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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Do we need to make property prices 'politically correct'?

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:05pm by George Chen

    ... Let’s talk about property prices. I am not a property industry expert but as a writer and reader, honestly speaking, I can tell nowadays in both Hong Kong and Mainland China, anything related to property prices has become more and more a political issue than simply a supply-and-demand market matter. Analysts at Credit Suisse apparently agree with me on this view. “While we believe ...

  2. Comment - Blogs - MR. SHANGKONG

    New Hong Kong property tax, a sign of increasing protectionism

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 04:36pm by George Chen

    ... George Chen The new stamp duty policy for non-local home buyers in Hong Kong is more than a new property rule as it puts the government on the fast track to greater regulation The new stamp duty policy announced last Friday for non-local home buyers in Hong Kong is more than a new property rule as it puts the government on the fast track to greater regulation in a city ...

  3. Warning of Shanghai property oversupply

    Posted Mar 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Excessive project approvals may cause a glut by 2010, think-tank paper says Shanghai's residential property market faces the risk of oversupply by 2010 as a result ... was on the city's outskirts, and the number of unoccupied residential properties was rising, the newspaper said. Insisting the property market should continue as a pillar industry because of its economic ...

  4. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    China Vanke and Greenland Group pay 5.4b yuan for Shanghai site

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by YVONNE LIU AND PAGGIE LEUNG

    ... to develop commercial properties. But it said the purchase did not imply a change in the strategy of the company, which had been focusing on residential projects. Mainland developers turned active ... in the city this year. "It shows that developers are upbeat about the commercial property market in Shanghai, given that they are willing to pay more than 5 billion yuan for a site," said ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    Low property taxes fail to curb rise in home prices in Shanghai, Chongqing

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... half of last year. "The rates of property tax in Shanghai are only 0.4 or 0.6 per cent, which is very low," said Alan Chiang Sheung-lai, head of residential property at DTZ ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Levies imposed in 2011 and designed to cool the property markets in Shanghai and Chongqing are too low to have any effect, say analysts Local taxes fail ...

  6. Slowdown in the property boom

    Posted Jul 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Cooling measures are putting a brake on residential prices in Shanghai Shanghai has released figures which, officials say, signal a slowdown in the property ... to low-cost housing. Property sales, as measured by area, rose 17.5 per cent in the first half to 8.8 million square metres. Of the total, residential property sales rose 14.2 per cent to 7.9 million ...

  7. Property record for tiny site in a small city

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com A residential site in a small city in Zhejiang has broken a record for property on the mainland. The plot in the trading hub of Yiwu in the eastern ... developer. It also said the average price paid for gross floor area in Yiwu last year was only around 7,700 yuan per square metre. Alan Chiang Sheung-lai, DTZ's head of residential property ...

  8. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    Shanghai site fetches year high of 4.6b yuan

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... and residential site. The market for land on the mainland, particular in first-tier cities, has turned active in the past two months, with a record number of transactions. Beijing Fu Run Tian Cheng won ... for a residential site in Pudong district last month. It is also 57 per cent more than the opening bid of 2.93 billion. Jim Yip Kin-shing, the managing director of investment at DTZ China, said the bid ...

  9. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    Shanghai offices nudge Hong Kong prices

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

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Residential curbs boost appeal of the sector as foreign funds, state enterprises step up buying Shanghai offices nudge HK prices An increasing number of foreign real estate funds and state-owned enterprises - the heavy-hitters in the investment property sales market - are channelling their capital into investment properties in Shanghai. Their buying ...

  10. Shanghai property prices still rising

    Posted May 30th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... price for new properties, both residential and commercial, was 9,434 yuan per square metre for the week ending May 25, up 11 per cent from the previous week, the News Times reported. Analysts said continued demand for high-end residential property, in part from overseas investors, helped push prices up despite the measures. 'Prices for some kinds of property or areas could have ...




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