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  1. Property selling despite curbs, agents say

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Ada Lee, Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So and Ada Lee The Hong Kong government's new cooling measures may curb short-term property speculation in the medium to lower end of the market, but its effect on luxury ... the amount banks can lend to property buyers, a new luxury residential project in Mid-Levels recorded better-than-expected results. The first day of sales at Azura, a Swire Properties project, ...

  2. Hot money drives HK's property boom

    Posted Dec 04th 2009, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... been a huge jump this year in property prices, particularly luxury flats. According to real estate firm CB Richard Ellis, prices of luxury flats have risen by 40 per cent since January, and are now just 13 per cent below last year's pre-crisis peak. Records have been set for some luxury properties, including one apartment at 39 Conduit Road in Mid-Levels, which was sold ...

  3. Pledge but few clues on Shanghai property tax

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... of non-luxury residential flats to be owned and occupied by ordinary citizens, and prepare for the trial reform on property tax as required by the central government,' mayor Han Zheng said ... Will Clem in Shanghai Shanghai was poised to prepare to implement a pilot property tax as part of nationwide efforts to curb rampant real-estate speculation, the municipality's mayor ...

  4. Mainland property investments continue to rise despite curbs

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... that the devastating earthquake had only a limited impact on property markets in western, central and northern China. 'The price and supply of luxury apartments in western and central China experienced ... Peggy Sito Investment activity in the mainland property market continued to rise rapidly in the first half despite the austerity measures that weighed on domestic demand, property ...

  5. Bears lurk in the woods as property market arrives at crossroads

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Sars-induced nadir, Hong Kong has experienced a remarkable bounce. Mass market prices have climbed almost 50 per cent while certain luxury properties have almost hit 1997 highs. Negative equity may ... Simon Pritchard IN THE EARLY 1990s, Britons thought property prices would not reach the peaks seen in the boom-bust cycle for at least another generation. In Japan, it took almost ...

  6. Tide of optimism across the Caribbean

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Barbados property had an annual increase of 10 to 15 per cent, with luxury houses appreciating the most. Its 2010 market report found Barbados had the most expensive luxury properties ... Peta Tomlinson Last year, British realtor David Redfern was marketing what he believed to be the cheapest property in the Caribbean: studio apartments in the Dominican Republic priced from ...

  7. All bets off as sector cools

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Donna Page

    ... Investors adopt a wait-and-see attitude as economic uncertainty and slowing prices push sentiment down. Reports by Donna Page Macau's much-hyped luxury property market has slumped ... Lai said. 'Last year, luxury property went up in value between 60 and 100 per cent, and investors are now looking at the prices and then they are taking a good, hard second look.' Mr ...

  8. Fears of a bubble hang over market

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... Alex Frew McMillan Although Malaysia has yet to rein in its property market, all eyes are on policy and the likelihood of changes. 'The government is quite concerned about the increases in prices,' says Brian Koh, DTZ's executive director of consulting and research in Malaysia. Overall, prices are quite stable and even declining in the city centre's luxury ...

  9. Little luxuries

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Divia Harilela

    ... may not be instantly recognisable, this achingly hip label has been revolutionising the way modern women dress with its affordable yet luxurious clothing since it was founded in Paris in 1999. ... cashmere sweater has become a rite of passage for most European women. Now the focus is shifting to Asia due to a growing demand for brands that bridge the gap between high-end luxury ...

  10. Online fury at life of luxury in prisons

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... headquarters or new schools. Mainland internet users are up in arms after pictures of a series of luxurious new prisons were posted online this week, a stark contrast to the shabbily built ... sophisticated gardens and even an artificial river. Many internet users were shocked that inmates, especially corrupt cadres, were confined in such luxury. Others noted that the officials, notoriously ...




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