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  • Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 4:27 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— For the developers of the world's sixth tallest building near Seoul, a mysteriously shrinking lake and the appearance of small sinkholes in residential neighborhoods couldn't have come at a more inopportune time.

  • LONDON/ BRUSSELS, July 24- The European Union's proposed sanctions against Russia, targeting sensitive technology, take aim at Gazprom's huge South Stream gas pipeline project to Europe and Novatek's Arctic Yamal liquefied natural gas facility.

  • SHANGHAI, July 18- A Chinese construction company at risk of declaring a landmark bond default on nearly $65 million is getting local political support to hold off creditors and get cash, state media reported on Friday, citing sources at the struggling firm.

  • HONG KONG, July 18- China shares were slightly higher on Friday, as outperforming property developers and the consumer staples sector trimmed gains in the afternoon. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings rose 0.3 percent.

  • HONG KONG, July 18- China's third largest property developer, Evergrande Real Estate, has joined smaller peers in offering zero-interest downpayment loans, a practice reminiscent of the U.S. housing boom that precipitated the global financial crisis.

  • China developers at risk as trust funds dry up Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 7:05 PM ET

    China's shadow banking firms slashed lending to property developers, potentially spelling trouble for the sector and the economy.

  • HONG KONG, July 16- China's shadow banking firms slashed lending to property developers in the first half of this year, closing off a crucial funding avenue just as the housing market cools, potentially spelling trouble for the sector and the broader economy.

  • HONG KONG, July 11- China shares edged up on Friday, lifted by solid gains for carmakers and property developers, which investors expect to benefit from policy changes. On Thursday, Jinan in eastern Shandong province removed restrictions on home purchases, sparking hopes more cities will follow suit.

  • HONG KONG, July 7- China shares finished barely changed on Monday, as weakness in the energy and pharmaceutical sectors offset solid gains from property counters. Property developers extended gains, with the CSI China Mainland Real Estate index up 1.6 percent to its highest since April 14. Poly Real Estate added 2.4 percent.

  • Hi-rises woo pet lovers with dog spas, rooftop walks Saturday, 21 Jun 2014 | 2:08 PM ET
    Benjamin Hodson and Bastion

    Luxury living among the high-rise set is going to the dogs as builders are finding a huge demand for innovative spaces for animal lovers.

  • Rent valuation: It's about the bang for the buck Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    While high commercial real estate rents can impede a state's growth, they can also exemplify the value of a location.

  • Hong Kong benchmark off 5-month high, property drags Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 4:14 AM ET

    HONG KONG, June 4- Hong Kong's main stock index slipped from a five-month high on Wednesday, hit by a slumping property sector as investors sold off the shares of developers after recent strong gains.

  • China shares fall as property counters sink Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 3:08 AM ET

    HONG KONG, June 4- China shares had their worst day in more than two weeks on Wednesday, dragged down by the property counters as investors fretted that soft demand for homes will increase developers' problems. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings slid 1.0 percent.

  • HONG KONG, May 30- Hong Kong shares finished their best month this year on Friday, underpinned by strength in property developers and Chinese banks. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong gained 0.6 percent. Cheung Kong Holdings Ltd jumped 1.1 percent to its highest since January 2008.

  • BEIJING, May 30- China's banking regulator said on Friday it was stepping up oversight to prevent risks from some failed property developers from spreading into the broader financial system, but said overall risk from property loans was controllable.

  • BEIJING, May 30- China's banking regulator said on Friday it was stepping up oversight to prevent risks from some failed property developers from spreading into the broader financial system, but said overall risk from property loans was controllable.

  • DONGGUAN, May 28- The days of rapid growth in China's real estate sector are over, but the government's urbanisation drive will continue to drive demand for the next 15 years, the country's biggest residential property developer China Vanke Co Ltd said.

  • *Mitsui Fudosan dives on share issuance news. Real estate developer Mitsui Fudosan Co dived 7 percent and was the most traded stock by turnover on news it would raise as much as $3.6 billion by issuing new shares. Exporters were mixed, with Toyota Motor Corp rising 0.5 percent, while Honda Motor Co fell 1 percent and Nikon Corp dropped 0.7 percent.

  • HONG KONG, May 26- The Chinese developer behind an eight-storey clubhouse with a billion-dollar view over Shanghai's Huangphu River is turning to lower-end coffee shops and restaurants to fill the space, as a broad anti-graft campaign puts the brakes on conspicuous spending.

  • AHMEDABAD, May 14- A low-cost housing project in Boisar, a satellite town outside Mumbai, offers a taste of how hard it will be for Narendra Modi to fulfil a pledge to provide affordable homes for every Indian family if, as expected, his party wins India's election.