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  1. Business - Money - PROPERTY

    Chinese developers' Hong Kong back-door listing units fall out of favour

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 04:56am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Mainland developers' plans to float themselves in the city dim hopes for massive asset injections HK back-door listing units fall out of investor favour ... State-owned developers that followed the trend included Shanghai government-owned Greenland Group and the property arm of the mainland's largest food trader and processor, Cofco. Alan Jin, ...

  2. Property - International - PROPERTY

    Singapore October home sales surge 18 per cent on new projects

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 05:23am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Developers sold 765 units in October, though analysts see subdued activity for rest of year Singapore home sales surge on new projects Singapore home sales rose 18 per cent in October from the previous month as developers offered new projects amid declining prices, a government report showed. Developers sold 765 units last month compared with 648 units ...

  3. News - World - PROPERTY

    More wealthy Chinese likely to buy homes in United States, analysts say

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:04am by BLOOM

    ... to the Juwai.com property search engine, California is the most popular US destination for Chinese buyers. They bought 32 per cent of homes sold to foreign buyers in the state, double the share sold ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Hangzhou home sales reach 5-year high as policy eases

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 04:38am by Langi Chiang

    ... in February, saw new home transactions jump 35 per cent from September to 12,832 units, the highest since July 2009. "With such a big transaction volume, an inventory of 140,000 units is just ... September to 9,550 units. Another consultancy E-House (China) said home transactions surged 55 per cent in Guangzhou and 42 per cent in Shenzhen. Private surveys showed average home prices ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Developers squeeze out tiny flats as home prices soar

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 04:56am by Sandy Li

    ... of living space in Hong Kong, which has been the world's least affordable housing market for four years in a row, according to United States consulting firm Demographia. In survey results ... Kong, the world's costliest city to buy property. "I used to live alone in an 80 sq metre (860 sq ft) unit in Beijing," Kuang said. "I was shocked when my budget was only ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    China developers resist pressure to cut prices, leading to market standoff

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 02:11am by Langi Chiang

    ... walk from the project- taxis are hard to come by here- Poly Real Estate, another state-owned developer, is trying to offload the remaining 300 units in The West Coast. It is asking 1.45 million ... and Guangzhou. Last week, mainland media reported that the People's Bank of China had instructed the four biggest state lenders to regard families who have paid off mortgage loans as first-home ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Government's affordable home drive protects mainland China jobs

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:43am by Langi Chiang

    ... measures, up from 7.4 per cent- an 18-month low- in the first quarter. Tian Shuchen, vice-president and senior engineer of China State Construction International, told the South China Morning Post ... this year, as authorities aim to get 4.8 million affordable homes ready for delivery in 2014 and break ground for seven million new units. In the first seven months, 84 per cent of the first target ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Drop in mainland China home prices causing alarm

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:10am by DANIEL REN; LANGI CHIANG

    ... that high deposits for mortgage loans, of 30 per cent for first homes and 60 to 70 per cent for second homes, will ward off a disaster similar to the subprime crisis in the United States. Banks have ...

  9. Business - Property - PROPERTY

    Opposition to Hong Kong property stamp duty rise grows vocal

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... that rejected the need for the tax increase. Participants objected to the proposed increase in duty because companies buying office units for their own use would be affected. The issue gained attention ... and dispose of property, as enshrined in Article 105. "How is it constitutional to penalise people for exercising their Basic Law rights to transfer property, the exercise of which causes ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    China's 'no-money-down' practice echoes US subprime loan risks

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:12am by Bloomberg

    ... meltdown in the United States and the global financial crisis. Deals skirting government requirements for minimum 30 per cent down payments have emerged this year from Guangzhou and Shenzhen to Beijing as property sales slump, according to state media and statements by government agencies and developers. Loosening down-payment requirements could erode the mainland's financial ...




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