In today’s roundup of regional news headlines, Hong Kong’s government backtracks on its planned six-month rent moratorium, Chinese developer Shimao reports slumping sales at its Shanghai-listed unit, and proxy advisors sign off on the proposed merger of ESR-REIT and ARA… Read More>>
Following the announcement of a rental moratorium to support retailers as part of Hong Kong’s budget rollout last week, financial secretary Paul Chan is urging Hong Kong developers to, “consider lowering rents or adjusting the rent structure (as much as)… Read More>>
Hong Kong’s government on Wednesday released a fiscal 2022-23 budget promising to increase land sales for housing and commercial development and tap cash reserves to jump-start infrastructure works within the planned Northern Metropolis.
In an announcement shadowed by the city’s… Read More>>
Less than three months after targeting buyers of multiple homes with higher transaction taxes and tightened lending conditions, Singapore is introducing increases in property taxes which could raise rates charged to owners of residential investment properties by one-third or more.
In the final Policy Address of her current term as Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam put housing and land supply issues front and centre, shining the spotlight on a lofty proposal to transform the city’s northern reaches into a… Read More>>
Venture capital-backed rental apartment provider Ziroom has pledged to roll out 80,000 units of rental housing in Beijing within the next three months, while agreeing to maintain current prices for the homes, after the capital’s housing authority this month that… Read More>>
An estimated $47 billion worth of housing projects in India are experiencing delays of from two to eight years, according to a report published yesterday by a property research firm. In total, 600 million square feet (56 million square metres)… Read More>>
The Beijing government has retroactively restricted the height of buildings in a prime plot of the city’s core business district to as low as 100 metres, truncating the building heights and potential investment returns of developers who purchased more than… Read More>>
Hundreds of chanting protesters took to the streets to voice their displeasure with new housing regulations in Shanghai on Saturday night, with video surfacing on social media of a large crowd marching in a busy downtown shopping district and ultimately… Read More>>
Local governments across the mainland continue to do their best to stamp out demand for housing this month as at least seven cities in northern, eastern and southern China introduced new regulations restricting home sales transactions in the last week.