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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Sales of hotel rooms will choke housing supply, tourism

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip and Joyce Man

    ... Amy Nip and Joyce Man Sales will choke supply of rooms Sales of hotel rooms as residential flats will cut the city's supply of accommodation and harm tourism, the Tourism Board has ... director of the Federation of Hotel Owners, said there were enough hotel rooms. "Except for maybe the Lunar New Year when hotels are more in demand, we have an abundant supply of rooms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1154119/sales-will-choke-supply-rooms
  2. Business - Economy - PROPERTY

    New Hong Kong flat supply set for 8-year high

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li, Paggie Leung

    ... Sandy Li and Paggie Leung New-flat supply set for 8-year high New flat supply in the city is projected to climb to an eight-year high next year, easing the upward pressure on home prices. ... of research at Ricacorp Properties With the government moving to increase the land supply, Chow expects developers to be under pressure to speed up marketing of their new projects. Midland Realty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1212526/new-flat-supply-set-8-year-high
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    China home prices face upward pressure

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com With developers failing to replenish their land banks as sales rise, the dwindling housing supply is expected to drive property values higher Mainland home ... to start new construction work. Alan Chiang Sheung-lai, the head of residential property at DTZ Greater China, said some cities such as Beijing were facing a shortage of housing supply that would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1283498/china-home-prices-face-upward-pressure
  4. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    C.Y.'s 10-point housing plan too weak to cool property market, say analysts

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Peggy Sito, Olga Wong

    ... announced 10 measures to increase short-term housing supply yesterday, but analysts say it is unlikely to bring down property prices. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said the measures were ... risk cannot be neglected," Leung said. Half of the measures were to raise short-term housing supply, including launching early next year the sale of 830 Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) flats ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1026637/cys-10-point-housing-plan-too-weak-cool-property-market-say-analysts
  5. Business - Companies - PROPERTY

    Scrap pre-sale scheme, New World chief says

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... chief says New World Development chairman Henry Cheng Kar-shun yesterday suggested the government cancel the pre-sale consent scheme to increase housing supply and cool the property market. "There would be more new residential projects released for sale immediately if the government cancelled pre-sale consent. New housing supply would increase immediately," he said, following ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1048117/scrap-pre-sale-scheme-new-world-chief-says
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Fall of 22pc will put flats back in reach, BEA says

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... to last year, and reached a peak of 11.8 by the end of last year due to a number of factors including a historically low mortgage rate, low housing supply and a boom in mainland buying interest. ... interest. Meanwhile, United States interest rates are expected to rise and housing supply in Hong Kong is forecast to rebound. The BEA report said Hongkongers should keep a close watch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1317158/fall-22pc-will-put-flats-back-reach-bea-says
  7. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Housing minister warns against 'panic-buying' of flats

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, PAGGY LEUNG

    ... Tony Cheung and Paggie Leung Housing chief warns would-be homeowners to bide their time, with new measures set to take effect and supply 'to double' in next few years No need to panic-buyflats, says minister Budding homeowners should not panic and rush to buy new flats because supply will double in the coming years, the housing minister said yesterday. Professor Anthony Cheung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1028383/housing-minister-warns-against-panic-buying-flats
  8. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    CY Leung threatens a vacancy tax on unsold new flats

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Developers could be punished for hoarding homes, chief executive warns, but experts doubt this would boost housing supply C.Y. threat of tax on unsold new flats ... will not rule out any measures," said Leung, criticised last week for failing to boost the short-term housing supply in his maiden policy address. "If there really are attempts to hoard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1132597/cy-leung-threatens-vacancy-tax-unsold-new-flats
  9. Business - Property - PROPERTY

    Developer Hang Lung sees profit plunge 23pc

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Developer says government cooling measures, which hit earnings, are likely to stay in place until housing supply catches up with demand Hang Lung sees profit ... in place in the near future. But he said there was no need to further tighten the measures since transactions had already hit a two-decade low. "When housing supply catches up with demand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1293478/hang-lung-sees-profit-plunge-23-pc
  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Sun Hung Kai Properties at forefront of push for tiny Hong Kong homes

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:03am by Sandy Li

    ... in housing supply is another catalyst to build more small flats." Over the past six months, SHKP has applied to the Town Planning Board to change the design on four of its luxury residential ... than that of luxury houses," said SHKP deputy managing director Victor Lui Ting, adding that the strategy was also in line with the government's housing policy of increasing supply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1587374/sun-hung-kai-properties-forefront-push-small-flats-hong

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