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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong faces risk of abrupt decline in home prices, says IMF

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 11:30am by Bloomberg and Ray Chan

    ... Monetary Fund said. “The property sector is the main source of domestic economic risk,” the IMF said in a report on the city released today. The odds of a slump that has major economic ... an estimated 1.25 per cent this year, the IMF said. Inflation may average 3.75 per cent this year and 3.5 per cent next year. Housing prices have increased 20 per cent this year, “defying the general ...

  2. Business - Economy - HONG KONG

    IMF warns Hong Kong property market at risk of sharp fall

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Soaring housing prices 'pose danger to city's economy' but threat fairly low in near term IMF warns HK property market at risk of sharp fall ... 20 per cent this year, posed a severe risk to the domestic economy because half of the outstanding loans in the city were based on real estate as collateral, the IMF said. "A huge run-up ...

  3. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Australian homeowners paying off mortgages at breakneck pace

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Reuters

    ... their payments or not. The system has proved so effective that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) highlighted mortgage "pre-payments" as a distinct advantage of the housing market when ... their mortgage. Thus households could weather temporary shocks to income or interest payment spikes," the IMF wrote. Indeed, when interest rates dived in the wake of the global financial crisis many ...

  4. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Property outlook improving in Fiji

    Posted May 21st 2014, 06:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... who obsess over the ups and downs of stock and property markets, there hasn't been much to smile about as of late. Despite possessing what the International Monetary Fund (IMF) calls ... the IMF deems to be a "rare window of opportunity to make a clear break with the slow growth of past decades, and lay the foundation for a transition to a higher growth trajectory". ...

  5. Property - International

    Yishan to raise US$250m to buy Asian properties

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam- along with China and India will outpace the rest of the world over the next two years, the IMF said in a report. "If you want to have growth and capital ...



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