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  1. China introduces property taxes in some cities to cool market

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... property prices,' Jun Ma, chief economist for Greater China at Deutsche Bank, said. In recent months, weekly transactions in 35 cities have nearly doubled from their October lows, putting ... to HK$11.68, Agile Property Holdings fell 5.31 per cent to HK$11.4 and China Overseas Land & Investment shed 4.9 per cent to close at HK$14.74. David Ng, head of regional property research at Royal ...

  2. Agricultural Bank of China confident of loan exposure to property sector

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Lulu Chen The mainland's fourth-largest lender, Agricultural Bank of China, said that even if mainland home prices dropped 50 per cent, its ratio of non-performing loans to property developers would rise only half a percentage point. 'We are well prepared for risks within China's real estate market,' said chairman Xiang Junbo (pictured) in a post-result briefing ...

  3. Warning of correction as property prices stall

    Posted Oct 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the pace of deflating a bubble, we expect some risk of... 10 to 20 per cent downside in China's property prices,' she said. Chongqing recorded the largest month-on-month drop in new home ... in east and northeast China, said property sales have weakened since last month. Sales during the National Day golden week holiday dived 50 per cent from a year ago. 'Since it's obvious ...

  4. Curb property loans, lenders told

    Posted Jul 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... vehicles. Lenders should step up oversight of property loans by intensifying the measurement of risk exposure and evaluating collaterals in time, Liu Mingkang, chairman of the China Banking ... yesterday to close at a one-month low. Bubbles were now 'evident' in China's property market and the government's efforts to rein in prices have not been effective, said He Keng, ...

  5. Antiques add variety to a strong property portfolio

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li From property to jade and antique fragrant rosewood chairs, investor and collector Wong Koon-kau has many strings to his investment bow. As a chartered surveyor with nearly 30 years of professional experience, buying properties for investment presents little challenge to 53-year-old Wong, managing director of Zeppelin Property Development Consultants and chairman ...

  6. Firm controls on property will stay, Wen says

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing ed.zhang@scmp.com Premier Wen Jiabao said China would remain firm in its control of the real estate market, while expressing confidence for the first time in two years ... the past month,' Wen was quoted as saying by China News Service as he met Chinese diplomats, business representatives and military-exchange personnel in St Petersburg on Sunday. He ...

  7. Measures to rein in property and car buying may hit reforms down the road

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... there, they are not welcome at all. In a desperate attempt to grapple with soaring property prices and worsening traffic jams, Beijing has introduced the country's most stringent policies over the buying of property and cars, targeting outsiders, be they out-of-town mainlanders or foreigners. To qualify for such purchases, out-of-town mainlanders have to prove they have lived ...

  8. Internet outrage over Beijing property rules

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... complainant said: 'This is not aimed at curbing property [prices]. It is aimed to elbow out non-Beijingers.' Yet another chat-room contributor said: 'Isn't China moving towards ... The rule, announced on Wednesday, comes on the heels of a call by the State Council to cool the overheated property market and is the toughest measure yet. But it is being criticised on the internet ...

  9. R&F Properties' profits surge despite tightening

    Posted Aug 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Mainland developer Guangzhou R&F Properties reported a 186 per cent surge in net profit in the first half of this year despite meeting only a third or so of its annual sales target. The company had planned to sell 40 billion yuan (HK$48.8 billion) worth of properties but came up against Beijing's measures to tighten the real estate ...

  10. Citic Bank plans to reduce property loan growth by third

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen China Citic Bank, the lending unit of the mainland's biggest investment firm, says it will cut property loan growth by at least a third this year from 2010, signalling its ... or reductions in property loans,' he said. But banks were gradually reducing their exposure to the property sector. Other Chinese tier-one banks, such as Bank of China, China Construction Bank ...




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