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HK may cut downpayments for homes if prices keep falling: BOA

Prices seen falling 30% this year as home supply rises and speculative pressure on HK$ lifts interest rates

Homeowners with mortgages tied to the Hong Kong interbank offered rate (Hibor) may face higher borrowing costs as the one-month Hibor jumped to a three-year high of 0.277 per cent on Tuesday.

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HONG Kong's central bank will probably relax restrictions on downpayments for homebuyers this year should prices continue to drop, according to a Bank of America Corp (BOA) property analyst.

"It's likely to happen," Raymond Ngai, head of Greater China property research at