HONG KONG, May 24- China shares posted their fourth-straight weekly gain on Friday, despite weakness in property developers amid concerns that the Chinese economy may be slowing. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings rose 0.6 percent, while the Shanghai Composite Index also closed up 0.6 percent at 2,288.5 points.» Read More
Singapore and Hong Kong now have identical 15 percent levies to slow the foreign money that has added fuel to their overheated property markets - measures that will help first-time buyers but throw the spotlight on investors' next targets.
HONG KONG, Jan 16- Mainland Chinese shares retreated from 7-1/ 2- month highs on Wednesday, dragged lower by real estate developers on renewed fears of broader property taxes. The CSI300 of the top Shanghai and Shenzhen A-shares closed down 0.7 percent at 2,577.1 points. The Shanghai Composite Index also shed 0.7 percent.
Rob Tincknell, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company, tells CNBC why there is such high demand for the development of Battersea Power Station.
HONG KONG, Jan 8- Hong Kong shares retreated on Tuesday, as investors took profit on mainland property counters after an official media report raised fears of more curbs on the sector, stalling its strong gains in recent months. Several smaller Chinese developers had successfully tapped the credit market in Hong Kong since the start of the year.
ABU DHABI, Jan 6- Commercial banks in the United Arab Emirates plan to ask the central bank to delay and soften new rules placing caps on mortgage loans for residential housing, banking industry sources said on Sunday.
*UAE caps home loans at 50 pct of property value for expats. *Central bank sets cap at 70 pct for UAE citizens. DUBAI, Dec 31- Last September, people lined up for hours in a square outside the headquarters of leading Dubai real estate developer Emaar Properties, waiting for a chance to buy units in a luxury apartment complex.
U.S. builders broke ground on fewer houses in November as super storm Sandy slowed building in the Northeast.
The number of Spanish families facing eviction is mounting at a dizzying pace, and when they can’t move in with relatives, they often take over empty homes, and there are plenty of them. The NYT reports.
Professionals, like doctors and lawyers and anyone else who might be sued, should work with an adviser to keep creditors from cleaning them out if they lose in court
Official and private sector surveys on China’s manufacturing sector suggest the economy is finally perking up, boosting stocks in Shanghai almost 2 percent on Thursday. But exports, the main engine of growth, are still struggling and that means the Chinese recovery is not on solid ground yet, economists say.
With financial advisers moving from one firm to another more frequently than in the past, chances are you'll have an opportunity to review your needs.
The way to foster long-term relationships is to admit that we cannot know what the markets will do, says Mark Hebner, president of Index Fund Advisors.
Singapore’s property stocks have surged on average 48 percent so far this year, far outstripping the 15.5 percent gain on the broader Straits Times Index, and analysts say there is still more upside for the sector.
When it comes to investing in health care, sometimes it's not about medicines and devices. There are real estate investment trusts specializing in the health care sector that invest in property and facilities.
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For financial advice, take the focus off the factors we can't control and move it to the things we can. It requires robust communication and periodic reassessment, according to Marilyn Capelli Dimitroff of Capelli Financial Services.
There are really no problem clients so much as there are clients in problematic situations, says adviser Dan Mathews of Stepp and Rothwell.
Many people get into real estate as a hobby or for a little extra income, but what happens when a part-time pursuit becomes a full-fledged business.
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