The Beijing government has retroactively restricted the height of buildings in a prime plot of the city’s core business district to as low as 100 metres, truncating the building heights and potential investment returns of developers who purchased more than… Read More>>
The cost of shelter in Hong Kong continues to defy the laws of gravity, after new home prices in the city surged by 18 percent last quarter to the second-highest level since 1996. But while the ongoing housing boom in… Read More>>
Singapore once again takes the crown as Asia’s best city for expatriates, according to the Mercer 2018 Quality of Living survey which grades 231 cities according to factors like banking services, political stability, healthcare, electricity and crime. The top placement… Read More>>
The number of mainland cities seeing new home prices rise dropped to 44 in February from 50 the previous month, according to the latest figures from China’s National Bureau of Statistics, as demand suppression measures decreed by the government continued… Read More>>
Asia Pacific is home to four of the top ten most expensive cities in the world for expatriates and business travelers, according to a new report by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
The biannual survey by the research and advisory… Read More>>
Hong Kong is learning from its all-time rival Singapore as it seeks to tame the city’s land prices. In addition to the tender amount of the successful bidder in land sales, the Hong Kong government will now publish the amounts… Read More>>
Hong Kong shouldered aside Tokyo to take the crown as the most active metropolitan real estate investment market in Asia Pacific last year, with deals for income-producing assets jumping 39 percent year-on-year to $20.9 billion, according to a new report… Read More>>
Hong Kong-based real estate investment manager Kailong is raising a new, US dollar-denominated fund focussing on properties in Greater China, with a target size of $500 million.
Ivan Ho, who has just been promoted to the newly-create role of CEO… Read More>>
China’s banking watchdog is clamping down on lending for land deals in Shanghai, amid a central government campaign to deleverage the property sector. A circular recently issued by the Shanghai branch of the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) has warned… Read More>>
Hong Kong saw a 33 percent plunge in the number of private residential units that started construction last year, falling from 25,500 in 2016 to 17,000, according to figures from the city’s Transport and Housing Bureau.
Although the decline may… Read More>>