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  1. Property - International - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand limits risky mortgage lending to head off risk of bubble

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Central bank tackles risk of housing bubble by limiting low-deposit mortgages, but many in industry doubt if it will have the desired effect Curb on risky loans 'a step in the dark' New Zealand's central bank took a step in the dark yesterday when new rules to limit risky house lending came into effect, although many economists doubt they will work. Meanwhile, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1322225/new-zealand-limits-risky-mortgage-lending-head-risk-bubble
  2. Housing bubble leaves buyers in the cold

    Posted Dec 31st 2005, 12:00am by David Marsh

    ... with above-average incomes. It costs about US$35,000 for an average flat and US$95,000 for a small house on a plot of land hardly bigger than the structure itself. The average per capita income is less than ... plethora of flats around the city, now that houses have become too expensive for all but the richest. 'The result is most people who have a real need for an apartment cannot afford to buy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/531073
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China can afford to let its bubble economy burst

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by ANDY XIE

    ... Andy Xie Andy Xie says China should wean itself off the bubble economy that's now doing more harm than good, by tightening its money supply and restraining its rampaging state sector ... as a response to the resurging speculation in the market. Does it signal that the new government won't tolerate the property bubble? It is too early to say. Speculation and corruption have come ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1198787/china-can-afford-let-its-bubble-economy-burst
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    House rules in sale of land to official

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:23am by Howard Winn

    ... that the land Lam bought had already been the subject of two previous approvals. One, in 1995, was for a small house. The other was for three small houses. This planning approval lapsed in August last ... was no guarantee that the redevelopment proposal in respect of the lots would ultimately be approved by his office". Approval was conditional on ascertaining that the lots had "house ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1573096/house-rules-sale-land-official
  5. Economist dismisses talk of housing bubble

    Posted Dec 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Suggestions of a property bubble developing on the mainland were dismissed by a senior economist at a cabinet think-tank yesterday who said there was 'very wide room ... had lagged behind overall economic growth. 'Therefore, [one] cannot blindly exaggerate the signs of a bubble in China's property sector,' Mr Ba was quoted by Xinhua as saying. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/482808/economist-dismisses-talk-housing-bubble
  6. Property - International - GLOBAL ECONOMY

    Global property hot spots renew bubble fears fuelled by easy money

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 05:10am by Reuters

    ... a professor of economics at Warwick University in Britain. "We're stoking up a huge bubble. It's quite extraordinary. We virtually ruined the Western world by having high house price ... easy-money bubble fears From China to Canada and London, fast-rising property markets are haunting the global economy again, five years after the US subprime mortgage bubble burst and triggered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1348368/global-property-hot-spots-renew-bubble-fears-fuelled-easy
  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    Shanghai to San Francisco in 100 minutes by Chinese supersonic submarine

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:22am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... machinery and engineering, said the team's innovative approach meant they could now create the complicated air "bubble" required for rapid underwater travel. "We are very excited ... war, the Soviet military developed a technology called supercavitation, which involves enveloping a submerged vessel inside an air bubble to avoid problems caused by water drag. A Soviet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580226/shanghai-san-francisco-100-minutes-chinese-supersonic-submarine
  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Average home prices in Hong Kong hit another record

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 02:55pm by Sandy Li, Yvonne Liu

    ... Properties began marketing the world's most expensive house per square foot in the city's exclusive Peak district. The Rating and Valuation Department's monthly price index of private housing climbed 2.6 percentage points from the previous record, set in May, to 249.8. The index is 4.1 per cent higher than its level of 240 in February last year, before government market-cooling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1568282/average-home-prices-hong-kong-hit-another-record
  9. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art house: Festival Moon highlights inequality in Hong Kong, past and present

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:11am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... has changed in the past six decades. The Chens are educated members of the middle class, yet their housing conditions are appalling. The chasm between the "haves" ... still packs a potent punch.   Festival Moon, August 17, 7pm, HK Film Archive, October 26, 2pm, Broadway Cinematheque, November 9, 4pm, Cine-Art House. Part of the 100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1572721/art-house-festival-moon-highlights-inequality-hong-kong-past-and
  10. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    Mainland housing boom continues

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Prices climb in the largest number of mainland cities for 20 months as the thriving market keeps rising, despite fears of cooling measures Mainland housing boom continues More mainland cities saw home prices rise last month, leading to concerns there could be further government measures to cool the housing market. Prices climbed in the most cities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1131294/mainland-housing-boom-continues

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