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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS &A MORTAR

    Flip-flopping policies sow confusion in Hong Kong housing market

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:58am by Peggy Sito

    ... prices as it seeks to increase housing supply. It seemed to send a signal to the market that the policy of high land prices, which had been blamed for years as a major reason for the city's ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Government sells cheap land on the one hand and relaxes stamp duty measure on the other Flip-flopping policies sow confusion in housing market Home seekers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1539212/flip-flopping-policies-sow-confusion-hong-kong-housing
  2. Business - Commodities - RESOURCES

    China Hongqiao eyes African bauxite to secure supplies

    Posted May 16th 2014, 01:05am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai Aluminium maker seeks to lock up raw material for up to 20 years as Indonesia cuts off exports Hongqiao eyes African bauxite to secure supplies China Hongqiao Group, ... sure we have the offtake for more than 20 to 30 years." Hongqiao is seeking bauxite supplies after Indonesia, Southeast Asia's largest economy, banned exports of unprocessed ore ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1512958/china-hongqiao-eyes-african-bauxite-secure-supplies
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must grapple with question of housing supply

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... trade-offs Supply chain This year marks the 60th anniversary of public housing in Hong Kong. It all started with a huge squatter fire in Shek Kip Mei on December 25, 1953. Then, in 1972, the colonial ... units have to be built. The government has to play a proactive role under a "supply-led strategy", especially in public housing, with an initial 60:40 public-private split in new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1304113/hong-kong-must-grapple-question-housing-supply
  4. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Growing land supply likely to cool home market in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 01:22am by Yvonne Liu

    ... prices to drop when the new housing supply increases significantly," said Chau Kwong-wing, a professor at the department of real estate and construction at the University of Hong Kong. ... for residential use. If it is unable to replenish the land bank, it will be difficult to maintain the current high levels of housing and land supply, and property prices won't drop," Chau said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1497264/growing-land-supply-likely-cool-home-market-hong-kong
  5. Property - International - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand housing prices hit new high on limited supply

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Wellington Values 8pc above 2007 peak thanks to markets in Auckland and Christchurch, despite curbs Home prices hit record onlimited supply in big cities New Zealand house ... months to August, and prices in Christchurch were up 11.4 per cent, because of limited supply. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has imposed limits on the amount of low deposit-high value house ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1307755/new-zealand-housing-prices-hit-new-high-limited-supply
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Land application list scrapped in bid to control supply

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by YVONNE LIU AND JOYCE NG

    ... Yvonne Liu and Joyce Ng Government takes over full control of city's land supply from developers by ditching the application system operated since 1999 Land application list scrapped The government has taken over total control of land supply from developers by scrapping the application list system. Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po announced the end of the system, which has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1163971/government-scraps-land-application-list-take-control-land-supply
  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Public housing to account for 60pc of new flat supply

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... to account for 60pc of new flat supply Public housing will take up 60 per cent of new residential supply in the next decade, from the current 50-50 share with private flats. The marked change ... take a more active role and do more in providing public housing." Cheung said the ratio of public to private housing in new supply in the next 10 years would be 60 per cent to 40 per cent, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1290786/public-housing-account-60pc-new-flat-supply
  8. Comment - Letters

    No housing shortage in Hong Kong, just not enough affordable flats

    Posted May 31st 2014, 04:43am by LETTERS

    ... and the more I read about it, the less I am convinced that it exists. House prices are rising, which would normally be a sign of high demand and low supply; however, of many indicators, ... No housing shortage, just not enough affordable apartments Rarely a day passes without a mention of "Hong Kong's housing shortage". It is used to justify new developments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1522252/no-housing-shortage-hong-kong-just-not-enough-affordable-flats
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong’s middle class priced out of the housing market

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 08:13pm by LINA VYAS

    ... is being overlooked. The supply of housing is on the rise, but it caters mainly to the high- and low-income citizens: the focus has been on public rental housing and high-end accommodation, and the government has been rightly criticised for favouring property tycoons. There is a gap in the supply of middle-class housing. Housing is an important government policy area, comparable with education ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1523911/hong-kongs-middle-class-priced-out-housing-market
  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Hong Kong's housing supply to soar just as mortgage rates double

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland And when currently unoccupied homes are put up for sale, prices can only fall. Then you will see just how unhappy property agents can get HK's housing supply to soar just ... they will not reverse their stamp duty rises and pledging to step up the construction of new housing projects. Last week, they announced the government will build more than 60,000 public housing flats ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1277488/hong-kongs-housing-supply-soar-just-mortgage-rates-double

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