Property market in HK

Saving stamp duty means leaving home

Saving stamp duty means leaving home

My wife and I are permanent residents and jointly own our home. We have separated and I would like to buy my own flat. Will I be exempt from the new higher stamp duties?

Thursday, 7 May, 2015, 12:48pm

New round of mortgage tightening likely amid fears of property bubble

HKMA chief executive Norman Chan Tak-lam. Photo: Edward Wong

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is poised to launch its sixth round of mortgage tightening measures since 2009 and has given its strongest warning yet of a bubble in the property market.

5 Feb 2013 - 4:54am 1 comment

Business Digest, February 2, 2013

Great Wall falls after CLSA cuts stock rating

Green light for 10 Shanghai IPOs

2 Feb 2013 - 4:25am

Hong Kong flat prices reach record highs for third week

Hong Kong's home prices show no sign of cooling, with flat prices in major housing estates climbing to record highs for three straight weeks.

The Centa-City Leading Index compiled by Centaline Property Agency, which tracks prices at 100 mass and luxury housing estates across the city, rose to 111.11 for the week to October 7, up 0.88 points from the previous week.

13 Oct 2012 - 5:19am

QE3 boosts price of HK flats, say agents

QE3 boosts price of HK flats, say agents

The third round of quantitative easing (QE3) by the US Federal Reserve has boosted the average price of flats in the 100 major housing estates in Hong Kong to record highs.

6 Oct 2012 - 3:58am

Registered bank loans for finished flats drop after policy moves

Registered bank loans for finished flats drop after policy moves

The government's tightening of housing policy is starting to take a toll on the mortgage loan market, with the number of mortgage registrations for finished homes at local banks dropping 1.5 per cent in September from August, according to mReferral Mortgage Brokerage Services.

4 Oct 2012 - 3:26am

Letters to the Editor, September 29, 2012

Outside court where the three bloggers were tried. Photo: AFP

Performance rating plea for all hospitals

I recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal on ways to improve better public monitoring and rating of hospitals in the United States.

28 Sep 2012 - 11:44pm

Dong Tao says Hong Kong's property market has gone crazy

The new one on a roll.

Hong Kong's property market has reached the tipping point, according to Credit Suisse's Tao Dong.

29 Sep 2012 - 2:31am 8 comments

Despite cooling efforts, HK land auctions fetch record-breaking prices

Despite the government's efforts to cool the property market, residential sites in Tseung Kwan O and Peng Chau have been sold for record-breaking amounts.

The results of the tender for the two sites, which closed on September 21, were announced yesterday.

29 Sep 2012 - 2:30am