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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - PEOPLE IN PROPERTY

    DTZ's Francis Li feels bullish about the China property market

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 05:06am by Peggy Sito

    ... Kong market is slow, we don't," said Li. Transaction volumes in Hong Kong fell further in the third quarter because of the government's measures to cool down the property market ... restructurings and share swaps. The company entered the mainland property market 20 years ago, and entered the investment market there in 2005, when the Hong Kong property market rebounded after ...

  2. News - China - PROPERTY

    The uncomfortable truth in China’s property market

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 05:17pm by Reuters

    ... top leaders will give clues about those reform plans. Nowhere in China is the problem of a surging property market more acute than in Beijing and Shanghai, where the lure of good education ... of taming the market. State income is so entwined in the need for rising land prices that policy efforts to try to curb the house market create an inherent conflict of interest. With one hand ...

  3. News - World - CANADA

    Bogus buyers exposed in scam to boost property market in Vancouver

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... involved in the fakery. The scandal erupted after a series of news reports this month, sourced to MAC Marketing, suggested that an influx of Chinese buyers would give the Vancouver property market ... property market. In one incident in 2011, a local marketer tipped off TV reporters that a group of property buyers from China were taking helicopter tours of the region to spot potential purchases. ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    DTZ predicts continuing uncertainty in Hong Kong property market

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... to cloud the outlook for the city's housing market, according to property consultancy DTZ. Overall residential prices in the secondary market have dropped about 5 per cent since the government ... in the coming months. In the investment market, the doubling of stamp duty on residential and non-residential property transactions above HK$2 million, which effectively raised the cost of trading, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Latest property market curbs welcome, but vigilance still needed

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Property market curbs welcome When Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah intervenes in the property market he leaves a calling card threatening to return. Once again ... Chun-ying has staked its credibility on stabilising the property market. True to this pledge, Tsang has promised more measures if needed. They may well be needed, given that steps to increase ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Stamp duty keeping non-locals out of property market

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com It's too early to conclude that cooling effect was short-lived, say analysts, as property prices in the secondary market hit a new record New tax keeping non-locals out of the market The new 15 per cent tax on non-local and corporate property buyers has put many of them off the housing market, but sales volumes and prices have rebounded in the two ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Property market in 'dangerous situation', warns Lam Woon-kwong

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung

    ... the property market in a "very dangerous" situation, and the government must watch for the downside while trying to alleviate the land shortage. In his policy address last month, Chief ... the necessity of the government creating a land bank, or land reserve. It was "lamentable" that the biggest land bank was not owned by the government, but was in the hands of property tycoons, ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Private equity firm KKR to invest in mainland China property market

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 03:33pm by George Chen

    ... if he might be concerned about industry risk in the mainland’s property sector, where some analysts have warned of sharp price falls in coming years, he said: “Obviously, the real estate market ... business, so I think you really need to have very targeted bets: in which city, what [type] of real estate – residential, commercial or retail.” Bae said the exit from the property market globally ...

  9. Property - International - VIETNAM

    Vietnam's property market comes of age

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Hanoi Investors are swapping gold bars and cash savings for property, to one developer's delight Gold rush in Vietnam's ripe property market Pham Nhat Vuong became a billionaire selling a Ukrainian instant-noodle business and creating Vietnam's biggest property developer. The 44-year-old chairman of Vingroup Joint-Stock Company, which is building eight ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Property market a house divided

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Outcome of sales of a luxury and a mass market site suggests the sector is polarised Property market a house divided The polarisation of Hong Kong's housing ... Sun Hung Kai Properties, the largest developer in terms of market value, snapped up a smaller site in Yuen Long for HK$751 million, said the department. The result exceeded the market forecast ...




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