Archive for May, 2011File not found. Donald Tsang, Li Ka-shing, And Lee Shau-kee
Some recent stories of Donald Tsang being despised, Li Ka-shing being still well respected, and the heroic Lee Shau-kee who put his money to where his mouth is.Andy Xie: Real Estate Prices Will Drop By 50% In 3 Years
Andy Xie thinks real estate prices in China will drop by 40-50% in 3 years, but he believes that the Chinese economy will not be fatally hurt.ECRI Predicts Manufacturing Slow-Down
The ECRI is now predicting a global manufacturing slow-down in this summer, although that may be necessarily mean another recession.Why Today’s China Is Similar To The Run-up Of Great Depression
China is now oddly similar to the United States in the period leading up to the Great Depression. Very few people dare to admit, of course.Bankruptcies In China May Surge As Tightening Continues
As credit tightening continues, more companies are running into financial difficulties, and the number of such companies will likely surge in coming months.Are We Necessarily Headed Towards An Inflationary Future?
As inflation is getting higher almost everywhere, one should be prepared for some unexpected deflationary shock, which will probably surprise everyone.United Kingdom: Bank of England Minutes For May 2011 Meeting
Three members of the Monetary Policy Committee voted for a rate hike, while one voted for increasing the asset purchase programme.China: Home Prices In April 2011
The official data suggests slower growth in home prices in majority of cities, with some modest corrections in a few cities.Australian Treasury Chief Warned About China
Martin Parkinson, Secretary of the Treasury of Australia is worried about an over-tightening of China as that will hurt its export sector.United States Real Estate: Some Thoughts On Recent Developments
The real estate market in the United States is still weak. Any economic crisis outside of the US may once again plunge the economy into recession.Guo Shiping: China Real Estate Prices Will Drop By Half
Guo Shiping, a professor at Shenzhen University, predicted that China real estate prices will drop for 5 years by 50%.Canada Real Estate Prices Driven Up By Chinese Buyers
While Chinese buyers are still driving Canada real estate prices, one has be to aware of the potential impact of a slowdown of the Chinese economy.United Kingdom: CPI Inflation hits 4.5%, RPI Inflation At 5.2%
Inflation in the United Kingdom accelerates again in April, pretty much in-line with Bank of England’s own judgment that inflation will remain high.People’s Bank of China The Real Estate Developer
The Suzhou Branch of the People’s Bank of China became a real estate developer, building luxurious houses with its joint venture partnerHong Kong Property: In The Event Of A China’s Slowdown
In the event of a slowdown of Chinese economy, there will be very little luck for the Hong Kong real estate market.China: When Banks Stop Lending, Go To A Loan Shark Or Stop Production
Small and medium sized companies are facing unprecedented difficulties. They either have to pay high interest rates for financing or close down.China Real Estate: Beijing Market In A Stalemate
The Beijing real estate market appears to be in a stalemate now, with developers not yet willing to cut prices, and potential buyers hoping the prices to drop.China: When Banks Stop Lending, Go To A Pawnshop
As China continues to tighten its monetary policy and credit, banks’ lending growth is slowed. Amid all these, there’s one unlikely winner, for now.Charting Inflation: Except A Few, Inflation Is All Up
With only a few exceptions, inflation has been picking up around the world, with emerging economies still leading the league.Canada Real Estate: Are Price-to-Rent Ratios Flashing Warning Signs?
Price-to-Rent Ratios in Canada are at all-time high, suggesting that real estate in various cities in Canada are now overvalued.