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Putting China’s debt into perspective


China’s total debt quadrupled between 2007 and 2014, which was about one-third of the $57 trillion in debt added globally during that period. Can this possibly be safe? To answer this question, the McKinsey Global Institute devotes an entire chapter to China’s debt in the new report Debt and (not much) deleveraging. The key issue … Continue reading

China’s new 3-D printed houses


Additive manufacturing (aka. 3-D printing) has triggered a revolution in fabrication, with applications ranging from consumer goods to artificial bones and organs. However, it is in the field of construction that the technology is making what may prove to be some of its greatest contributions. In addition to being much more safe and cost-effective than … Continue reading

How to sell real estate to Chinese buyers


With Chinese housing prices starting to slide, Chinese investment in international real estate is increasing dramatically, and it’s a lot easier than you thought to be able to sell to them. Only two things are required to make these sales: you must be a realtor, and you must be willing to learn how. Paul Salo … Continue reading

The real China housing collapse: Actual buildings


They don’t build ‘em like they used to, and when it comes to housing in China, that’s probably a good thing. According to the official Xinhua news agency, the price behind the breakneck pace of China’s construction boom since the reform and opening is becoming clear, with buildings collapses frequently involving those constructed in the … Continue reading

China’s rapid growth hits the brakes; slowest in more than a decade


New pockets of economic weakness in China emerged on Tuesday, as the collapse of a highly indebted real estate developer and weak home sales pointed to a slowdown in the sprawling property sector. The latest batch of difficulties add to the continuing debate over China’s commitment to economic reforms. While Beijing is pushing through initiatives … Continue reading

China’s land grab in Australia hidden by “corporate veil”


Chinese investors may own less than 1 per cent of Australian farmland, but the true level is not known because it is hidden behind a corporate veil, according to a new report that offers support to the establishment of a formal register of foreign land ownership in Australia. A joint report by accountants KPMG and … Continue reading

China: Powerful Beijing doctor’s illegal structure tops them all


When it comes to illegal structures, a rooftop villa built by an eccentric Beijing resident on top of a 26-storey residential building puts Henry Tang’s wine cellar to shame. Beijing‘s chengguan, or urban management, officials on Monday issued an ultimatum to a former government advisor, demanding he tear down the sprawling structure that he had … Continue reading

China’s city-sized mall, complete with artificial sun


For years, the race to build the world’s tallest tower has been dominated by the United Arab Emirates with the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, or the Tokyo Sky Tree of Japan. But China recently opened up a few front in this race with their unveiling of the world’s “largest building”. Known as the New Century … Continue reading

China plays down economic turmoil


China’s chief banking regulator said on Saturday that liquidity in China’s banking system is sufficient and pledged to control risks from local government debt, real estate and shadow banking. Despite a cash squeeze that sent money-market interest rates soaring over the last two weeks, banks have more than enough reserves to meet settlement needs, Shang … Continue reading

Chinese Investors Seek Foreign Real Estate


Paul Salo has been selling real estate in China for more than twenty years, and now wants to show others how to sell real estate to wealthy Chinese buyers. Paul has made a series of eleven videos, showing how to tap into the network of wealthy Chinese buyers, and sell them property and investments in … Continue reading

Chinese developer ‘rescues’ London docks with $1.5 billion deal


London Mayor Boris Johnson sealed a 1.5 billion USD deal with a Chinese property developer to turn a historic London dock into a 21st-century “Asian business port”: the Royal Albert Dock is set to become London’s third business district. The deal is believed to be worth $9bn to the UK economy, generating $35 million in business … Continue reading

Rich Chinese shift focus from growing to preserving assets


China’s rich continue to want to invest and move abroad in large numbers, but their goals have begun to shift, consulting firm Bain & Company said in a recent report. Three out of five wealthy mainland Chinese are looking to immigrate out of China while another third own investments abroad, Bain said in its “China Private … Continue reading

China’s shadow bankers and the vampire squid


“China is displaying the same three symptoms that Japan, the U.S. and parts of Europe all showed before suffering financial crises: a rapid build-up of leverage, raised property prices and a decline in potential growth.” – Zhiwei Zhang, Nomura economist. An uptick in manufacturing activity in March has eased fears of a hard landing, but China is … Continue reading

Five trillion dollars profit earned by Chinese governments from illegal land grabs


Xinhua quotes economist Wu Jinglian as saying, in quite a few years in the past, Chinese authorities have earned profits of nearly $5 trillion in selling to property developers the land they expropriated from peasants. In the course of large-scale urbanisation, expropriation of rural land has given rise to lots of protests that have worried the … Continue reading

China’s real estate bubble


In just 30 years, China‘s state-controlled economy became the world’s second largest, strictly managed by government policies and decrees. One of the few economic sectors where the rising and affluent middle class could invest was real estate and construction. As much as 30% of China’s economy is housing-related. Families have tied their savings into apartments. No one … Continue reading

As expected, China property bubble reinflates


The government may be putting a lid on it, but if China‘s housing market was a metaphorical “soup de jour”, it is back to boil over. Property prices are rising in 53 out of 70 cities surveyed by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in January. Twenty-five cities in November and 12 in October experienced a price hike … Continue reading

Citron accuses Chinese developer Evergrande of “fraudulent information”


Shares in Chinese property developer Evergrande Real Estate Group Ltd slumped by as much as a fifth on Thursday – wiping around $1.7 billion off its market value – after the company was targeted by a report from short-sale specialist Citron Research, traders said. Evergrande, the second-largest mainland China developer by sales, has grown aggressively … Continue reading

China May home prices fall, pace of declines picks up


Average home prices in China‘s 70 major cities fell 1.5 percent in May from a year earlier, Reuters calculations based on official data published on Monday showed, and the pace of decline picked up in major cities such as Shanghai. It was the third straight monthly decline on a year-on-year basis since the government imposed … Continue reading

Greentown China facing bankruptcy in property slump


Property, traditionally a major source of wealth in China, now seems like a lose-lose prospect for investors. Restrictions on mortgages and purchases for those who already own a home are weighing heavily on the industry, with home prices hitting a 14-month low in April. Many analysts and developers had previously expected the restrictions to be … Continue reading

China’s ‘epic’ property bubble about to burst


Notoriously bearish on China, Kynikos Associates president Jim Chanos is continuing to caution investors to brace for China’s real estate bubble to burst. The hedge fund manager also sounded the warning bell about the outlook for Chinese inflation. “We’re bearish on China’s property sector and the credit sector,” Chanos told CNNMoney at the Milken Institute … Continue reading

Bankruptcies ripple through Chinese developers


More Chinese property developers have filed for bankruptcy, the South China Morning Post reported on Friday Continue reading

Wilmar founder triples stake in Singapore’s Perennial


Wilmar International’s billionaire founder Kuok Khoon Hong has tripled his stake in a China property trust and set up a S$500 million ($400 million) investment firm with a former CapitaLand executive, raising his exposure to the real estate sector. Kuok, Singapore’s second richest man according to Forbes, increased his deemed interest in Perennial China Retail … Continue reading

China growth slower in 2012 and recovery mild says World Bank


The World Bank cut its forecast for China’s 2012 economic growth to 8.2 percent on Thursday and said a rebound might not begin before the third quarter of the year as slack foreign demand and a government-induced real estate slowdown restrain a recovery. “There is the potential for growth to be bumping along the bottom … Continue reading

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