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  1. FT Alphaville

    April 7, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Both a lender and a borrower be, China property edition: David looks at the wider...

  2. FT Alphaville

    April 7, 2014

    Both a lender and a borrower be, China property edition

    This week in circularity, from China: Chinese property companies are buying stakes in banks and raising fears that the...

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  1. FT Alphaville

    April 7, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets retreated, reflecting a view among investors that the Bank of Japan would not immediately increase...

  2. April 6, 2014

    Property groups’ bank stakes stir unease among Chinese regulators

    Chinese property companies are buying stakes in banks and raising fears that the country’s already stretched developers are...

  3. April 2, 2014

    China property: In search of shelter

    The towers that were to house 10,000 people stand unfinished and abandoned, a ghastly apparition looming over the Chinese...

  4. beyondbrics

    April 1, 2014

    China's first junk bond default highlights risk

    A manufacturer of construction materials has become the first Chinese company to default on a domestic junk bond, a...

  5. beyondbrics

    March 31, 2014

    Slump in China property sales adds to default concerns

    Real estate sales in China appear to have slumped during March, compounding investor concerns that more smaller, weaker...

  6. March 10, 2014

    Foreword: Property matters affect us all

    Any company with international ambitions wants a base in New York, London, Dubai, Hong Kong or Shanghai (or both), Tokyo...

  7. March 4, 2014

    Singapore overtakes Tokyo as world’s most expensive city

    Singapore has overtaken Tokyo to become the world’s most expensive city, driven by the high cost of car ownership and...

  8. March 2, 2014

    Pimco takes more bearish stance on Canada

    Pimco, the world’s biggest bond investor, has slashed its exposure to Canada – one of its top country holdings – as it...

  9. February 26, 2014

    Foreign appetite for US properties remains strong

    Foreign investors’ insatiable appetite for US properties extended through 2013 with international capital flows into the...

  10. February 25, 2014

    Pace of gains in US house prices slows

    The US saw the fastest annual house price growth in eight years in 2013 but momentum in the country’s housing market is...

  11. February 24, 2014

    Shenzhen property heads for dizzy heights

    Dozens of small fish lie basking in the sun on the roof of a penthouse apartment in Shenzhen that is on the market for about...

  12. FT Alphaville

    February 24, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Buffett derivatives, feel the (credit) quality: Dan wonders if Berkshire’s own credit...

  13. FT Alphaville

    February 24, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets started the week on the back foot, with investors concerned that Chinese banks have curtailed lending...

  14. February 17, 2014

    German house prices overheating, Bundesbank warns

    House prices in Germany’s biggest cities are overvalued as much as 25 per cent, the Bundesbank warned on Monday, adding to...

  15. February 12, 2014

    China land sales pull in record $672bn

    Chinese land sales hit a record $672bn in 2013 following a lull the previous year, providing more evidence that the...

  16. The A-List

    February 11, 2014

    Do not fear a Chinese property bubble

    Some market watchers, shaken by the eye-popping increases in China’s debt indicators, have concluded that a financial crisis...

  17. February 4, 2014

    Mansion’s A$100m price tag highlights Australia property bubble

    The Elaine mansion It is billed as a sale of the century for Asian billionaires, capable of shattering Australia’s house...

  18. January 30, 2014

    Two-year construction boom in Philippines shows signs of slowing

    Despite a 30km commute to work that takes 90 minutes each way, Jun Siongson does not regret buying an 80 sq m apartment on...

  19. January 23, 2014

    Switzerland acts to cool property market

    Switzerland has doubled the amount of capital banks must hold against risks in their mortgage books, in a renewed effort to...

  20. beyondbrics

    January 21, 2014

    CEE property: busiest time since the crisis

    Real estate can be an alluring post-crisis investment. Just ask punters who poured money into the US market a couple of...

  21. January 20, 2014

    China 2013 new home sales surge past $1.1tn

    China’s real estate frenzy continued unabated last year, with buyers snapping up more than $1.1trn of new homes, roughly the...

  22. January 17, 2014

    Northern property fund targets rebound

    A former Rothschild banker is setting up a fund to buy property in northern England and the Midlands as investors begin to...

  23. January 16, 2014

    Canada housing: On short notice

    Ben Rabidoux was teaching at Georgian College, a small campus an hour’s drive from Toronto, when he started writing a blog...

  24. January 16, 2014

    Investors pour into European property

    Sharply rising investor demand for European property is fuelling a battle for assets that is driving prices up and causing...

  25. January 14, 2014

    House price rises outstrip inflation

    House price growth is outstripping inflation across most of the UK as the housing recovery broadens from London and the...

  26. January 14, 2014

    Fannie Mae warns of fall in US house prices

    Weakening demand by financial companies that have been snapping up thousands of US homes on the cheap could fuel a future...

  27. January 7, 2014

    TV attacks hint that Beijing has knife out for property sector

    Unlike lightning, China’s state broadcaster most certainly strikes twice. Property developers have the burn marks to prove...

  28. January 1, 2014

    China trusts bring contrasting fortunes

    Jilin Trust and Ping An Trust both operate in the shadows of the Chinese financial system, providing loans to borrowers...

  29. December 18, 2013

    China property prices rise 9.9%

    China’s property prices are up 9.9 per cent from a year ago, the fastest pace of gains in 2013. New homes cost 9.9 per cent...

  30. December 5, 2013

    Autumn Statement 2013: Foreign homeowners to pay capital gains

    Russian oligarchs, wealthy Chinese investors and British expats are to become the source of an extra £70m of annual revenues...

  31. December 4, 2013

    Biggest rise in new US home sales in 33 years

    US new home sales recorded their largest monthly increase in more than 33 years in October, pointing to housing market...

  32. November 19, 2013

    Young Londoners ‘hutch up’ to curb rental costs

    The steep rise in the cost of London housing has eroded the living standards of new graduates in the capital, sparking a...

  33. November 10, 2013

    London prime rental market faces saturation as developers rush in

    London’s housing market faces an oversupply of high-value homes for rent, as developers rush to build schemes that will soak...

  34. November 4, 2013

    Damac Property to raise $500m in London

    Dubai’s Damac Properties said it plans to raise $500m from the sale of global depositary receipts in London as the privately...

  35. October 28, 2013

    Green Reit seeks to take advantage of Dublin property recovery

    Green Reit, Ireland’s first real estate investment trust, has spent €178m buying office blocks and retail developments as it...

  36. October 23, 2013

    Myanmar property prices surge as country opens up to investment

    Myanmar’s emergence as one of the world’s great new commercial frontiers has sent property values soaring and triggered...

  37. October 22, 2013

    China property prices – through the roof?

    Chinese property prices soared in September, fuelling concerns about whether the country’s housing market is overheating....

  38. October 21, 2013

    German city apartments overvalued, warns Bundesbank

    The Bundesbank has warned that apartment prices in Germany’s biggest cities could be overvalued by as much as 20 per cent,...

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