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  1. Business - Property - MONITOR

    Contradictory figures fuelling China property bubble debate

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland To settle this argument we need to know how much housing was built since 1995. Sadly, the official numbers are all over the map Contradictory figures fuelling China property bubble debate Chatter about a bubble in China's property market has risen to deafening volumes lately. Since the authorities released numbers last week showing that home prices in major ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1317042/contradictory-figures-fuelling-china-property-bubble-debate
  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Declining property investment the key to China's slowdown

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of restrictions aimed at reining in China's runaway property market. To cool down price rises running at annual rates of 30 to 40 per cent in some cities, the authorities raised minimum deposits, ... Tom Holland Export figures are looking grim but the real reason for declining growth rate can be found in Beijing's efforts to cool the housing market Declining property investment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1036300/declining-property-investment-key-chinas-slowdown
  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    China's built enough housing for everyone. Where is it all?

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland As measures to cool the mainland's property market take ever more novel forms, the problem isn't a lack of supply, but a choice of policy China's built enough housing for everyone. Where is it all? In the mainland's big cities - just as in Hong Kong - officials are struggling to contain rising property prices. There, as here, home prices have risen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1205768/chinas-built-enough-housing-everyone-where-it-all
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MONITOR

    The unintended consequences of Hong Kong's property policies

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 04:27am by Tom Holland

    ... of HK's property policies Hong Kong officials invariably mean well. But it is uncanny how often government policies end up achieving not their intended effect, but the exact opposite. Nowhere is this more true than in the property market. Just consider the housing policy announced by the first post-handover administration. In a bid to boost his popularity, then chief executive Tung Chee-hwa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1368146/unintended-consequences-hong-kongs-property-policies
  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Shanghai free zone smells like it's just another property deal

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... smells like it's just another property deal The American critic HL Mencken famously said that "a cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin". ... always looks around for a property deal. That's why it is difficult either to get excited about Shenzhen's Qianhai area and Shanghai's new special zone, or to get worried about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1310491/shanghai-free-zone-smells-its-just-another-property-deal
  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Beijing is only treating the symptoms, not their cause

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the symptoms, not their cause Last week the authorities in several of China's biggest cities slapped a 20 per cent capital gains tax on homeowners who sell their properties. Their latest attempt to rein in runaway property prices comes just days after regulators launched a new crackdown on China's ballooning shadow banking system. At first glance, these twin initiatives make it look ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1204293/beijing-only-treating-symptoms-not-their-cause
  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Investors' fears of fiscal tightening by Beijing are over-blown

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... are overdone All it took was a warning from Beijing that the mainland's local governments should keep a tight rein on property market speculation, coupled with a move from the central bank ... investors should not be too downhearted. Beijing's warning on property speculation might have sounded fierce. But in reality it was simply a reminder that local authorities should keep present ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1155719/investors-fears-fiscal-tightening-beijing-are-over-blown
  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Hong Kong's relationship with mainland is no one-way street

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... a "Hong Kong homes for Hong Kong people" programme which will bar mainland investors from selected new property developments, while slapping a punitive 15 per cent additional stamp duty on non-resident buyers of local properties. The message: we don't want either you or your money here. Look more closely, however, and a different picture emerges. On examination, it becomes clear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1159393/hong-kongs-relationship-mainland-no-one-way-street
  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    A peg to the yuan would not solve Hong Kong's property problem

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... property problem When people look for the cause of Hong Kong's property market ills, they often point to the city's currency peg to the US dollar. Because of the peg Hong Kong automatically imports US interest rates, which at a whisker above zero are far too low for the city's relatively vigorous economy, they argue. The result is a ballooning local property market, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1143372/peg-yuan-would-not-solve-hong-kongs-property-problem
  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    A good time to sell Hong Kong's family-owned banks as China's bad debt swells

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:13am by Tom Holland

    ... are forecasting a deep correction in the Hong Kong property market, with prices falling 20 per cent or more. At the same time, China's growth is slowing and fears of a mainland debt crisis ... buyers lining up to acquire two of Hong Kong's remaining family-owned banks. Both state-owned behemoth Agricultural Bank of China and Singapore's Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1339109/good-time-sell-hong-kongs-family-owned-banks-chinas-bad-debt-swells

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