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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Housing chief Anthony Cheung warns of risk of property bubble

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Secretary for housing warns people not to rush into buying flats as the risk of a bubble is rising, and he promises to study needs of young Home ... and worrying" state. Cheung, the secretary for transport and housing, said it was unusual for property prices to keep rising while the economy was not booming, and he warned that the risk of a bubble ...

  2. Business - Property - HOUSING

    HK housing market not at risk of a bubble, says Jones Lang LaSalle

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Low unemployment and strong end-user demand pointers to strength of the sector No threat of HK market bubble, says consultancy Hong Kong is not at risk of a housing price bubble, and home prices should remain firm, supported by strong end-user demand and sound purchasing power, says property consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle. "The resilience ...

  3. Risk of a housing bubble? It's already with us

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp 'On my radar screen another risk has emerged. That's the risk we encountered back in 2009: the renewed risk of a housing price bubble. The city's low ... came rather than the way we're going but it's on the blink even then. Take that bit about the risk of a housing bubble in 2009. As the first chart shows you, we started 2009 ...

  4. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Little sign of housing market bubble in Australia, says Reserve Bank chief

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... a housing market bubble? Argument over whether Australian housing is in a bubble has dragged on for over a decade. A Google search on the subject draws 600,000 returns. It even has its own Wikipedia ... is about. "It has to be said that the housing market bubble, if that's what it is, seems to be taking quite a long time to pop- if that's what it is going to do," observed ...

  5. Fears of housing bubble

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... per cent in the latest quarter. But such growth spikes are not always welcome and, in the case of Brazil in particular, give rise to fears about a housing bubble. A research paper ... ability to register relatively strong rates of nominal income growth should make it easier for the housing bubble to deflate slowly, via an adjustment in real prices,' says Neil Shearing, ...

  6. Property - International - GERMANY

    German cities face property bubbles as home prices surge

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... "You have a serious danger of a housing bubble developing in Berlin," he said at a panel discussion in the German capital. ... Bloomberg in Berlin German cities face bubble as prices go up Home prices in Germany's largest cities rose faster than rents in the first half, leaving some of them facing ...

  7. Property - International - MARKET CRISIS

    Ex-IRA man's road to ruin likely to be repeated across Ireland

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Ex-IRA man Thomas McFeely is bust after riding high on the now-burst property bubble. His story is likely to be repeated as banks get tough Few people represent the extremes ... Then the real estate bubble popped. Now bankrupt and facing criticism after residents of one of the properties he developed were forced to move because of fire-safety concerns, McFeely last month lost ...

  8. News - China - PROPERTY

    Wenzhou's once-hot housing market comes crashing down

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... or watch television in offices that once buzzed with activity. "Wenzhou's housing market is not so good now," says an agent at one of the many property agencies on Minhang road. ... at that time," Wu Yuanzong, who has worked as a property agent in Wenzhou since 2008. About 80 per cent of his friends were making money through speculation before the city's property bubble burst ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Risk of property price bubble justifies new stamp duty

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Our government should be given credit for recognising the dangers of Hong Kong's property price bubble and doing something about it. It learned from the 2008 global financial crisis ... store of savings. Property crashes affect everyone. Conversely, the current property bubble is the main driver of the city's inflationary pressures. Something had to be done. Criticism ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    New leaders in Beijing face tough decision on property

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... housing for new leaders The prospect of a housing surge is fraying mainland policymakers' nerves. Alarmed by ballooning values- and the growing frustration of average citizens fearful ... now face some tough choices. Do they rev up the housing market to create jobs and boost economic growth, even if it means fuelling class tensions and a potentially dangerous real estate ...




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