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  1. Residential property construction slumps

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Construction of private residential units has fallen to a record low, a sign tightening supply may help the property market ride out the impact of the worsening US subprime ... of the first quarter from 55,000 at the end of last year. Hong Kong's property market, fuelled last year by a bullish stock market, has started to slow in tandem with real estate markets ...

  2. Residential mortgage loans show bad signs

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu The credit quality of mainland banks' residential mortgage loans is showing early signs of deterioration- despite a drop in the bad loan ratio of their overall property lending ... 'Because of the long maturity of such loans and fluctuations of property prices, residential mortgages are just entering the period when, internationally speaking, the risk will become more ...

  3. Residential prices in Macau facing calm before the storm

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... cent since the end of last year. But property agents expect to see a new wave of buying next year due to limited supply riding on a shortage of land. Ronald Cheung Yat-fai, director of Midland ... Bank said property prices on the much sought-after Macau peninsula would continue to rise because the supply of homes and the land to build them on was limited. Deutsche Bank said ...

  4. Beijing residential figures aim to stymie speculation

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the same period last year, the official said. Luxury residential properties selling at more than 8,000 yuan per square metre have fallen 2.4 per cent. The news came in the wake of widespread speculation that tighter land supply would lead to a surge in residential prices. The warning was aimed at avoiding property speculation. Wang Hao, executive director of Sunco China Holdings, ...

  5. Property bubbles are finally showing signs of deflating

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the bigger cities have introduced measures to make it harder for non-residents and foreigners to buy residential properties, and the government has also introduced an experiment on collecting ... of the property bubble bursting- be they the collapse of financially weak property companies or the companies beginning to cut prices drastically in downtown residential properties in big cities. Thus ...

  6. Asia ripe for launch of property derivatives

    Posted Jan 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... incentives by a large residential developer in the form of equity protection. Many of you will be well aware of the global capital flows chasing property investments. Traditionally, property has been ... Steve Moore The region should take the lead from markets abroad such as Britain, where deals jumped more than 400pc last year and turnover hit HK$77b Imagine a world where property trades ...

  7. More confidence in property market despite high prices

    Posted Jan 05th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Homeowners' confidence in the residential property market edged up slightly last month from three months earlier, although almost half believe prices are too high, a survey ... of homeowners and more than two-thirds of non-homeowners described prices as high or extremely high. However, there has been no change in the quarterly BRE Confidence Index for Residential Property ...

  8. Property sales fall 30pc as rates bite

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... the 2.2 per cent prevailing at the beginning of the year. The impact on residential property sales has been considerably more pronounced than that on commercial property transactions. The Land ... for property.' Apart from the rise in the prime rate, banks had also tightened the spread between prime and mortgage rates, providing another reason for potential homebuyers to hold off, he said. Lending ...

  9. Property bulls see pieces fall into place for rally

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... measures on the mainland could dampen growth in luxury housing, even as the outlook for the mass residential segment remains bright. On the side of the bulls, property consultants and a developer ... of HK$79.65 billion. Mr Lau estimated that the number of transactions in residential properties would total 145,000 for the full year and further increase to 170,000 next year. But credit rating ...

  10. Property 'biggest risk' for lenders

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Mainland banks' lending exposure to the property sector will be 'much more difficult' to deal with than debt-laden local governments, Fitch Ratings has warned. The property sector, which affects 'almost every aspect of the economy', not only poses default risks for banks' direct lending but also other borrowers ...




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