Pearl Liu

Based in Hong Kong, Pearl covers the property market in the city and China and follows major listed developers. She previously worked at The Straits Times and has also contributed stories to China Daily.
Pearl Liu
Based in Hong Kong, Pearl covers the property market in the city and China and follows major listed developers. She previously worked at The Straits Times and has also contributed stories to China Daily.

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Lee Shau-kee, Hong Kong’s second-richest man, says he is mulling retirement to hand the reins of Henderson Land to his two sons

Lee Shau-kee said he is considering a retirement plan after Henderson Land’s annual general meeting on May 28

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Lee Shau-kee said he is considering a retirement plan after Henderson Land’s annual general meeting on May 28

Lee Shau-kee, Hong Kong’s second-richest man, says he is mulling retirement to hand the reins of Henderson Land to his two sons
China Overseas Land & Investment bets on demand in top cities even as earnings miss estimates

China Overseas Land & Investment, Guangzhou R&F and Agile Group Holdings’ revenues and profits fall short of analysts’ expectations

20 Mar 2019 - 7:04PM

China Overseas Land & Investment, Guangzhou R&F and Agile Group Holdings’ revenues and profits fall short of analysts’ expectations

China Overseas Land & Investment bets on demand in top cities even as earnings miss estimates
Long commute, cost of property and health care – just some of the concerns keeping Hongkongers from living in Zhuhai

Few trains from Guangdong province cities arrive early enough for professionals looking to commute to work in Hong Kong, while the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge crossing presents an additional expense of HK$6,000 a month.

20 Mar 2019 - 8:00AM

Few trains from Guangdong province cities arrive early enough for professionals looking to commute to work in Hong Kong, while the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge crossing presents an additional expense of HK$6,000 a month.

Long commute, cost of property and health care – just some of the concerns keeping Hongkongers from living in Zhuhai
Future of property market lies in China’s small cities, Country Garden chairman says as company’s 2018 core profit beats estimates

The developer’s core profit rose 38.2 per cent in 2018, against a 126 per cent spike in 2017

18 Mar 2019 - 10:46PM

The developer’s core profit rose 38.2 per cent in 2018, against a 126 per cent spike in 2017

Future of property market lies in China’s small cities, Country Garden chairman says as company’s 2018 core profit beats estimates
Hong Kong slips to 22nd spot globally in home price inflation as property curbs bite, survey finds

Hong Kong tumbles from the world’s hottest market as home price gains ease to 5.8 per cent last year, according to Knight Frank’s global index.

15 Mar 2019 - 10:29PM

Hong Kong tumbles from the world’s hottest market as home price gains ease to 5.8 per cent last year, according to Knight Frank’s global index.

Hong Kong slips to 22nd spot globally in home price inflation as property curbs bite, survey finds
Winter, not spring, is coming for Hong Kong’s housing market, says DBS

Hong Kong house prices to drop 10 per cent this year, says Singaporean bank

13 Mar 2019 - 7:30AM

Hong Kong house prices to drop 10 per cent this year, says Singaporean bank

Winter, not spring, is coming for Hong Kong’s housing market, says DBS
MTR to sell choice lot at Hong Kong’s gargantuan Lohas Park by end of month

This is the 11th of a total of 14 lots to go on sale at Lohas Park in the New Territories, which, when completed, will be Hong Kong’s largest ever residential community.

10 Mar 2019 - 11:05PM

This is the 11th of a total of 14 lots to go on sale at Lohas Park in the New Territories, which, when completed, will be Hong Kong’s largest ever residential community.

MTR to sell choice lot at Hong Kong’s gargantuan Lohas Park by end of month
Hong Kong’s first-home buyers snap up Henderson’s Vantage flats in Hung Hom, giving respite to declining property prices

More than 2,000 people thronged a sales office to bid for 246 flats in Hung Hom.

9 Mar 2019 - 11:52PM

More than 2,000 people thronged a sales office to bid for 246 flats in Hung Hom.

Hong Kong’s first-home buyers snap up Henderson’s Vantage flats in Hung Hom, giving respite to declining property prices
Wharf Holdings chairman Stephen Ng hopes for a turnaround on improving Hong Kong property market
Unable to sell luxury homes in Beijing, mainland developer Tahoe Group offers discounts of up to US$1.3 million

Analysts say rich buyers have tightened their purse strings as the US-China trade war has a hit a range of businesses

6 Mar 2019 - 8:03AM

Analysts say rich buyers have tightened their purse strings as the US-China trade war has a hit a range of businesses

Unable to sell luxury homes in Beijing, mainland developer Tahoe Group offers discounts of up to US$1.3 million
Chinese Estates, selling a single home last year, posts a 72 per cent plunge in profit as sales and equity investments shrink
China’s box office takes world-record US$1.66 billion in February as Lunar New Year hits like The Wandering Earth pack cinemas

Chinese theatres generated 11.1 billion yuan in ticket sales, with space-exploration film The Wandering Earth proving the biggest draw

5 Mar 2019 - 6:03AM

Chinese theatres generated 11.1 billion yuan in ticket sales, with space-exploration film The Wandering Earth proving the biggest draw

China’s box office takes world-record US$1.66 billion in February as Lunar New Year hits like The Wandering Earth pack cinemas
Hong Kong property transactions slump 33pc in February as investors wait for market to stabilise

5,002 transactions for flats, offices and car parks worth US$5.3 billion was reported last month, down from HK$62.6 billion a year earlier, data from Centaline Property shows.

2 Mar 2019 - 8:02AM

5,002 transactions for flats, offices and car parks worth US$5.3 billion was reported last month, down from HK$62.6 billion a year earlier, data from Centaline Property shows.

Hong Kong property transactions slump 33pc in February as investors wait for market to stabilise
Sun Hung Kai speeds up Greater Bay Area expansion, buys site in Guangzhou’s Nansha district for US$178m

The commercial site in Nansha is close to Qingsheng station on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link

1 Mar 2019 - 10:45PM

The commercial site in Nansha is close to Qingsheng station on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link

Sun Hung Kai speeds up Greater Bay Area expansion, buys site in Guangzhou’s Nansha district for US$178m
Prime land on top of Hong Kong’s high-speed rail station to be sold to developers as single site potentially worth more than HK$100 billion, land sale list reveals

The 5.88-hectare site at West Kowloon station was one of 22 residential and commercial lots on this year’s official land sale list unveiled on Thursday.

1 Mar 2019 - 9:35AM

The 5.88-hectare site at West Kowloon station was one of 22 residential and commercial lots on this year’s official land sale list unveiled on Thursday.

Prime land on top of Hong Kong’s high-speed rail station to be sold to developers as single site potentially worth more than HK$100 billion, land sale list reveals
These two Hong Kong developers are set to release thousands of new homes this year to bolster profits

Sun Hung Kai Properties and New World Development say more than 3,600 homes will head to the market by year-end.

28 Feb 2019 - 3:52AM

Sun Hung Kai Properties and New World Development say more than 3,600 homes will head to the market by year-end.

These two Hong Kong developers are set to release thousands of new homes this year to bolster profits
Sun Hung Kai Properties posts 31.2 per cent drop in interim profit as it adopts new accounting standard

Company increases interim dividend payout by 4 per cent to HK$1.25 per share.

27 Feb 2019 - 6:19PM

Company increases interim dividend payout by 4 per cent to HK$1.25 per share.

Sun Hung Kai Properties posts 31.2 per cent drop in interim profit as it adopts new accounting standard
It’s always a good time to buy Thai property, says Hong Kong developer Allan Zeman
Japan’s hotel sector to shine brightly as investors look to cash in on Tokyo 2020 Olympics

JLL expects total transaction volumes in Asia to reach US$9.5 billion this year, up 15 per cent from US$8.3 billion in 2018

27 Feb 2019 - 6:01AM

JLL expects total transaction volumes in Asia to reach US$9.5 billion this year, up 15 per cent from US$8.3 billion in 2018

Japan’s hotel sector to shine brightly as investors look to cash in on Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Lantau Island land plot sells for 50pc above expectations, driven by Greater Bay Area ‘fever’
  • High price for a plot of land in the south of ­Lantau shows developers’ ‘strong confidence’ on assets set to benefit from ‘Greater Bay Area’, analyst said
25 Feb 2019 - 10:52PM
  • High price for a plot of land in the south of ­Lantau shows developers’ ‘strong confidence’ on assets set to benefit from ‘Greater Bay Area’, analyst said
Lantau Island land plot sells for 50pc above expectations, driven by Greater Bay Area ‘fever’
Hong Kong housing market fails to pick up in Year of the Pig, as low prices fail to woo buyers

Sino Land sells only four out of an available 129 units at its Mayfair by the Sea 8 project on Friday.

23 Feb 2019 - 7:38AM

Sino Land sells only four out of an available 129 units at its Mayfair by the Sea 8 project on Friday.

Hong Kong housing market fails to pick up in Year of the Pig, as low prices fail to woo buyers
Hysan Development set to profit as mega bridge, high-speed rail link breathe life back into Hong Kong’s embattled retail sector

Market observers have seen a 20 per cent increase in shoppers since the launch of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and the new high-speed train service

22 Feb 2019 - 10:01AM

Market observers have seen a 20 per cent increase in shoppers since the launch of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and the new high-speed train service

Hysan Development set to profit as mega bridge, high-speed rail link breathe life back into Hong Kong’s embattled retail sector
Hong Kong’s Link Reit makes first move into Shenzhen, paying U$$975 million for shopping centre

Asia’s biggest property investment trust said it has bought the six-storey Central Walk near a high-speed railway station

21 Feb 2019 - 11:37AM

Asia’s biggest property investment trust said it has bought the six-storey Central Walk near a high-speed railway station

Hong Kong’s Link Reit makes first move into Shenzhen, paying U$$975 million for shopping centre
Hong Kong property developer Chinese Estates Holdings says full-year profit to tumble by as much as 78 per cent
Property giants including China Vanke, Country Garden splash out US$16 billion on 80 plots of land in Greater Bay Area

China Poly Group was the most aggressive, spending 42.9 billion yuan on land in the area, according to property data consultant Real Estate Foresight

21 Feb 2019 - 10:48PM

China Poly Group was the most aggressive, spending 42.9 billion yuan on land in the area, according to property data consultant Real Estate Foresight

Property giants including China Vanke, Country Garden splash out US$16 billion on 80 plots of land in Greater Bay Area
‘Micro-home’ project T-Plus in Tuen Mun halts sales drive amid lacklustre buyer response

The project in Tuen Mun, announced the freeze after having sold just two units in the 356-unit project since its launch on November 29.

16 Feb 2019 - 9:26AM

The project in Tuen Mun, announced the freeze after having sold just two units in the 356-unit project since its launch on November 29.

‘Micro-home’ project T-Plus in Tuen Mun halts sales drive amid lacklustre buyer response
Micro-sized housing project in Sham Shui Po offers discounts ... and cheapest new Hong Kong homes since 2016

The AVA 228 has priced the first 50 flats on offer at a level that equates to a double-digit percentage discount from similar projects.

15 Feb 2019 - 9:58AM

The AVA 228 has priced the first 50 flats on offer at a level that equates to a double-digit percentage discount from similar projects.

Micro-sized housing project in Sham Shui Po offers discounts ... and cheapest new Hong Kong homes since 2016
Chinese developers’ New Year’s resolution – diversify into robotics, green cars and Beijing’s other pet projects

To stay at the top of the tycoon pile, developers are quickly diversifying, embracing the government’s new pet industry – tech.

9 Feb 2019 - 4:11PM

To stay at the top of the tycoon pile, developers are quickly diversifying, embracing the government’s new pet industry – tech.

Chinese developers’ New Year’s resolution – diversify into robotics, green cars and Beijing’s other pet projects
Buoyed by easing, expected end to Fed rate hikes, China developers issue US$8.6 billion in offshore bonds

Top Chinese property firms are flocking to the offshore bond market to capitalise on a recovery in investors’ appetite. About 14 companies, including Country Garden and Evergrande China, have already issued bonds worth US$8.6 billion this year, more than doubling the amount for January 2018.

30 Jan 2019 - 8:01AM

Top Chinese property firms are flocking to the offshore bond market to capitalise on a recovery in investors’ appetite. About 14 companies, including Country Garden and Evergrande China, have already issued bonds worth US$8.6 billion this year, more than doubling the amount for January 2018.

Buoyed by easing, expected end to Fed rate hikes, China developers issue US$8.6 billion in offshore bonds
Evergrande Health pays US$155 million for control of electric-car battery maker

Move marks latest foray into new-energy vehicles for Evergrande, which bought majority stake in an electric carmaker last week

24 Jan 2019 - 10:56PM

Move marks latest foray into new-energy vehicles for Evergrande, which bought majority stake in an electric carmaker last week

Evergrande Health pays US$155 million for control of electric-car battery maker