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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOME RENTS

    Mass market home rents surge, luxury rents flat

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Properties. Demand for residential leasing continued to rise despite the increased rents, Chow added, as some home seekers turned to the rental market after the government announced new stamp-duty ... of two rental markets". In the 50 housing estates monitored by estate agency Ricacorp Properties, rents in October were found to have risen by an average of 1.9 per cent month on month ...

  2. IMF says China should raise taxes, rates to curb property price gains

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... overvaluation in the mainland's residential property prices. 'However, the mass-market segment in a few large cities- such as Shanghai and Shenzhen, and the luxury segment in Beijing ... Hung Kai Properties vice-chairman Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong expects the government will put more residential sites for public auction next year in a move to achieve its plan to offer enough sites ...

  3. Moody's downgrades mainland property

    Posted Apr 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung Moody's Investors Service has downgraded its outlook for the mainland's property sector from 'stable' to 'negative', citing the government's tightening measures to curb inflation. The negative rating reflects the rating agency's outlook on the sector in the coming 12 to 18 months. The firm expects sales of residential properties ...

  4. Property price inflation may lead to bust, IMF warns

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... surged 16.94 per cent since the beginning of this year, and 52.23 per cent since January 2009, Centaline Property Agency figures show. Residential sales volumes are robust, with monthly ... Peggy Sito The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warns that a correction in Hong Kong's property market is likely unless price growth is checked. It recommends an increase in stamp ...

  5. Incomes weak link in property story

    Posted Jan 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... malaise in the mass residential market looks likely to cap price rises. A case made by Colliers Property for the luxury market to see further price gains this year after a 15 per cent rise ... Craig Stephen Hong Kong property appears once again a sure-fire road to riches. There is a steady flow of upbeat brokerage reports and people are wrestling to get to the front ...

  6. Mainland property prices post 11.3pc growth in January

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Shanghai Mainland property prices recorded an 11.3 per cent year-on-year rise in January, accelerating from a 10.5 per cent increase in December, the National Development and Reform Commission said. Data from the top economic planning agency that tracks property in 70 cities showed overall prices rose 0.3 per cent month on month in January, compared with 0.2 per cent ...

  7. Follow pizza trail to spot hot UK property trends

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... be a better guide to local property markets. According to the Halifax house price index, average property values rose 11.1 per cent nationally in the 12 months to March this year but in Scotland and Northern Ireland they rose two and three times faster respectively. In Northern Ireland values rose 37 per cent, in Scotland 22.4 per cent. Property markets in northern England and the Midlands ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Property sector stands to benefit from inflation

    Posted Aug 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... other than oil plays- amid rising crude prices. Market watchers said property would benefit from the inflation arising from higher energy and manufacturing costs. Hong Kong was not heavily ... local interest rates at low levels, the negative real interest rate will see funds move from bank deposits to the property market,' Mr Leung said. Other than oil prices, domestic economic ...

  10. Business - Economy

    Party like it's 2007 again? Don't hold your breath

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 01:30pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... to recover. Let's put to one side the horrid side effects of QE that will have to be dealt with- like colossally inflated property and equity markets underpinned by loans that are as close ...




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