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  1. Mixed fortunes in 2011 for HK's property market

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com This year was one of mixed fortunes for Hong Kong's property market and analysts predict all real estate- except retail properties in prime locations- ... the market. Increased land supply, tightened lending on the mainland, the euro-zone debt crisis and global slowdown all helped to end the property market's bull run. 'Without substantial ...

  2. Abundant land supply key to mainland property prices

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu The mainland's property markets have become popular investment targets for investors from around the world and both developers and analysts warn that they should bear in mind that a plentiful supply of land in the country could have a bearing on the future price performance of property assets. Brokerage CLSA interviewed major players in both the Hong Kong ...

  3. Volume slump foreshadows slide in HK property prices

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong's property market is remarkable. As recently as March activity was frantic, with more than 10,000 apartments a month changing hands. Since then, however, sentiment has taken a nosedive. As the developed world's economic recovery has run into sand, mainland China has tightened its monetary policy, and interest rates for new Hong Kong mortgages have edged higher, buyers have started ...

  4. Property chief lays foundations

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jan Chan James Wong has come a long way since he helped to establish Jones Lang LaSalle's property management division in Hong Kong back in 1982. He is now international director, overseeing the firm's property and asset management services in Greater China, helping to run a portfolio that includes everything from 100-storey skyscrapers to purpose-built sports stadiums. ...

  5. Officials dismiss putting property ban on investment migrants

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Gary Cheung Removing property purchases as a qualification for becoming an investment migrant would damage Hong Kong's free-market image while having little effect on soaring property prices, officials say. However, they may consider raising the threshold for such purchases. As Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen prepares to deliver his sixth policy address ...

  6. A crazy property market crying out for government intervention

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I cannot withhold my anger over the state of our property market in Hong Kong. No one seems to be doing anything that works for the people who genuinely desire a home. I have heard enough of the government saying that the prices of Hong Kong properties only affect the rich but not the humble folks; I am writing to testify that it is not so. In fact, with my salary, I thought I could buy ...

  7. Property firm's ambitious plans

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kenneth Ko Signature Homes, the luxury residential leasing arm of real estate giant Sun Hung Kai Properties, is looking to the future with a huge sense of optimism. A market leader in premium living with a strong portfolio of deluxe residential properties in prestigious Hong Kong locations, the company is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. It pledges to enrich its ...

  8. Those looking for signs of property mania must look beyond Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was that Hong Kong lost its way in the 1990s by putting its resources into property instead of hi-tech. Let other towns of the Pearl River Delta take note of this sad story and not make the same ... that the message is entirely inspired by magnanimous consideration for our welfare. Is it true, first of all, that property mania has led the Hong Kong economy off the true path? To examine this, you need ...

  9. To buy or not to buy? The fickle promise of property

    Posted May 24th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Is it the right time to get back into the property market? Mr Mak has been asking himself that for quite some time now, avidly following the unexpected rise in property prices ... Point or Sheung Wan. His feeling is that property prices are at a reasonable level. However, going by the current spate of layoffs, he is worried about his own job and is reluctant to lock ...

  10. High property prices weaken competitiveness

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A little perspective can be sobering. Take Hong Kong's property market, for example. We all know property here is expensive, but precisely how it compares with major cities elsewhere ... played by the property market in our city's economy. The high cost of property affects us all in many aspects of our lives and poses a long-term threat to Hong Kong's global ...




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