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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Australia worries about two housing markets: its own and China's

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:18am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Economy at risk as Chinese property slowdown hurts demand for biggest export earner iron ore Australia faces hot and cold housing markets Australian policymakers have two housing markets to worry about, and it is a toss-up which carries the most risk. One is too cold, the other too hot. One they cannot do anything about as it is in China, the other is a home-grown ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Property - International - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong investors to turn Cadbury's Birmingham HQ into flats

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 03:18am by JING YANG

    ... Kong-based Headland Developments and Birmingham-based Court Collaboration have formed a joint venture representing the investors to convert the 74,000 sq ft Franklin House in Birmingham into 96 one- ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China’s services growth drops to 8-month low as orders drop

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 12:18pm by Reuters

    ... alongside other industries such as logistics and aviation. A sluggish housing sector weighed on overall new orders, which fell to 49.5, a level not seen since December 2008 and down from 50 ... rates and deposit levels for some homebuyers would be enough to revive its housing market and rejuvenate its economic momentum. Indeed, the index showed the property, aviation, catering ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong's GDP growth outlook revised down to 2.2pc

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:02am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... quarter. It was the worst showing compared with the consumer confidence index for the mainland at 98.5 points, Macau at 85.1, and Taiwan at 84.2. Those polled were least confident about housing ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong urged to bolster trade and logistics sector

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 10:56am by JING YANG

    ... Jing Yang jing.yang@scmp.com British Chamber of Commerce paper calls on government to hive off logistics industry responsibilities from Transport and Housing Bureau HK urged to shore up ... for development and neglect by an overstretched government authority beset by competing interests. The Transport and Housing Bureau (THB) looms large in the sights of the British Chamber of Commerce ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    World Bank trims growth forecasts for developing East Asia and China

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 01:59pm by Reuters

    ... investment and manufacturing output," it said. A rapid downturn in the housing market has become an increasing drag on the broader Chinese economy. The potential risks in the region's real ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    ADB sees China meeting 2014 GDP target but cuts view on Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 03:06pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... in part on the pickup in the mainland's services purchasing managers' index and acceleration in the growth of housing construction areas. He said the ADB would wait to see ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Australian growth outlook uncertain, says central bank

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:18am by BLOOM

    ... other advanced economies have narrowed since then. "Average lending rates on housing and business loans in Australia continued to edge down over July, mainly owing to the replacement ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China’s July official services PMI dips to six-month low

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 02:23pm by Reuters

    ... increased." The mainland's once-heated housing market has slowed this year as sales and prices retreated in their biggest pull-back in two years, driven in part by a cooling economy, and after ... of the economy this year. To limit the drag from a cooling housing sector on the overall economy, nearly half of the regional governments have started relaxing curbs on home purchases this year, ...




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