HONG KONG, Nov 4- In a shopping mall in one of Hong Kong's prime retail districts, more than 100 people wait patiently to take a lift to the sales floors- not to buy luxury bags or clothes, but high-end apartments with price tags of up to $4.4 million.
HONG KONG, Oct 11- Hong Kong shares may end the week higher on Friday, lifted by Wall Street gains on signs of a deal to avert a possible U.S. default. Direction may come from China data, a batch of which could start to appear this week: September figures for money supply and loan growth are due by Oct. 15, trade data on Oct. 12, inflation on Oct. 14, with third quarter GDP due Oct. 18.
HONG KONG, Oct 7- Hong Kong shares fell on Monday, led by Sun Hung Kai Properties on fears of weak demand after local media said the world's second-largest real estate developer was offering cash discounts at a relaunched project. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong shed 0.9 percent.
*HSI -0.9 pct, H-shares -1.5 pct, China shut for holiday. *China coal sector drops as smog spurs moves to cut pollution. HONG KONG, Oct 7- Hong Kong shares slipped to start the week, underperforming Asia on Monday as investors steered away from risk with the U.S. budget impasse showing no signs of resolution.
*China indexes set for weekly loss ahead of two-day holiday. *China property weak in Hong Kong after home price data. HONG KONG, Sept 18- Hong Kong and China shares slipped early on Wednesday, ahead of an expected paring of stimulus by the U.S.
Sept 13- Hong Kong shares slipped for a second day, as Chinese coal and other material counters extended losses after Beijing unveiled major measures to tackle air pollution that involve slashing coal consumption. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong sank 0.9 percent, but climbed 2 percent this week.
*China indexes set for biggest weekly gain since February. *China coal counters extend losses on lower coal prices. Sept 13- Hong Kong and China shares fell on Friday, led by Chinese cyclical counters from banks to materials as investors booked profits after robust gains earlier in the week.
HONG KONG, Sept 12- Hong Kong shares may end the week on a subdued note on Friday as major indexes and Chinese cyclical counters approach technically overbought levels following recent robust gains, while investors also remain wary ahead of next week's Federal Reserve decision on its stimulus programme.
HONG KONG, Sept 12- Hong Kong's powerful property developers are locked in a price war as measures to cool one of the world's most expensive real estate markets force them to impose steep discounts to hit sales targets, with many turning to mainland China to fill the gap.
Sept 12- Hong Kong and China shares crept higher early Thursday, led by Chinese financial and shipping counters as an index of freight costs kept raising in another sign the global economy is on the mend. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong climbed 0.4 percent, and has soared almost 21 percent from a June 25 trough.
Developers such as Cheung Kong Ltd, controlled by Asia's richest man Li Ka- shing, are even throwing in free car park spaces- which can be worth $100,000 or more in densely populated Hong Kong- to lure buyers at a time when quarterly transactions are at their lowest level since 1996..
BEIJING, Sept 5- Two plots of land in Beijing and Shanghai sold for record prices in quick succession this week, underlining the challenge facing policymakers as they renew a push to rein in China's frothy housing market.
A series of tightening measures have put the brakes on Hong Kong's overheated property sector, forcing developers to cut prices and prompting a warning from Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing: speculators stay away.
Malaysian casino operator Genting envisions red and gold pagodas and a panda exhibit on the 87-acre plot of Las Vegas land it bought this week, a new gambling playground for rich Chinese.
China markets resumed their decline, after a one-day recovery on Wednesday, dampened by fresh worries about monetary tightening and expansion of property sector curbs.
Just three months after Hong Kong rolled out a tough new round of property cooling measures, home prices have again climbed to record highs with demand unusually strong for new flats.
Asian shares ended in the red on Wednesday as cautious investors waited for crucial economic data from China later this week, while the yen's extended gains spurred profit taking in Japanese equities after their recent rally.
Ricco DeBlank, CEO of Hotels, Sun Hung Kai Properties sees occupancy rate of around 92% in its hotels in Hong Kong. He also projects double digit growth from 2011's record year in the region.
HONG KONG, Nov 1- Mainland Chinese shares posted their strongest daily gains in more than three weeks on Thursday, boosting Hong Kong stocks, following positive China economic data and a report that local governments were easing restrictions on property purchases. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong jumped 1.1 percent.
The study by commercial real estate services firm CBRE comes just days after Hong Kong announced its first residential property tax targeted at overseas buyers as U.S. quantitative easing and record-low interest rates boost the risk of a housing bubble in the Asian financial centre.