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  1. Housing weighs on consumer prices

    Posted Oct 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The falling cost of housing continues to be a drag on consumer prices in Hong Kong. Economists say that with the economy showing signs of cooling, the inflation rate ... Tempering this was a further 1.8 per cent fall in the cost of housing and a 2 per cent reduction in the price of durable goods. Together, the two make up more than 35 per cent of the index, a fact ...

  2. Property - International - GERMANY

    German cities face property bubbles as home prices surge

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Berlin German cities face bubble as prices go up Home prices in Germany's largest cities rose faster than rents in the first half, leaving some of them facing the prospect of a bubble, Jones Lang LaSalle said. Prices in five cities, including Munich, Hamburg and Leipzig, climbed more than twice as fast as rents, the property consultancy said in a report. ...

  3. Business - Economy - UNITED STATES

    Building on housing's 'wealth effect'

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... in housing." Home prices in the second quarter increased 2.2 per cent from the previous three months, the best performance since the fourth quarter of 2005, according to S&P/Case-Shiller data. ... of the recovery in housing to show up in consumer spending. Rising home prices spur spending with a lag, meaning the wealth effect would not show up this year, Meyer said. Patrick Campbell, a homeowner ...

  4. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    Mainland house price rally continued in July

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Fifty of 70 major cities monitored saw increases, but analysts say falling trend to resume in coming months House price rally continued in July The mainland property market continued to improve last month, with more than 70 per cent of cities recording property price growth. Research by the National Bureau of Statistics, which monitored property price ...

  5. Housing prices tipped to stay stable

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... was focused on subsidised housing, not suppressing home prices, which was one reason the bank adjusted its forecast. She said Leung had also played down his idea of assigning sites where new flats ... prices would remain stable in the second half as Leung was not expected to introduce significant housing policies during the period. 'Prices of luxury properties will be flat in the second ...

  6. Statistics chief signals revision of housing in mainland CPI

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Housing costs might be incorporated into the compilation of the consumer price index to improve the accuracy of the key inflation index, at the risk of pushing up ... such as on housing prices in relation to the consumer price index', Xie Fuzhan told a conference. Mr Xie has made it his bureau's priority to 'actively create and perfect the professional ...

  7. Business - Property - HOUSING

    HK housing market not at risk of a bubble, says Jones Lang LaSalle

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... of a housing price bubble, and home prices should remain firm, supported by strong end-user demand and sound purchasing power, says property consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle. "The resilience ... on the housing sector released yesterday. Continued low unemployment, together with a substantial increase in the number of high-income households, provided ample real income to support residential ...

  8. Intervention sees price of new housing drop 11.3pc

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing ed.zhang@scmp.com Beijing Mayor Guo Jinlong says the average price of new housing in the capital fell 11.3 per cent last year thanks to heavy government intervention ... this week. Beijing's control of housing prices was matched, the mayor said, by 'almost twice as much' investment in various government-subsidised 'policy housing' projects ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Cooling measures cause house price slowdown

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Home prices in 100 mainland cities grew modestly last month from May, reflecting a slowdown in the market after a series of cooling measures. Seventy-five cities experienced higher house prices, according to mainland property website SouFun Holdings, while 25 reported prices lower than those in May. The average 0.41 per cent growth was below ...




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