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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    Foreign investors cool on Chinese real estate

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 03:05pm by Langi Chiang

    ... The proportion of foreign investment in the mainland property market fell to 0.08 per cent in the first two months of this year, the lowest in at least a decade, according to data from the National ... wealth funds, pension funds and private equity funds- remain, and some are increasing their exposure to China's property market, said Xu Weibin, China leader and partner at EC Harris, ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    Sales of luxury China property to rise after curbs on pre-sale licences lifted

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 04:29am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com More luxury deals expected as pre-sale curbs lifted Transaction volume in the high-end residential property market on the mainland will rise this year ... to an average of 49,644 yuan (HK$63,550) per square metre in Beijing. Global property consultancy DTZ said prices rose almost 25 per cent last year to an average of 52,129 yuan per square metre. Short ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    Buyers, sellers in Beijing stay on sidelines

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 02:50pm by Langi Chiang

    ... the sidelines now, waiting for policy indications from the meeting," said Jin Ruixin, a research director at Centaline Property Agency in Beijing. "The extended time for approvals for mortgage ...

  4. 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 ... for construction in the centres of mega cities with populations over five million." Dong Zuoji, head of planning at the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources, told state radio that land for property ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    Guangzhou property cooling may have to be bolstered, say experts

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 04:40am by Langi Chiang

    ... Guangzhou cooling 'won't last' Guangzhou's latest property curbs will dent transactions and prices, but probably only for a few months, and will need to be reinforced by further ... one year previously. "The curbs are mainly targeting property investors and speculators," said Lin Jianhui, a branch head with China Index Academy, the mainland's top private ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    China's local authorities left to act on high housing market prices

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 05:33am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Beijing to leave action on prices to local authorities The mainland has the time it needs to avert a property crash, and the central government ... nationwide property cooling measures this year. Qiu Baoxing, of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, told a weekend forum in Shenzhen the nation would not repeat Japan's property ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    China Vanke needs right strategy to remain No.1 developer, say analysts

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 05:33am by Langi Chiang

    ... to commercial property development, or from the domestic to foreign markets. "Apart from sustainable sales growth, people will look at how they control costs and improve profit margins," said Wee Liat Lee, head of Asia-Pacific property research for BNP Paribas in Hong Kong. "The other focus is on balance sheets- how they manage debts [to reduce funding costs], as we are going ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    Home prices expected to stabilise this year

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 06:07am by Langi Chiang

    ... of affordable homes," said senior bureau statistician Liu Jianwei. Yang Chenqing, an analyst with the private property consultancy CRIC, said the four first-tier cities and some second-tier cities stopped approving presales of expensive properties and suspended sale registrations of projects with fast-rising prices in December, artificially lowering average prices. "So the December ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    Beijing's 'rat race' migrants, unable to afford high rents, live underground

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 05:35am by Reuters

    ... fleeing fastrising property prices by heading underground. Hu and his wife live beneath an affluent downtown apartment building, in a windowless 4 square metre space he rents for 400 yuan (HK$508) ... denizens the "rat race"- casualties and simultaneously emblems of a housing market beyond the government's control. Despite efforts to discourage property speculation and develop ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    Developers' inability to build up mainland China land banks set to hit sales

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 03:47am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Developers' inability to bank land to hurt sales Hong Kong-listed developers will struggle to maintain 30 per cent growth in property sales over the next ... in tier-one and tier-two cities owing to accelerating land price growth, which is significantly outpacing property price growth in these cities due to the 'herd mentality' of developers ...




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