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  1. Beijing the smartest city pick for investors

    Posted Dec 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito A patchy recovery in house prices around the world in the third quarter of this year was led by markets in the Asia-Pacific, which recorded an average rise of 9.9 per cent. The increase was tracked in the global house price index by property consultancy Knight Frank. The data shows that for the first time since 2008, prices in each of the six world regions monitored ...

  2. Perth seen as haven in weak housing market

    Posted Jun 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... peaked and underlying demand should gradually improve,' the bank said. Using long-term forecasting models, the bank says housing prices should begin to pick up again in 15 to 18 months. ... Staff Reporter Australian property looks set for another year of falling prices, with about the best shelter from the storm being the Western Australia capital, Perth, according ...

  3. Indonesia starts to shake off battered international image

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... year-on-year changes of housing prices in real terms in Indonesia were in negative territory between 1995 and 2008, except a short period from 1999 to 2001 and in 2006, according to data from Bank Indonesia. Indonesia's house price index is still about 50 per cent below its 1994 peak in real terms, data from online property research house Global Property Guide shows. ...

  4. More challenging inflation factors at play this time

    Posted Nov 13th 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... the mainland is being affected by inflation it has now been removed. What's more important is the amount house prices contribute to inflation. While property prices played a very minor role ... a matter of bringing home the authority of state leaders who have pledged to bring house prices down but so far had little success. It is now tied to the battle against inflation and therefore ...

  5. Shanghai property defies bid to cool it

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... three years that the government feels strong pressure to help those who have not benefited from the bubble. The losers are ordinary people who see house prices rising beyond their reach. ... per cent, he said. This year, the city government is likely to repeat a promise to keep the increase in property prices below 12 per cent and provide more low-cost housing. But policy ...

  6. Economist red-faced over Shenzhen property bet

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam, Raymond Li

    ... heated debate on the subject. Professor Xu was quoted by mainland media during last year's housing boom as saying that Shenzhen property prices would continue to rise in line with economic principles. 'Let's be a bit more candid. If Shenzhen's housing prices are one fen lower [in a year's time] than they are now, I will take out a full-page newspaper ad as an apology ...

  7. Double whammy of price rises and job losses

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... people are already unhappy, and when housing prices start to rise further, people will get really angry. In short, hard times are here and, basically, we are our own- with the possibility ... of a global food shortage and boosted the price rise. Ask anyone in the supermarket, and you will have the unanimous answer that prices have been rising everywhere for some time. As usual, people can ...

  8. Thailand hopes to shrug off turmoil

    Posted Sep 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... & Associates and a specialist on Thai property. He added that most overseas buyers viewed Thailand as safer than other Southeast Asian markets. But if house prices in Phuket have been ... stand at about 6 to 8 per cent for high-end developments. During the most recent tourist season- between last November and March- average house prices in western Phuket rose 5.8 per cent ...

  9. Home price growth slows amid tightening measures

    Posted May 16th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... an associate director of CB Richard Ellis, did not expect housing prices to drop further due to solid fundamental demand. Consumer inflation on the mainland rebounded unexpectedly to 8.5 per cent last ... Chloe Lai in Shanghai Mainland home prices rose at a slower pace last month, the National Development and Reform Commission said yesterday. Prices on average climbed 10.1 per cent from ...

  10. The Tide is turning

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... declared one. Melbourne had come 'to a screaming halt'; Sydney house prices were 'in a landslide', while Canberra property prices sailed 'into the doldrums'. ... dwellings each year, when an estimated 170,000 are needed. A recent ANZ Australian property outlook forecasts that house prices and rents could continue to skyrocket on the back of a record ...




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