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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - Tax

    As China drafts property tax law, fate of pilot programme up in the air

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 02:29pm by Langi Chiang

    ... leaders are distancing themselves from housing inflation, instead focusing more on the establishment of a long-term mechanism that can deflate the property bubble without causing much damage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1446030/china-drafts-property-tax-law-fate-pilot-programme-air
  2. No sign of bubble despite soaring home prices in Shanghai

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Shanghai's residential market shows no signs of a bubble despite a hefty price increase because demand remains strong, according to Jones Lang LaSalle. Price increases 'do not mean that the market has reached extreme valuations that typify a bubble', the real estate service firm said in a report yesterday. 'Overall, the policy environment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/703550/no-sign-bubble-despite-soaring-home-prices-shanghai
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/441988/shanghai-plays-down-property-bubble-fears
  4. At home in a property bubble

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Anthony Lawrance

    ... Anthony Lawrance The bubble in Shanghai's property market is destined to pop; the question is how soon and what the ripple effects will be. As discussed in this column two weeks ago, ... housing en masse. Only in the past few years have consumers felt secure enough to move to more expensive homes. In nearly every case I have encountered- in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou alike- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/497179/home-property-bubble
  5. Shanghai bets on Bubble to fulfil cruise ship hub dream

    Posted Sep 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the city's ambition to become the top cruise ship hub in Asia. The space-age glass building, officially the Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal but appropriately nicknamed the Bubble ... developed,' Mr Hu said. In addition to the American-designed 'Bubble' terminal sitting above the riverbank, three floors below ground will have more than 200,000 square metres of space ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/606487/shanghai-bets-bubble-fulfil-cruise-ship-hub-dream
  6. Business - China Business - ART

    Chinese art buyers help Christie's to record sales year

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 05:02pm by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Auction house takes in US$7.1b for 2013, cites landmark Shanghai auction as a highlight Chinese help Christie's frame record sales year Chinese buyers drove up Christie's sales by 14 per cent to US$7.13 billion last year, a record high not just for the British auction house but for any company ever in the art market. In 2013, Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1411102/chinese-art-buyers-help-christies-record-sales-year
  7. Doublespeak interpretation spells trouble for property in Shanghai

    Posted May 05th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... bubbles and crashes. Consensus means the pronouncements of estate agents, and what do you expect estate agents to say at such times? Are they really prepared to talk themselves out of their jobs, ... for housing market conditions to improve.' Mainland property experts, SCMP, May 4 BUT WHO SAYS rents can give you a stable income when they are likely to fall as fast as prices in a downturn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/499317/doublespeak-interpretation-spells-trouble-property-shanghai
  8. Shanghai housing boom draws foreign investors

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... system of real estate in the country's largest city have resulted in a booming housing market. As outside investors continue to pour into the city, plot ratios are being reduced in its more desirable neighbourhoods. Is this a good time to invest? Or, as many people fear, is this just another bubble market waiting to implode? As usual, it depends on whom you ask. A lot of people lost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/440823/shanghai-housing-boom-draws-foreign-investors
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong is falling behind the innovation curve

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by Paul Yip

    ... landfill expansion to the location of public housing, we can't seem to agree on anything. We need a workable solution for democracy. But where are the useful discussions in the legislature or the community as a whole? Important issues such as education and housing have been neglected, while filibustering tactics have failed to achieve their intent- which is to create space for discussion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1258583/hong-kong-falling-behind-innovation-curve
  10. Property agents feel the pain as government cooling moves bite

    Posted Mar 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... develop in a healthier way. The Ministry of Construction said this year's focus is to expand housing consumption. However, some experts argue the market has over-corrected. Property ... rose 7.5 per cent on the year, slowing from 11.1 per cent in the same period of 2004. Shanghai, the most glaring example of a possible property bubble, also saw a slowdown as residential ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539247/property-agents-feel-pain-government-cooling-moves-bite

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