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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Hong Kong home completions rise with land supply

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 01:08am by Yvonne Liu

    ... completions rise with land supply The number of private flats to be built in Hong Kong this year is expected to climb to a nine-year high after the steady increase of land supply by the government ... "The response has been good. Hong Kong Island lacks land supply and the Shau Kei Wan site has sea view and involves a small investment. That's why it attracted many medium-sized and small ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - TOWN PLANNING

    Rezoning delays could thwart government’s plans to boost land supply

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 03:57pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... of real estate and construction at the University of Hong Kong. As part of its policy to increase land supply, the government began to earmark more sites in the rezoning process for the land sale ... parties, rezoning provokes objections. "The government is trying to increase land supply but it is facing many obstacles." Chau said he did not expect property prices to drop ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    China to boost land supply for housing in mega cities

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 05:24am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Land supply for housing set for boost in mega cities The mainland will increase land supply for property development in mega cities this year, the land ministry said on Sunday, as the country's frothy housing market showed some initial signs of cooling down. The prospect of increased land supply is at odds with the interpretation placed ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Ex-military sites in HK earmarked for flats as land supply is tackled

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 01:10am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li In an attempt to meet housing targets, sites are being considered for rezoning to residential use Ex-military sites earmarked for flats as land supply is tackled Land supply ... homes. Leung has a long way to go if he wants flat prices to fall to a reasonable level. To improve land supply, the planning department last week proposed rezoning 15 sites, which will yield ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Alarm grows over housing supply glut in inner mainland China cities

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 01:34am by SANDY LI AND LANGI CHIANG

    ... will be taken to overhaul the land supply structure," Qi said, adding stock in a city that could be cleared in 12 to 15 months would be considered at a reasonable level. Whether Changzhou ... in land sales- almost double the value in 2012. The glut in such cities has raised an alarm in Beijing. "The government will take a differentiated approach in setting property policies," ...

  6. News - World

    UN warns over world’s food supplies amid climate change

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 01:35pm by GUARDIAN

    ... Guardian Governments unprepared to protect the poor and vulnerable, says IPCC Climate change has already cut into global food supply and is fuelling wars and natural disasters, ... change,”the report said. The scientists said there was enough evidence to say for certain that climate change is affecting food production on land and sea. The rate of increase in crop yields ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Arbitration can lead to significant new housing supply

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:18am by LETTERS

    ... Arbitration process can lead to significant new housing supply I refer to Allan Hay's letter ("Arbitration is not the answer to assess value of land premiums", February 20). ... into this to speed up land supply. No, it was in his election manifesto, and I commend him for pursuing this bold new initiative, against vested interests. If correctly implemented, it will give applications ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China

    China land price inflation slows

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 01:21am by Langi Chiang

    ... investors also need to monitor the regional land market divergence and the rising proportion of land supply for residential property use, Zhao told a press conference in Beijing. After a land buying ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Mainland land price inflation slows The rate of land price inflation on the mainland eased in the first quarter of this year for the first time in two ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - COMMERCIAL

    Flood of new supply to hit Suzhou’s office market

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 01:56pm by SANDY LI AND LANGI CHIANG

    ... Sandy Li in Suzhou and Langi Chiang 30 per cent vacancy rate likely because of city's mismatch between supply and demand Suzhou's glut of office space to hit record level The outlook for the office market in Suzhou in Jiangsu province- the first city to impose austerity measures to cool the overheated commercial property sector- is bleak, as new supply will reach ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Government should not forget Hong Kong’s middle class when increasing supply of flats

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 11:48am by Yvonne Liu

    ... it is relying on releasing more land and increasing new housing supply. In recent years, the government introduced restrictions on flat sizes when it auctioned off residential sites. The usable area ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com The government has succeeded in curbing price of property but many still cannot afford to buy Do not ignore the middle class when supply of flats rise ...




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