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  1. Economist dismisses talk of housing bubble

    Posted Dec 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Suggestions of a property bubble developing on the mainland were dismissed by a senior economist at a cabinet think-tank yesterday who said there was 'very wide room ... had lagged behind overall economic growth. 'Therefore, [one] cannot blindly exaggerate the signs of a bubble in China's property sector,' Mr Ba was quoted by Xinhua as saying. ...

  2. Property prices

    Posted Feb 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Amid rising prices, property developers have asked the government not to intervene in the Hong Kong market. 'Do you agree? If not, should the government be acting to cool the current bubble in the property market? Share your views: write to us. ...

  3. Beijing buyers deflate fears of property bubble

    Posted Jun 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrew K. Collier in Beijing Market softness reflects deadline for uncluttered skyline as Olympics loom Fears of a property bubble appear to be without foundation in the capital, as new ... Zhang Xin, the co-chief executive of Soho China, a property developer that has built a highly popular series of housing complexes in downtown Beijing. 'I don't think they are buying ...

  4. Site nets $450m in post-bubble high

    Posted Apr 01st 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito, Sandy Li

    ... Chee-hwa. It is the biggest lump-sum house transaction since the property market bubble burst in 1997 and a reflection of the positive outlook for the luxury residential market. According ... Peggy Sito and Sandy Li SHKP snaps up the Deep Water Bay luxury property next door to a house owned by the family of Tung Chee-hwa Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP), Hong Kong's biggest ...

  5. Shanghai plays down property bubble fears

    Posted Jan 21st 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Jianxin. But he cited a rapid rise in house prices and the need to better manage the property market as two of the main problems faced by the city last year. 'In the course of the rapid ... last year from 2002. The cost of new housing rose by 20.5 per cent, while those properties in the secondary market rose by 21.6 per cent in value, it said. Some property and stock analysts ...

  6. Alert over property bubble rejected

    Posted Oct 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting Sector's growth is due to solid urban demand, says ministry The Ministry of Construction has rejected suggestions the mainland is experiencing a property bubble, saying ... Average property prices were 13.4 per cent higher in the first nine months of this year compared with the same period last year, and housing prices rose 11.5 per cent, the National Bureau ...

  7. Lenders slash mortgage rates

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ernest Kong The flagging property market has prompted developers to team up with banks to offer mortgage rates market watchers call 'jaw-dropping low'. HSBC is offering fixed interest rates as low as 0.38 per cent for the first year of a mortgag ...

  8. Threat of bursting property bubble haunts Australians

    Posted Feb 21st 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... that the housing bubble could burst, plunging thousands of Australians into a nightmare of debt and negative equity. Already there have been two interest rate rises since November, bringing the rate ... predicament. House prices in Melbourne and Sydney rose 12 per cent last year, while gains in other cities were even more impressive: 45 per cent in Hobart, 27 per cent in Brisbane and 30 per cent ...

  9. Shanghai property bubble shows first signs of major leak

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

    ... property bubble appeared this week, when official data revealed a 20 per cent drop in turnover for the secondary housing market last month. The data has prompted analysts to ask 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 ...

  10. No sign of a property bubble, says lands chief

    Posted Oct 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Economists were wrong in claiming a property bubble existed, the housing chief said yesterday, pointing to prices outside the high end of the market. 'I can see no sign of a bubble. Property prices have not been increased drastically. We can see there is a rise in the prices of luxury units, but the rise in other units is not very high,' Michael Suen Ming-yeung ...




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