real estate bubble



Beijing, Shanghai Announce New Housing Curbs

China’s two biggest cities announced new restrictions on housing sales over the weekend, as authorities followed through on earlier announcements that steps would be made to cool the country’s property market. From...

Bachelor Padding

In Foreign Policy, Roseann Lake looks at the complicated social and economic factors that have led to China’s real estate bubble. She focuses on the pressure on single men to own property in order to attract a potential...

CDT Money: Property Showdown?

Analysts and investors spent the early part of the week digesting the announcement of a 50 basis point cut in China’s reserve requirement ratio, a move expected to release up to 350-400 billion yuan into China’s...

How to Beat Back the China Bears

At China Real Time Report, Tom Orlik arms “panda-loving” readers for battle against gloomy forecasters of bursting investment bubbles, real estate collapse, shadow banking catastrophe, dwindling workforces and...

CDT Money: China Cuts Reserve Requirement

China’s central bank announced a reduction in the amount of cash banks must hold as reserves on Saturday, capping a week that brought more signs of a slowing Chinese economy. The reserve requirement ratio for banks will...

Krugman: Will China Break?

At The New York Times, Paul Krugman points to China as an emerging “danger spot” in the world economy, and warns that even if Beijing is able to plot a course through looming trouble, it may lack the control...

Exports and Imports: The Chicken and the Egg

While Hu Jintao has pledged to boost imports to offset weakening global demand for Chinese exports and the sharpest cutback in in manufacturing since the 2008 financial crisis, a New York Times report warns that other Asian...

Is Winter Coming for China's Economy?

Amid tumbling real estate prices, credit woes in Wenzhou, and data released yesterday showing that China’s factory sector shrank the most in 32 months in November, Tsinghua University business professor Patrick Chovanec...

The Danger To China’s Economy

On the surface it might appear that China is faring these turbulent economic times well.  But buried beneath empty high-rise apartment buildings the shrinking middle-class cannot afford is an unstable economic foundation.  The...

China’s Other Billion: The View Along the Way

Following is the latest installment in a series of posts by journalist Rachel Beitarie*, who will be sharing with us dispatches from her journey across rural China. In this post, Rachel takes a break from her conversations with...

Minxin Pei: China’s Greedy ‘Communists’

For the Diplomat, Minxin Pei looks at the causes and effects of China’s real estate bubble: But before looking at who will pay when the bubble eventually bursts, it’s worth figuring out first who benefits from China’s...

Beijing Is No Dubai

In the Age, John Garnaut looks at the recent tightening of the property market by the Chinese government: So is this the Jim Chanos moment where China’s ”treadmill to hell” reaches its destination? Is China...



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