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Bubble Alert

Speculative mania, fraud, or merely overpriced assets: this series examines the nature of bubbles, and delves into some of the more frothy areas of the market

Australia to crack down on risky lending

Regulator to increase scrutiny amid concern over house price bubble

China’s stock market froths up

Investors appear to believe a fresh easing cycle is under way

Lower oil price could stoke US stock bubble

Opec’s position on output could have profound consequences

Why a house-price bubble means trouble

A housing boom is the economic equivalent of a tapeworm infection

US factors in a correction as prices begin to fall

High yield default rates expected to remain modest

Mixed asset funds could become bubble

In the world of mutual funds, product fashions change quickly

Irish central bank to impose mortgage cap

Dublin residential property prices have risen 25% in a year

Bubbles burst regardless of sentiment

Investors should be wary of taking comfort from the wrong sources

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Six ways to cool the housing market

Policy prescriptions to bring UK house prices back to earth

Central bankers face ‘confidence bubble’

Quest for sustainable growth must avoid fresh market disruption

Property bubble is ‘major risk to China’

If this is a turning point, developers have yet to heed it

Tech race fuels Bitcoin mining bubble

Prices for the latest computer hardware have been chased higher

Borrowing costs close to the edge in Europe

Questions over debt valuations as fears of bubble rise

Coco sell-off unveils high-yield bargains

Average rise of 70 basis points since June

London house price rally spreads down

Rises are driven by fundamentals rather than speculative fever

Finance: The FICC and the dead

Banks’ once-mighty trading businesses are humbled. Will a return of volatility to the markets revive them?

BuzzFeed inspires listicle of caution

Rajan sounds alarm on asset bubbles

RBI chief says world at risk of new crisis

Dublin in urgent need of more housing

‘Ghost estates’ not in areas where people want to live

Investors blow froth off junk bond market

Is it a blip or a turn in the corporate credit cycle?

Doomsayers distrust ‘sexy part of market’

Corporate mergers and acquisitions are back with a vengeance

Cocos: return of toxic bubble-era stuff

Top-rated government bonds defy gravity

Fear of bubbles hides stagnation danger

A gloomy outlook is that interest rates are low for good reason

Investors more wary over tech stock run