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  1. HK property market buoyed by economy

    Posted Sep 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cent in August, higher than some deposit rates, which were as low as 2 per cent, after some banks cut their saving rates last week. 'I think the property market will be more active due ... the property market. He expected the turnover in the secondary property market could increase by 20 per cent to 30 per cent next month. Although some lenders indicated that they may raise mortgage ...

  2. Property agents upbeat over market outlook

    Posted Nov 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... more people to buy property in the booming market. The optimism comes in the wake of an upturn in the property market in September helped by a booming economy and rising salaries, said Colliers International head of research Simon Lo Wing-fai. He believes yesterday's rate cut will encourage more purchases, although the impact on the property market would be limited as the increase ...

  3. Bullish Shimao doubles sales goal for mainland property market

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Shimao Property Holdings has cast a vote of confidence in the mainland's real estate market, aiming to double its property sales to more than 17.8 billion yuan next year. ... next year,' said Mr Hui. 'You may probably hear a lot of news about the slowdown in the [property] markets in Shenzhen or other southern cities. But the impact [of the measures] ...

  4. FDI inflows at US$62b as property market beckons

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... into the mainland's property market, analysts said. According to Ministry of Commerce data released yesterday foreign direct investment in the mainland is continuing to grow but the pace of growth has ... domestic demand. A strong yuan and bullish mainland stock markets have also drawn an influx of foreign investment into the mainland, particularly the bubble-prone property market. 'Now ...

  5. Capital gains tax needed to stabilise our property market

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their day job? What kind of impact does this have on the productivity of our economy? Do we not have enough day-traders in the stock market without the need for more of us speculating on property ... bigger families, it is important it implements fiscal measures to allow a more stable property market. If we look at other mature economies- in the United States and Europe, for example- they all ...

  6. No gambling for property market

    Posted Mar 29th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The mainland property market should not be allowed to turn into a casino, according to a senior government planning official. Tang Kai,, director of the Ministry of Construction's city and rural planning department, told a news conference that speculation would only turn the property market into a casino, which 'will create a huge financial risk'. 'A ...

  7. Sino Land seeks HK$4.4b from market to buy mainland property

    Posted Sep 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... arranger in the latest deal. The proceeds will be used to buy land in the mainland. 'Investors placed orders aggressively as they are bullish on the mainland property market. The order book ... Wong Ka-chun Sino Land, Hong Kong's fifth-largest developer by market value, tapped the market yesterday by selling as much as HK$4.44 billion worth of new shares through a top-up ...

  8. 'Abnormalities' in property market probed

    Posted Jun 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the country's efforts to control the overheating market. The government has introduced mild macro control measures, such as limiting property size and taxing second-hand property transactions.Premier ... also put 58 others on a for further investigation. The newspaper also quoted an insider in the city's property market as saying the largest grey area was the second-hand property market ...

  9. Property prices up in soaring market

    Posted Jan 20th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... market deals by trimming developers' profit margins. Property stocks on the mainland and in Hong Kong plunged on the news. However, Mr Guo said the tax would do little to deter developers ... Ting Shi Average increase of 5.4pc seen in big cities last year Property prices in large cities rose an average of 5.4 per cent year on year last month, 0.2 percentage points faster than ...

  10. Shimao Property taps market for HK$5.6b

    Posted May 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the stock market for funds amid the rally. Shimao Property's shares have risen 29 per cent this year, outpacing the 4.4 per cent gain in the Hang Seng Index. Rival developer Greentown China ... Tim LeeMaster and Wong Ka-chun Shimao Property Holdings and controlling shareholder Hui Wing-mau, the mainland's second-richest man, are raising as much as HK$5.6 billion from a share ...




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