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  1. Bureaucrats out of step with market in meeting housing needs

    Posted Mar 06th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp YOU MAY HAVE noticed some of the laments this newspaper has recently published about the shortage of new housing in the pipeline over the next few years. ... that prices fell sharply for more than three years after the 1981 bubble but that right throughout this period government was supplying ever more land to the market, exacerbating the collapse ...

  2. Demand for quality housing pushes up Guangzhou prices

    Posted May 24th 2006, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... said. During March, 788,000 square metres of new housing came onto the market, but demand still outstripped supply, putting pressure on prices, said a vice-president of the Guangdong Real Estate Association, Cai Suisheng. Mr Cai said the amount of vacant housing had fallen 15 per cent year on year, while the supply of new housing was 530,000 square metres short of the 1.32 million square ...

  3. Bubble trouble to shake foundations for spendthrift US home owners

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'There is now evidence of slowing residential housing markets, particularly in the US. The consequent effect on future price appreciation, together ... mortgage originations.' Stephen Green, HSBC group chairman YOU KNOW HOW it is when you talk to Americans who have just gone in debt up to their eyeballs in order to buy a house ...

  4. Property market's key flaws need to be fixed

    Posted May 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the lack of affordable low- and mid-range housing and curbing the greed of local government officials. There is, after all, little else they can do because market forces will ultimately dictate property values. This has been the experience of governments the world over and although the mainland has its own particular problems, its present property bubble will prove to be the same. ...

  5. Bubbling with optimism

    Posted Oct 31st 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Andrew Sun Booze was not in short supply last Thursday as yet another champagne house made its claim on a piece of the Hong Kong market. The house of G.H. Mumm, provider of those big bottles for Formula 1 race winners, threw a party and press lunch to introduce itself. With four choices of bubbly to taste- and sitting in the hot sun on Red's outdoor podium- let's ...

  6. Bubble wrap

    Posted Sep 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Workers add hi-tech plastic cladding to the outside of the National Aquatics Centre- or 'water cube'- on the Olympic Green in Beijing yesterday. The revolutionary structure is an architectural play on the geometry of water bubbles and is on target to be completed by next October, well before the Games start in August 2008. The Water Cube houses the pools for the swimming ...

  7. Posh nosh with a bubbly ambiance

    Posted Oct 24th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... should be. Here for the opening was Olivier Krug (below), a sixth-generation heir of the boutique champagne house. According to Mr Krug, the idea behind the ultra-exclusive dining rooms developed ...

  8. A bubbly partner for fine Japanese food

    Posted Oct 06th 2006, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... been a common pairing, but the Krug Rose, which the famous champagne house has been making since 1983, went amazingly well with the charcoal broiled deluxe Wagyu beef with vegetables served ... you are onto green-house musk melon, mango and grape; these fruits are so distinct in their own flavours that they should be enjoyed by themselves. The Nadaman special menu with Krug ...

  9. Bubble Man: Alan Greenspan and the Missing 7 Trillion Dollars

    Posted Feb 05th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Bubble Man: Alan Greenspan and the Missing 7 Trillion Dollars by Peter Hartcher Black Inc, $165 After a near-record run as chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan ... who blames Greenspan for the bubble economy of 1994-2000 and the collapse of the stock market. Within a year, some US$7 trillion in paper wealth around the world vanished, US$3 trillion wiped ...

  10. Happier to pay mortgage than waste money on rent

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... conditions have improved so housing prices have grown as well,' Ms Jin said. She also said the central bank's recent interest rate rise for bank loans should help prevent property bubbles ... 'And real buyers will be encouraged to buy housing now and not wait for better opportunities because the trend is for interest rates to keep rising. The rise will eliminate bubble from ...




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