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Property Rights Index in Asia

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Hong Kong 90
Singapore 90
Japan 80
South Korea 70
Taiwan 70
Bhutan 60
Macau 60
Malaysia 55
India 50
Thailand 45
Sri Lanka 40
Georgia 40
Cambodia 30
Pakistan 30
Kazakhstan 30
Nepal 30
Indonesia 30
Armenia 30
Philippines 30
Mongolia 30
Kyrgyztan 20
Timor-Leste 20
Bangladesh 20
Tajikistan 20
Maldives 20
China 20
Azerbaijan 20
Uzbekistan 15
Laos 15
Vietnam 15
Turkmenistan 5
North Korea 5

Asia: Property rights index

A subcomponent of the Index of Economic Freedom, the property rights index measures the degree to which a countrys laws protect private property rights, and the degree to which its government enforces those laws.

Higher scores are more desirable, i.e. property rights are better protected. Scores are from 0 to 100.

The index also assesses the likelihood that private property will be expropriated and analyzes the independence of the judiciary, the existence of corruption within the judiciary, and the ability of individuals and businesses to enforce contracts.

The Global Property Guide considers protection of property rights as a significant factor affecting the desirability of a residential real estate investment.

Source: The Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal

Statistics in Asia. Asia has surprisingly good house price statistics, though the quality varies greatly. The ex-British colonies tend to have good house price statistics Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia all have excellent houses price time series, the best being Hong Kong, where the data is arguably richer than in the UK, since there are official rents statistics. However in the Indian sub-continent, only India has house price statistics, and this only in a new series, not yet available on the web.

Japan publishes no house price statistics. Its ex-colonies do better: Korea has a good house price time-series, and Taiwan also has one.

Indonesia has house price statistics, and so does China (both of questionable quality). In Thailand, the Bank of Thailand publishes a time-series. In the Philippines, Colliers produces residential property data.

No house-price time-series are produced in Vietnam, Cambodia, or Laos.

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