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  1. Hung Hom housing project sees strong demand despite high prices

    Posted Dec 21st 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... or an average of HK$7,000 per square foot. 'Prices for units at HK$9,000 plus per square foot are unbelievably high,' said Adrian Ngan Wai-hung, a property analyst at Bear Stearns. 'The sales figure will serve as an indicator of market prospects.' The pricing had probably taken into account an expected rise in home values next year, Mr Ngan said, adding that prices would ...

  2. 'Housing slaves' appeal to Beijing for pricing relief

    Posted Mar 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... shop, with an annual income of about 100,000 yuan. 'Housing prices are the biggest headache for people like me, who earn a mid-level income in urban areas. The dream to own an apartment ... even further,' Mr Liu said. Concerns about housing prices are also prominent in the media. In special columns soliciting questions for Mr Wen, property prices were one of the most heated ...

  3. Housing chief attacked over flat pricing move

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... for calculating flat prices, the housing chief told lawmakers yesterday. But this cannot happen until the government and developers agree on a definition of saleable area. Permanent Secretary for Housing ... of Legco's housing panel that the government was working to standardise the term with property developers. 'If we come to a consensus on what is saleable area, we can then ask the developers ...

  4. Housing prices decline as sales continue to weaken

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu The number of property sales in primary and secondary markets continued to drop last week, dragging prices down as well. Transactions in the 50 key housing estates monitored ... not report a single transaction. Kingswood Villas in Tin Shui Wai was the most popular housing estate in the secondary market last week, with 23 transactions at an average price of HK$1,807 per ...

  5. Wen promises to curb house prices

    Posted Mar 06th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan in Beijing Premier urges developers to build for low-income families Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday vowed to curb soaring property prices and build more housing for low-income ... on developing low-cost apartments for ordinary people. 'The government will pay particular attention to addressing problems of housing of low-income families,' he said. 'We will provide ...

  6. Bosses to go back to building homes

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... and middle-income families amid double-digit increases in property prices in the city. Housing prices in Guangzhou jumped 15.7 per cent last year. Mr Zhang was earlier quoted as admitting for the first time that the government had yet to find an effective way to rein in property prices. The local government unveiled a five-year housing plan last September to build more subsidised homes for disadvantaged ...

  7. Price rises to slow secondary sales

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... prices too aggressively, agents say. Buoyed by the high prices developers paid for land, owners at housing estates across the board raised asking prices for their units by 10 per cent to 20 per ... Horizons, a major housing estate in Aberdeen, as an example, Mr Lau said most owners had held back from selling or were now asking for 20 per cent higher prices after the strong auction results. ...

  8. Mainland home prices defy tightening moves

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Shanghai Mainland property prices continue to rise, defying anti-speculative measures launched last month by Beijing to curb growth in the red-hot market. A National Development and Reform Commission survey released yesterday showed average property prices in 70 cities rose 1.6 per cent last month from September. Prices jumped 9.5 per cent from a year earlier last ...

  9. Pork prices heading back down

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Kelly Chan

    ... Colleen Lee and Kelly Chan Retail prices of pork are expected to fall today with a drop in yesterday's wholesale prices. Wholesale prices of pork decreased to HK$1,600 per 100 catties ... market?' Mr Hui urged pork distributors not to bid exorbitant prices at auctions at wholesale pork markets. There were 4,061 live pigs supplied yesterday, 109 fewer than on Tuesday. Secretary ...

  10. Price growth in London slows after robust pace

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren in London Housing market may be near peak The rising momentum of house prices in London slowed after a robust performance in the past 12 months. The market is forecast ... to Rightmove.co.uk, average asking prices grew only 0.7 per cent and the annual growth rate dropped from 24.8 per cent to 23.1 per cent. 'More than half of London's boroughs saw house prices falling ...




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