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Finance International

What can investors do about the negative rates conundrum?

Spooked markets and heightened investor anxiety has provoked a pronounced change in long term capital allocation strategies.

Asia Pacific Economics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Is a land lottery the solution to China’s housing boom?

Nanjing has begun a land lottery to decide winners among competing bids from housing developers. Will this game of chance reduce or increase corruption?

Asia Pacific Brexit

Brexit and China: Xi is not amused

Brexit will undermine the UK’s relations with China, as Beijing looks elsewhere to stay plugged into Europe.

Economics North America

Foreign capital remains starved for US commercial real estate

Despite the Fed’s upcoming rate hike and increased volatility in global markets, the US remains a top destination for commercial real estate investment. Well into the second half of 2015,

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Egypt Economic Development Conference ignores underlying issues

The Egypt Economic Development Conference this past weekend drew 1,700 investors and government leaders from 90 countries to Egypt’s resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh. The conference brought Egypt’s struggling economy

Finance International

6 reasons 2015 will be defined by market volatility

Markets spent most of 2014 calmly moving up, but 2015 may be a different story. Outside of a brief surge in volatility in October, markets were complacent throughout 2014. Even

Asia Pacific Finance

China’s mortgages pose risk to financial system

Zero-down payment mortgages in China suggest an increasingly risky Chinese financial system, with symptoms similar to those seen leading up to the U.S. credit crisis. Home buyers all over China, from Guangzhou and

Asia Pacific Economics

Chinese real estate firms turn to overseas investment

While Chinese top-tier real estate companies gain a more solid financial foundation, small developers in lower-tier cities face rising risks. Since 2013, Chinese real estate developers have looked overseas for investment

Asia Pacific Economics

Is China’s Housing Bubble About to Burst?

In the past few months, the debate surrounding China’s housing bubble has become increasingly controversial. Many fear that the housing bubble is about to burst, and some argue that this

Middle East/North Africa

Housing Bubble in Dubai Returns

A flurry of recent news articles reported concern over the possibility of another housing bubble taking shape in the United Arab Emirates. Despite a crash in 2009 that sent real