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  1. Beijing property market shows signs of fatigue

    Posted Aug 06th 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... 3.3 per cent between May and June. With just over a year's experience, the young Beijing property agent has witnessed the rise and rise of the capital's booming property market ... Over the past 18 months, the central government repeatedly warned Shanghai to rein in its overheated property market. But with so much of the city's growth reliant on development projects, ...

  2. Property stocks drive bullish market higher

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Carmen Chan

    ... Guangzhou R&F Properties rose 3.24 per cent, or 35 cents, above its IPO price of $10.80. Home equipment maker 'Alltronics, which tapped the market for $80 million, is set to start trading ... Carmen Chan and Anette Jonsson Property stocks were instrumental in pushing the Hang Seng Index to a more than four-year high yesterday, while profit-taking on PetroChina left the H-share ...

  3. Managed exit from property market welcome

    Posted Dec 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government has heeded the lessons of the past about the property market in its long-awaited plan for stepping out of the sector. Proposals that more than 16,000 flats left vacant ... approach to the property market. Any wavering for short-term gain would mark a return to the flip-flop policies of the past and risk creating uncertainty. What to do with the unsold flats remained, ...

  4. Property prices soar despite bid to rein in market

    Posted May 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen Property prices in Shenzhen rose by 11 per cent in the first three months of this year despite government efforts to cool the booming market. The city government introduced a series of measures designed to rein in Shenzhen's surging real estate market because of fears that a property bubble was building. But according to a government report released ...

  5. Property market wobbles aren't an earthquake

    Posted Sep 01st 2005, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... early to be calling an end to the property market's recovery because of rising interest rates, though expectations might need to be moderated. Wharf's interim result this week, ... be 'favourable' to Hong Kong's property market and overall economy. But even should these low-key comments prove accurate, the outcome would be favourable not just for developers, but the Hong Kong ...

  6. Foreign money makes mainland property market go round

    Posted Oct 19th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland When the Chinese authorities slapped restrictions on bank lending to property developers last year, they were hoping to cool the market by squeezing the supply of investment ... for exposure to China's property market despite talk of a bubble. Abiding offshore enthusiasm for the sector has been reflected in the performance of Chinese property plays listed in Hong Kong. ...

  7. Rising rates to give property market rough ride

    Posted Dec 31st 2005, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Foster Wong and Sandy Li Hong Kong's property market may be headed for a bumpy ride next year against the backdrop of a slowing economy and rising interest rates, but it is likely ... growth hurting the market. 'Despite interest rates likely peaking sometime next year, I have reservations about a strong rebound in property prices,' said Standard Chartered Bank ...

  8. Hexagon puts shape of property market in sharp perspective

    Posted Jun 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp IS THE PROPERTY MARKET overstretched and, if so, how overstretched is it? The question is one that exercises many people when property prices have moved up ... of zero is an index value of 100 and in each case this represents the maximum that these indicators reached at the height of the property market in 1997. Then within this hexagon he plotted ...

  9. Wen outlines plan to steady surging property market

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

    ... market. Citing a statement from the meeting, Xinhua said the mainland property market was plagued with serious problems including excessive investment, soaring prices and an irrational development ... measures, such as taxation, should be used to control the property market, with special emphasis on the regulation of property transactions,' the Xinhua report said. The call for the use of tax ...

  10. Size really is all that matters in our antiquated property market

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of course. Here it follows: 'Real estate developers compete freely and openly in the property development sector. The government does not restrict the number of entrants to the market, nor ... in which there is a thriving property market and you can still find small developers who are working their way up from scraping pennies together for one house at a time. It cannot be done here. ...




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