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  1. House prices could fall by 45pc

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Home prices in Hong Kong could slump as much as 45 per cent over the next two years in a worst-case scenario, Barclays Capital Research warned yesterday. ... in prices,' said analysts Andrew Lawrence and Vivien Chan at Barclays in a report released yesterday. The report came almost a week after a warning by Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah ...

  2. US house price boom forecast to end with a thud

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... house price inflation would drop to zero next year. 'US prices are beyond growth in incomes and inflation in the economy, and therefore are overvalued. When house prices have looked overvalued like this before in the 1970s and 1980s, we have seen [house price] inflation go down to zero per cent,' he said. The consultancy's calculations show the ratio of house prices ...

  3. Global home prices expected to decline

    Posted Mar 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Frank said. The firm's Global House Price Index, which tracks home prices in more than 50 cities, recorded a 0.3 per cent dip in the final quarter of last year, compared with the September ... per cent, the consultancy said. 'This suggests that a return to significant house price growth around the world is some way off yet,' it said. 'No improvement is expected until ...

  4. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Little sign of housing market bubble in Australia, says Reserve Bank chief

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Sydney Predictions of an imminent collapse in house prices in Australia drag on, despite negligible mortgage arrears and low unemployment What's all the fuss about ... the expense of their children". In 2002 and 2003 the bank ran a verbal campaign against an overheating housing market that played a big part in restraining prices for a couple of years. ...

  5. Industrial sites in demand as housing market cools

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... aimed at cooling rising home prices also pushed some investors to the industrial sector from housing. According to Ricacorp Properties, there were 799 transactions valued at HK$4.24 billion last ... Peggy Sito Peggy.sito@scmp.com Hong Kong's industrial property market is experiencing an investment boom amid cooling interest in housing, with last month's sales value hitting ...

  6. Revived housing scheme leaves no room for fairness

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp In light of the rather inactive HOS secondary market, I have asked the Housing Authority to seriously consider measures that can facilitate upward mobility of those ... prices under restrictions that limit resale buyers and resale prices for several years. Even when these restrictions end they can sell openly to the market at large only after paying a premium ...

  7. Inflation poised to make a comeback

    Posted Jul 19th 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... of commonly used goods and services, first turned negative in November 1998. One of the biggest factors was housing prices, which tumbled by as much as two-thirds after the Asian financial crisis. ... rentals accounting for 25 per cent. House prices are not included. That means the CPI has been slow to reflect the rebound in Hong Kong's economy, because leases only come up for renewal ...

  8. Foreign buyers drive price growth

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the winter. Prices rose 1.8 per cent in February, the latest Halifax House Price Index shows. If interest rates do not go higher than their current 5.25 per cent level, house prices will continue ... compared to 10 per cent last year. Britain's strong economy and a chronic housing shortage will ensure that property prices will continue climbing. According to the British government, only ...

  9. The market knows best on housing supply

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of this newspaper over the past week we first had Wharf chairman Peter Woo Kwong-ching saying he thinks property prices should rise by only the rate of economic growth and then Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun saying the economy will stay in the doldrums unless prices go up by at least 50 per cent. They agree, however, that we should freeze land supply and this is where they could apply ...

  10. Housing in Beijing less affordable than world standards

    Posted Dec 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Housing in Beijing is much less affordable than international standards, with an ever-widening gap between home prices and incomes, according to a survey. Beijing-based real estate agency Home Link Group says the ratio between house prices and local incomes- a key indicator of affordability- is 9.4:1, compared to 3:1 in the United States and 4:1 in Japan. Before Hong ...




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