Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Thursday, September 3, 2015   



HK agency giants brace for fight with China rivals
Local real estate agencies are in for some stiff competition down the road, with rivals from the mainland venturing southward to challenge the industry's existing duopoly.

Dubai slowdown due to curbs not oil d-rop
DUBAI'S TIGHTER PROPERTY rules aimed at preventing a housing bubble are the main cause of a slowdown in the emirate's real estate sector rather than a sustained drop in oil prices, industry experts said.

Modest rise expected for China home -prices
Mainland home prices are expected to rise modestly this year thanks to government support measures for the sector, relieving some pressure on the faltering economy, a poll shows.

Light style
The third phase of the Rathbone Market regeneration scheme in London, called Lumire, will join the nearby award- winning Vermillion and Aurelia buildings at the end of next year.

High life
Berkeley group is setting a new benchmark for quality living in E14 as it launches South Quay Plaza - trumpeted to be the tallest residential project in Britain that will change London's skyline.

US housing starts on solid ground
US HOUSING STARTS rose to a near eight-year high last month as builders ramped up construction of single-family homes, suggesting the economy is firing on almost all cylinders.

Retail pain with weaker yuan
Rents in shopping malls, especially those not heavily exposed to luxury brands, will remain relatively resilient following the recent depreciation of the yuan, unlike rents for street-level shops.

Mainland buyers find HK flats safe port in yuan storm
Mainland investors looking to maintain assets are seeking shelter in Hong Kong's property sector after the yuan fell 3 percent against the US dollar last week.

More space for Kowloon
More commercial space is likely to come on the market in Kowloon in the coming few years as developers cast their eyes on old buildings for redevelopment and revitalization.

'Bubble forming' in Aussie cities
Bubbles are forming in the Sydney and Melbourne property market, says Nobel Prize-winning economist Vernon Smith.



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