Australia’s real estate market has been scorching in recent years with brokers struggling to supply an adequate pipeline of sites to both local developers and a growing cast of mainland players hungry to build more homes in Sydney, Melbourne and… Read More>>
Boss of China Minsheng Real Estate Unit Out After China Jinmao Raided by HK Anti-Graft Body
The chairman of a Hong Kong-listed developer controlled by China’s largest privately owned investment group abruptly stepped down this week, on the same day that the executive’s former employer revealed that it had been raided by Hong Kong’s anti-graft body.
Leading Yunnan Official Detained Over Dodgy Real Estate Deals
The second ranked official from southwestern China’s Yunnan province headed to Beijing for the annual meeting of China’s legislature earlier this month, but failed to return home with the rest of his delegation after being detained over what are said… Read More>>
Low Level Chinese Official Caught with RMB 120M Cash, 37 Kg of Gold and 68 Houses
Ma Chaoqun never amounted to much in the ranks of China’s government, but this mid-level manager who spent decades at a state-run water company in Hebei seems to have made the most of it, and then invested the most of… Read More>>
Tracking Proceeds of Chinese Corruption to Australia’s Real Estate Market
The head of China’s top graft buster launched “Operation Fox Hunt 2014” just three months ago to track down fleeing officials and their fraudulent gains, and the new anti-corruption initiative already seems to be leading to Australia’s booming real estate… Read More>>
How Xi Jinping is Helping Jack Ma Sell 41,000 Properties on Taobao
When President Xi Jinping launched his anti-corruption drive last year by declaring war on “tigers and flies” few could have imagined that he was also helping Internet magnate Jack Ma to launch a whole new ecommerce initiative.
Now Ma’s Taobao.com,… Read More>>
How CY Leung Legally Collected $6.5M Fee on DTZ Sale (Really)
Most observers agree that Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung did nothing illegal in extracting a $6.5 million payment for his part in the $124 million 2011 sale of DTZ to UGL.
However, as more details emerge about the timing… Read More>>
Agile Property Boss Falls into Official Custody – Developer Cancels Rights Issue
Struggling China real estate developer Agile Property took a serious tumble last week when it announced the cancellation of an upcoming rights issue and the detention of Chairman Chen Zhuolin by government authorities.
Mr Chen was said to be confined… Read More>>
Developer Fantasia Adjusts Sales Target as Profits Fall 68 Percent
Hong Kong-listed Fantasia Holdings became the first mainland developer to cut its sales target this year after it announced late last week that it had suffered a 68 percent fall in profits during the first half of 2014.
The Shenzhen-based… Read More>>
Zhou Yongkang Felled for Corruption Amid Questionable Real Estate Deals
China’s Xi government took down the biggest trophy to date in its campaign against corruption, and the fall of former politburo member Zhou Yongkang can be attributed in part to a pattern of using political influence to win lucrative business… Read More>>