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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/mai.../bcnsav128.xml

    Asia Pacific property market next to be hit, warns Savills

    By Emma Thelwell
    Last Updated: 9:45am BST 28/08/2008


    Property investment and estate agency Savills has warned that the credit crunch is beginning to hit the Asia-Pacific real estate markets.

    Australia and Japan have already seen falls in the number of sales, with Hong Kong and Singapore suffering from "some slowing", the group said.

    The once-booming property market in China is now "finally moderating", Savills said, as it revealed that overall underlying profits - stripping out a one-off disposal gain of 17m - slumped 41pc in the six months to the end of June.
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    The company said that the developed Asia Pacific countries have export-led economies which are suffering amid weakening global demand.

    Savills was unable to give a clear outlook for the stumbling property markets of the UK and the United States. The company said: "It continues to depend on how quickly confidence returns to financial markets, which currently show no sign of improvement."

    Indicating gloomy prospects for the UK's ailing property market, Savills said transaction volumes in London alone are down 45pc year-on-year, with prices falling around 7pc in central London for the first half of the year.

    Prime country property, which has held its value well until recent months, is now following London's slide, the group said.

    The lower end of the property market has been particularly affected by the tightening mortgage market, Savills added.

    Peter Smith, chairman of Savills, said: "2008 continues to be a challenging year for the real estate industry worldwide. We are taking action to reduce costs across the group, but are also continuing to invest selectively."

    Savills hopes to cut cost by around 20m over the year, with cut backs in jobs, marketing, travel and property costs. It said its sales and financial services business would bear the brunt of the cost-cutting, as it has been "most affected by the downturn".

    The group reported a 1pc rise in pre-tax profits to 33.4m for the six months, as revenues fell from 284.2m last year, to 278.1m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr funny
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/mai.../bcnsav128.xml

    Asia Pacific property market next to be hit, warns Savills

    By Emma Thelwell
    Last Updated: 9:45am BST 28/08/2008


    Property investment and estate agency Savills has warned that the credit crunch is beginning to hit the Asia-Pacific real estate markets.

    Australia and Japan have already seen falls in the number of sales, with Hong Kong and Singapore suffering from "some slowing", the group said.

    The once-booming property market in China is now "finally moderating", Savills said, as it revealed that overall underlying profits - stripping out a one-off disposal gain of 17m - slumped 41pc in the six months to the end of June.
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    The company said that the developed Asia Pacific countries have export-led economies which are suffering amid weakening global demand.

    Savills was unable to give a clear outlook for the stumbling property markets of the UK and the United States. The company said: "It continues to depend on how quickly confidence returns to financial markets, which currently show no sign of improvement."

    Indicating gloomy prospects for the UK's ailing property market, Savills said transaction volumes in London alone are down 45pc year-on-year, with prices falling around 7pc in central London for the first half of the year.

    Prime country property, which has held its value well until recent months, is now following London's slide, the group said.

    The lower end of the property market has been particularly affected by the tightening mortgage market, Savills added.

    Peter Smith, chairman of Savills, said: "2008 continues to be a challenging year for the real estate industry worldwide. We are taking action to reduce costs across the group, but are also continuing to invest selectively."

    Savills hopes to cut cost by around 20m over the year, with cut backs in jobs, marketing, travel and property costs. It said its sales and financial services business would bear the brunt of the cost-cutting, as it has been "most affected by the downturn".

    The group reported a 1pc rise in pre-tax profits to 33.4m for the six months, as revenues fell from 284.2m last year, to 278.1m.
    That is bullshit! Didn't they know a surge of 3.3 GDP growth yesterday.

    Yesterday said up. Today say down. Tomorrow will say boom again. No credibility. Shameful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernanke
    That is bullshit! Didn't they know a surge of 3.3 GDP growth yesterday.

    Yesterday said up. Today say down. Tomorrow will say boom again. No credibility. Shameful!
    if you notice, the analysts cannot even agree. no one knows what will happen in the future.

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    that's why they are called anal-yst -

    it does not know what is inside that is coming out right - just "gas works"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernanke
    That is bullshit! Didn't they know a surge of 3.3 GDP growth yesterday.

    Yesterday said up. Today say down. Tomorrow will say boom again. No credibility. Shameful!
    Ya, fully agreed with you. This people any how predict and just by their gut feel with some news here and there and start to give comment. I am sure at htis point of time nobody knows where the arrow is heading. By the way, all materials and labour cost went up so much, how can the prices be falling.

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    sigh, they say prices gonna drop. now i just read an article saying people still earning from selling their property. i have to confess i'm really waiting for prices to drop for the whole year already still no signs.

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