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  1. Halfway through the year, 2010 is looking ever uglier

    Posted Jul 01st 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to cool its red-hot pace of economic activity after last year's massive stimulus efforts threatened to inflate fresh property and investment bubbles. Several rounds of administrative measures ...

  2. Trouble with the bubble

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Vines moneypost@scmp.com Is the Chinese economic bubble about to burst? Indeed, is what we are seeing in China even a bubble? These hotly debated issues notched up a tick last week ... and the 12th five-year-plan, which began at the start of the year, is on course and, despite a slowdown in economic growth, there is no need for alarmist talk about bubbles bursting. This expression ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US, China play with fire by manipulating housing prices

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by ANDY XIE

    ... of financing a property purchase to a new low. The US housing market is reviving. And the liquidity buzz is pushing stocks to record highs. Fearing that markets may bubble up too quickly, the Fed ... Andy Xie Andy Xie says attempts by the US and China to control housing prices - to try to revive the market in one case, and prevent a crash in the other - will only lead to another crisis ...

  4. China's property bubble is a tale that grew in the telling

    Posted May 25th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... on to another riveting story. It goes something like this: China's economy is one huge bubble, and the government's efforts to cool the property market risk bursting the balloon ... mortgage financing remains relatively meagre, it is quite possible that ordinary people could react to a slump in housing prices by saving less of their incomes to fund future home purchases, which ...

  5. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Forget 'Likonomics', it's all about economic stimulus in China again

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by George Chen

    ... target The government also pledged to renovate more shanty towns as part of efforts to boost housing supply for the poor and migrant workers. Railway construction, particularly in the poorer ... predecessor, Wen Jiabao. Wen managed to maintain economic growth during his tenure, but he was also largely blamed for creating asset bubbles that put the mainland economy at risk in the long term. ...

  6. Business - China Business - CONSUMER GOODS

    Beijing bars bogus bubbly from identity abuse

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing New rules will limit 'champagne' name strictly to sparkling wines from the Champagne region Beijing bars bogus bubbly from identity abuse Beijing has agreed to ban non-French "champagne" copycats and limit the champagne name to wines made in the French region of that name. Sales of champagne are accelerating on the mainland, ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Urbanisation drive raises new worries

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Beijing's plan may have sparked a rally in the stock market, but analysts warn asset bubbles and excessive investments could re-emerge ... bubbles and excessive investments. More people are now queuing up at property agencies after staying on the sidelines for months amid Beijing's tightening grip on the once booming market. ...

  8. What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a shift of economic power from the West to the East. Cindy Cheung- China looks just like Japan in the 60s-80s until the bubble burst in the early 90s. If history prevails, the China bubble ... in these cubicles (despite the fire hazard) in the hope of joining the short cut to public housing. On public support for a third runway at Chek Lap Kok airport: Letitia Wong- This is the only project ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    More property buying tips in China

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 01:08pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... and houses and buildings. Cities often bough the rural land and converted it to urban use, but often did not buy the buildings. Dillon explains how these and the land underneath them became urban ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China needs right tools for growth

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by ANDY XIE

    ... from the bursting of the property bubble. This is the path China took in 1998. Through slimming down the state-owned enterprises, privatising public housing and pushing for WTO membership, ... bubble in its history to manufacture profits in an inefficient business model. As the WTO-cum-bubble cycle unwinds, there are three starkly different scenarios for China ahead. First, China could ...




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