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Material costs main obstruction in construction activity in HK: survey

About 78% of those surveyed said they are also having access issues to materials.

Material costs main obstruction in construction activity in HK: survey

About 78% of those surveyed said they are also having access issues to materials.

Fifth wave delays recovery of HK’s commercial property market

Amongst the hardest hit was retail, recording a 6.8% QoQ drop in high street shop rents.   It may take a longer time before things get better for the commercial property market, as the fifth wave slowed down its path to recovery.

Rents for overall prime street shops down by 4.3% in Q4 2021

Rents for major shopping centres also fell by 4.3%.

Total property investment volume down 46% in Q1 2022: Colliers

Industrial and retail sectors saw the highest investment volume.

Over half of Hong Kong SMEs expects to overcome 5th COVID-19 wave

Whilst 57% see their revenue will remain the same or grow in the next three months.

Which commercial real estate segment was the hardest hit by the fifth wave?

The fifth wave has significantly slowed down the property market in Q122.

Is the retail property market on its way to redemption?

In January, retail sales value jumped 4.1%YoY to $33.9b.

HK, China aviation 'fly into another year of loss': Jefferies

International travel recovery will be delayed up to 2023.

Gov't to end flight ban on 9 countries on 1 April

Hong Kong will also shorten the hotel quarantine period for arrivals.

Taxpayers missing out on tax-deductible benefits: Manulife survey

Hong Kongers were asked about tax-deductible solutions and only answered 4 out of 14 correctly.

Six Hong Kong securities firms rated as credit negative due to China’s property stress

Despite this, strong parent support and low leverage are expected to mitigate its potential impact. 

Fifth Covid wave to lower residential sales volumes and retail sales: Moody's

Companies are expected to weather out disruptions for up to 6 months.

Here are the 5 key trends that will shape the labour market

This is against the backdrop of an era-defining hybrid phenomenon, IWG said.

Office real estate falls to all-time low in 2021: RCA

Office property investment in Hong Kong only brought in $2.3b in 2021.

Hong Kong is the top international financial centre in Asia—survey

Survey respondents also saw Hong Kong as a gateway to mainland China.