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  1. China property may be one bright spot

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... policies mean that China will be a less-supportive growth engine in Asia than in the past, says CBRE. Greg Penn, CBRE's executive director of investment properties in Asia, said: ... investors are still looking at mainland China for its long-term potential, and will continue to place capital on the right property at the right price. 'In Hong Kong, despite the undoubted ...

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

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

    ... values, particularly in the property market, short of creating bubbles and unduly fuelling inflation, policymakers in Hong Kong and mainland China have been trying to rein them in. The prospect ... 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Analysts sceptical over property price plan

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... in a recent report. 'In general, the value of property tends to overshoot when interest rates are low and disposable incomes are rising- like what's happening in China now- and as such, any ... Cary Huang Some 600 cities and county-level cities have submitted their annual targets for property price control to the central government, Xinhua reported last night. Of them, 70 large ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. Fears of a HK property slump are overblown

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Tom Holland Saturday's edition of the South China Morning Post carried a story that will have frightened some people, and delighted others. 'Property market slides as rates ... prices on secondary market deals in the city's biggest estates transacted through the Centaline property agency. The broader Centa-City Leading Index slipped by a more modest 0.75 per cent. ...

  9. Banks told to tighten loans to property firms

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... property prices' alongside the danger of lending to 'highly polluting' and 'high energy consuming' industries for the first time. Last year, the People's Bank of China ... Tom Miller and Al Guo in Beijing The banking regulator has warned banks to step up controls on lending to developers amid growing fears that unsustainable property prices may trigger ...

  10. Shanghai property bubble shows first signs of major leak

    Posted Jun 19th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... if this was the beginning of the end for China's most talked about property bubble. The figures showed the number of transactions in May for the secondary market fell to 11,300, down from 14,897 in April ... of the Shanghai property market, which has been one of the hottest in Asia for the past five years. Prices last year rose more than 20 per cent, the fastest in China. The dramatic growth has attracted ...




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