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  1. Property - International - CANADA

    Bank of Nova Scotia chief says fears of housing bubble exaggerated

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:09am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Modest credit growth and a stable job market mean fears are overblown while housing gains in Toronto are backed by a bigger population Forget bubble concerns, says Scotiabank chief Canadian concerns about a housing bubble are overblown in a country where credit growth is modest and the job market is stable, says Bank of Nova Scotia chief executive Brian Porter. ...

  2. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    Australia's housing bubble is at risk from Chinese crash

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 05:18am by Bloomberg

    ... William Pesek The nation needs to work much harder to diversify growth engines that seem to become more China-centric with each passing year Australia's housing bubble is at risk from ... an Australian housing bubble he argues makes the 12th-biggest economy a giant Lehman Brothers. His thesis can be boiled down to the number 9- the ratio of home prices to income in Sydney. This compares ...

  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. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - World - ADVENTURE

    'Bubble man' Reza Baluchi rescued by coastguard en route from Florida to Bermuda

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:34am by AP

    ... Baluchi's website says. The bubble, which he propelled forward by running inside and pushing it with his arms, was housed in a large aluminium-type frame studded at intervals with inflated soccer ... Associated Press in Orlando, US Bubble man rescued by US coastguard An endurance runner and peace activist whose latest goal was to travel 896 nautical miles from Florida to Bermuda ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Property - International - CANADA

    No major changes for housing finance

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 06:07am by Bloomberg

    ... forecasting instead a soft landing. Oliver reiterated that he does not see a housing bubble. In his speech, Siddall said that his organisation's research shows that even with some overvaluation, ... Bloomberg Canada's Finance Minister Joe Oliver says there will be no dramatic changes while government studies proposals to reduce its role in market No changes for housing finance ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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