Fitch Upgrades Cheung Kong Property to ‘A’; Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings has upgraded Hong Kong-based Cheung Kong Property Holdings Limited's (CKP) Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer-Default Rating (IDR) to 'A' from 'A-'. The Outlook is Stable. A full list of rating actions is at the end of this commentary. ( read original story ...)

Fitch: Tighter Property Regulations to Weigh on Hong Kong Banks

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: Hong Kong Banks 2016 Report Card here HONG KONG, June 01 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings expects tighter regulations on property-related lending to have a material but ... ( read original story ...)

Hong Kong property market hot to touch

Everywhere I look, I see giant apartment buildings under construction. No, it's not Sydney or Melbourne but Hong Kong. On this 20th anniversary year of the British handover to China, it's more evidence of how much Hong Kong shrugged off the sense of ... ( read original story ...)

Hong Kong shares end at 23-month high, buoyed by property

June 1 Hong Kong's benchmark stock index finished on Thursday at a 23-month high, bolstered by property shares as Chinese money flowed steadily into the city's market. The Hang Seng index ended up 0.6 percent at 25,809.22, while the China Enterprises Index ... ( read original story ...)

Hong Kong’s Housing Prices Are Still out of Control

If you speak to any Hong Kong resident, the conversation will invariably be directed to the subject of property prices. That’s no surprise given that earlier this year, Hong Kong was crowned the world’s least affordable city by research organization ... ( read original story ...)

Hong Kong throngs defy efforts to cool housing market

Snaking queues of thousands of prospective apartment buyers in Hong Kong signalled authorities have made no progress in cooling a red-hot property market, where prices are at records. People were lining up last Friday and over the weekend at Victoria Skye ... ( read original story ...)

Hong Kong commercial land sold at record price

In terms of price per square foot, Henderson's purchase still held the record at about HK$50,000, compared to about HK$13,000 paid by Nan Fung at the Kai Tak site, said Denis Ma, research head at property consultancy JLL Hong Kong. "The price is a bit of a ... ( read original story ...)

Hong Kong’s drawndown mortgage loans in April fall 15 pct m/m

May 31 (Reuters) - New mortgage loans drawn down in Hong Kong totalled HK$21.2 billion ($2.72 billion) in April, down 15.0 percent from a month earlier, Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) data showed on Wednesday. Following is the breakdown of data from ... ( read original story ...)