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China’s red-hot housing market is still accelerating

China’s property market remains red-hot, perhaps amplified by attempts from policymakers to cool it. According to data released by China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Friday, new home prices rose by 11.2% in the year to September, accelerating from the 9.2% pace seen in August. Over the month, prices […]
China’s red-hot housing market is still accelerating
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Chinese house prices aren’t in a bubble, they’re about to boom

China’s housing market is making a comeback. Prices are growing, in some cases by eye-watering amounts, with a sharp increase in housing loans helping to fuel the gains. Sales volumes, as as a result, are also picking up. To some, after witnessing a similar debt-fueled boom-bust in Chinese stocks in […]
Chinese house prices aren’t in a bubble, they’re about to boom
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We just got another hint that China’s economy is picking up

Earlier this week the Commonwealth Bank said markets were about to get a big indication on the health of China’s industrial sector, and, as a consequence of its sheer size, how the overall economy was performing. After a sharp drop in steel export volumes in August, the question was whether […]
We just got another hint that China’s economy is picking up
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We’re about to get a huge clue on the true health of Chinese industry

One of the biggest sources of global demand this year has been the government-led stimulus splurge for China’s industrial sector. According to Vivek Dhar, a mining and energy commodities analyst at the Commonwealth Bank, we’re about to get a vital clue as to whether its ability to drive Chinese industry […]
We’re about to get a huge clue on the true health of Chinese industry
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Smaller Chinese manufacturers remain stuck in a rut

Activity levels for smaller Chinese manufacturing firms stagnated in August, partially reflecting the painful restructuring currently underway across the nation’s industrial sector, along with weak demand. The Caixin-Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) came in at 50.0, down from 50.6 in July. It was also marginally below forecasts for a […]
Smaller Chinese manufacturers remain stuck in a rut