OPINION

Don't expect a bargain from Chinese conglomerates' asset dumps

YOU might think the trophy real-estate assets of distressed Chinese conglomerates would go at fire-sale prices. The latest deals show that's not the case.

OPINION

Does Victor Li have the same golden touch as his father?

HONG KONG billionaire Li Ka-shing built his fortune and legendary reputation by displaying an uncanny ability to time asset markets. Investors in Shanghai real estate need to ask whether his son has the same touch.

COMMENTARY

Hong Kong property ready to roar back

HONG Kong property is coming back. After declining about 10 per cent since August 2018, home prices have started rising again. The world's least affordable housing market may even be prepping for another boom....

COMMENTARY

Home truths are holding back China's consumers

CHINA'S consumers have been tightening their belts, and the trend looks unlikely to reverse any time soon....

COMMENTARY

HK property prices - it's all down to location, size

HONG Kong's notoriously unaffordable property prices have started to turn down. In thinking about how bad the reversal may get, four words offer a useful guide - location, location, location, and size....

Asia's private-bank party is rocking - while it lasts

EVERY day, it seems like another wealth manager joins the scramble for Asia's growing ranks of millionaires, especially those from China. With cash streaming in, there hasn't been much reason for private banks to worry about high costs for things like salaries, technology and...

COMMENTARY

Victor Li gets his timing right for a UK IPO

WHEN you're preparing to spend billions of dollars on acquisitions in one year, it makes sense to sell assets to raise cash, especially if existing businesses face a secular drop in returns....

COMMENTARY

China's Silicon Valley dream bumps against hard reality

BUILD it and they will come. Maybe.

COMMENTARY

Doors slam shut for China deals around the world

DOORS are slamming shut in the developed world not just to Chinese investment in technology, but potentially to a wave of acquisitions with a tech element, as diverse as smart heaters and robotic lawnmowers.

COMMENTARY

Yum China seals sale deal - with wrong buyer

THE party at China's oldest Western food chain is missing a key guest....