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  1. Mainland property investments continue to rise despite curbs

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... that the devastating earthquake had only a limited impact on property markets in western, central and northern China. 'The price and supply of luxury apartments in western and central China experienced ... Peggy Sito Investment activity in the mainland property market continued to rise rapidly in the first half despite the austerity measures that weighed on domestic demand, property ...

  2. Bears lurk in the woods as property market arrives at crossroads

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Simon Pritchard IN THE EARLY 1990s, Britons thought property prices would not reach the peaks seen in the boom-bust cycle for at least another generation. In Japan, it took almost ... Britain's boom-bust paled by comparison but the country's seemingly pre-programmed political economy in favour of property inflation finds a similar expression in its former colony. Since ...

  3. Tighter lending expected to hit property sales

    Posted Jan 07th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li The mainland is expected to tighten lending for the purchase of second homes as it imposes tougher measures to rein in soaring property prices, a move that agents believe could ... of second homes and curb speculative housing investments'. Although the statement on his ministry's website gave no further details, both the equity and property markets reacted negatively ...

  4. Mainland companies wise up to their intellectual property rights

    Posted Jul 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei More work is needed to raise public awareness on the mainland about the need for intellectual property rights protection. But, as money is at stake, Chinese executives are fast catching up on the issue, using copyright law to defend and further their business interests. 'The Chinese people only learned about the term 'intellectual property' in the past 10 ...

  5. Damaging property was a step too far, says academic

    Posted Apr 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Protesters who took part in the demonstration crossed the line by destroying the property of Japanese businesses, a mainland academic said yesterday. Gao Hong, director ... will negatively impact the business interests of both countries,' he told the South China Morning Post. But Professor Gao maintained that Sino-Japanese bilateral ties would not suffer a serious ...

  6. Economist red-faced over Shenzhen property bet

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam, Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li, He Huifeng and Fiona Tam Embarrassed mainland economist Xu Dianqing has apologised over his bullish bet on the Shenzhen property market a year ago, adding fuel to an already heated debate on the subject. Professor Xu was quoted by mainland media during last year's housing boom as saying that Shenzhen property prices would continue to rise in line with economic ...

  7. Shanghai property defies bid to cool it

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... is complicated by a flood of capital from the rest of China and overseas. The Taiwan-funded Xinyi Property Research Centre said that, in October, Shanghai people accounted for only 36 per cent of property transactions and that a large proportion of them are left empty. Many buyers of these high-end homes are mainland investors who see the Shanghai property market as the strongest in China ...

  8. Outsiders targeted in move to cool property market

    Posted Mar 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... weeks, the People's Bank of China and the China Banking Regulatory Commission have been releasing figures and warnings on overseas capital's negative role in raising property prices. China is looking for a scapegoat to blame for the Shanghai property bubble- and foreign investors make an easy target. The blame game will have repercussions not only on small individual buyers ...

  9. Blue chips ride crest of surging property plays

    Posted Jul 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 52-month high amid aggressive buying of property counters. Hotel operators were also strong amid growing expectations that the opening of Disneyland in September will result in a sharp pickup ... The property developer, which rallied 11.2 per cent last week and was ripe for a breather, traded five cents lower by 3pm but finished the day 85 cents, or 1.03 per cent, higher at $83.30. The Hang ...

  10. Property boom curbs fail in Shanghai

    Posted Feb 11th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai Another bumper year is expected despite central bank warnings of a surge in bad loans The People's Bank of China has warned Shanghai banks to limit mortgage lending, after another boom year that brought profits for developers but misery for thousands of families unable to buy new homes. Shanghai property prices rose by an average of 15.8 per ...




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