Wild sales show that Hong Kong property curbs aren’t working

Few bigger challenges loom for Hong Kong’s new Chief Executive Carrie Lam than bringing down real-estate prices in the city, the world’s least affordable. Increasing the supply of available land may take time, so she could start with removing property ... ( read original story ...)

Hong Kong property firms remain upbeat on market outlook

Hong Kong’s housing market will remain buoyant despite the sky-high prices and continue to attract capital inflow and enjoy strong local demand, say two of the city’s top property developers, after reporting better earnings on Tuesday. The city’s ... ( read original story ...)

Hong Kong's Richest Men Prove Resilient Against Property Curbs

Don’t bet against Hong Kong’s billionaire property tycoons, even if the city’s incoming chief executive takes a tough stance on reining in soaring home prices. After a short-lived dip as the city’s government ratcheted up real estate curbs in ... ( read original story ...)

Reasons Why Hong Kong Property Is So Expensive

Mar.16 -- Peter Churchouse, chairman at Portwood Capital, discusses Hong Kong's property market and why it will be an important issue in the upcoming election for a new chief executive. He speaks to Bloomberg's Rishaad Salamat and Haidi Lun on "Bloomberg ... ( read original story ...)

HSBC cuts mortgage loan rate

Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corp is cutting mortgage rates to another low of HIBOR plus 1.28 percent, despite the US interest rate hike.For mortgage loans above HK$10 million, the lender has reportedly reduced the rate from the previous H+1.3 percent ( read original story ...)

Hong Kong’s starter-home boom may soon be over

The Hong Kong government has unveiled eight rounds of counter-cyclical measures to curb home prices since 2009. The authorities have mainly targeted medium and large flats initially. For example, in August 2010, it cut the mortgage loan ratio from 70 ... ( read original story ...)