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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    Bull market in equities may not peak until 2018

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 09:44am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... conclusion is that we are not yet in a bubble The first boom and bust was caused by the dot com bubble which peaked and then popped at an index level of 1,431. This was driven by a mad rush to grab internet real estate, spawning Amazon, Google and Yahoo – all three being founded in 1994. The second big bubble was the low interest rate bubble, inspired by Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan to keep ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Housing still seen as growth driver for China's economy

    Posted May 24th 2014, 01:53am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing While economists agree there is oversupply, opinion is divided on whether it is a bubble Housing still seen as growth driver China's biggest homebuilding slump ... national oversupply of housing, only seven say the market is in a bubble state countrywide. Half see bubbles in some cities, and a majority says the loosening of restrictions on home purchases ...

  3. Business - Economy

    China flash HSBC PMI edges up but factory output at 5-month low

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:55am by Reuters

    ... measures on both the monetary as well as fiscal fronts in the months ahead.” Asian stock markets reversed early losses after the survey’s release. A sagging housing market, sluggish domestic demand ... bubbles and financial risks. Chinese officials have also indicated they would be willing to tolerate slightly slower growth as long as the jobs market holds up, which would argue against the need ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - INTEREST RATES

    Increased Fed fund rate to prick Hong Kong's credit bubble

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by DON WEINLAND

    ... Fed fund rate to prick city's credit bubble Hong Kong banks have been awash with cheap credit for nearly seven years but the wellspring is about to dry up. After a meeting of its Federal ... brought about similar credit conditions in the two cities despite the two Asian tigers having faster-growing economies than the US. That had led to credit bubbles, Ovington said- ones that are set ...


    Scrapping for every cent to keep cherished European Tour card

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 11:00pm by James Porteous

    ... earned less than about €240,000 (HK$2.4 million) faces losing their livelihood. Okay, it beats digging ditches, but there were plenty "on the bubble" and desperate for a score ... of you." Lee Slattery, 36, is one of those who finds a way to get around. He was right on the bubble ahead of Hong Kong, 111th with €213,972.72; yesterday's finish on six-under for a tie ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Yantai looks beyond the housing glut in the Shandong city

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:23am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com City's hopes to weather slump are examined in the first of a two-part report on mainland cities Yantai looks beyond the housing glut Yantai looking beyondthe city's housing glut The coastal city of Yantai, in Shandong province, is suffering a housing glut like many other third-tier cities on the mainland. But it is less speculative ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China economic growth drops to five-year low of 7.3pc

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 10:54am by Victoria Ruan

    ... eschewing a repeat of the 4 trillion yuan stimulus injected into the economy in 2009, which economists largely blame for inflating the housing bubble Beijing has battled since. Measures introduced ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - BANKRUPTCIES

    Smaller firms hit as bubble deflates

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:28am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Fenghua Developer struggling after borrowing at high interest rates and paying too much for land, signalling problems at more regional builders Smaller firms hit as bubble ... on the brink of becoming one of the nation's biggest real estate bankruptcies in recent memory. As the property bubble shows signs of deflating in some areas- in peripheral neighbourhoods ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Middle-aged singles get public rental housing priority

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Middle-aged singles get housing priority Middle-aged singles will be given priority over young people in public rental housing applications under a revised points system announced yesterday. The measure was among a basket of proposals the Housing Authority's subsidised housing committee discussed to address the acute shortage of public rental housing in the city. "There may ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art house: Korean drama Family Ties analyses what it means to be related

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:31pm by DARCY PAQUET

    ... Text: Darcy Paquet What is it that makes a family? In past centuries, the answer to this question might have seemed obvious: blood ties are what define a family and hold it together. But of course, the 21st century answer to this question is much more com ...




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