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  1. Measures cooling property market

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... market are working, according to a senior planning official, with average real estate prices across the country rising by only 0.6 per cent in the second half of last year. Property prices in 35 ... the country for the full year. Mr Zhu said that the government would continue its rectification of the property market with measures to curb surging prices in main cities. He said efforts must be made ...

  2. Curbs steady property market

    Posted Oct 01st 2006, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Kenneth Ko BUYERS AND investors have become more cautious this year as efforts by the central government to rein in excessive investment in the residential property market take hold. ... in the next few months. Kenneth Tsang, head of research for greater China (South) at Jones Lang LaSalle, said the government policy was taking the heat out of the property market as it strived ...

  3. Property market curbs to hit HK investors

    Posted Jul 07th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... the regulation is aimed at institutional investors who speculate in the property market. It is unlikely to affect individuals who buy flats for their own use,' Professor Yi said. 'There ... 'Overseas speculation makes up a large part of some markets,' he said. 'For example, in Shenzhen, Hong Kong investors have been speculating in the property market. Overseas funds also take ...

  4. Shanghai property market on rebound

    Posted Oct 25th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... into real estate scandals grabbed public attention throughout the third quarter in 2006. Yet quietly hiding behind the headlines, Shanghai's property markets have been very active,' ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Investment in property is rebounding in Shanghai despite a crackdown on speculation and a corruption scandal that has brought scrutiny of real estate ...

  5. Property deal looks good in stable market

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Sandy Li, Yvonne Liu

    ... Sandy Li and Yvonne Liu MTR Corp's one-off $7.79 billion deal for properties from the KCRC is a good deal with low risk in the housing market, say surveyors and analysts. The eight ... managing director Serena Lau said: 'It is a good deal for the MTR. The investment cost of the projects for the MTR is low. Despite the [recent consolidation in the] property market, the MTR ...

  6. Property market's key flaws need to be fixed

    Posted May 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland's leaders are resorting to increasingly desperate measures to slow the overheating property market, announcing a slew of new rules to implement policies unveiled ... though, the most apparent being that while property developers are eager to build apartments, their attention is firmly on the luxury end of the market, where profits can be maximised. The result ...

  7. How to survive the slide in Shanghai's property market

    Posted Oct 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... to curb the overheating market that saw home prices double over the past four years. At the same time, Beijing also imposed restrictions on property investment by foreigners- though not overseas ... projects were slow even during the National Day 'golden week' earlier this month- traditionally peak season for the property market. 'The heavy taxation levied on reselling ...

  8. Investors close in on much stronger property market

    Posted Dec 05th 2006, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... negative feeling from them. Foreign purchasers have continued to buy properties over the past three months.' He said the resort homes markets in Phuket, Hua Hin and Pattaya were buoyant ... Phuket was by far the most expensive market in Thailand with villas selling at more than US$5 million. 'However, these properties and the sites offer huge amounts of space compared with Hong ...

  9. Clamps fail to cool property market

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... of the central government's latest efforts to rein in property markets. Soaring property prices have caused widespread public discontent and sparked calls for the government to act as rising prices in big cities put home ownership beyond the reach of many. Last month, the State Council announced six steps to curb property prices and speculative investment in the real estate market ...

  10. Tax will hurt property market, says top agent

    Posted Jul 14th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Chloe Lai and Mary Ann Benitez Hong Kong's top property agent believes imposing a goods and services tax on commercial properties and agents' commission would hurt the property market. The chairman of Centaline (Holdings), Shih Wing-ching, opposed the government's proposal to make non-residential properties and agents' commission subject to the 5 per cent tax, ...




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