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  1. Maoye to expand amid weaker property market

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Maoye International Holdings, a Shenzhen-based department store operator that owns the properties of most of its outlets, said the weakening mainland property market would ... to change our expansion plan,' said chairman Huang Maoru. Investor sentiment towards the property market is deteriorating because of tightened credit terms at banks and plentiful new supply. Mr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650821/maoye-expand-amid-weaker-property-market
  2. Outsiders targeted in move to cool property market

    Posted Mar 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... on how to get a mortgage. The booming Shanghai market has attracted enormous foreign interest and brought great business to foreign banks doing property finance. However, the sentiment is soon to turn sour this year, as the government is sending signals that regulators will be targeting foreigners and foreign banks in a high-profile bid to cool the overheated market. In the past three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493917/outsiders-targeted-move-cool-property-market
  3. Bears lurk in the woods as property market arrives at crossroads

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Sars-induced nadir, Hong Kong has experienced a remarkable bounce. Mass market prices have climbed almost 50 per cent while certain luxury properties have almost hit 1997 highs. Negative equity may ... of deflation turned Hong Kong investors into some of the most significant marginal buyers in property markets from Sydney to London's West End. Yet with the world's Anglo-Saxon centres ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/465934/bears-lurk-woods-property-market-arrives-crossroads
  4. Fears of a bubble hang over market

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... Alex Frew McMillan Although Malaysia has yet to rein in its property market, all eyes are on policy and the likelihood of changes. 'The government is quite concerned about ... condominium market (see main story). But new developments in the suburbs have been catching the eye, suggesting it's getting increasingly hard for first-time buyers to get on the bottom rung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728895/fears-bubble-hang-over-market
  5. Pledge but few clues on Shanghai property tax

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... on the market, saying its more likely outcome was a boost to municipal government revenue. In a report last week, property analysts Savills said the property tax would 'result in falling transaction ... to cool the market and concerns about potential real estate bubbles. In Shanghai, property prices rose by 1.3 per cent month-on-month in November. Han made the property tax comment following ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/735921/pledge-few-clues-shanghai-property-tax
  6. Market cooling measures trim Midland profit

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Beijing's efforts to cool the overheated property market sliced Midland Holdings' annual net profit by nearly 23 per cent. Midland recorded a net profit of HK$532.79 ... Freddie Wong Kin-yip said the profit fall was due to 'the government's frequent intervention in China's property market which affected our mainland operations' as well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741283/market-cooling-measures-trim-midland-profit
  7. Tighter lending expected to hit property sales

    Posted Jan 07th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... of second homes and curb speculative housing investments'. Although the statement on his ministry's website gave no further details, both the equity and property markets reacted negatively ... the market. Lee Wee Liat, a senior property analyst at Nomura International (Hong Kong), said the rule requiring 40 per cent down for the purchase of second homes was not strictly enforced by local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/703005/tighter-lending-expected-hit-property-sales
  8. Why property prices won't go away as a talking point

    Posted Mar 16th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Often it seems as if there is only ever one topic of conversation in Hong Kong: the city's property market. The angle of approach might change from time to time. One ... of the idea argue that a falling supply of new flats has created a housing shortage, pushing prices sharply higher and shutting too many of the city's inhabitants out of the property market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708711/why-property-prices-wont-go-away-talking-point
  9. Hot money drives HK's property boom

    Posted Dec 04th 2009, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... The fundamental factors that have long supported the Hong Kong property market, from a shortage of housing to record low mortgage costs, are well known. After the boom years running up to the handover, ... per cent and, while the climate in 2002 became slightly more optimistic, the crash following Sars saw property rental prices fall by 40 per cent and the market stagnated through into 2004. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/700173/hot-money-drives-hks-property-boom
  10. Property selling despite curbs, agents say

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Ada Lee, Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So and Ada Lee The Hong Kong government's new cooling measures may curb short-term property speculation in the medium to lower end of the market, but its effect on luxury ... 'flip' properties for quick gains. And these people primarily focus on properties at the lower end of the market. 'Sharply raising the stamp duty on the properties that change hands within ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731130/property-selling-despite-curbs-agents-say

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