Real Estate


Residential Tung Chung land sold cheaper than expected

A 26,200-square-meter residential site in Hong Kong has been sold at a government land auction for 3. 42 billion HK dollars (440.7 million US dollars) on Tuesday, just 18.9 percent higher than the initial bidding price.

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Opens Two Hotels in the Jiangsu Province

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announces today that it will open Shangri-La Hotel, Nanjing and Shangri-La Hotel, Yangzhou in 2012. The two Jiangsu province hotels will join the group's existing six hotels in the Yangtze River Delta and two further projects in Shanghai opening in the next two years.

Hong Kong's property bull market 'peaked': RBS

Chris Oliver MarketWatch 05.05.2010
HK warns of high property prices, may consider subsidies

Hong Kong's leader said on Thursday he was concerned about the rapid growth in property prices in the city, with the authorities to review and possibly announce fresh policies in October to subsidise home buyers.

Hong Kong's property bull market 'peaked': RBS

Hong Kong's property market appears to have reached its high tide mark, according to research by the Royal Bank of Scotland.

China Developers Turn to Hong Kong as Beijing Reins in Lending

China’s biggest developers are borrowing record amounts in Hong Kong, taking advantage of lower interest rates to circumvent a lending crackdown at home.

London (West End) World's Most Expensive Office Market; Hong Kong (CBD) Now Ranks Second

London's West End remains the world's most expensive office market, according to CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (CBRE) Global Research and Consulting's semi-annual Global Office Rents survey. Hong Kong's Central Business District (CBD) has risen to second place pushing Tokyo's Inner Central to third place. Mumbai is now in fourth position on the list while Moscow remains in fifth in the CBRE rankings, which tracks occupancy costs for prime office space in 176 cities around the globe.

Hong Kong Authority Tightens Rules on Property Sales

Chia-Peck Wong BusinessWeek 05.05.2010
Hong Kong Authority Tightens Rules on Property Sales

Hong Kong’s Urban Renewal Authority announced new rules to increase transparency in the city’s property industry, two weeks after the government said it may raise sales taxes on some homes and accelerate land auctions to prevent a bubble in the market.

Beijing's luxury home prices down, thanks to new regulations

Uncertainty about Beijing's luxury residential market has led speculators to step aside and caused some overseas owners to be anxious about their property assets.

HKMA: Rising Home Prices To Feed Into Consumer Prices As Soon As 2nd Half

Chester Yung and Aries Poon The Wall Street Journal 01.05.2010

China property bonds flying, but risks lurk

Lee Chyen Yee and Jun Ebias Reuters 29.04.2010
HKMA: Rising Home Prices To Feed Into Consumer Prices As Soon As 2nd Half

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority said Friday rising home prices and rentals will likely feed into the city's consumer prices as soon as the second half beginning July 1.

China property bonds flying, but risks lurk

China's developers have been aggressively issuing U.S. dollar bonds this year, with the pace likely to quicken as they take advantage of low funding costs overseas and in anticipation of tighter monetary policy at home.

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