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Chinese property firm faces key shareholder revolt on debt plan

BLOOMBERG A Chinese property developer whose default in 2021 has since fed into a broader industry rout is facing resistance to its restructuring plan from a major shareholder. Fantasia Holdings Group Co’s second-biggest shareholder TCL Industries Holdings Co opposes the terms of the debt-to-equity swaps, a key part of the restructuring proposal that would dilute shareholders’ stakes, according to people ...

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UK housing market slump drags construction activity lower

BLOOMBERG The UK’s construction industry grew more slowly than expected in March as sliding demand for houses cut into activity across the sector. The Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index from S&P Global fell to 50.7 in March — above the crucial no-change reading of 50 but down from 54.6 in February. It missed economists’ expectations of 53.6. While activity on commercial ...

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Bloom Holding starts enabling works at phase two of Bloom Living, Toledo

ABU DHABI / GULF TIME Bloom Holding, one of the UAE’s foremost real estate development companies, has announced the appointment of Edrafor Emirates LLC as the enabling works contractor for Toledo, phase two of the fully integrated and all-inclusive residential community, Bloom Living. Toledo comprises 405 units ranging from two-and three-bedroom townhouses with sizes starting from 120 sqm to 171 ...

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Sweden’s housing slump enters second year with no end in sight

BLOOMBERG Swedish home prices have yet to hit a bottom as one of the world’s most severe housing routs is about to enter its second year. Soaring consumer prices and a string of interest-rate increases have dealt a heavy blow to the Swedish economy, which is particularly sensitive to rising borrowing costs. The country’s households have some of the highest ...

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North London property prices jump as buyers return to capital

  Bloomberg Property sellers are seeking sharply higher prices across north London as young professionals return to jobs in the capital after the pandemic, a survey showed. Asking prices for homes in Camden surged 17.2% from a year ago and by 6% in the past month alone, the property search website Rightmove said Monday. Barnet and Islington notched up annual ...

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China home prices steady in Jan, ending 16-month decline

  Bloomberg China’s home prices steadied in January, ending a 16-month decline after the government expanded stimulus policies for the sector. New-home prices in 70 cities, excluding state-subsidised housing, remained unchanged, compared with a 0.25% decline in December, National Bureau of Statistics figures showed. In the secondary market, existing-home prices dropped 0.28%, smaller than the 0.41% decline in the previous ...

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Dubai’s weeklong real estate deals hit AED10.3bn

  Dubai / WAM A total of 2,785 real estate transactions worth AED10.3 billion were conducted during the week ending 10th February, 2023, according to figures released by the Dubai Land Department (DLD). The DLD report revealed that 311 plots were sold for AED2 billion, while 1,999 apartment and villa sales totalled AED4.59 billion. The top three transactions were a ...

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UK property surveyors say buyers disappearing after rate rise

  Bloomberg UK property surveyors said the housing market settled further into hibernation in January as buyer inquiries, agreed sales and new instructions to sell all fell again. The lackluster activity, driven by higher interest rates and the tightest cost-of-living squeeze in generations, translated into a further drop in prices at the start of the year, the Royal Institution of ...

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London house prices flatline in worst performance since 2019

  Bloomberg London house prices flatlined, recording their worst performance in more than three years, one of the UK’s biggest mortgage lenders said. The cost of an average home in the capital hit £530,396 ($637,720) in January, unchanged from a year earlier, according to Halifax. This was the slowest rate of growth since November 2019, when prices fell by 1% ...

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