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  1. Public housing plan under fire as property prices fall

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Scheme exacerbates oversupply, say hard-hit developers A massive public housing scheme in Macau has run into delays and opposition amid falling property prices. The Macau ... of public housing flats. Legislator Fong Chi-keong, head of the Macau Association of Building Contractors and Developers, said city property prices would fall 30 to 40 per cent further by the end ...

  2. Inflation worries hit consumer sentiment in HK

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that Hongkongers worried most about inflation and exorbitant housing prices. On prices and home purchases, the index stood at 56.6 and 49.2, both lower than the readings in the previous quarter. A reading ... expenses and housing prices, which they think are too high,' said Zhang Juan, a representative of CityU. The survey is part of a study conducted by several universities in Hong Kong, Macau, ...

  3. HK way ahead of rivals for severely overpriced homes

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... Angeles, has equalled or exceeded Hong Kong's 'median multiple' (the median house price divided by gross annual median household income) in the seven-year history of the survey. ... with Atlanta, Georgia, the most affordable larger city where the median house price is US$129,000. The number of US homes involved in a mortgage foreclosure filing will climb about 20 per cent in 2011, ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Housing affordability ratio alarming for Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Lam

    ... Thomas Lam Research shows that home prices in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shanghai have risen to levels that are out of reach to the general public Housing affordability ratio alarming Despite the introduction over the past two years of measures to cool house prices on the mainland and in Hong Kong only minor price corrections have been witnessed in many cities. In Hong Kong, ...

  5. Peak price looks far short of peak as US spending spree continues

    Posted Dec 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... auction. However, if you are searching for a guide to the stock market's performance next year, it is not so much Hong Kong property values you should be looking at but US house prices. There, happily, the signals are reasonably positive. The conventional wisdom linking Hong Kong stocks and US house prices runs something like this: over recent years US home-owners have been encouraged ...

  6. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong doesn't need Morlocks from the Delta to fix labour woes

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:51pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... But he at least recognises one significant difficulty here. We simply don't have the housing to accommodate them. He therefore proposes that we wash our hands of this problem by telling them to find housing across the border and commute to work every day. It's the Singapore solution. Just close your eyes to their squalid living conditions. It has nothing to do with you if they do ...

  7. What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Brain-drain warning after more people leave HK than settle: Yi Long- Young, talented and highly educated people will leave when housing is crazily expensive and hard to find now in Hong Kong, while they are welcomed with open arms (and big pay cheques and affordable housing) everywhere else in the world. Kelvin Ng- Air pollution and skyrocketing house prices make people leave ...

  8. A wake-up call for Macau to diversify

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and high housing prices. Ultimately people would be better off if they were not dependent for a measure of social equity on redistribution of wealth at the pleasure of the state. This would require ... interests for Macau to put its house in order. Mainland authorities, for example, would not welcome a gambling-related scandal involving prominent people in the sensitive period leading up ...

  9. WINDS of change

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... The government may increase housing supply to prevent prices going up further.' Lying ahead is a host of thorny issues for Leung in public and private housing sectors. Average private housing prices ... in its housing policy. It is worth noting that demand is a variable factor out of the government's control. People will be more hesitant about buying property if prices go down. 'The ...

  10. What's On

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... April 29 'China Property Market Policy Reform and Insight' is a roundtable lunch organised by the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce. Rising housing prices due to factors ... property analysts and end users. The speaker will discuss the situation in China's urban housing market and offer his opinions and analysis. Speaker Yu Kam-hung, senior managing director ...




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