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  1. Hot property prices fail to burst buying bubble

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Within days of Beijing announcing new measures to hose down the overheated property market, thousands of people have been flocking to housing shows in cities big and small ... and in Shanghai more than 130,000 people visited a three-day housing exhibition (from October 3-7)- though developers said sales clinched during the show were down on last year. Strong enthusiasm was also ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Cooling measures likely to have a limited effect

    Posted Aug 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... government cooling measures. Certainly, it is desirable a slowdown in home prices is desirable at this time. Market players and economists can debate endlessly about whether a bubble exists in our ... were tightened. All these measures are sensible, but clearly not sufficient. Strong economic fundamentals exist to support high property prices. Low interest rates, tight new housing supply, ...

  4. Few can muster the political courage to pop an asset bubble

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

    ... asset price bubbles, rather than inflation, pose the greatest risk to financial stability.' The mainland authorities are nervous, too. Yesterday, the State Council pledged to crack down on overheating property markets, declaring 'some cities are seeing excessively fast housing price rises, and we should pay high attention to this'. Despite the fighting talk, however, ...

  5. Shimao warns fierce bidding at land sales may fuel bubble

    Posted Jun 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li A leading mainland developer yesterday warned that some development sites were being sold at excessively high prices, which raised the possibility of a looming real estate bubble ... he said regional governments would release more land if they saw land prices jump or signs of a market bubble. 'But it is too early to jump to any conclusion because property prices have ...

  6. Hot on property

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... year on year in October, which has fuelled widespread suggestions of massive housing overheating. There are several factors at work. Specifically, the HK$1 trillion of liquidity in the market, ... Kong's residential property sector, it is clear a bubble has not formed. Compared to 1997, the factors driving Hong Kong's property market today are different. Aside from the impact ...

  7. Shunyi government arm pays record for Beijing housing site

    Posted Nov 21st 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu A low-density housing lot in Beijing sold for 29,859 yuan (HK$33,893) per square metre yesterday- the highest unit price for a residential site on the mainland. Beijing Dalong ... for the record-high price is that the site is one of the last few available for villa development. Lee said bidding for land was 'irrational'. 'A property bubble is forming ...

  8. Home lender's glass house syndrome

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... financial innovations, the 'non-bank' banking sector, and overpromotion of home ownership and the housing bubble. However, no correlation between excessive bankers' pay and excessive ... And if the HKMA were truly concerned about compensation systems giving rise to excessive risk-taking, it should start by putting its own house in order. Take its subsidiary, the Hong Kong Mortgage ...

  9. The Goldman Sachs investigation

    Posted Apr 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sold a mortgage investment that it knew was designed by someone who wanted it to fail. When? In 2005-2006, a housing bubble peaked in the US. Many banks and financial institutions had investments tied to the market. When the bubble burst and property prices fell, their investments became almost worthless. By 2007, this had become a serious crisis. Where? Wall Street is the famous ...

  10. Lai Fung plays down Guangzhou bubble risk

    Posted Dec 24th 2009, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Lai Fung Holdings, which focuses on mainland property development, is playing down the risk of an asset bubble in Guangzhou despite seeing a large site in the city fetch a record ... Fung focuses on Guangzhou and Shanghai and Lau said he did not see any sign of a property bubble in either city. Over the next two years, he said the developer planned to release one million ...




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