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China goes house hunting to rev up economy

Simon Rabinovitch Reuters 19.08.2009
A construction worker walks past a billboard with a real estate advertisement outside a construction site in Beijing July 10, 2009.

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese government is attempting to pass the baton of growth from state-funded infrastructure investment to the private housing sector, a risky but necessary move to sustain the economic recovery.

Chinese property sales surge

Property sales in China surged 60% by value in the first seven months of this year as record lending boosted the real estate market.

A 'speculation bubble' in China

China Daily 11.08.2009
Photo credit: AP | FILE - In this July 27, 2009 file photo, an agent hangs advertisements of real estate for rent in his office window in Beijing, China. Housing prices in China rose for a second month in July amid a stimulus-fueled economic expansion, edging up 1 percent over a year earlier, according to data reported Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

BEIJING (AP) —Housing prices in China rose for a second month in July, adding to signs Beijing's massive stimulus spending is helping to boost economic activity, according to data reported Monday.

Jerry Lou, Hong Kong-based China strategist for Morgan Stanley

Editor's note: China's strong economic indicators suggest that the Chinese economy might be roaring back to life, but concern is growing that record lending rates, the backbone of the recovery, are feeding a speculation bubble.

Shanghai Mayor Seeks to Check ‘Too High’ Home Prices (Update1)

Aug. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Shanghai will take steps to cool the city’s real-estate market as housing prices in China’s financial capital are “too high,” Mayor Han Zheng said.

M.Stanley eyes Shanghai property sale: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The real estate investment arm of U.S. bank Morgan Stanley (MS.N) aims to sell a Shanghai office building for around 2.5 billion yuan ($366 million) to a Hong-Kong-listed developer, sources said on Tuesday.

China's stimulus-fueled stock boom alarms Beijing

Joe McDonald The Associated Press 03.08.2009
A display board showing the Hang Seng Index is seen in Hong Kong on July 23, 2009. The benchmark Hang Seng stock market index closed up 569.53 points at 19,817.70, after trading between 19,415.37 and 19,824.18, on ample liquidity supported by loosening monetary policy from the US and China, dealers said. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

The middle-aged crowd in the packed Guosen Securities office jostle around buzzing printers that spit out receipts for their share buys, hoping to cash in on China's stimulus-fueled stock market boom.

Shenzhen property prices continue to rise

BEIJING -- In another sign of tentative recovery in the real estate sector with July figures just in, property prices in Shenzhen have now climbed for five months in a row.

Strong demand for property in China

Homes Overseas 31.07.2009
Strong demand for property in China

Demand for property in China is reportedly going through the roof, following the country’s decision to revoke the ban on overseas nationals buying property on the country’s mainland.

China State Construction Jumps on First Trading Day in Shanghai

July 29 (Bloomberg) -- China State Construction Engineering Corp. jumped 56 percent on its first trading day in Shanghai as confidence in the nation’s economic recovery stoked demand for the world’s largest initial public offering in 16 months.

China’s Real Estate Boom And Fiscal Stimulus

Tom Lindmark IStockAnalyst 28.07.2009
China’s Real Estate Boom And Fiscal Stimulus

I let myself get a little behind on my China reading this week but just caught up with two excellent posts by Michael Pettis. After casting about trying to understand a bit what was going on in that country and where it might be headed I found his blog and now use it as the starting point for whatever conclusions I might draw. I do read others but Pettis is the base I use to build on.

China Stock Index Doubles From Low; Sichuan Expressway Jumps

July 27 (Bloomberg) -- China stocks rose, sending the Shanghai Composite Index to double last year’s low, and Sichuan Expressway Co. tripled on its first day of trading as an economic rebound spurs demand for equities.

Blowing bubbles in China

Brian Milner The Globe And Mail 28.07.2009
Easy monetary policy and aggressive banking has fuelled a stock and property market frenzy that could threaten Beijing's recovery

When the global recession hit China, Beijing ordered the country's banks to lend. And lend they did.

Dubai's Jumeirah to manage new resort in China

DUBAI, (Reuters) - Dubai luxury hotelier Jumeirah Group said on Monday it had been appointed by Hong Kong's Agile Property Holdings (3383.HK) to manage a beach resort in China.

A man walks past an advertising billboard for new housing developments in Beijing

BEIJING — Government stimulus measures and speculative investors have helped forge a surprising turnaround in the property market, with rocketing prices in some large cities sparking concerns of a new bubble.

Chinese real estate on mend despite downturn

BEIJING — Government stimulus measures and speculative investors have helped forge a surprising turnaround in the property market, with rocketing prices in some large cities sparking concerns of a new bubble.

Analysts refute home loan worries, stress stable home prices

iang Xufeng, Zhang Chongfang and Xu Xingtang Xinhua News 24.07.2009
China Ralles on Real Estate, Resource Stocks

In Hong Kong and Shanghai real estate developers, bank and resource stocks rallied as retail investors bid up stocks. Ample liquidity in the financial system is stoking investor risk appetite. China State Construction receives bids more than 35 times its initial public offering size.

Analysts refute home loan worries, stress stable home prices

BEIJING, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Shou Zhenwei, a 28-year-old working at a state-owned company in Beijing, felt disappointed when he was mulling over buying a home this week; it was taken by another homebuyer at a price 50,000 yuan (7,319 U.S. dollars) higher than his offer.

Shanghai tightens real estate supervision

Xiong Qu CCTV News 21.07.2009
 
Shanghai's banking regulator wants to prevent price speculation in real estate by emphasizing the importance of the 40 percent down payment rule on old homes.

Shanghai's banking regulator wants to prevent price speculation in real estate by emphasizing the importance of the 40 percent down payment rule on old homes.

 
 

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