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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.

Developers 'under no pressure' over IPOs

Mainland property developers have no immediate capital pressures despite their withdrawal from initial public offerings in the A-share market, analysts said yesterday.

Saturday, 8 June, 2013, 3:39am

China Vanke chair Wang Shi again warns of China housing bubble

The bubble is not "light", Wang said at a conference in Shanghai yesterday. "If the bubble lasts, it will be dangerous." Home prices have been increasing even as the government in March stepped up a three-year campaign to cool the market.

7 Jun 2013 - 3:46am

Beijing readies more curbs as prices resist policies

Beijing, which already has the mainland's strictest property curbs, is being forced to take additional steps to contain surging home prices as demands for record-high deposits fail to deter buyers.

5 Jun 2013 - 4:05am

'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.

5 Jun 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