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Have we forgotten the social dimension of private property?

Mark Twain advised: “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” As the world’s population increases, the advice may well take on extra significance. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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FS: Gov’t keeps close eye on property market

Financial Secretary John Tsang says the Government is keeping a close watch on the property market, and will respond appropriately as the situation warrants.   Speaking to the media today, Mr Tsang referred to an International Monetary Fund report published yesterday. It noted the fiscal measures the Government has deployed will be needed to spur […]

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Ascott to Rebrand Hong Kong Property

Ascott to Rebrand Hong Kong Property Apr 02, 2014 (Menafn – M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) –Ascott has acquired an operating serviced residence in Hong Kong for HK545 million (approximately S88.8 million). The 55-unit property, currently operating as The Mercer, will be rebranded as … Full News here – Read more on MENAFN.COM

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Columns about Centaline property index dubbed ‘defamatory’

Claims in newspaper columns that property agency Centaline released misleading statistics to bolster the market were defamatory, lawyers for the company told the High Court yesterday. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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China shares fall on weak property, Hong Kong also down

China shares fall on weak property, Hong Kong also down HONG KONG/SHANGHAI, March 19 (Reuters) – Chinese shares fell on Wednesday, dragged down by the property sector after the central bank denied it was part of talks about helping an ailing real-estate developer. Problems at unlisted Zhejiang Xingrun … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Taper threatens Hong Kong property

Taper threatens Hong Kong property By Craig Stephen. HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — You might not expect the Argentine peso to have much in common with Hong Kong property, but they both could be casualties of tightening by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Enlarge Image. Last week's plunge in … Full News here – Read more on MarketWatch

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Hong Kong shares climb to 3-week high, China property jumps

Hong Kong shares climb to 3-week high, China property jumps … 140 percent in January from a year earlier. Cheung Kong Holdings climbed 2 percent after the Hong Kong developer announced 2014 sales targets of HK$ 30 billion ($ 3.87 billion) for Hong Kong and 10 billion yuan ($ 1.65 billion) for China. FILED UNDER:. […]

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What makes a global property hot spot?

What makes a global property hot spot? Elsewhere, Singapore and Hong Kong rank among the most expensive markets in the world (alongside London, Geneva and Monaco) and their governments are trying to rein in home prices. Those looking to buy homes know all too well – property prices … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Fugitive property tycoon arrested in US faces extradition to Hong Kong

A fugitive property tycoon wanted in Hong Kong for his alleged role in a multi-million dollar bribes-for-loans racket is facing extradition to the SAR after he was arrested in the US territory of Saipan. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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China shares edge up as property rebounds, Hong Kong slips

China shares edge up as property rebounds, Hong Kong slips HONG KONG, Jan 9 (Reuters) – China shares crept higher early on Thursday, with Hong Kong markets sluggish, as the property sector led gains after weaker-than-expected inflation data eased some fears about more cooling measures. An expected wave of … Full News here – Read more […]

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Court slashes record divorce payout for property scion’s ex-wife

The Court of Appeal on Friday slashed a record HK$ 1.4 billion divorce settlement granted to a property tycoon’s ex-wife, saying she will only receive HK$ 524.5 million following a successful appeal by the husband and his father. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Hong Kong's Property Price Gains Dropping

Hong Kong's Property Price Gains Dropping Hong Kong's real estate prices have been spiraling upward for the last four years, but attempts by the government to cool the market may finally be taking effect. The Ratings and Valuation Department reported that prices increased only 9.7% for the … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Property sales drop 39%

There were 70,503 sale and purchase agreements for all building units in 2013, a year-on-year drop of 39%, and a 35.2% fall on 2011, the Land Registry announced today.   The total consideration for these agreements was $ 456.28 billion, down 30.2% year-on-year, and a 22.4% fall on 2011.   The number of assignments of […]

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Hong Kong Property Stocks Face Tough Year, Tokyo Sees Office Demand Boom

Hong Kong Property Stocks Face Tough Year, Tokyo Sees Office Demand Boom Hong Kong property stocks face a tough year ahead, thanks to the challenging conditions for the office, retail and residential markets. Developers are likely to find more positive market conditions in Tokyo and the major mainland Chinese cities … Full News here – […]

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The unintended consequences of Hong Kong's property policies

The unintended consequences of Hong Kong's property policies Hong Kong officials invariably mean well. But it is uncanny how often government policies end up achieving not their intended effect, but the exact opposite. Nowhere is this more true than in the property market. Just consider the housing policy … Full News here – Read more […]

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