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  1. Business - Economy - REGULATION

    Industry plea for tax easing may boost China property market

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 11:29am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com China’s property sector may yet be boosted by another policy easing if officials agree to an industry plea for a modification of a property tax applied ... chief executive for southern China at property agency Centaline China. Industry figures have been encouraged by recent initiatives from Chinese authorities aimed at shoring up the property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1620478/industry-plea-tax-easing-may-boost-china-property-market
  2. Property - International - REGULATION

    Red-tape cut tipped to boost China’s outbound property investments

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 03:09pm by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Red-tape cut set to spur China investment Outbound property investment from China may set a fresh record this year after Beijing's move to simplify approvals, according to Cushman & Wakefield, the world's largest private real estate consultancy. James Shepherd, the head of research for Greater China, said the tally this year could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1621249/red-tape-cut-tipped-boost-chinas-outbound-property
  3. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    Chinese insurers fined 111m yuan over price fixing in car policies

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:19am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com China’s anti-monopoly regulator has slapped a fine of 111 million yuan (HK$139.86 million) to an insurance association and 23 property ... 15.99 million yuan and China United Property Insurance got a fine of 10.29 million yuan. PICC Property & Casualty, the first company to report to the NDRC and submitted a report on the key ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1584278/chinese-insurers-fined-111m-yuan-over-price-fixing-car
  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - REGULATION

    Ex-EAA chief Vivien Chan wants higher standards for property agents

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 04:04am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Education key, says former estate agent regulator Property agents need to catch up with their peers in other professions on continuing industry education, says Vivien Chan, who stepped down as chairman of the sector's regulatory body last week. Chan, who served six years at the Estate Agents Authority, said a 17-year-old law governing estate agents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1631913/ex-eaa-chief-vivien-chan-wants-higher-standards-property
  5. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    Doubts raised over China's new warehouse rules

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 05:29am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... of warehouse receipts, China lacks such regulation. The draft of the new collateral management standards said China's property law, passed in 2007, provided a clearer definition of the use ... to be implemented by the end of this year, will be able to mitigate the problem of multiple pledging of warehouse receipts for loans- the alleged cause of the Qingdao metals financing fraud. The China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1611645/doubts-raised-over-chinas-new-warehouse-rules
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - REGULATION

    Champion Reit eyes easing of MPF investment curbs on trusts

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 01:00pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu property.post@scmp.com Champion Reit eyes easing of MPF investment curbs A leading Hong Kong real estate investment trust (reit) is urging authorities to ease restrictions ... by the Securities and Futures Commission to allow the trusts to invest 10 per cent of their local assets in "design and build" properties. Previously, reits had been excluded from property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1620648/champion-reit-eyes-easing-mpf-investment-curbs-trusts
  7. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    Brokerages eye bigger share of shadow banking market

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:24am by BLOOM

    ... the shadow-banking industry, which is estimated by Barclays to be worth 38.8 trillion yuan and has yet to experience a high-profile default even as economic growth slows and property sales cool. The China ... Kwok, an economist at UBS, said: "As China's structural property downshift and its negative hit on the wider economy continue to unfold into 2015, the same repayment issues or shadow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1563009/brokerages-eye-bigger-share-shadow-banking-market
  8. Business - Companies - REGULATION

    Nowhere to hide from bribery laws

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 05:08am by Benjamin Robertson, Toh Han Shih

    ... staff were aware of or complicit in the crime. The implications for Hong Kong firms would be far-reaching. For example, if someone took a bribe in China and used the money to buy property ... in the largest corporate bribery scandal involving a foreign firm in China. As the former country manager of British pharmaceutical maker GlaxoSmithKline, Reilly was due to be expelled from China and his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1641600/nowhere-hide-bribery-laws
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - REGULATION

    Beating the bid-riggers: Angry homeowners use competition law to battle price-fixing

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:43am by Benjamin Robertson, Elaine Yau

    ... competition law. Last month, the Property Owners’ Anti Bid-Rigging Alliance, an activist group representing 40 housing estates, marched to the Wan Chai office of the freshly staffed Competition ... enough for a property down payment – for renovation work at Shatin’s Garden Vista estate. Since then, the organisation’s rapid growth is testament to how widespread abuse is, said Lam. The seeds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1592797/beating-bid-riggers
  10. Property - International - REGULATION

    Curbs on funds transfer could hurt Chinese investment in overseas property

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:48am by Peggy Sito

    ... of the value of purchases by foreigners. China replaced Greece as one of the 10 largest sources of buyers in prime central London last year, according to Knight Frank. But US property agent Patrick ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Property consultants split over effect of government move to tighten remittances in wake of alleged forex breaches by BOC Curbs on funds expected to hurt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1556120/curbs-funds-transfer-could-hurt-chinese-investment-abroad

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