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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Housing bubble the real problem in China

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:25pm by Andrew Collier

    ... Andrew Collier Andrew Collier says a book that blames the US financial crisis on the drop in spending caused by declining asset values should worry China, whose own housing market is at risk of overheating Bubble trouble One of the theories of China's slowing economy is that it will run into a "Lehman moment". This is when a single financial institution ...

  2. Property - Comment - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Slow progress in housing reform adds to bubble fears in China

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:10am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang Lack of consensus among policymakers leads to the delay in property registration system Slow progress in housing reform adds to bubble fears When the central government missed its end-of-June deadline for publishing an ordinance governing the registration of immovable property on the mainland, such as housing, land and forests, it was a heavy blow to hopes ...

  3. Business - Economy

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

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

    ... of housing prices, the S&P Case/Shiller Index. In June this year, he pointed to a potential new housing bubble in some of the largest US cities. “It is up 12 per cent in the last year. ... asset prices are getting way out of line, it should be cause for alarm Robert Shiller The bubbling housing market is not mainly the result of central bank policy, but reflects a shift toward “a ...

  4. Property - International - PROPERTY

    Foreign buyers risk causing London housing bubble, say economists

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 05:20am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in London Foreign buying risks London housing bubble Wealthy foreign buyers' desire for high-end London property risked creating a housing bubble in the British capital, ... Malaysia and Russia. EY Item Club economist Andrew Goodwin said: "House prices across most of the country remain well below their pre-crisis peaks and there seems little danger of a bubble ...

  5. Property - International - SWITZERLAND

    Alarm sounded as threat of a Swiss housing market bubble grows

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 04:01am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Experts fear that strong housing market is at risk of overheating amid spiralling private debt Alarm sounded as threat of a Swiss bubble grows Risks to the Swiss property sector grew more severe in the third quarter, a sign authorities may consider further steps to prevent an overheating of the housing market. The UBS Swiss Real Estate Bubble Index rose to 1.20 points ...

  6. Property - International - CANADA

    Canadian housing starts climb in October, adding to bubble fears

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 04:01am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Toronto Climb in housing starts adds to overheating fears Canadian housing starts rose more than expected in October and September starts were revised higher, according to data that will add to fears the property sector could be overheating. Data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp showed the seasonally adjusted annualised rate of housing starts was 198,282 units last ...

  7. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US Fed official warns of possible housing bubble

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 04:49am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York US Fed official warns of possible housing bubble A top Federal Reserve official sees fresh signs of a US housing bubble and has warned about the central bank's ongoing purchases of mortgage-based bonds. "I'm beginning to see signs across the country that we are entering, once again, a housing bubble," Dallas Fed president Richard Fisher ...

  8. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Geoff Cooper of Travis Perkins says UK won't develop housing bubble

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 05:06am by Reuters

    ... catch up with demand' in U.K. Britain's housing market will avoid a price bubble resulting from the government's latest "help to buy" scheme, because supply will catch ... cent, while total housing transactions will be about one million. "With that expansion of supply coming into the market, I think that's another important check on house prices running ...

  9. Property - International - CANADA

    Bank of Canada's low-rate pledge revives fears of housing bubble

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 05:06am by Reuters

    ... Reuters A surprise move by Canada's central bank is expected to boost the housing market but in the long run homeowners may pay the price Promise of low rates revives bubble fears ... quickly than its Group of Seven peers. But the housing market began to cool last year after the country's Conservative government, worried about a potential property bubble, tightened ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - MACAU PROPERTY

    Property bubble drives home seekers out of Macau

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

    ... provinces, and some, many of them retirees, are giving up and moving as far away as Thailand. Last month, more than 40,000 people competed for 1,900 affordable housing units, with locals lining up outside Macau’s public housing bureau at 4am, local media reported. “It’s really the biggest problem in Macau. Right now, the rents and prices of flats have shot up way beyond people’s financial ...




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