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Irish Property Bubble

Ex-IRA man's road to ruin likely to be repeated across Ireland

Few people represent the extremes of Ireland's recent history more than Thomas McFeely.

Wednesday, 12 December, 2012, 4:17am

Two slides to every storey

In case there is still any doubt as to whether Hong Kong property prices are heading down, it can be assuaged by news that property developers have started to pay much higher commissions to agents selling their new properties. In some cases the rate has doubled from 2 per cent to 4 per cent. Hong Kong property developers don't hand out money without reason.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Bargains galore for investors

It has a stunning coastline, rugged mountains and green and lush surroundings.

Want more persuading?

The province has a technically advanced labour force, a cosmopolitan lifestyle, an international travel hub and value-for-money investment opportunities.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Don't blame Chinese for the housing boom

There is a long and unfortunate political tradition in Australia of using foreigners as scapegoats for problems, particularly if they are from Asia. This time it is Chinese investors, many from Hong Kong, who are being blamed by politicians for forcing up house prices and making it impossible for Australians to own their own home.

27 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Developer, insider and critic has his say on crackdown

Rarely has a State Council directive been so strongly worded. You could almost hear the banging on the table and the shaking of teacups in the background. The question is: will it make a fundamental change to the country's housing market?

24 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

HK to face shortfall in flats amid rising prices

Hong Kong's housing market heads into Christmas with plenty to cheer about as prices and deals continue their steady year-long rise. But opinions about what may lie ahead after the festive season is over are mixed.

One veteran analyst warned of a possible rerun of the property bubble and its implosion in 1997, though others are more sanguine about the future.

12 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Property market's key flaws need to be fixed

The mainland's leaders are resorting to increasingly desperate measures to slow the overheating property market, announcing a slew of new rules to implement policies unveiled by Premier Wen Jiabao less than two weeks ago.

30 May 2006 - 12:00am

Property prices

Amid rising prices, property developers have asked the government not to intervene in the Hong Kong market. 'Do you agree? If not, should the government be acting to cool the current bubble in the property market? Share your views: write to us.

4 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Growth forecast in secondary centres

The Indian property market is showing signs of maturity, and is looking beyond just the four metropolitan centres - Bombay, New Delhi, Calcutta and Madras - for growth.

This conclusion is at the centre of the findings detailed in a report on real estate and property development, prepared by the Industrial and Technical Consultancy Organisation of Tamil Nadu (Itcot).

15 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Property still on the slide

THE Government's downward revision of Hong Kong's economic growth figures has weakened already weak sentiment in the territory's property markets.

30 Nov 1995 - 12:00am