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Hong Kong firms, Chinese gambling hit by Duterte’s freeze on reclamation in Manila Bay, Philippines

Experts say gaming operators could take their business out of Metro Manila, while litigation as a possibility for overseas firms committed to the project.

Experts say gaming operators could take their business out of Metro Manila, while litigation as a possibility for overseas firms committed to the project.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:31PM
Filipino domestic helpers fled mistreatment in Middle East but government hasn’t delivered the support it promised

Workers escaped harsh working conditions and now hope to use low-interest loan scheme to get back on their feet, only to face bureaucratic hurdles.

Workers escaped harsh working conditions and now hope to use low-interest loan scheme to get back on their feet, only to face bureaucratic hurdles.

19 Jan 2020 - 7:29PM
US-Iran tensions: the Filipino migrant workers in Middle East for whom leaving is not an option

As the Philippines scrambles to evacuate its workers from the Middle East, many face a quandary: they simply can’t afford to go.

As the Philippines scrambles to evacuate its workers from the Middle East, many face a quandary: they simply can’t afford to go.

12 Jan 2020 - 12:30PM
Surveyors drawing up a global property measurement standard

Property buyers and end-users in Hong Kong stand to get more "bang for their buck" if a proposed global property measurement standard is implemented, a valuation expert says.

Property buyers and end-users in Hong Kong stand to get more "bang for their buck" if a proposed global property measurement standard is implemented, a valuation expert says.

14 Jan 2020 - 9:43AM
Prices in mass housing market tipped to bounce back in Macau

While the level of activity may not return to pre-control levels any time soon, there is now a positive outlook for the medium term, underpinned by rising wealth in the city amid expectations of further expansion of its economy, analysts say.

While the level of activity may not return to pre-control levels any time soon, there is now a positive outlook for the medium term, underpinned by rising wealth in the city amid expectations of further expansion of its economy, analysts say.

14 Jan 2020 - 9:45AM
Hotel shortage boosts demand for serviced apartments, prompting office block conversions

"Serviced apartment, not a hotel." That, recalled Joseph Bautista, was his wife's response when he asked about her choice of accommodation in Hong Kong during their planned one-month business trip to the city.

"Serviced apartment, not a hotel." That, recalled Joseph Bautista, was his wife's response when he asked about her choice of accommodation in Hong Kong during their planned one-month business trip to the city.

14 Jan 2020 - 9:44AM
Historic buildings incorporated into new property projects in China

The preservation of historic buildings is gaining momentum in Chengdu and other parts of the mainland - a phenomenon that will boost the value and attraction of new property developments in those areas, says a senior executive of a Beijing-based architectural firm.

The preservation of historic buildings is gaining momentum in Chengdu and other parts of the mainland - a phenomenon that will boost the value and attraction of new property developments in those areas, says a senior executive of a Beijing-based architectural firm.

14 Jan 2020 - 9:43AM
Chinese developers tipped to invest in luxury London market

Hong Kong developers might join the bandwagon, especially because the pound had already fallen 35 per cent against the Hong Kong dollar, said Mark Griffiths, managing director of luxury residential developer St George.

Hong Kong developers might join the bandwagon, especially because the pound had already fallen 35 per cent against the Hong Kong dollar, said Mark Griffiths, managing director of luxury residential developer St George.

14 Jan 2020 - 9:44AM
Hong Kong's cinemas squeezed out by luxury retailers

UA Cinema Circuit is reopening on the 12th floor of Times Square in Causeway Bay, having failed to secure the renewal of its lease on lower-floor premises with a street-level entrance; and at the IFC mall in Central, Palace IFC cinema and restaurants had little choice but to downsize or be edged out by luxury goods retailers after rents were raised by up to 40 per cent as leases came up for renewal.

UA Cinema Circuit is reopening on the 12th floor of Times Square in Causeway Bay, having failed to secure the renewal of its lease on lower-floor premises with a street-level entrance; and at the IFC mall in Central, Palace IFC cinema and restaurants had little choice but to downsize or be edged out by luxury goods retailers after rents were raised by up to 40 per cent as leases came up for renewal.

14 Jan 2020 - 9:44AM
14 Jan 2020 - 9:44AM
How to get the most out of small apartments

"We get people from all walks of life who come to us because of their desire for bigger living spaces and storage," says Wilson Lee, director of Wall Studio, an architectural design and interior decoration firm.

"We get people from all walks of life who come to us because of their desire for bigger living spaces and storage," says Wilson Lee, director of Wall Studio, an architectural design and interior decoration firm.

14 Jan 2020 - 9:45AM
Luxury rental market set to soften further in second half

"The luxury housing rental market started to soften in April and May. Demand is weak during this year's traditional high season for leasing to expatriates, which started in May," said Koh Keng-shing, founder of property consultancy Landscope Christie's International Real Estate.

"The luxury housing rental market started to soften in April and May. Demand is weak during this year's traditional high season for leasing to expatriates, which started in May," said Koh Keng-shing, founder of property consultancy Landscope Christie's International Real Estate.

14 Jan 2020 - 9:41AM
Chinese investors eyeing Philippines

Disheartened by tight government controls in their domestic housing markets, investors from China, including Hong Kong, are looking overseas for alternatives. Among their targets is the Philippines, which posted one of Asia's highest economic growth rates last year.

Disheartened by tight government controls in their domestic housing markets, investors from China, including Hong Kong, are looking overseas for alternatives. Among their targets is the Philippines, which posted one of Asia's highest economic growth rates last year.

14 Jan 2020 - 9:45AM
Soaring rents in prime locations push out local shops and restaurants

When the lease on the 600-square-foot shop at 35 Yiu Wa Street, two blocks from the Times Square commercial-office complex, came up for renewal recently, Jennifer Cheung was shocked by the size of the increase.

When the lease on the 600-square-foot shop at 35 Yiu Wa Street, two blocks from the Times Square commercial-office complex, came up for renewal recently, Jennifer Cheung was shocked by the size of the increase.

14 Jan 2020 - 9:43AM