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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    Buyers, sellers in Beijing stay on sidelines

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

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Beijing buyers hesitate asthey await policy signals As the nation's leaders gather in Beijing this week for the annual parliamentary meeting, buyers ... loans and recent price cuts in some second-tier cities, including Hangzhou, are weighing down sentiment here," he said. Data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed that home prices ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - Tax

    As China drafts property tax law, fate of pilot programme up in the air

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 02:29pm by Langi Chiang

    ... in Zhejiang province, and Nanjing in Jiangsu where home prices have been soaring- before taking it nationwide. Kan Ke, vice-chairman of the Legislative Affairs Commission of the National People's Congress, told reporters on Sunday that the government "is drafting the [property tax] law and will submit it for approval when the time is ripe". That relieved some industry figures, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Li Ka-shing says 'loving the country' means being truthful and pragmatic

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... chairman of the Law Committee under the National People's Congress, indicated at a closed-door seminar on the Basic Law, Hong Kong's mini-constitution, that, among other criteria, chief ... yesterday defined "love of country"- the quality Beijing sees as essential for Hong Kong's next chief executive. "[A person who] loves the country must tell the truth, ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Cooling policies to slow home sales

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... People's Congress this week in Beijing at the end of which he will be replaced by Li Keqiang. Residential property prices climbed 50 per cent during Wen's last five-year term to the highest ... decade have been unsuccessful, but the new round of measures will slow property sales, said Vincent Lo Hong-sui, a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. ...

  5. Business - Property - PROPERTY

    Mainland property cooling measures possible if home prices rise

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference- was unlikely to be on austerity measures, said Macquarie Securities in a report. Leaders were likely to focus ... little sign of easing. Data from the China Index Academy, a unit of SouFun Holdings, the mainland's biggest real estate website operator, shows that the average price of a new home in 100 ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Mainland developers post strong rise in January sales and prices

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... "fine-tune" them in the lead-up to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and the National People's Congress next month. He said policies could be relaxed slightly in second- ... in sales, prices Major mainland developers reported strong property sales and prices for last month, triggering concern that the country's legislature and top political advisory body might urge ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    China awaits leaders' plans for soft landing in property

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 06:50am by Langi Chiang

    ... But that's what happened last Wednesday, just a week before tomorrow's convening of the annual meeting of the National People's Congress, at which policies will be set governing the main ... expectations." Xu noted an internal guideline from the central bank, reported by the Shanghai Securities News on February 21 but not yet published on its official website, that the People's Bank ...

  8. News - China

    China's new leadership unlikely to roll out new property curbs, analysts say

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... They forecast stable growth in property prices after the annual meetings of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference next month. The property ... [housing] price should be considered according to people's incomes, and what I want to say is that the current price is far beyond that level," Wen said at his post-NPC announcement last ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    China housing market to cool down but not collapse

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 02:40pm by Andrew Ness

    ... at this month's National People's Congress contained no specific commitment to "regulate property prices". Premier Li Keqiang said: "We will regulate differently, in different cities, ... will cushion market slowdown It has been widely observed that price growth momentum is slowing across most of China's larger- and medium-sized cities, but fears over an imminent market collapse ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Beijing halts tender of hot land site at politically sensitive time

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:29pm by Langi Chiang

    ... analysts attributed the suspension to Beijing's efforts to cool the land market before the annual meeting of the National People's Congress next month, which will unveil broad policies ... and sparked concern about falling profit margins among developers. The city's income from land sales grew 128 per cent last month from a year earlier to 40.3 billion yuan (HK$51.1 billion), while ...




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