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  1. Beijing residential figures aim to stymie speculation

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the same period last year, the official said. Luxury residential properties selling at more than 8,000 yuan per square metre have fallen 2.4 per cent. The news came in the wake of widespread speculation that tighter land supply would lead to a surge in residential prices. The warning was aimed at avoiding property speculation. Wang Hao, executive director of Sunco China Holdings, ...

  2. BUY luxury

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... registrations in Hong Kong last month was 6,579, down 10 per cent from August. Registrations in the primary residential market plummeted 74 per cent from the previous month to 232. The property market ... Experts expect luxury properties to weather the storm better than the mass market. 'Luxury properties are more price-resilient and I don't think the market will plunge unless ...

  3. Residential property construction slumps

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Construction of private residential units has fallen to a record low, a sign tightening supply may help the property market ride out the impact of the worsening US subprime ... of the first quarter from 55,000 at the end of last year. Hong Kong's property market, fuelled last year by a bullish stock market, has started to slow in tandem with real estate markets ...

  4. Property bulls see pieces fall into place for rally

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... measures on the mainland could dampen growth in luxury housing, even as the outlook for the mass residential segment remains bright. On the side of the bulls, property consultants and a developer ... Properties luxury project at the Peak, was sold to the owner of cosmetic brand Fancl's import agent for HK$210.8 million or HK$41,099 per square foot, breaking records for residential properties ...

  5. All the signs point to a sharp correction in property market

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... in mid-2003, average residential prices have risen by about 70 per cent. Luxury flats, however, have doubled in price, reflecting the disproportionate number of purchasers buying property in hope ... to be a correction that drives residential property prices down by as much as 25 per cent over the next year or so. Not everyone is so bearish, but even those with more moderate views believe prices ...

  6. Incomes weak link in property story

    Posted Jan 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of such a rose-tinted property picture will probably remain wishful thinking. While positive external forces may benefit the luxury end of the market, without a robust recovery in household incomes, the deeper malaise in the mass residential market looks likely to cap price rises. A case made by Colliers Property for the luxury market to see further price gains this year after a 15 per cent rise ...

  7. Residential mortgage loans show bad signs

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu The credit quality of mainland banks' residential mortgage loans is showing early signs of deterioration- despite a drop in the bad loan ratio of their overall property lending ... 'Because of the long maturity of such loans and fluctuations of property prices, residential mortgages are just entering the period when, internationally speaking, the risk will become more ...

  8. Residential prices in Macau facing calm before the storm

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... cent since the end of last year. But property agents expect to see a new wave of buying next year due to limited supply riding on a shortage of land. Ronald Cheung Yat-fai, director of Midland ... Bank said property prices on the much sought-after Macau peninsula would continue to rise because the supply of homes and the land to build them on was limited. Deutsche Bank said ...

  9. Wen outlines plan to steady surging property market

    Posted Apr 28th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... It is now heavily biased towards the luxury end. The council had also called for local governments to supply more land for low-income housing in cities where property prices were soaring. 'The ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Premier Wen Jiabao has promised to step up efforts to tackle excessive property investment and rocketing prices, listing it as one of the central government's ...

  10. Mortgages may hit sales

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Colliers International has warned that tighter mortgage policies by banks may affect the growth of residential sales. It says mainland buyers now represent about 40 per cent of total buyers in the super-luxury sector, while average luxury residential prices have exceeded their peak in 1997 by 41 per cent. Colliers points out that between November last year and April, overall ...




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