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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. 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 ...

  3. HK home sales falling amid fears of a bubble

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and government warnings about rising risks of a property bubble forming in Hong Kong. A total of 167 pre-occupied flats were sold in the 50 largest estates in Hong Kong during the week ended May 27- down ... week at just 55 transactions. Ricacorp said buyers were lured further afield to new property projects in other districts, including the Housing Society's Heya Green and Kowloon ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Beijing sets out to burst bubbles

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... difficulties of the real economy as well as the high cost of capital. 'We must resolutely curb the flow of funds from the real economy to a bubble economy where money is speculatively used to produce profits. We must prevent the growth of a bubble economy and prevent the hollowing out of industries,' he said. This year, the government will improve the nation's credit ...

  6. Bubble in the sky

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Gong Of late, a number of commentators have been drumming up the theory of a property bubble in China and, more importantly, the pending burst of the bubble. One article, ... collateral, leading to even more lending. If one looks at the ratio of housing prices to average income, there is no doubt that property in major Chinese cities is very expensive. Even in absolute ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Shanghai property bubble shows first signs of major leak

    Posted Jun 19th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... property bubble appeared this week, when official data revealed a 20 per cent drop in turnover for the secondary housing market last month. The data has prompted analysts to ask if this was the beginning of the end for China's most talked about property bubble. The figures showed the number of transactions in May for the secondary market fell to 11,300, down from 14,897 in April ...




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