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China Property

China’s property market has surged in recent years. After prices jumped 25 per cent in 2009 alone, the central government imposed austerity measures, including lending curbs, higher mortgage rates and restrictions on the number of homes each family can buy.

'Land kings' re-emerge in Chinese buying spree

"Land kings" refers to a term for land transactions at record prices. Bigger and smaller players are entering the fray, added Alan Jin, an analyst at Mizuho Securities.

Wednesday, 5 June, 2013, 4:40am

China's cooling measures not working

The price of new homes in 100 cities rose 0.81 per cent from April to 10,180 yuan (HK$12,900) per square metre, 6.9 per cent higher than a year earlier, according to the China Index Academy.

4 Jun 2013 - 4:45am

Hongkongers looking for a better lifestyle flock to Shenzhen

As friction continues between sections of Hong Kong's indigenous population - if there is such a thing - and the mainlanders they see as taking over their patch, there's another, less well-known migratory pattern taking place. It's in the opposite direction in search of what you might call "perfect otherness".

3 Jun 2013 - 10:22am 4 comments

Shanghai site fetches year high of 4.6b yuan

Mainland developers' appetite for development sites is growing, with Beijing Fu Run Tian Cheng yesterday paying the highest amount in Shanghai, .4.6 billion yuan (HK$5.83 billion), for a commercial and residential site.

30 May 2013 - 3:13am

New Macau law to affect pre-sale supply

The law, which was approved by the Macau Legislative Assembly on May 21, aims to protect buyers by imposing conditions on the sale of unfinished flats and regulating sales procedures.

29 May 2013 - 3:21am

Chongqing presses on with cheap housing

Chongqing's ambitious programme of building affordable housing, launched by its disgraced former chief Bo Xilai, has fallen far short of its targets. Yet the city, which is running a massive fiscal deficit, plans to continue spending billions on the project.

25 May 2013 - 4:46am 1 comment

China shopping malls to be more profitable than office space: ARA

Shopping malls will surpass office and residential space as the most profitable type of property investment on the mainland over the next two to five years, thanks to the nation's booming middle class and its fast-growing income, says ARA Asset Management, a property investment firm partly owned by Li Ka-shing.

23 May 2013 - 3:31am 3 comments

Urbanisation may be one of China's greatest challenges

In recent months, Premier Li Keqiang has targeted urbanisation as a priority for the economy. Indeed, urbanisation will boost economic growth and create a better living environment for all. In terms of both geographic scope and size of the population, the process in China will break records. What could the consequences be on residential property markets at city levels?

22 May 2013 - 2:53am

Increase in China home prices expected to slow with new launches

Transaction volumes in 32 key cities increased by 7 per cent week on week and 21 per cent year on year on average, according to a report from investment bank Jefferies.

22 May 2013 - 3:51am

Shanghai offices nudge Hong Kong 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.

20 May 2013 - 4:18am

Capital gains tax on second-home transactions hits property prices

On average, prices rose 0.61 per cent, against 0.65 per cent in March. But on a year-on-year basis, average new-home prices rose 4.9 per cent in April, according to a Reuters calculation based on bureau data - higher than the year-on-year increase of 3.6 per cent recorded in March.

19 May 2013 - 6:13am

China home sales show mixed results after cooling measures

Figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics show residential sales' values jumped 57 per cent year-on-year last month, but were down 13 per cent month-on-month.

15 May 2013 - 3:06am

China April home sales fall 13pc on month as curbs hit; up 69pc on year

The value of private home sales on the mainland last month dropped 13 per cent on the month to 494.6 billion yuan (HK$624.5 billion) after the authorities imposed measures to curb soaring prices.

14 May 2013 - 3:32am

Beijing clampdown on property market 'won't hold back China homes sales'

The mainland property market will continue to grow, but at a slower pace, while developers which focus on the mass market will experience strongest growth, Moody's Investors Service said.

9 May 2013 - 4:39am

Upbeat Telok plans more projects in Macau

Hong Kong- based investment fund Telok Real Estate Partners is looking to add two more projects to its portfolio in Macau, where it expects home prices to continue rising in the face of a severe supply shortfall over the next two years.

8 May 2013 - 2:34am