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  1. 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 ...

  2. A major question of to buy or sell

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Hong Kong investors who own rental properties are facing a dilemma after being hit by an array of bad news about the financial markets at home and abroad. Should they sell now or board the rental gravy train to ride out the down ...

  3. Lenders slash mortgage rates

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ernest Kong The flagging property market has prompted developers to team up with banks to offer mortgage rates market watchers call 'jaw-dropping low'. HSBC is offering fixed interest rates as low as 0.38 per cent for the first year of a mortgag ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Banks turn screws on loans and mortgages

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Hong Kong loan growth will slow next year on the back of tighter bank lending and easing demand brought on by a slowdown in global trade growth and weak property transactions, the city's top bank regulator warned yesterday. ...

  6. Dwindling supply of domestic units alarming

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... number of marriages and new families keeps pushing up demand for houses. New families constituted one of the factors driving demand for houses in the 1980s and 1990s. Meanwhile, strong economic growth since 2003 has also caused an escalation in demand for domestic units, as reflected in the rising level of house sales in the primary and secondary markets. With a generally optimistic ...

  7. The urge to party- until you drop

    Posted Jan 24th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... powerful fast car. Everybody saw the collapse of the US housing bubble coming, everyone who was not completely stupid, anyway. Another bubble can pop at any time on the mainland too, but few people ... was a supreme genius for the ages. But the father of classical physics was human, too. Warning about bubbles is beside the point; it never works because it is not how human nature works. Even if every ...

  8. Flagging not crashing

    Posted Sep 25th 2007, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... sales. The bursting of the housing bubble in the US is a long time coming, in the view of George Worthington, chief economist, Asia-Pacific, for Thomson Financial IFR Markets. 'The Fed can ... expected,' he says. 'The surprise is that it has taken this long for the bursting of the housing bubble [inflated by the Fed's overly easy policy during the first half of this decade] ...

  9. No sign of a property bubble, says lands chief

    Posted Oct 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Economists were wrong in claiming a property bubble existed, the housing chief said yesterday, pointing to prices outside the high end of the market. 'I can see no sign of a bubble. Property prices have not been increased drastically. We can see there is a rise in the prices of luxury units, but the rise in other units is not very high,' Michael Suen Ming-yeung ...

  10. Vanke warns of bubble bursting

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Nevin Nie

    ... Nevin Nie China Vanke, the country's biggest listed developer, has become the first leading property company to warn of a bubble in the mainland market, saying it could burst within two years. 'Housing prices in China are rising too fast and there are bubbles that will burst sooner or later,' Wang Shi, the chairman of Vanke, told the Shanghai Securities News ...




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