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  1. Public housing plan under fire as property prices fall

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Scheme exacerbates oversupply, say hard-hit developers A massive public housing scheme in Macau has run into delays and opposition amid falling property prices. The Macau ... of public housing flats. Legislator Fong Chi-keong, head of the Macau Association of Building Contractors and Developers, said city property prices would fall 30 to 40 per cent further by the end ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654804/public-housing-plan-under-fire-property-prices-fall
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Housing affordability ratio alarming for Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Lam

    ... Thomas Lam Research shows that home prices in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shanghai have risen to levels that are out of reach to the general public Housing affordability ratio alarming Despite the introduction over the past two years of measures to cool house prices on the mainland and in Hong Kong only minor price corrections have been witnessed in many cities. In Hong Kong, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1020230/housing-affordability-ratio-alarming-hong-kong-guangzhou
  3. Volume slump foreshadows slide in HK property prices

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to hang back from the market. So far, prices have held up. The market's measure of choice- the City-Centa leading index- has eased by a modest 2.6 per cent from its June high, but prices ... transaction volumes have turned negative in year-on-year terms, the fall has been followed several months later by a year-on-year decline in prices. If the same pattern is repeated now, home prices ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983756/volume-slump-foreshadows-slide-hk-property-prices
  4. C.Y.'s housing plan falls flat on credibility

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and keep property prices at a reasonable level. SCMP, January 6 For a professional property man, C.Y. Leung has a way of coming out with some odd proposals for the property market. Perhaps we ... shall also not mention that the Executive Council, of which Mr Leung was long the convenor, took a very long time to realise that driving up local property prices by giving mainlanders Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989778/cys-housing-plan-falls-flat-credibility
  5. Curtail Kuk over housing- experts

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... villagers' right to cheap land under the controversial small house policy. The policy has long been contentious and incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying told the South China Morning Post ... government. Under the small house policy, each male villager, at the age of 18, is granted the right to build a threestorey house of no more than 2,100 sq ft, either on ancestral land or on government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997588/curtail-kuk-over-housing-experts
  6. Planning ahead for public housing must include developing the New Territories

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the article ('Final address must tackle housing issue', October 12). It was unfortunate that, under our first chief executive, an extreme policy of building 85,000 public flats a year was adopted, leading to a crash of property prices and a local economic recession. On the other hand, our present chief executive adopted the opposite extreme of suspending ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981861/planning-ahead-public-housing-must-include-developing-new-territories
  7. Macau has right recipe on housing (and egg tarts), Wang Guangya says

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chloe Lai in Macau chloe.lai@scmp.com Not only is Macau doing a better job of housing its needy, its egg tarts taste better. That was the assessment of the central government's Hong ... attention to solving the housing problems of the low-income group,' Wang Guangya said. 'On this visit in Macau, I feel Macau is progressing faster... because I know the chief executive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970848/macau-has-right-recipe-housing-and-egg-tarts-wang-guangya-says
  8. Housing concerns begin at home

    Posted Jun 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Beijing's director of Hong Kong affairs, Wang Guangya, says our city urgently needs to sort out our housing issue. He might have been sharing a home truth. The mainland aims to build ... On the mainland and in Hong Kong, even the politically sensitive middle class is complaining that the price of a first home is increasingly out of reach. It was not clear whether Wang was directing his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970917/housing-concerns-begin-home
  9. Niche markets lure smaller houses to HK

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Argonaut Securities Asia, said the big discounts in stock and commodity prices brought about by global volatility would spur M&A activity in the next few years. Argonaut, a boutique investment house, which now has seven Hong Kong-based staff, opened in the first week of November. It is the first North Asian office for the Perth-based integrated advisory, stock broking and investment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985530/niche-markets-lure-smaller-houses-hk
  10. Home prices race up despite tariff

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... this year and face paying the penalty stamp duty, which would reduce housing supply. She also said home prices had surged since February because of the limited housing supply, strong economic growth ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Additional stamp duties imposed on residential sales in Macau a year ago have failed to curb demand in the former Portuguese enclave, where prices have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003791/home-prices-race-despite-tariff

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