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  1. Property market

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

    ... What impact do you think the government's resumption of land sales after a 13-month freeze- offloading only 17 sites in the next 15 months- will have on the property market? Share your views: write to us. ...

  2. Shanghai looks at ways to slow property market

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai But insiders says sector's contribution to local economy is too important to risk Shanghai is considering steps to cool the property market after it replaced ... the market. 'The government's desire to control the rise in property prices is a nice wish but actual steps are difficult,' said Zhang Jun, deputy director of Fudan University's ...

  3. A dose of rationality good for the property market

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

    ... Property speculators are beginning to take losses, with the volume of transactions down to perhaps its lowest level in a year. Whether these are signs that Hong Kong's mini-boom in property has come to an end or whether the bulls are simply taking a breather will become apparent in the coming months. The market is doing what markets do best- correcting excesses and finding ...

  4. Property market 'running out of steam'

    Posted May 09th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... The recovery in the Hong Kong property market is losing momentum, but prices should stabilise around current levels, according to Credit Suisse First Boston. The investment bank cautions ... rates, many middle-bracket investors opted to move savings out of the bank and into the property market. Transactions in the luxury property sector also rose due to an increase in risk appetite. ...

  5. Shanghai acts to cool property market

    Posted May 01st 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... some of his strongest comments yet on the need to cool Shanghai's property market. The remarks followed central government moves to tighten credit amid worries of economic overheating. ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Mayor says prices are rising too quickly and vows to bring them under control Shanghai Mayor Han Zheng yesterday vowed to rein in the city's surging property ...

  6. Property stocks lead market rally

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Anette Jonsson and Peggy Sito Buying sentiment is lifted by upbeat statements from developers and strong property sales, especially luxury homes The Hong Kong share market saw its ... the market, boosting buying sentiment. Feel-good factors included reports of good property sales in the primary market - especially for luxury homes, an easing of concerns about a United States ...

  7. Playing and losing big in the property market

    Posted May 29th 2004, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... of $150,000 and a few social connections to create a flagship property company. Pearl Oriental would buy buildings, repackage them into what it felt the market wanted at the time and do a quick flick. ... for the group, losing jewels such as Skyhigh on the Peak to the banks. The property bought for $375 million from former Yaohan boss Kazuo Wada in 1997 was put on the market in February after a creditor ...

  8. Officials failed to read property market

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

    ... this time was that they were unable to predict the property market, even knowing that land sales and construction had been stopped and measures taken to boost prices. However, the Hunghom Peninsula, another faulty deal, was signed about a month ago. It is clear property prices have been on the rise since December last year and prices in nearby upscale Laguna Verde have appreciated by 25 to 40 ...

  9. Beijing property market 'catching up'

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Allen T. Cheng in Beijing Statistician says growth still lags behind the rest of country Beijing's top statistician yesterday denied the city's property market was overheating, despite signs that trouble is brewing in the sector. The city's gross domestic product grew 10.5 per cent last year, but investment in the property sector shot up 21.5 per cent. But Yu ...

  10. Weaning the state from the property market

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... Tony Latter The Hunghom flats saga has, if nothing else, revealed a broad coalition favouring government disengagement from the property market. But that is easier said than done. As well ... Eldon has been calling for caution in what now appears to be a rising market. Some hope! People never learn. And, as Jake van der Kamp noted last week, the banks are complicit in funding ...




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