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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    China's built enough housing for everyone. Where is it all?

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... household incomes are twice as high. In the face of mounting anger, authorities on the mainland, just like in Hong Kong, have promised to step up construction and increase the supply of new housing ... that the real problem is not a shortage of housing. Certainly the government's own figures indicate there is no lack of supply. According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics, since 1981 ...

  2. Business - Property - MONITOR

    Contradictory figures fuelling China property bubble debate

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... and while prices in many cities are too high for many residents to afford, the overall supply of new housing is not too far out of kilter with underlying demand. Talk of a giant nationwide bubble ... Tom Holland To settle this argument we need to know how much housing was built since 1995. Sadly, the official numbers are all over the map Contradictory figures fuelling China property ...

  3. Underlying demand good news for Kwoks

    Posted Sep 16th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Strong demand and tight supply in the housing market are fattening margins at Sun Hung Kai Properties and lifting profits. Even stripping out the one-off gains from asset sales ... developments. Plentiful liquidity and a limited supply of new homes have driven average flat prices up by about 65 per cent since their post-Sars low in 2003. Prices at the luxury end of the market have ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Forecast of 30 per cent slump in home prices is about right

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 02:31am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Barclays may have jumped the gun earlier, but its researchers point to burden of mortgage servicing when rates rise amid abundant supply Forecast of 30 per cent slump in home ... two years. Two years on, and local housing prices have actually climbed 24 per cent. Barclays is undismayed. Yesterday, the bank published a new report predicting that by the end of 2015, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MONITOR

    The unintended consequences of Hong Kong's property policies

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 04:27am by Tom Holland

    ... is this more true than in the property market. Just consider the housing policy announced by the first post-handover administration. In a bid to boost his popularity, then chief executive Tung Chee-hwa ... in an attempt to support the market. The result of that U-turn is today's shortage of new housing, a shortage that has helped push home prices up to more than 13 times annual household incomes. ...

  6. Time to level the playing field

    Posted Oct 31st 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... minimum bids on tenders worth $115 million to supply steel gates for 16 housing developments. They were acquitted on the grounds that they did not think there was anything wrong with rigging ... groups of companies dominate different sectors across the economic spectrum, from the supply of basic foodstuffs to the operation of our ports. Monopolies, cliques and cartels- sometimes overt, ...

  7. No recovery in sight yet for China property developers

    Posted Mar 24th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... further. With the government planning to build nearly 10 million low-cost housing units as part of its efforts to boost economic activity, the new supply is bound to weigh on prices from below. ... value after Beijing tightened property regulations and cut off the supply of credit to the sector, bringing the mainland's real estate boom to an abrupt halt. Worried that highly leveraged ...

  8. Business - Commodities - MONITOR

    Oil price heading for US$200 as China's imports set to surge

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... And it is consumer demand, in the form of ballooning sales of private cars, that is driving China's demand for oil. According to Simon Powell, the head of oil and gas research at brokerage house CLSA, ... the second chart). In other words, China's oil imports will more than double over the next 20 or so years. That's going to squeeze global supplies. In the past, the Organisation ...

  9. China must innovate to outgrow its assembly-shop role

    Posted Sep 14th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... on China's ability to innovate. That ability is in woefully short supply at the moment. According to a research paper presented at this week's CLSA Investors' Forum by Andy Rothman, the brokerage house's chief China strategist, the mainland needs to begin to overhaul its economy now to encourage innovation if growth is to be sustained into future decades. Despite headlines ...

  10. China: land of both surplus electricity and power cuts

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... subsidies encourage inefficient energy use among industrial consumers. That may have been the case one day, but not any more, according to Michael Komesaroff, head of specialist research house ... to produce each unit of economic output- has declined in recent years (see the second chart). Yet power supply still falls short of demand across much of the country. The reason for this shortfall, ...




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