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Sting in Dragon’s tail for Chinese buyers clears path for bargain hunters

first_imgHong Kong based billionaire Tony Fung was not expected to be impacted by the new rules. Picture: Marc McCormackMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoOfficially the real estate restriction was on deals worth more than $US1billion, but The Courier-Mail was told a wider net had already been cast, with Chinese nationals transferring cash here having to sign statements declaring the funds were not for real estate.Agents have reported a flurry of Chinese investors wanted to offload new developments at discounted rates — a boon for locals via reduced prices and less competition. Cash-strapped Chinese buyers who paid 10 per cent deposits on units were willing to back out of deals with as little as a third of their deposit in hand “because 3 per cent (of the 10) is better than nothing”.Brisbane was expected to bear the brunt of any Queensland fallout, especially in new developments. Realestate.com.au data showed the top 10 Queensland suburbs that attracted Chinese attention this year were Carindale, St Lucia, Indooroopilly, Hope Island, Calamvale, Sunnybank, Southport, Sunnybank Hills, Cairns and Eight Mile Plains. The Chinese Cabinet has begun a sting on offshore real estate deals and overseas casino funding. Picture: Stewart McLeanBRISBANE real estate deals are collapsing after a new Chinese Government sting on offshore investment.Millions sunk into real estate are at risk, according to experts, but Queensland may have avoided a multibillion-dollar hit from a related Chinese Government ban on casino investments.Property experts believe the situation has created a perfect storm for locals with deals aplenty as Chinese buyers topple on funding. Brisbane was expected to bear the brunt of any Queensland fallout, mostly because of unit deals. Picture: AAP Image/Marc RobertsonThis after China’s State Council documented restrictions on investments in real estate and banned any funding of new casinos over concerns that private firms were carrying too much debt.The $3 billion Queens Wharf casino – whose joint venture partner Chow Tai Fook Enterprises owns China’s biggest jewellery firm – and billionaire Tony Fung’s millions sunk into hotel and casino plans along the Queensland East Coast would both have been in the crosshairs, but their Hong Kong bases appear to have shielded them for now.A spokesman for Mr Fung – who’s in Hong Kong this week – said “to the best of our understanding the new regulations do not apply to Hong Kong, where Tony resides, so will not have any impact on Aquis’ Australian strategy”.center_img Tourists Weihua Chen (23) and Dongwan Wang (22) on Surfers Paradise beach. Busloads of Chinese nationals previously flocked to Queensland on holiday/property trips. Picture by Scott FletcherJust last year, busloads of Chinese buyers were driven around Brisbane to look at potential investments but demand had dropped so sharply those trips have had to be culled, said Harcourts agent Conrad Leisemann.Yong Real Estate agent Tom Zhang, who deals with many Chinese buyers and sellers in Sunnybank, said the moves were a “double threat” for Chinese investors.“Firstly they made it hard to borrow money, so many people said ‘okay we will use cash’, and now the cash has been restricted,” he said. “The Sunnybank outer market has been greatly affected by those changes. It’s good timing for local buyers to buy before the rules are loosened again.” Place Projects director Lachlan Walker said the lending crackdown was heavily felt from late last year, but the new restrictions would pummel Sydney and Melbourne more than Brisbane.“Chinese buyers’ preference has always been Sydney and Melbourne, so it will impact those markets more than Queensland,” he said. “But Chinese investment in residential product gave us our volume. They did underwrite a lot of developments that occurred here and we can’t depend on them now.”REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said Queensland had to find an alternative to fill the gap left by Chinese investors.“Queensland needs investors in both residential and commercial property, so our strong hope is that if one investor group starts to contract another will be able to increase to fill the gap.“Queensland is a desirable investment destination and hopefully our strong value proposition will continue to attract local and international investors to our shores.”last_img read more

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England teams to defend in France

first_img England Golf will send two teams to defend the Vilmorin Cup at the French Lady Junior Championship at St Cloud, near Paris, from 28 March-1 April. Team A will include Curtis Cup player Bronte Law, who was the runner-up in the individual championship last year. She will be joined by fellow internationals Gabriella Cowley and Alex Peters, the English women’s stroke play champion. Team B consists of England international Amber Ratcliffe, with girl international Olivia Winning and fellow member of the England Performance U18 squad, Annabel Dimmock. The Vilmorin Cup is the nations’ team trophy and is played over the two stroke play rounds of the championship, which decide the players to go forward to the matchplay knockouts. The championship is contested by the cream of Europe’s U21 amateurs. The players: Gabriella Cowley, 16, (Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire) was in the winning England teams at last year’s girls’ and ladies’ Home Internationals. She is the Scottish and the North of England U16 champion and is a past English U15 titleholder.  She was in the winning Essex team at the 2012 County Finals. Bronte Law, 17, (Bramhall, Cheshire) was a member of the GB&I team which won the Curtis Cup in 2012 – for the first time in 16 years. She qualified for last season’s Women’s British Open and successfully made the cut, eventually finishing in a share of 33rd place.  She represented Europe in the Junior Ryder Cup and was runner-up in last year’s French Lady Junior Championship. Image © Leaderboard Photography. Alex Peters, 19, (Notts Ladies’) is the English women’s stroke play champion and, like Gabriella and Bronte, was in England’s successful team at the women’s Home Internationals. Last season she also won the Independent Schools’ championship, the Nottinghamshire ladies’ title and shared the Porters Park Centenary Cup. She represented England in the South American amateur early this year. Annabel Dimmock, 16, (Wentworth, Surrey) enjoyed a successful run on this year’s Orange Blossom Tour in Florida, reaching the quarter finals of the Jones Doherty Championship and finishing in the top 20 at the Harder Hall Invitational. Last year she was fifth in the English girls’ championship and won the London Foursomes. Amber Ratcliffe,17, (Royal Cromer) is the England Golf East Region women’s champion and was a member of the winning England teams at the girls’ and ladies’ Home Internationals. She has twice won the English schools’ U16 championship. Olivia Winning, 18 (Rotherham) joined Amber in England’s team at the girls’ Home Internationals. Also last year, she won the Pleasington Putter and was runner-up in another prestigious scratch event, the Astor Salver. She was also second in the  Fairhaven Trophy. 5 Mar 2013 England teams to defend in France last_img read more

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