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“Luxury” tax to be introduced in Taiwan

Andrew Batt Property Report 16.04.2011
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.

“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.

Taiwanese real estate prices remain firm

Property Report 06.03.2011
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.

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.

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.

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

Taiwan fears property bubble

Property Report 17.12.2010
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

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.

Taiwan acts to cool market

OJFall Property Report 10.12.2010

Taiwanese property developer heads to Abu Dhabi

Robin Kwong Financial Times 05.11.2010
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.

Taiwanese property developer heads to Abu Dhabi

Taiwan is mostly famous for its hi-tech exports, but Farglory, the island’s biggest property developer, reminded investors that Taiwan has other world-class companies too.


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