Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Wednesday, October 7, 2015   

Calls to ease curbs unlikely to be heeded
Hong kong's financial policymakers could sit back and let market forces do the job they have so far failed to deliver - pull the SAR's sky-high housing prices lower.

Drastic decline in home prices unlikely
THE PRIMARY MARKET will dominate residential property sales as developers offer greater incentives, putting further pressure on secondary market housing.

China firms go for gold month with sales push
Developers have ramped up home sales in China's leading cities, riding on a recent spate of policies aimed at propping up the country's wobbling housing sector, raising hopes for a "golden" September and October.

Majestic views
Royal wharf, now being developed by an Asian developer in London, is widely expected to serve as a catalyst for further developments at the Royal Docks.

Cross-border boost for office sector
CHINESE CORPORATES WILL continue to fuel office demand in Hong Kong. The central government will continue to grant the SAR preferential access to mainland markets in terms of trade and investment, with financial integration between China and Hong Kong expected to proceed at a faster pace.

Prime retailers pack their bags
Better to lose a limb than the whole body - a biblical rule prime retailers appear to be practicing in Hong Kong. As tourist spending slumped and rental costs stay buoyant, sellers of luxury goods, jewelry and medicines are cutting branches at losses, even pulling out of the SAR.

Line dr-awn on dealers
DO NOT BE tempted to engage in estate agency work without a license.

Good b-uys in Dubai
Dubai property developers are still turning out some larger-than-life projects even though prices are heading south again after clawing back a good chunk of their losses in the 2008 crash.

Vancouver West beckons
Nestled in a PRIME LOCATION in Vancouver West, W1 is a luxury property that offers 10 percent rental yields in two years and is ideal for first-class living.

Luxury in reach
Nestled in london's NW1 area, which has yielded great investment returns in the past few years, the latest development, Euston Reach, offers buyers a golden investment opportunity and a genuine taste of London life.

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