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AgBank Halted Loans To Real Estate Firms

TODD SHRIBER China Vestor 31.08.2010
Property developers drive Chinese share market lower

BEIJING, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese stocks dropped slightly Wednesday, pulled down by property stocks amid concern the government will not anytime soon ease its tightening measures aimed at curbing soaring house prices.

AgBank Halted Loans To Real Estate Firms

August 30, 2010 (Chinavestor) Agricultural Bank of China (HKG:1288), China's third-largest bank by assets, said that stopped making loans to property firms last Tuesday in a bid to temper China's soaring growth in property development lending. The bank said it will not make such measures a permanent fixture.

Stocks to remain in black

China Daily 31.08.2010
China Housing Market Seen Bottoming Out, New Property Tax “Inevitable”

Investor worries that the government may further tighten China’s real market have cast a cloud over the country’s property stocks. Media reported this weekend that authorities consider prices to be too high, and are considering imposing new pilot real estate taxes in Shanghai and Chongqing.

Stocks to remain in black

The upward momentum of the Chinese stock market is likely to continue despite volatile trading last week amid renewed worries of the government's tightening moves in the property market, analysts said.

Lenders to closely monitor property loans

BEIJING, Aug. 27 (Xinhuanet) -- State-owned Chinese banks on Thursday said they have not suspended lending to realtors, but would monitor such exposure closely to avoid future problems.

China mulls more real estate regulations to curb speculation

A new round of housing market regulations in China may be just around the corner as both central and local governments have recently attempted to strengthen control over the real estate market on several occasions, according to experts.

China property bonds flying, but risks lurk

Lee Chyen Yee and Jun Ebias Reuters 29.04.2010
Beijing's luxury home prices down, thanks to new regulations

Uncertainty about Beijing's luxury residential market has led speculators to step aside and caused some overseas owners to be anxious about their property assets.

China property bonds flying, but risks lurk

China's developers have been aggressively issuing U.S. dollar bonds this year, with the pace likely to quicken as they take advantage of low funding costs overseas and in anticipation of tighter monetary policy at home.

China’s urban fixed-asset investment up 26.6%

Staff writer Asia Pulse 12.03.2010
New Steps by China to Contain Real Estate Prices

China is expected to impose a moratorium on share issues by real estate companies in mainland markets as part of a broader campaign to rein in rising property prices, state media said Wednesday, potentially blocking $16.1 billion in capital-raising.

China’s urban fixed-asset investment up 26.6%

China´s urban fixed assets investment leaped 26.6 percent year on year (y-o-y) to 1.3 trillion yuan or US$190.3 billion in the first two months, highlighted by a prominent increase in property investment, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced Thursday.

Taiwan Prepares for the Arrival of Luxury Investors

JONATHAN ADAMS The New York Times 12.03.2010
Taiwan Prepares for the Arrival of Luxury Investors

TAIPEI — Taiwan’s luxury property market — long passed over by international investors — finally may be poised to attract overseas money, analysts here say.

CapitaMalls Asia to acquire integrated development in Chengdu

CapitaMalls Asia Limited announced its intention to acquire an integrated development comprising retail, residential and office areas in Chengdu, China, from CapitaRetail China Development Fund II for RMB554.2 million or S$114.0 million.

China Leads in Property Investment

Marc Jablon Realty Associates 04.03.2010
RICS survey shows increase in China’s distressed property

The US and Japan are set to see the biggest rise in distressed sales in the first quarter of 2010, says the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in its research paper, Global Distressed Property Monitor Q4 2009.

China Leads in Property Investment

While China may not have beaten the United States during the Olympic Games, it is soundly trouncing our nation in the real estate investment department.

Holiday property sales prove sluggish

Hu Yuanyuan China Daily 23.02.2010
Despite slow property sales during the Spring Festival, customer sentiment has undergone subtle changes over last year. [China Daily]

Home sales in major cities contracted while property prices remained stable during the Spring Festival holiday as buyers and property developers wait for more policy clues from the upcoming sessions of the nation's legislature and advisory body.

Beijing property prices predicted to be steady in 2010, according to analysts

Residential property prices in Beijing are expected to maintain a steady course during 2010 and the city’s mayor has promised not to use administrative measures to intervene in the market.

Concerns over China's property boom

Tom Iggulden Australia Network News 12.02.2010
Real estate tycoons crowd list of wealthy Chinese: expert

Chen is one of the China's rapidly expanding "rich class". He has several properties in Beijing, including a grand courtyard house he uses solely to entertain friends and business associates.

Concerns over China's property boom

Concern is growing that China's economic surge is leading to escalating real-estate prices and a looming property bust.

China loans, property prices up as economy risks overheating

BEIJING -- China's lending surged to 1.39 trillion yuan (US$203 billion) in January and property prices climbed the most in 21 months as banks extended more credit in anticipation the government will tighten monetary policy.


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