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Analysis: China property market limps into new year

Langi Chiang and Simon Rabinovitch Reuters 29.12.2010
A construction worker carries a bucket of paint as he walks among high-rise apartment blocks in Xiangfan, Hubei province December 8, 2010.

(Reuters) - Chinese housing prices are on track to dip early next year, with tighter monetary policy and rising inventories combining to take some air out of a market that some fear could yet swell into a bubble.

Prohibitive property prices may cause realty bubble: expert

Taipei, Dec. 23 (CNA) Prohibitive property prices in major cities, which have continued to skyrocket despite a wage stagnation, will eventually lead to a bubble in Taiwan's real estate sector, a pundit warned Thursday.

Taiwan Wrestles With Burgeoning Housing Bubble

The Wall Street Journal 18.12.2010
China cooling measures may open doors to foreign developers

Analysts say that China’s property cooling measures may actually be making things easier for foreign developers to enter the country’s market, according to an article from Channel News Asia.

Taiwan Wrestles With Burgeoning Housing Bubble

Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong aren’t the only cities in the greater China region contending with politically problematic property bubbles. Housing prices are becoming a headache for authorities in Taipei, as well.

Taiwan fears property bubble

Property Report 17.12.2010
Taiwan fears property bubble

At US$4,614 US dollars per square metre in Taipei, a 15 percent rise year-on-year, fears are that average property pries in Taiwan will soon be out of reach of the average buyer.

Violet Lee ... ‘We look at the project from the community angle.’

LONDON: Guoson Centre, a flagship project by Malaysia's Hong Leong Group property arm, Guocoland China Ltd, won Best International Mixed-Use Development at the International Property Awards here recently.

Limiting Real Estate Loans

WANG JUN Beijng Review 15.12.2010
NEW REGULATIONS: A property project is under construction in Changsha, Hunan Province. The Chinese Government is resolved to curb excessively high real estate prices by limiting central enterprises' market involvement (LONG HONGQING)

China's banking regulator tightens real estate credit to central enterprises to limit the number of players in the property development market

The Ritz-Carlton Beijing where the property showcase was held.

Over 4,000 high-net-worth-individuals attended the three-day 2010 Beijing Luxury Properties Showcase that ran this weekend at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. With government cooling measures taking effect in China, many wealthy property buyers are looking overseas for investment.

CASS report attempts to pop property bubble

Tu Lei Global Times 10.12.2010

China property buyers undeterred by prices

Liang Kaixin Channel News Asia 10.12.2010
CASS report attempts to pop property bubble

A new report revealing the potential size of China's housing market bubbles, coupled with price control measures announced by the national regulatory body, sent share prices for key property developers tumbling Thursday.

China property buyers undeterred by prices

BEIJING: It's been two months since the Chinese government implemented cooling measures to curb excessive speculation in the property market, but property prices remain sky high.

Taiwan acts to cool market

OJFall Property Report 10.12.2010

The world’s third-tallest tower breaks ground in Wuhan

Kanchana Paha Property Report 10.12.2010
Taiwan acts to cool market

Taiwan is making moves to cool potential over-heating in its markets with talk of a new tax on real estate sold within a year of purchase and plans to revise land valuation rules.

The world’s third-tallest tower breaks ground in Wuhan

The construction of the world’s third-tallest building in China’s Wuhan has begun. The developer Shanghai Greenland Group will invest CNY30 billion (US$4.5 billion) to develop the project, which is scheduled for completion by 2015.

China-based property developer seeks to issue TDRs

Taipei, Dec. 1 (CNA) Fantasia Holdings Group Co. Ltd., a Chinese property developer, is seeking to issue Taiwan depositary receipts on the main board, the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) said Wednesday.

Majority believe housing prices to rise following elections: poll

Taipei, Nov. 29 (CNA) A majority of Taiwanese participating in a survey on the local real estate market felt that home prices would rise in the wake of Saturday's municipal elections, poll results released by Taiwan Realty Corp. showed Monday.

Study says China property values to drop by 20% in 2011

Byron Perry Property Report 30.11.2010

Property curbs power China’s luxury market

Kanchana Paha Property Report 26.11.2010
Study says China property values to drop by 20% in 2011

Property prices in China are likely to drop by up to 20 per cent in 2011 as cooling measures begin to bite, according to a report from Beijing’s Renmin University of China. The report said that there will be a major period of readjustment in March or April of next year as the government measures like constraints on prices set by developers and monetary policy adjustment affect the market, according to PropertyWire.

Property curbs power China’s luxury market

The price of luxury homes in China’s key cities has been increased after the government has launched new policy to restrict the amount of properties a family could buy, and investors eager to keep the growing inflation risks under control .

China Limits Property Purchases By Foreigners

ESTHER FUNG and JOY C. SHAW The Wall Street Journal 20.11.2010
New Chinese Property Regulations Make Luxury Prices Shoot Even Higher

Chinese efforts to restrict the purchase of multiple properties, in a bid to cool speculation, have only caused property buyers to put even more money into single, luxury units.

China Limits Property Purchases By Foreigners

SHANGHAI—China announced new limits on the ability of foreigners to buy residential or commercial property on the mainland, in its latest effort to curb the inflows of speculative money into its economy and ease inflationary pressure.

Property prices heating up in China despite belt tightening

Real estate prices in China’s major cities rose for the second straight month in October, despite the central government’s efforts to rein in the soaring market with cooling measures.


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