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  1. Cost of Shanghai luxury home falls

    Posted Oct 10th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... remains stable. The luxury residential market has strong demand for leasing, especially in the city centre,' she said. Major foreign companies, such as the Macquarie Group, Simon Property ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai Market feels the pinch from higher deed tax but some analysts are bullish The price of luxury property in Shanghai fell in the third quarter as buyers took ...

  2. Property players vie for Shanghai 'Wall St' last gem

    Posted Jul 13th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Shanghai's biggest private developer, said it would not bid. 'We specialise in residential, hotel and commercial properties. We are not so familiar with this.' The Lujiazui Finance official ... rise among China's 35 largest cities. At an auction on June 24, SHKP outbid Hutchison and paid 3.19 billion yuan for a 61,400 sqmetre site in Pudong, where it will build luxury residential ...

  3. Authorities spring capital gains tax on sellers of villas

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... The tax, introduced quietly last month with no media attention, is intended to cool the city's property market by targeting the luxury segment while raising money for local government. Buyers ... of the new tax was to control short-term speculation in the luxury market and to influence the average prices in the market at large. 'If you live in a property for more than five years, you ...

  4. Shimao tempts fate with launch of Shanghai villas

    Posted Sep 07th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai Developer upbeat about super-luxury initiative in suburban area despite oversupply in sector and falling prices Mainland property giant Shimao Group has launched a 4 billion yuan, super-luxury villa project in suburban Shanghai, even though property prices and sales are falling in the city. One of China's biggest property developers, Shimao ...

  5. Hangzhou burns bright from property fever

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... of the hottest property markets in the country. Prices in the ancient city, which is smaller than Shanghai, were the first in eastern China to take off in the current upswing. The boom began in 1998, and average residential prices in the city centre have tripled to 10,000 yuan per square metre from 3,000 yuan per square metre then. Units on the banks of the famous West Lake, the city's prime ...

  6. Towering legacy

    Posted Mar 01st 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill, Shanghai Tycoon Lim Por-yen died on February 18 but his legacy lives on, in one of Shanghai's most luxurious apartment buildings. Forty-one Hengshan Rd is in the heart of the most desirable residential district of the city, the centre of what used to be the French concession before the second world war. The premier district then, it was full of three- ...

  7. Scratching a niche in Shanghai

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Property boss Sam Crispin says Asia's fastest-growing city will have 10 more years of prosperity THE DAY SAM CRISPIN first set foot in Shanghai was August 8, 1988 - four eights, the luckiest number. Fifteen years on, he owns two homes in the city and a business advising Chinese companies on how to build, manage and sell their properties. 'I see 10 good years ahead,' ...

  8. Hong Kong's luxury flats luring mainland elite

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Local developers are building awareness of their brands at a select property exhibition in Shanghai A $10 million price tag for a flat in distant Hong Kong may appear to be out of the reach of most Shanghai homebuyers. But judging from sales of a new luxury tower in Hunghom, quite a few mainlanders are interested in investing in their southern neighbour. The block, developed ...

  9. Shanghai property prices fall as crackdown begins to bite

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Prices fell in 12 city districts and rose in seven. The bull market began in 1997, when the average price for one square metre of residential property in the city was 2,891 yuan. By last year, ... did not slow. On April 15, official figures were published showing that in the first quarter, residential property prices in the city rose by 19.1 per cent, the highest in China. Since Mr ...

  10. Property bubble beginning to deflate

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Chen Liangyu and mayor Han Zheng could be on the line. The pressure rose a further notch on Friday, with the publication of official figures showing that first-quarter residential property ... In a market reversal, sellers now outnumber buyers by three to one in Shanghai, writes Mark O'Neill There are finally signs that the bull market, which has made Shanghai residential ...




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