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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Rural committee chief backs proposed change to 'squatters' law'

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Proposal would prevent occupiers from exploiting system and taking possession of property after 12 years without notifying owner Rural leader backs change to 'squatters' law' Rural strongman Lam Kam-kwai supports the bid to change the "squatters' rights" law, saying it would stop property occupiers from exploiting the system. Lam, ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - PROPERTY

    HKMA curbs home loans to prevent property bubble after US stimulus

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 03:52pm by Reuters in Hong Kong and Jeanny Yu

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has ordered banks to curb home loans to borrowers with more than one mortgage to prevent the city being flooded with hot money after the United States announced an aggressive new stimulus plan to spur growth. The city has among the most expensive residential property prices in the world, driven higher in recent years by voracious ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    BOC, Agricultural Bank to allow relaxed mortgage policies

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 12:36pm by Sandy Li

    ... mortgage lending and even offer 30 per cent discounts on the benchmark rate for first-time buyers in an attempt to prevent a slump in property sales, mainland media reported. "The news could ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Government's affordable home drive protects mainland China jobs

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:43am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Beijing's investment in cheap housing prevents large job losses in fragile private sector Affordable home drive protects mainland jobs The downturn in the private real estate market continues to weigh on the mainland's economic growth, but hundreds of billions of yuan being invested in government-backed affordable homes is keeping the job ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Outdated licensing law 'behind New Territories land disputes'

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 02:49am by Ernest Kao

    ... is debatable as the licences are, by law, not transferable and are to be cancelled immediately upon a licensee's death to prevent misuse of the land. But Lee said that without mandatory checks ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    China's luxury home prices forecast to rise further

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 01:28am by Daniel Ren

    ... was a "conservative" target. Any fresh austerity measures would not prevent Sunac from achieving its goal, he said. The National Bureau of Statistics said only one of the mainland's 70 major cities posted ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Real estate agents get help to fight corruption

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... cent, and the value of all the deals was HK$653 billion, an increase of 11.2 per cent. Wendy Au Man-ling, chief corruption prevention officer at the Independent Commission Against Corruption, ... was stable after new stamp duties were rolled out over the past few months in an effort to cool the property market. Au said the ICAC guide contains advice on how to prevent corruption, including ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    New home prices in China rise 7.9pc in year to July, says SouFun survey

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... property analyst at Credit Suisse Group, wrote in a note to clients yesterday. "This should continue to prevent the central government from implementing nationwide housing measures in the near ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Apex Horizon hotel use under scrutiny

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Stuart Lau and Paggie Leung

    ... policy change could be enacted to prevent such sales. A receptionist at Apex Horizon yesterday said all rooms were fully occupied, and that it would take no further reservations.   ...

  10. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    China house prices rise in December

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 01:04pm by AFP

    ... prevented a sharp rise. The average new home price in Beijing stood at 24,518 yuan per square metre, up 0.53 in a month and up 3.31 per cent year on year. In Shanghai it was 27,034 yuan per square ...




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