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  1. 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 ...

  2. Mainland property investments continue to rise despite curbs

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... when the property market had peaked, according to data compiled by DTZ's 13 mainland offices. Residential property was the strongest investment target with a massive increase in en bloc ... Peggy Sito Investment activity in the mainland property market continued to rise rapidly in the first half despite the austerity measures that weighed on domestic demand, property ...

  3. Hot money drives HK's property boom

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

    ... 'In an environment where finance costs are low and supply is tight, capital values of luxury residential properties will likely hold in the next 12 months ahead, with a mild potential ... Kate Watson The inflow of HK$567 billion into Hong Kong between October last year and this October is a simple demonstration of what surplus liquidity can do to property prices. There has ...

  4. Pledge but few clues on Shanghai property tax

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

    ... of non-luxury residential flats to be owned and occupied by ordinary citizens, and prepare for the trial reform on property tax as required by the central government,' mayor Han Zheng said ... Will Clem in Shanghai Shanghai was poised to prepare to implement a pilot property tax as part of nationwide efforts to curb rampant real-estate speculation, the municipality's mayor ...

  5. Property selling despite curbs, agents say

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

    ... the amount banks can lend to property buyers, a new luxury residential project in Mid-Levels recorded better-than-expected results. The first day of sales at Azura, a Swire Properties project, ... 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 ...

  6. Mainland property bust may be about to get a lot worse

    Posted Jun 05th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the Olympic party is over. At the same time, the outlook for the mainland residential property market could be about to deteriorate markedly, at least if the performance of Shenzhen real estate prices ... with Tom Holland Everyone agrees the long-term outlook for the mainland's construction and property sectors is rosy. With an urban population that is rapidly growing wealthier ...

  7. Property blues hit land auction

    Posted Jun 16th 2004, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... attracted just six bidders yesterday, a far cry from the aggressive bidding by 23 land-hungry developers last month. The subdued mood at the auction comes amid dwindling property transactions ... the weakened market. Yesterday, leading property stocks edged lower. Sun Hung Kai Properties fell 0.39 per cent to $63.50 and Cheung Kong (Holdings) dropped 0.43 per cent to $57.50. K Wah ...

  8. Property boom curbs fail in Shanghai

    Posted Feb 11th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... commercial and residential property. The city is also a magnet for rich Chinese home-buyers. Swelling property prices, however, increase the wealth gap and condemn thousands more families to a future ... mortgage lending, after another boom year that brought profits for developers but misery for thousands of families unable to buy new homes. Shanghai property prices rose by an average of 15.8 per ...

  9. Blue chips ride crest of surging property plays

    Posted Jul 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 52-month high amid aggressive buying of property counters. Hotel operators were also strong amid growing expectations that the opening of Disneyland in September will result in a sharp pickup ... The property developer, which rallied 11.2 per cent last week and was ripe for a breather, traded five cents lower by 3pm but finished the day 85 cents, or 1.03 per cent, higher at $83.30. The Hang ...

  10. Big quake raises fears over illegal rooftop shanties

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... rooftop shacks in the city. Property agents say thousands of illegal homes stand on numerous buildings in old neighbourhoods. 'These structures are everywhere,' Raymond Chan, a manager of Ou Ka Properties, said. 'Nearly 80 per cent of the five- and six-storey old buildings carry them.' The illegal structures are commonly seen on 40- to 50-year-old residential ...




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