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  1. Property - International - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

    Soaring property prices rekindle bubble fears in Dubai

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 03:29am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Dubai Surging supply and unsustainable demand remind of previous crisis that jolted the markets Soaring housing costs rekindle bubble fears "Keep calm. There's no bubble," proclaimed a giant poster on a 40-storey building overlooking a Dubai highway, advertising a property finding portal late last year. That may have been true at the time, but the risks ...

  2. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    Why US equities rally despite patchy economic growth

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:19am by Reuters

    ... economic growth The past 15 years of bubbles and busts notwithstanding, sometimes it may be best to just assume financial markets have got it right. The central problem facing investors today ... are ahead of the curve. In this reading, a stronger recovery that will justify rich valuations is just around the corner. If true, companies will see revenues jump along with overall economic ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asset inflation policies threaten to create another economic bubble

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by ANDY XIE

    ... to economic growth. Bubble-making was then considered wrong. Now what the Fed is doing is widely praised. And the Bank of Japan has earned much kudos for copying it. Didn't the bursting ... with backwardness, and for a good reason. When profits go to those with power, not productivity, economic progress is slow. As the developed economies embrace bubble economics and crony monetary policy, ...

  4. Business - Economy

    Fitch sees mainland economy paying high price if property bubble bursts

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 01:15am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com Ratings agency says lack of transparency in reporting non-performing loans and doubts over official figures add to risk of credit crisis GDP, banks hit hardif bubble bursts The bursting of China's property bubble would wipe 1 per cent off mainland economic growth and cause serious problems for the nation's banks, ...

  5. Business - Economy

    Hong Kong's finance chief, John Tsang, may lower economic growth forecast

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:41pm by Phila Siu

    ... Kong's economic growth this year if instability in the economy and the external business environment persists. He gave the warning at a meeting of the Legislative Council's financial affairs ... "If the situation continues, I will consider lowering the economic growth forecast for this year when I announce the mid-year economic situation report in August." His current forecast ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - MACAU PROPERTY

    Property bubble drives home seekers out of Macau

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 01:25pm by Reuters

    ... it will continue to “be mindful” of outside economic changes affecting the local property market and deploy timely measures, such as increasing land supply and launching public housing, depending ...

  7. Business - Economy

    Nobel-winning economist sounds alarm over 'bubbly' global housing prices

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 10:57am by Reuters

    ... that triggered 2008 financial crisis One of three US economists who won this year's Nobel Prize for economics on Monday for research into market prices and asset bubbles expressed alarm at the rapid ... Reserve’s economic stimulus and growing market speculation were creating a “bubbly” property boom. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences lauded the economists’ research on the prices of stocks, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - Cityseen

    Win tickets to see the Amazing Bubble Man

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... Vivian Chen vivian.chen@scmp.com Louis Pearl is forever blowing bubbles... and you can win tickets for his amazing show When Lunchbox Theatrical Productions' chief executive James Cundall saw Louis Pearl's Amazing Bubble Show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year, he was mesmerised by the things he could do with something as simple as washing-up liquid. Cundall ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Why China is right to try to end its bubble addiction

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 01:08pm by ANDY XIE

    ... economic health Well in hand China's economy is slowing. It is good news. It reflects that China's economy is finally ending its bubble addiction. Even better, the central government ... 2004, China pursued a bubbly path by refusing to rein in monetary growth despite inflationary pressure and an emerging labour shortage. The bubbly path was amplified by a slow but steady ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong’s economic growth in first quarter slowest since 2012

    Posted May 16th 2014, 06:35pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Snowstorms in US caused drop in exports in first two months of the year Growth slows to 2.5pc but likely to pick up Economic growth slowed to 2.5 per cent ... was 56 per cent. "The property market has cooled down a bit, but the risk of a bubble remains," Chan said.   ...




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