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  1. 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 ... Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) governor Glenn Stevens. "The ingredients we would look for as signalling an imminent crash seem, if anything, less in evidence now than five years ago." ...

  2. Residential property construction slumps

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... in the United States, Australia and Britain as one of the worst global financial turmoils in decades started to bite. Unsold property in completed projects dropped 10 per cent to 9,000 units from 10,000 ... Yvonne Liu Construction of private residential units has fallen to a record low, a sign tightening supply may help the property market ride out the impact of the worsening US subprime ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    QE3 will fuel property bubble, authorities must act to rein in prices

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Time to rein in property prices The failure of politicians to deal with America's economic problems has prompted the US Federal Reserve to adopt its most aggressive policy stance yet to spur recovery from recession. The Fed action will further exacerbate the hot money flow that has inflated asset values in Hong Kong and increases the risk of a property ...

  4. How ending the peg could hit property prices

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Flat prices in Hong Kong may fall if the currency is depegged from the US dollar, property experts say. 'The Hong Kong dollar is expected to see an upward trend if it is depegged. And that will hit demand for assets,' said Shih Wing-ching, founder of the Centaline Property Agency. The Hong Kong dollar has been pegged at HK$7.80 ...

  5. Market is not dead, just careful

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peta Tomlinson To buy or not to buy: that is the question. In the space of a decade fortunes have been made, and sometimes lost, through property investment. Everyone has an opinion ... time to commit one's hard-earned to markets no-one seems willing to confidently predict or, as the property evangelists claim, does shaky confidence signal a buyer's market? According ...

  6. China property may be one bright spot

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com As world economic growth stalls and financial markets wrestle with falling demand, the generally cautious outlook for global property markets is likely ... and the mainland could continue to perform well, compared to the secondary real estate market, and be competitive relative to other asset classes, says CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), a global property ...

  7. Property bubbles are finally showing signs of deflating

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... For most analysts and officials, it is only a matter of time before the bursting is heard, and before we see how much property prices fall, with some predicting they will drop between 15 and 30 per cent in the next six to nine months. The central government should be commended for resisting pressure from the property developers and their representatives in the form of economists, local ...

  8. Mainland property stocks dumped as home sales fall

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito Mainland property stocks have dropped to record low valuations as investors pulled out of the market amid fears that the revenue and earnings of developers will be hit hard by falling sales. For buyers of bricks and mortar on the mainland, rather than shares, the question is whether stock investors have got their forecasts right. Will property prices on the mainland ...

  9. Property 'biggest risk' for lenders

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Mainland banks' lending exposure to the property sector will be 'much more difficult' to deal with than debt-laden local governments, Fitch Ratings has warned. The property sector, which affects 'almost every aspect of the economy', not only poses default risks for banks' direct lending but also other borrowers ...

  10. Delving into the history books to see property market's future

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Tom Holland As usual, everyone is arguing about the Hong Kong property market, and as usual there is a bitter division over the outlook. With prices now up by around 70 per cent from ... chart below, this works pretty well as a predictor of Hong Kong property prices. The red line here represents Marshallian K, while the blue line is the year-on-year change in home prices. ...




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