Category Archives: real estate

China´s richest in 2014: Jack Ma or Wang Jianlin – Rupert Hoogewerf

For a short while Alibaba´s chairman Jack Ma looked like he was heading for the position of richest person in China in 2014. But at the end of the year, Wanda chairman Wang Lianlin is contesting that position, as he brings two firms to the Hong Kong stock exchange, tells China Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf to WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu.

What will drive growth after real estate? – Arthur Kroeber

Housing is still a key factor in China´s economy, but is no longer the main driver. Economist Arthur Kroeber looks in FNArena at what can replace real estate, and what the decline means for economic growth.

How women billionaires differ from men – Rupert Hoogewerf

Finance and real estate produce most of the rich women in China, according tot the new 2014 Hurun China’s Women Rich List, with Yang Huiyan for the fourth time as number one. Women billionaires differ from the men in several ways, Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf told in WomenofChina.

Chinese investors turn to Tokyo real estate – Wei Gu

Relations between China and Japan might be tense, Chinese companies and individuals spend increasingly their capital in the real estate of Tokyo, writes WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu in her column at the Wall Street Journal.

New policy: registering real estate – Sara Hsu

The newly established Bureau of Real Estate Registration might signal a new track for the central government to control its unruly real estate sector, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat. “The real estate registration system will increase transparency in property rights, which is certainly an improvement over the murkiness of today’s diverse and localized registration platforms.”

New strains on spending money abroad – Wei Gu

Officially China bans its citizens from taking their money abroad, but its financial borders have been notorious leaky. That might be changing, and cause huge ripples in the global financial world, writes WSJ´s wealth editor Wei Gu in

Real estate prices will drop, and people will buy – Sam Crispin

After twenty years of covering real estate in China, Sam Crispin has seen it all. He is not worried by the recent drop in house prices. “When prices drop, people will buy,” the UK-based real estate consultant tells in KBIA.

Mixed messages from China´s real estate – Sam Crispin

Follow the lead given by the government, is the key advice by real estate expert Sam Crispin. The market gives mixed signals, where some property developers do well, and others go down. But the government will stay in charge. A report by CKGSB Knowledge.

China´s real estate: no panic needed – Sam Crispin

Government interference, dropping prices, dropping occupation rates: China´s real estate has always been good for some panic in the media headlines. But there is no reason for panic, ways real estate expert Sam Crispin with 20 years of China experience under his belt in GPB News, although some diversification is in order.

Shopping malls, trying to differentiate – Wei Gu

Fierce competition between shopping malls and growing appeal of e-commerce makes it important China´s shopping malls differentiate from each others. WSJ´s wealth editor Wei Gu discusses with Mark Israel, CEO of Value Retail China what those malls can do.