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  1. The market knows best on housing supply

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... The authorisations were up because policy makers had earlier decided that something had to be done to put the pin into a property bubble that peaked in 1981. There is a long lag, however, between the time ... are sold and occupied. Put all those lags together and the result was that a policy measure intended to address a property bubble in 1981 instead produced a big overhang of authorisations to build ...

  2. Fears of a bubble hang over market

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... double the 5 to 10 per cent increase for city-centre property. 'There's a lot of talk about whether we do have a property bubble,' Koh says. He believes policy is going ... on the loan-to-value ratio to ward off any potential property bubble. ...

  3. Fingers pointing the wrong way in bubble blame game

    Posted Nov 17th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... million new trading accounts. And the gain in property prices has been strong enough to trigger warnings that a bubble is developing and to prompt threats from the authorities to clamp down ...

  4. No asset price bubble yet, but watch out next year

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... bubble' and suggested he might 'fine-tune the land supply arrangements'. Similarly, in the stock market, some investors noted that valuations had now climbed above their cyclical ... the end of 2007. In other words, we are not looking at a bubble in local asset markets yet. But, with monetary conditions extremely loose and appreciation pressure on Asian currencies including ...

  5. CBRC backs home-loan curbs amid bubble fears

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng The mainland's banking watchdog has reinforced credit control policies on second-home purchases in the latest sign Beijing is worried about the formation of a property market bubble. 'In respect to certain media reports about the China Banking Regulatory Commission tightening second-home mortgage lending, [its spokesman] says today, the commission's strict ...

  6. Beer, bubbles, banter, bling and Boks in lead-up to the Sevens

    Posted Feb 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... the lowdown on their new event that's all about boys, bubbles and bling. 'There are so many events for the boys in Hong Kong that week, we thought it was time for the ladies to have all ...

  7. Hot money influx calls for cool heads

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

    ... is that the injection of a further US$600 billion into the banking system by QE2 will tip the balance, boosting consumer spending and reviving the housing market. However, it has run into domestic political ... markets, raising the risk of asset-price bubbles and destabilising adjustments. China, as the recipient of speculative capital flows in the past, has been at the forefront of the latter attack, ...

  8. Why the DPP remains a house divided

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei If it is true that a house divided against itself cannot stand, as Abraham Lincoln once said, then the Democratic Progressive Party in Taiwan is in trouble. ... of choosing candidates for the year-end legislative and next March's presidential election indicates the DPP house is still divided at a time when unity to win in those elections is so important. ...

  9. Police crackdown on illegal guest houses is long overdue

    Posted Aug 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A number of articles appeared last year warning about the growth of illegal guest houses in Hong Kong and Macau. I wrote this year about the problem in some buildings in the city ... fallen on deaf ears and the administration in Hong Kong has failed to act regarding illegal premises in the city. These guest houses encourage crimes such as burglaries and incidents of even ...

  10. 'Shaking house' secures award

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun A Harvard graduate student's design that cleverly makes use of steel framework and elastic braces to build quake-resistant houses has won the top prize in the Greenville ... China Morning Post's Homes for Hope project, encouraged budding architects from across China to design creative, sustainable, affordable and quake-resistant housing for Sichuan, which ...




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