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“Luxury” tax to be introduced in Taiwan

Andrew Batt Property Report 16.04.2011
Prices of new homes in Beijing rose 4.9 per cent in March from a year earlier.

Property prices in key Chinese cities grew at a slower pace in March, with some actually declining due to the central government’s tightened monetary policies and other measures to slow property speculation.

“Luxury” tax to be introduced in Taiwan

Authorities in Taiwan are poised by pass what has been dubbed a “luxury” tax which was given tentative legislative approval last week.

China mulls ban on foreign investment in villa construction

China is set to ban foreign investment in the construction of villas as part of ongoing efforts to cool the property sector.

"SoHo" apartments are being sold in Guangzhou's Zhujiang New Town.

Chinese developers are skirting government regulations cracking down on second-home purchases by blurring the line between office and apartments, the South China Morning Post has reported.

Beijing cracking down on deceptive pricing in China’s real estate industry

China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is cracking down on misleading pricing in the country’s real estate industry.

Prices in the western city of Lanzhou rose 11 per cent year-on-year in February.

China’s smaller cities showed the fastest gains in home prices in February as Beijing, Shanghai, and other first tier cities were affected by tightening measures passed by the central government.

China’s growing influenece in Niseko

Property Report 09.03.2011

Taiwanese real estate prices remain firm

Property Report 06.03.2011
China’s growing influenece in Niseko

In recent years, the Japanese ski resort of Niseko has seen substantial growth in foreign investment from countries such as Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Yet, it is the Chinese who have recently turned their attention towards the northern peaks of Japan, in what is being cited as a role reversal between the two nations within the property market.Only 20 years ago it was Japanese investors snapping up trophy real estate across the globe.

Taiwanese real estate prices remain firm

Savills Taiwan Ltd, the UK-listed real estate service provider said yesterday they expect Taiwanese life insurance companies and developers to invest TWD150 billion (US$5.08bn) in commercial properties in 2011 in order to improve earnings and consume idle funds.

CapitaLand in China questions whether cooling measures will work

China’s latest measures to cool the property market, which include reduced land supply for private development and constraints on home purchases will most likely lead to repressed demand rather than price reductions, according to CapitaLand Ltd China’s CEO, Jason Leow.

China’s property market cooling measures slowing down foreign investment

China’s recent cooling measures to curb real estate price growth have negatively affected foreign institutional investors, the China Daily has reported.

Macau property prices will continue to rise

Kanchana Paha Property Report 19.02.2011

China’s property party to end soon?

Byron Perry Property Report 05.02.2011
Macau property prices will continue to rise

Property prices in Macau will continue to rise this year says the president of Macau’s Association of Real Estate Agents, Chong Sio Kin.

China’s property party to end soon?

Things will come crashing down soon for China’s red hot property market, with the nation’s banking system unable to generate enough credit to sustain further gains in real estate prices.

Yet more cooling measures in China as property prices rise for 19th straight month

The Chinese government implemented another round of property market tightening measures last week, increasing the minimum down payment for second homes and ordering local governments to set price targets on new properties.

A man walks past buildings under construction at a residential complex in Chongqing municipality, January 28, 2011. The cities of Shanghai and Chongqing led China in introducing its first-ever property tax for home buyers this week, revving up the government's battle to curb record home prices and tame inflation.

China’s first-ever property taxes, introduced this week, are unlikely to curb skyrocketing home prices, industry experts here warn, as pent-up demand from young middle class couples continues to boom.

No bubble in China, analyst tells Bloomberg

Byron Perry Property Report 14.01.2011
Chongqing is considering imposing a luxury property tax.

China’s scalding hot property market is not in a bubble because household incomes are rising proportionally with housing prices, according to Andy Rothman, CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets’ China macro strategist.

Shanghai defies government cooling

With a combined 2010 value of 207 billion yuan ($31.4 billion), the Shanghai real estate has defied government initiatives to cool the housing market.

Property sector overheated: government research unit

The business climate in Taiwan's real estate sector showed no signs of cooling in the third quarter of 2010, despite government efforts in this regard, a research institute said Thursday.

A man looks on as he walks by skyscrapers in the financial district of Shanghai. -- PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING - CHINA will not tolerate speculative buying in its red-hot property market and will keep up a slew measures to calm prices, Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang was quoted by state television as saying on Tuesday.

Taiwanese property agency holds biggest year-end party

Taipei, Dec. 29 (CNA) Evertrust Rehouse Group, one of Taiwan's largest real estate agencies, kicked off what it boasted is the biggest year-end party in the local property sector Wednesday to reward its thousands of employees after this year saw a flourishing property market.


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