Zheng Yangpeng

Zheng Yangpeng is a business reporter at the Post, covering China property, banking and finance. He previously worked for China Daily, joining the Post in 2016. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Communication from Peking University, and a Master's Degree in Global Business Journalism from Tsinghua University.
Zheng Yangpeng
Zheng Yangpeng is a business reporter at the Post, covering China property, banking and finance. He previously worked for China Daily, joining the Post in 2016. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Communication from Peking University, and a Master's Degree in Global Business Journalism from Tsinghua University.

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China’s new home prices approach stall speed, as rate of appreciation eases to slowest in nine months

Weakening may persist as policy loosening falls short of expectations, property analyst says.

22 Feb 2019 - 11:03PM
China’s new home prices approach stall speed, as rate of appreciation eases to slowest in nine months

Weakening may persist as policy loosening falls short of expectations, property analyst says.

Trade war could crimp demand for China’s office space by 3 million square metres as businesses downsize, CBRE says
Foshan leads the real estate rally among Greater Bay cities as speculators get ahead of curve

Foshan home prices have jumped 35 per cent since July 2017 to rank No 1 among the 11 cities tracked in the Greater Bay Area

19 Feb 2019 - 11:37AM
Foshan leads the real estate rally among Greater Bay cities as speculators get ahead of curve

Foshan home prices have jumped 35 per cent since July 2017 to rank No 1 among the 11 cities tracked in the Greater Bay Area

Battlefield for investors in Beijing shopping malls moves to far-flung suburbs

The competition for foot traffic is fierce, as neighbourhood traffic alone won’t be enough for many far-flung malls to thrive. Thus pet cafes, jazz bars and other novelties.

18 Feb 2019 - 11:38AM
Battlefield for investors in Beijing shopping malls moves to far-flung suburbs

The competition for foot traffic is fierce, as neighbourhood traffic alone won’t be enough for many far-flung malls to thrive. Thus pet cafes, jazz bars and other novelties.

Minsheng sells Shanghai land stake at big discount after bond default

Minsheng sells holding in central Shanghai land site for US$1.8 billion, using the funds to pay off creditors

15 Feb 2019 - 12:45AM
Minsheng sells Shanghai land stake at big discount after bond default

Minsheng sells holding in central Shanghai land site for US$1.8 billion, using the funds to pay off creditors

Hong Kong rents could be about to march higher after five months of deflation, analysts say

Hong Kong rents have depreciated 5.3 per cent from August through January.

14 Feb 2019 - 10:57PM
Hong Kong rents could be about to march higher after five months of deflation, analysts say

Hong Kong rents have depreciated 5.3 per cent from August through January.

China new home sales decline by 56 per cent during Lunar New Year holiday

New homes sales declined by 56 per cent in 17 Chinese cities during the Lunar New Year holiday, in a sign that does not bode well for a sector weighed down by a bearish outlook and concerns about a slowing economy.

12 Feb 2019 - 10:56PM
China new home sales decline by 56 per cent during Lunar New Year holiday

New homes sales declined by 56 per cent in 17 Chinese cities during the Lunar New Year holiday, in a sign that does not bode well for a sector weighed down by a bearish outlook and concerns about a slowing economy.

Foreign investors charge into China’s commercial real estate as credit squeeze hurts domestic developers

Domestic credit squeeze weighs negatively on Chinese developers and real estate funds, whose share of total investment slumps to 68 per cent

31 Jan 2019 - 6:30AM
Foreign investors charge into China’s commercial real estate as credit squeeze hurts domestic developers

Domestic credit squeeze weighs negatively on Chinese developers and real estate funds, whose share of total investment slumps to 68 per cent

Hainan reassigns 20.7 million square metres of residential land for industrial use to fit Xi’s vision for province

The island of Hainan in southern China will reassign for industrial use huge swathes of land previously earmarked for residential development, in a move designed to end reliance on property development as it builds the country’s largest free-trade zone.

29 Jan 2019 - 10:52PM
Hainan reassigns 20.7 million square metres of residential land for industrial use to fit Xi’s vision for province

The island of Hainan in southern China will reassign for industrial use huge swathes of land previously earmarked for residential development, in a move designed to end reliance on property development as it builds the country’s largest free-trade zone.

China waves off speculation it will send in cavalry for shaky property market

Speculation has been swirling that the central government will step in to stimulate sales in the flagging property market. Officials are waving off such talk.

29 Jan 2019 - 6:41PM
China waves off speculation it will send in cavalry for shaky property market

Speculation has been swirling that the central government will step in to stimulate sales in the flagging property market. Officials are waving off such talk.

Chinese consortium sees off Hong Kong rivals in ferocious bidding war for prime Shanghai commercial land, ending their stranglehold

The victory marks a high-profile end to a winning streak for offshore investors, who have repeatedly outbid their mainland rivals in the last year

25 Jan 2019 - 7:45AM
Chinese consortium sees off Hong Kong rivals in ferocious bidding war for prime Shanghai commercial land, ending their stranglehold

The victory marks a high-profile end to a winning streak for offshore investors, who have repeatedly outbid their mainland rivals in the last year

Will China take out the axe to fix the slowing property market?

Beijing wants to keep prices in check, neither setting off another round of skyrocketing or allowing prices to plunge. At this point, analysts say, Beijing thinks it can achieve its goals through small steps at the city level.

24 Jan 2019 - 10:56PM
Will China take out the axe to fix the slowing property market?

Beijing wants to keep prices in check, neither setting off another round of skyrocketing or allowing prices to plunge. At this point, analysts say, Beijing thinks it can achieve its goals through small steps at the city level.

Chinese police break up criminal syndicate for illicit transfers of US$4.4 billion through Macau casinos

The suspects smuggled point-of-sales (POS) machines to Macau, using them to disguise the locations of fund withdrawers to help them move 30 billion yuan (US$4.4 billion) of cash out of mainland China.

24 Jan 2019 - 9:54AM
Chinese police break up criminal syndicate for illicit transfers of US$4.4 billion through Macau casinos

The suspects smuggled point-of-sales (POS) machines to Macau, using them to disguise the locations of fund withdrawers to help them move 30 billion yuan (US$4.4 billion) of cash out of mainland China.

China’s co-working operators squeezed by a lack of funding are shutting down

Kr Space, one of China’s largest co-working space operators, is cutting staff and scaling back ambitious expansion plans.

22 Jan 2019 - 7:48PM
China’s co-working operators squeezed by a lack of funding are shutting down

Kr Space, one of China’s largest co-working space operators, is cutting staff and scaling back ambitious expansion plans.

Prices of China’s new homes grow at the weakest pace in eight months as purchase curbs bite hard amid a slowing economy
Beijing relaxes caps on home prices partially as unsold flats in the capital city rise

Unsold flats are estimated to top 70,000 in 2019

15 Jan 2019 - 7:24PM
Beijing relaxes caps on home prices partially as unsold flats in the capital city rise

Unsold flats are estimated to top 70,000 in 2019

Chinese firms’ US dollar bonds snapped up as hopes of trade war breakthrough boost confidence

A flurry of bonds issued by small Chinese firms in US dollars this week have been met with healthy demand from investors as sentiment improves

11 Jan 2019 - 1:17PM
Chinese firms’ US dollar bonds snapped up as hopes of trade war breakthrough boost confidence

A flurry of bonds issued by small Chinese firms in US dollars this week have been met with healthy demand from investors as sentiment improves

Easing restrictions at the national level, not city level, will prove effective in boosting China’s property market, say analysts

CICC and other analysts say credit easing holds the key to boosting the property sector, which is not within local governments’ purview, as home sales rise in only one of the three cities where property curbs were relaxed last month

10 Jan 2019 - 2:18PM
Easing restrictions at the national level, not city level, will prove effective in boosting China’s property market, say analysts

CICC and other analysts say credit easing holds the key to boosting the property sector, which is not within local governments’ purview, as home sales rise in only one of the three cities where property curbs were relaxed last month

China Evergrande targets modest sales growth for 2019 amid weak outlook for property market

The property giant saw its sales grow 10 per cent last year, compared with 34 per cent and 85 per cent in 2017 and 2016 respectively

8 Jan 2019 - 7:00AM
China Evergrande targets modest sales growth for 2019 amid weak outlook for property market

The property giant saw its sales grow 10 per cent last year, compared with 34 per cent and 85 per cent in 2017 and 2016 respectively

China’s Zijin Mining to raise US$1.2 billion through share issue to fund takeover of Nevsun Resources

China’s largest gold miner will issue A shares in Shanghai, raising US$1.16 billion to fund takeover of Canadian miner

2 Jan 2019 - 7:02AM
China’s Zijin Mining to raise US$1.2 billion through share issue to fund takeover of Nevsun Resources

China’s largest gold miner will issue A shares in Shanghai, raising US$1.16 billion to fund takeover of Canadian miner

To ease controls or not? Chinese cities see-saw on policy amid property market slump

Local officials need to strike a balance between ensuring growth and toeing central government line to keep prices under control

8 Jan 2019 - 9:28AM
To ease controls or not? Chinese cities see-saw on policy amid property market slump

Local officials need to strike a balance between ensuring growth and toeing central government line to keep prices under control

How do Shanghai and Beijing defy China’s property slowdown?

Foreign investors’ increased share of deals in China’s two top cities comes as the mainland’s credit tightening weakened domestic investors’ financial positions and appetite

27 Dec 2018 - 10:07PM
How do Shanghai and Beijing defy China’s property slowdown?

Foreign investors’ increased share of deals in China’s two top cities comes as the mainland’s credit tightening weakened domestic investors’ financial positions and appetite

Guangzhou further eases housing restrictions, sets stage for more mainland China cities to loosen curbs
Here are five things to look forward to next year in China’s residential property industry
Xian tops list of cities with biggest home price increases globally
Blackstone buys Shanghai office and mall project from Singapore’s Mapletree Investments for US$1.25 billion

Acquisition is the latest in a series of investments by overseas buyers.

21 Dec 2018 - 2:01PM
Blackstone buys Shanghai office and mall project from Singapore’s Mapletree Investments for US$1.25 billion

Acquisition is the latest in a series of investments by overseas buyers.

Guangzhou becomes latest mainland China city to ease curbs on apartment sales. Who’s next?
Why property renewal is such a profitable business in China’s big cities

About 100 million square metres of commercial property in top cities has become outdated and in need of renovation

19 Dec 2018 - 4:26PM
Why property renewal is such a profitable business in China’s big cities

About 100 million square metres of commercial property in top cities has become outdated and in need of renovation

A rebel holdout of Chinese lore fires the first salvo against the state’s year-long crackdown on real estate speculation
Long road to maturity ahead for China’s 1.2 trillion yuan stratified and undeveloped rental housing market

China’s rental market, which was worth 1.2 trillion yuan in 2017, is expected to reach 3 trillion yuan, with 252 million renters, by 2025.

19 Dec 2018 - 9:02AM
Long road to maturity ahead for China’s 1.2 trillion yuan stratified and undeveloped rental housing market

China’s rental market, which was worth 1.2 trillion yuan in 2017, is expected to reach 3 trillion yuan, with 252 million renters, by 2025.

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