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China’s home prices dropped in a record 37 of 70 cities tracked by the government in March.

SouFun Holdings Ltd. (SFUN) led Chinese property stocks lower in New York trading after home prices in the nation tumbled, raising concerns the world’s second-largest economy will slow further.

Luxury Retailers Have Run Out Of Prime Real Estate In China

Luxury brands including Louis Vuitton and Burberry are having difficulty expanding in China because there isn't enough prime real estate to go around.

A SOHO China Ltd development in Beijing's Sanlitun area. The commercial property developer purchased the equity interests of a lot in Shanghai from Greentown China Holdings Ltd for 2.14 billion yuan ($340 million). Guo Yu / for China Daily

The commercial property developer SOHO China Ltd has inked another deal to acquire a pricey plot of Shanghai real estate in an attempt to become a more prominent player in the city's business districts.

Property bubble fears ease - slightly

TO THE World Bank office in Beijing, where the multilateral lender cut its forecast for China’s 2012 economic growth to 8.2 per cent, but said the chances of a soft landing were good, and the prospects of a disastrous property crash in the world’s second biggest economy are receding.

Investors grow confident of soft landing for China property

Property prices in China have fallen for five consecutive months, but in a strange twist the stocks and bonds of Chinese property companies have been rallying this year, as investors grow more confident the sector will see a soft landing and avoid a major bankruptcy.

Why China won’t be relaxing property curbs anytime soon

New home prices fell month-over-month in 45 of 70 Chinese cities surveyed by the government. Home prices where unchanged in 21 cities while four others saw gains in new home prices.

China’s rich tapped by property developers

Henny Sender Financial Times 07.03.2012
China Giving Mixed Signals on Property Market

Beijing's recent announcement that it has enough room to ease monetary policy is sending mixed signals about its stance on the property market, says a market watcher who sees an increase in liquidity working against curbs introduced to cool the real estate sector.

China’s rich tapped by property developers

Chinese property developers are finding new ways to circumvent government restrictions and obtain financing to keep their building projects alive.

China's "affordable housing" numbers don't quite add up

SHIJIAZHUANG, China - What do a luxury Chinese apartment tower, a workers' dormitory, a low-income housing block and an empty field have in common?

Shangri-La Hotels breaks ground on Colombo property

Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts has broken ground on its new hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo will be located between the Galle Face green promenade and Beira Lake, with uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean.

China’s massive property supply threatens market

Chris Oliver Market Watch 27.02.2012
China’s massive property supply threatens market

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — A virtual shutdown of China’s new home sales during the Lunar New Year holiday week could signal a major crack in buyer confidence, with some analysts seeing prices heading lower as cash-strapped real-estate developers become more aggressive in their selling.

Shanghai Reiterates Property Curbs Haven’t Changed After Reports of Easing

Shanghai reiterated its property curbs late yesterday after a state-run newspaper reported that China’s financial center was easing measures to allow a broader pool of people to buy second homes.

China home prices fall in January

BEIJING:Home prices in more than two thirds of China's major cities continued their slump in January from a month before, the government announced Saturday, as moves to cool the market continued to bite.

Japanese firm to invest in Taiwan real estate information site

Taipei, Feb. 16 (CNA) NEXT Co. of Japan said Thursday it will invest in Taiwanese information portal Rakuya International Info Co. to build a platform for the exchange real estate information among Asia.

Beijing Property Ads Reflect Shifting Priorities

Chen Wenya (陈文雅) China Buzz 16.02.2012
Beijing Property Ads Reflect Shifting Priorities

In 2007, the price of housing in many first and second-tier cities in China witnessed an unprecedented rise, it was also the year that the city began to ban the use of "extravagant phrases" in real estate advertising.

The Cassa Hotel

[Updated at 12.30 p.m. with a comment from Assa] PCCP has agreed to provide a $65 milion senior loan to finance a Chinese company’s acquisition and repositioning of the Cassa Hotel & Residences at 70 West 45th Street, PCCP announced today.

Construction workers leave the construction site of China Vanke Co.'s "Fun City" apartment complex in the Fangshan district on the outskirts of Beijing, China.

Property stocks listed in Shanghai fell the most of any industry group on China’s biggest exchange after the nation’s largest listed real estate developer posted a drop in January sales.

Can China's Rich Solve America's Real Estate Problem?

China’s in the news this morning for economic growth that’s not as bad as investors expected. But one of the most interesting features of my recent trip to Hong Kong and Singapore — not in the news today — was the incredible economic power of outflowing Chinese capital.

Chinese home price growth slows to 11 month low

Although still growing, home prices in China rose at their slowest rate for nearly a year last month, in large part due to expanded state efforts to reduce the risk of a bubble. Home prices rose just 0.2 per cent from June to July, with average prices reaching CNY8,874 (US$1,378) per sq m, according to Bloomberg.


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