27 Feb '14, 8am

HK follows S'pore by not relaxing cooling measures - Property Auctions News, Property Investment | PropertyGuru

According to media reports, Hong Kong’s property market is starting to moderate as a result of the government’s cooling measures. However, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said the government would not ease the market curbs just yet. This despite the fact most of the city’s revenue comes from the property sector. “Before the supply-demand situation of the property market regains its balance, the government must continue with its demand-side management measures. These serve to forestall an increased risk of a property bubble that would hamper our macro-economic and financial stability,” said Tsang during his budget speech on Wednesday. Housing prices in Hong Kong have surged by more than two-fold since 2008, worsening income gaps and driving business costs. Meanwhile, the territory plans to sell 34 residential sites in 2014 and 2015 which will yield about 15,500 home...

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