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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.

10 Apr 2013 - 5:47AM

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.

Chinese investors eyeing Philippines
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.

20 Feb 2013 - 9:40AM

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.

Soaring rents in prime locations push out local shops and restaurants
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.

31 Jul 2013 - 10:40AM

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.

Hong Kong's cinemas squeezed out by luxury retailers
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.

7 Aug 2013 - 3:47AM

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.

Chinese developers tipped to invest in luxury London market
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.

3 Jul 2013 - 3:37AM

"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.

Luxury rental market set to soften further in second half
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.

14 Aug 2013 - 4:03AM

"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.

Hotel shortage boosts demand for serviced apartments, prompting office block conversions
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.

11 Sep 2013 - 4:58AM

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.

Surveyors drawing up a global property measurement standard
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.

17 Jul 2013 - 4:09AM

"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.

How to get the most out of small apartments
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.

21 Aug 2013 - 3:10AM

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.

Prices in mass housing market tipped to bounce back in Macau
Kennedy Town ticks all boxes for great value for residential property
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.

7 Aug 2013 - 3:50AM

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.

Historic buildings incorporated into new property projects in China