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  1. Guangzhou plan to boost homes supply

    Posted Oct 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... supply by almost 25 per cent in what an analyst says is an effective measure to reassure buyers of continued supply and to control prices. The Guangzhou Land Resources and Housing Management Bureau plans to increase the supply of new houses in the 11th Five-Year Programme (2006-2010) to 562,400 homes covering 53.5 million square metres, up from the 42.9 million square metres supplied ...

  2. But does supply really matter?

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... saying there was insufficient housing supply then and rushed into buying flats,' he said. 'A lot of analysts who say oversupply is a problem to property prices actually have not experienced a boom. They did not see what was happening before 1997.' Mr Lam said housing supply fell short of demand as the government suspended land sales. Increasing domestic demand alone ...

  3. Focus on land policy to stabilise house prices

    Posted Dec 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Mainland authorities will focus more on land policies next year to help stabilise housing prices and manage the supply of low, medium and high-end accommodation coming on to the market, according to Construction Minister Wang Guangtao. At a national meeting yesterday, Mr Wang said moves to 'adjust the housing supply structure' were designed to restrict land ...

  4. Speculators accused of fuelling fears of land shortages

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sites and offered for sale, it would significantly lift the commercial housing-supply pressure, feed the demand and... ease housing prices,' he said. Data released by the ministry suggests ... but many aspects hindered us reaching our goals,' Mr Lu said. The vice-minister said the department would increase land supply, clean up undeveloped areas and try to control housing prices. He ...

  5. Developers see little relief from new capital rules

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This would mean new housing supply coming online later than the market had at first expected. Lee Hing-yin, a director for research and advisory at Colliers International's East China division, ... Fulton Mak Beijing's lowering of capital requirements for residential projects is intended to boost supply, but it is unlikely to have much of an effect in the short term, according ...

  6. Guangzhou eases developers' fears over ruling on small units

    Posted Jul 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Long Bin, said that applying the ratio city-wide would have a positive impact on the property market in three years. 'The housing supply will increase and the structure of properties ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou Guangzhou authorities say the central government's requirement that 70 per cent of new housing be small residential units will be applied on a balanced ...

  7. Housing price releases still lack transparency: minister

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... resumption of sales of Home Ownership Scheme flats. He insisted the government would not sell the remaining flats before 2007, to maintain a stable housing supply. ... Cheung Chi-fai Announcing home prices just an hour before the start of internal sales is not enough to increase transparency, the housing chief said yesterday. Michael Suen ...

  8. Shanghai scheme earmarks land for low-cost housing

    Posted Oct 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the housing constructed. All of the cities covered by the central government order will continue to ban licensing land for villa developments and restrict the supply of excessively large flats. ... for housing. Centaline China's Li Wenjie said for example that projected housing supply in Beijing of 92.5 million square metres over the next five years was limited in contrast with demand, ...

  9. Capital ratio policy eased to avert supply shortage

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... declined to 9.2 months from 14.8 as of February because of improving sales in March and April. Ms Wong said the new policy on capital could help increase housing supply and prevent a price bubble ... by the government to stimulate development. 'This is a pre-emptive measure to avoid supply becoming unable to meet demand,' said Nicole Wong, the head of Hong Kong and China property research ...

  10. Big prices for small units 'meant to control market'

    Posted Aug 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... prices high, the government could encourage developers to ensure that there was enough housing supply. But as time went on, the 'handcuffs will get tighter'. Guangzhou authorities ... it is aimed at controlling the market. On Friday the Land Resources and Housing Management Bureau announced that two parcels of land in the city's science park development zone must have ...




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