Real Estate


Shanghai tightens real estate supervision

Xiong Qu CCTV News 21.07.2009
Shanghai tightens real estate supervision

Shanghai's banking regulator wants to prevent price speculation in real estate by emphasizing the importance of the 40 percent down payment rule on old homes.

Macquarie sells Shanghai property as mkt rebounds-sources

SHANGHAI, July 9 (Reuters) - An investment unit of Australia's biggest investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd (MQG.AX) last week sold a Shanghai luxury residential property that was put on the block more than a year ago, taking advantage of a rebound in China's real estate market.

Shanghai Real Estate: Making A Comeback?

Yemi Kifle nuwire investor 21.05.2009
Nearly-completed Shanghai high-rise falls over

SHANGHAI: A nearly-completed 13-storey Shanghai apartment building toppled over, killing a worker and raising concerns in China's largest city over construction standards, state media reported Sunday.

Shanghai Real Estate: Making A Comeback?

First quarter real estate reports for 2009 are out and Shanghai's residential property sector seems to be on the verge of something promising but it is still too early to call it a recovery, according to Savills, a global real estate service provider. Other sectors in Shanghai are still suffering from the global economic slowdown.

Banks Face Big Losses From Bets on Chinese Realty

DAVID BARBOZA The New York Times 08.04.2009

Signs of life in commercial real estate

Hu Yuanyuan China Daily 17.03.2009
Banks Face Big Losses From Bets on Chinese Realty

SHANGHAI — Back in the good old days — early 2007 — bankers from Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and other financial giants placed their bets on a 48-year-old property tycoon who was supposed to be China’s next billionaire.

Signs of life in commercial real estate

Chen, the manager of an Asian real estate fund, was involved in a commercial property project in Shanghai in November but give up on it because of the uncertainty of the market. Mostly, he stayed at home in Beijing, made his regular calls, and never missed a day at the gym.

Another Japanese store eyes Shanghai

JAPANESE department store giant Takashimaya Co announced yesterday that it planned to spend 4 billion yen (US$42.3 million) to launch its first store on China's mainland in Shanghai in 2012 as it aims to participate in China's growing retail market while domestic sales in Japan continue to shrink.

China Property Slump Threatens Global Economy as Growth Slows

House prices in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou are plunging, and the global economy may grind almost to a halt next year because of it.

World's Best Places To Invest In Real Estate

Matt Woolsey Forbes.com 20.07.2008
Construction to begin on Saturday on China´s tallest building

Construction will begin on Saturday on China's tallest building - a 632-meter skyscraper named the Shanghai Center.

World's Best Places To Invest In Real Estate

With each passing day of bad market news, it's easy to see why there's so much skepticism about real estate investing. Despite banks' shareholders and equity investors tending to want less real estate in their portfolios, however, there are myriad growth opportunities in properties ranging from from apartments in Sydney to office buildings in Shanghai. And some investors are shopping aggressively.

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