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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US, China play with fire by manipulating housing prices

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

    ... 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 ... education, health care and housing. The labour market should be flexible, and an effective tax system is required to support low-income earners. The worst policy is to inflate the prices of basic ...

  2. Business - Economy - UNITED STATES

    Building on housing's 'wealth effect'

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... in housing." Home prices in the second quarter increased 2.2 per cent from the previous three months, the best performance since the fourth quarter of 2005, according to S&P/Case-Shiller data. ... of the recovery in housing to show up in consumer spending. Rising home prices spur spending with a lag, meaning the wealth effect would not show up this year, Meyer said. Patrick Campbell, a homeowner ...

  3. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    You may save on college housing by buying your child a flat

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Wasik in Chicago Save on college housing- buy your child a flat Friends have recently bought an apartment for their son to live in while he's in college in the United States. ... will go up and property prices will follow, making it a good time to buy real estate in the trough of the market. If you buy a property, you would have the option to rent it or sell it and recoup ...

  4. It is Europe's turn to get its house in order

    Posted May 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... firms as it enables them to monopolise market and pricing information- will be mostly pushed onto central clearing houses, though there are likely to be many exemptions. A key aim of the reform ... as lawmakers work to merge the Senate bill, which was passed this month, with the bill approved by the House of Representatives last year. But the general outlines and direction of the reform ...

  5. Putting a fair price on gold- easier said than done

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland Gold is on a roll. Last week, with fears growing about possible sovereign debt defaults by Italy and even the United States, the price of bullion climbed to a record ... But gold returns nothing, which means calculating its fundamental value is next to impossible. Still, in an attempt to provide some guidance Julian Jessop at independent research house Capital ...

  6. Business - China Business

    Business Digest, September 20, 2012

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... enable most aspects of iPad and iPhone assembly, he said. Bloomberg   US housing starts fall short of expectations US housing starts rose less than expected last month as groundbreaking on multifamily home projects fell, but the trend continued to point to a turnaround in the market. The commerce department said housing starts increased 2.3 per cent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate ...

  7. Peak price looks far short of peak as US spending spree continues

    Posted Dec 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... auction. However, if you are searching for a guide to the stock market's performance next year, it is not so much Hong Kong property values you should be looking at but US house prices. There, happily, the signals are reasonably positive. The conventional wisdom linking Hong Kong stocks and US house prices runs something like this: over recent years US home-owners have been encouraged ...

  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Obama to host Singapore leader at White House

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 09:12am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... Associated Press in Washington The White House says President Barack Obama will meet next month with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The two leaders will meet at the White House on April 2 to discuss economic and political issues affecting the Asia-Pacific region and ways the two countries can collabourate. They’ll also discuss efforts to move forward ...

  9. Mainland firms eyeing US assets risk political flak and high prices

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Thaddeus McCotter, chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, protested that allowing Huawei's deal with 3Com to go ahead would be tantamount to 'dropping the shark in our ... of wealth and prices that crimped the Japanese economy for a decade,' warned Mr Maguire. ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Key US official faces grilling over Obamacare website fiasco

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 05:35pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington Marilyn Tavenner, head of the US Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will face questions before a House committee on Tuesday over glitches affecting ... that I am proud to lead, and every decision is being made by my prior work experience,” Marilyn Tavenner testified on August 1 before the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee, ...




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