restrictions and record low interest rates will provide a stimulus to the Australian residential property market.

18 Jun 2019 - 7:19PM

Market observers say easing of lending restrictions and record low interest rates will provide a stimulus to the Australian residential property market.

Australia’s property market has the right catalysts for a rebound: record low interest rates and investor-friendly government
Collapsing demand for US industrial space shows ‘the pain of trade war’, says Cushman & Wakefield

Factors driving the drop are not clear, but ‘the longer the trade war drags out the more disruptive it will be’, said analysts at Cushman & Wakefield

14 Jun 2019 - 10:25PM

Factors driving the drop are not clear, but ‘the longer the trade war drags out the more disruptive it will be’, said analysts at Cushman & Wakefield

Collapsing demand for US industrial space shows ‘the pain of trade war’, says Cushman & Wakefield
Hotels brace for pain of worsening US-China trade war as consumers likely to cut non-essential spending

Hotel occupancy rates and ­revenues in the first quarter show the impact on consumer discretionary spending.

12 Jun 2019 - 9:24AM

Hotel occupancy rates and ­revenues in the first quarter show the impact on consumer discretionary spending.

Hotels brace for pain of worsening US-China trade war  as consumers likely to cut non-essential spending
Dubai offers long-term residence, retirement visas to lure wealthy Chinese to boost slumping property market

The Gulf city is offering visas with validity of up to 10 years for investors buying property worth 5 million dirhams (US$1.36 million).

12 Jun 2019 - 7:03AM

The Gulf city is offering visas with validity of up to 10 years for investors buying property worth 5 million dirhams (US$1.36 million).

Dubai offers long-term residence, retirement visas to lure wealthy Chinese to boost slumping property market
Central-Wan Chai Bypass elevates the fortunes of working-class neighbourhood of North Point

Market observers say the tone has been set for North Point after residential and office projects achieve record prices.

11 Jun 2019 - 7:43PM

Market observers say the tone has been set for North Point after residential and office projects achieve record prices.

Central-Wan Chai Bypass elevates the fortunes of working-class neighbourhood of North Point
First-quarter foreign funds in Guangzhou, Shenzhen real estate top 2018 total as global investors find allure in Greater Bay Area

Cushman & Wakefield expects foreign interest in commercial property in the two cities to continue after overseas investors pour US$1.09 billion in the first quarter.

6 Jun 2019 - 9:27AM

Cushman & Wakefield expects foreign interest in commercial property in the two cities to continue after overseas investors pour US$1.09 billion in the first quarter.

First-quarter foreign funds in Guangzhou, Shenzhen real estate top 2018 total as global investors find allure in Greater Bay Area
Hong Kong’s housing market doomed to retreat as trade war deepens, says Credit Suisse

The Swiss bank cautioned of rising mortgage rates and falling affordability as Hong Kong interbank offering rate (Hibor) ticks higher.

5 Jun 2019 - 8:29AM

The Swiss bank cautioned of rising mortgage rates and falling affordability as Hong Kong interbank offering rate (Hibor) ticks higher.

Hong Kong’s housing market doomed to retreat as trade war deepens, says Credit Suisse
HSBC sounds alarm over ‘vulnerable’ Canadian housing market as global home prices cool

Higher interest rates, cooling measures have dampened sentiment in cities like Vancouver and Toronto

4 Jun 2019 - 10:25PM

Higher interest rates, cooling measures have dampened sentiment in cities like Vancouver and Toronto

HSBC sounds alarm over ‘vulnerable’ Canadian housing market as global home prices cool
Institutional investors look to India after successful debut of first Reit

Embassy Office Parks REIT, sponsored by US-based equity investor Blackstone Group and local partner Embassy Group, has risen more than 17 per cent since its debut on April 1

4 Jun 2019 - 7:12PM

Embassy Office Parks REIT, sponsored by US-based equity investor Blackstone Group and local partner Embassy Group, has risen more than 17 per cent since its debut on April 1

Institutional investors look to India after successful debut of first Reit
Blackstone buys logistics assets from Singapore’s GLP for record US$18.7 billion

Deal to buy logistics assets is the largest private real-estate transaction ever, and a vote of confidence in the future of online retailing

3 Jun 2019 - 10:41PM

Deal to buy logistics assets is the largest private real-estate transaction ever, and a vote of confidence in the future of online retailing

Blackstone buys logistics assets from Singapore’s GLP for record US$18.7 billion
Philippine and Chinese investors bet on Manila’s warehousing sector amid a boom in household consumption

But property consultancies say that prices of industrial land in Metro Manila must fall by 70 per cent to make investments worthwhile.

3 Jun 2019 - 9:00AM

But property consultancies say that prices of industrial land in Metro Manila must fall by 70 per cent to make investments worthwhile.

Philippine and Chinese investors bet on Manila’s warehousing sector amid a boom in household consumption
Jakarta’s first subway line poised to revitalise Indonesian capital’s property market

Quicker commute on Indonesia’s first subway line to help lift rents and occupancy rates in Jakarta’s central business district.

29 May 2019 - 7:30AM

Quicker commute on Indonesia’s first subway line to help lift rents and occupancy rates in Jakarta’s central business district.

Jakarta’s first subway line poised to revitalise Indonesian capital’s property market
Has Hong Kong, the most expensive property market globally, found a solution in co-living? One firm hopes so

The co-living phenomenon is catching on fast in Hong Kong, the world’s most expensive property market, generating higher rents and attracting greater investment in the process.

23 May 2019 - 3:28PM

The co-living phenomenon is catching on fast in Hong Kong, the world’s most expensive property market, generating higher rents and attracting greater investment in the process.

Has Hong Kong, the most expensive property market globally, found a solution in co-living? One firm hopes so
South Korean property boom fizzles out as investors balk at plan to remove tax incentives

Real estate funds and private real estate investment trusts, which enjoyed lower levels of tax, will have same tax applied to them as regular companies

21 May 2019 - 7:17PM

Real estate funds and private real estate investment trusts, which enjoyed lower levels of tax, will have same tax applied to them as regular companies

South Korean property boom fizzles out as investors balk at plan to remove tax incentives
Beijing ranks ahead of Shanghai and Shenzhen in list of world’s most innovative cities

Hong Kong does not feature in JLL’s ranking of the top 20 innovative cities worldwide, while San Francisco tops the list.

19 May 2019 - 9:34PM

Hong Kong does not feature in JLL’s ranking of the top 20 innovative cities worldwide, while San Francisco tops the list.

Beijing ranks ahead of Shanghai and Shenzhen in list of world’s most innovative cities
Mainland Chinese take a shine to Thai residence scheme for wealthy buyers, entrepreneurs

Number of applicants from the mainland top 700 in 2018, seven times the number three years earlier

15 May 2019 - 10:04AM

Number of applicants from the mainland top 700 in 2018, seven times the number three years earlier

Mainland Chinese take a shine to Thai residence scheme for wealthy buyers, entrepreneurs
Hong Kong’s property market has 10 more years in its bull run as population inflow from Greater Bay gives it sustenance

Hong Kong’s residential property market has another decade in its current bull run, as population inflow from the Greater Bay Area gives it sustenance, said the bank that correctly picked last year’s short-lived price correction.

9 May 2019 - 10:19PM

Hong Kong’s residential property market has another decade in its current bull run, as population inflow from the Greater Bay Area gives it sustenance, said the bank that correctly picked last year’s short-lived price correction.

Hong Kong’s property market has 10 more years in its bull run as population inflow from Greater Bay gives it sustenance
Pack your bags. A town in Italy is selling homes for just over US$1

Some 100 houses in the Sicilian town of Mussomeli are available for practically nothing, but buyers will have to spend thousands of dollars to renovate these abandoned properties.

8 May 2019 - 10:33PM

Some 100 houses in the Sicilian town of Mussomeli are available for practically nothing, but buyers will have to spend thousands of dollars to renovate these abandoned properties.

Pack your bags. A town in Italy is selling homes for just over US$1
Hong Kong’s mall landlords mix gaming, golf and fashion with retailing as they search for oomph to hang on to return shoppers

Landlords of commercial space are combining entertainment with retailing to hang on to returning shoppers, in a competition with e-commerce and as a shield to volatile visitor numbers of mainland Chinese tourists

8 May 2019 - 8:00AM

Landlords of commercial space are combining entertainment with retailing to hang on to returning shoppers, in a competition with e-commerce and as a shield to volatile visitor numbers of mainland Chinese tourists

Hong Kong’s mall landlords mix gaming, golf and fashion with retailing as they search for oomph to hang on to return shoppers
Closed San Francisco home-sharing start-up, unable to provide refunds, asks customers to keep foldable partitions instead

HomeShare wants its customers to keep the Screenflex room dividers, which it says retails for US$1,600, in lieu of the refundable deposit.

8 May 2019 - 7:30AM

HomeShare wants its customers to keep the Screenflex room dividers, which it says retails for US$1,600, in lieu of the refundable deposit.

Closed San Francisco home-sharing start-up, unable to provide refunds, asks customers to keep foldable partitions instead
As rental yields race to the bottom among global cities, sovereign bonds may offer investors better returns on their capital
Property investors in Asia warm to continental Europe, and it’s not just because of Brexit

Low interest rates, upbeat economic outlook and ‘value opportunity’ are among the attractions drawing investors to continental Europe, analysts say

1 May 2019 - 10:02PM

Low interest rates, upbeat economic outlook and ‘value opportunity’ are among the attractions drawing investors to continental Europe, analysts say

Property investors in Asia warm to continental Europe, and it’s not just because of Brexit
Taiwan real estate market waits with bated breath as election holds prospect of pro-Beijing president

Excitement is creeping into Taiwan’s property market, as the presidential race heats up ahead of next year’s election, holding the prospect of a new government more friendly towards Beijing.

8 May 2019 - 2:05AM

Excitement is creeping into Taiwan’s property market, as the presidential race heats up ahead of next year’s election, holding the prospect of a new government more friendly towards Beijing.

Taiwan real estate market waits with bated breath as election holds prospect of pro-Beijing president
Asian investment in property within region hit record high last year, to rise another 10pc in 2019, Colliers International says

Asian investment in property within the region rose 10 per cent to US$98 billion – a record high – last year, property consultancy Colliers International said on Thursday. It is expected to record double-digit growth in 2019 as well.

26 Apr 2019 - 6:00AM

Asian investment in property within the region rose 10 per cent to US$98 billion – a record high – last year, property consultancy Colliers International said on Thursday. It is expected to record double-digit growth in 2019 as well.

Asian investment in property within region hit record high last year, to rise another 10pc in 2019, Colliers International says
China’s co-working offices poised for a boom, offering unicorns the freedom to expand and contract with changing businesses

Up to 78 per cent of Chinese unicorns are considering and expansion either in their existing markets, or are exploring new markets, according to Cushman & Wakefield

24 Apr 2019 - 10:47PM

Up to 78 per cent of Chinese unicorns are considering and expansion either in their existing markets, or are exploring new markets, according to Cushman & Wakefield

China’s co-working offices poised for a boom, offering unicorns the freedom to expand and contract with changing businesses
The Executive Centre finds a market with in-house baristas, plush sofas in the luxury niche of Hong Kong’s co-working space

Multinational companies make up 76 per cent of clients of The Executive Centre (TEC), staying up to 36 months on average, triple the tenancy in the industry, even if they pay a 50 per cent premium over other co-working space

23 Apr 2019 - 8:57PM

Multinational companies make up 76 per cent of clients of The Executive Centre (TEC), staying up to 36 months on average, triple the tenancy in the industry, even if they pay a 50 per cent premium over other co-working space

The Executive Centre finds a market with in-house baristas, plush sofas in the luxury niche of Hong Kong’s co-working space
Architecture firms draw on data, human behaviour to shape workspaces, reduce stress

Can architectural design help companies keep their employees happy and healthy? One Space and sister firms UNStudio and UNSense certainly believe so, and use data to understand the behaviour of end users of a space.

20 Apr 2019 - 10:51AM

Can architectural design help companies keep their employees happy and healthy? One Space and sister firms UNStudio and UNSense certainly believe so, and use data to understand the behaviour of end users of a space.

Architecture firms draw on data, human behaviour to shape workspaces, reduce stress
South Koreans plough into offshore property markets as mainland Chinese pare down investments

Strict capital controls and Beijing’s belt and road push have led to a dramatic fall in Chinese investment in overseas real estate

19 Apr 2019 - 7:30AM

Strict capital controls and Beijing’s belt and road push have led to a dramatic fall in Chinese investment in overseas real estate

South Koreans plough into offshore property markets as mainland Chinese pare down investments
New transport projects will create nine hubs in Hong Kong, boost property, says Colliers International

New railway lines and road networks will lead to the emergence of nine office, retail, business and cultural hubs in Hong Kong over the next five to seven years, according to property consultancy Colliers International Hong Kong.

16 Apr 2019 - 7:25PM

New railway lines and road networks will lead to the emergence of nine office, retail, business and cultural hubs in Hong Kong over the next five to seven years, according to property consultancy Colliers International Hong Kong.

New transport projects will create nine hubs in Hong Kong, boost property, says Colliers International
Demand for office space in Hong Kong cools by the most in five months, but rents edge higher

Overall office lettings dropped by 30 per cent month on month in March, taking overall availability to 4.8 per cent.

15 Apr 2019 - 10:14PM

Overall office lettings dropped by 30 per cent month on month in March, taking overall availability to 4.8 per cent.

Demand for office space in Hong Kong cools by the most in five months, but rents edge higher