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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    Sales of luxury China property to rise after curbs on pre-sale licences lifted

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 04:29am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com More luxury deals expected as pre-sale curbs lifted Transaction volume in the high-end residential property market on the mainland will rise this year ... for a 96,429-square-metre residential-use land parcel. Hong Kong-listed Franshion Properties offered the most, 47,000 yuan per square metre, a bid 112 per cent more than the starting price. "Land purchases ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    Mainland China home prices hit record high last month

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Unexpected surge in residential market stokes fears of even tougher tightening measures House priceshit new high Mainland home prices saw a larger than expected ... months, national residential sales soared 87 per cent year-on-year to 630 billion yuan, according to the statistics bureau. Gross floor area of 95 million square metres was sold, up 55 per cent ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    Home sellers on mainland raise prices after holiday sales boom

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... will respond to signs of this strengthening demand by raising prices, say property consultants. Data from the China Index Academy, a unit of SouFun Holdings, shows 21 of 27 cities recorded a rise ... flats changed hands, up from 26 a year ago. But sales of flats in Shenzhen fell, said Andy Lee Yiu-chi, head of Centaline Property Agency's Shenzhen branch. On Monday, the first working day ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    Land sales drop amid dip in supply with developers wary of higher prices

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... for commercial, industrial and residential developments registered a month-on-month decrease of 53 per cent to 2,145 in January, according to transactions monitored in 300 cities by the China Real Estate Index System (CREIS). The average price at which the deals were done fell six per cent to 1,124 yuan (HK$1,384) per square metre. For residential sites alone, prices dropped 4 per cent ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    China home sales show mixed results after cooling measures

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... on pre-sales permits," wrote Alvin Wong, a property analyst at Nomura. But given increasing supply coming on stream, Wong said he expected sales to resume stronger growth momentum in the second half of the year. Across the nation, mainland property data over the first four months of this year was satisfactory, with sales momentum remaining resilient and new starts resuming a positive ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    Foreign investors cool on Chinese real estate

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 03:05pm by Langi Chiang

    ... The proportion of foreign investment in the mainland property market fell to 0.08 per cent in the first two months of this year, the lowest in at least a decade, according to data from the National ... wealth funds, pension funds and private equity funds- remain, and some are increasing their exposure to China's property market, said Xu Weibin, China leader and partner at EC Harris, ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    China Vanke needs right strategy to remain No.1 developer, say analysts

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 05:33am by Langi Chiang

    ... for sustainable growth models as they position themselves for a looming peak-out in residential property investment. "There is a limit [to China's property market] and we'll hit it in less ... But the analysts say the focus of the competition among the big players in the sector should be on profitability and diversification strategies, including decisions on switching attention from residential ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    Buyers, sellers in Beijing stay on sidelines

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 02:50pm by Langi Chiang

    ... the sidelines now, waiting for policy indications from the meeting," said Jin Ruixin, a research director at Centaline Property Agency in Beijing. "The extended time for approvals for mortgage ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    Beijing's 'rat race' migrants, unable to afford high rents, live underground

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 05:35am by Reuters

    ... affordable housing, a steady stream of job-seekers from the countryside and a lack of attractive investment alternatives have kept prices soaring. Residential property prices rose 10 per cent ... more expensive relative to average incomes than in many developed countries. The median price for residential property in Beijing is over US$4,500 per square metre, according to property ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    China to boost land supply for housing in mega cities

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 05:24am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Land supply for housing set for boost in mega cities The mainland will increase land supply for property development in mega cities this year, the land ... for construction in the centres of mega cities with populations over five million." Dong Zuoji, head of planning at the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources, told state radio that land for property ...




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